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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Sep. 12, 2013

Vanderbilt named No. 17 national university by ‘U.S. News & World Report’

"U.S. News & World Report" ranked Vanderbilt's undergraduate experience No. 17 among national universities. Vanderbilt jumped five spots, moving from 16th to 11th in the “great school at a great price” category.

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Commodore Award winners, work milestones recognized at campus celebration

The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented to two staff members during the Service Awards Celebration Sept. 10 in Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt dedicates position to protection of minors on campus

Dawn Riddle, hired in June as director for the protection of minors, will provide training and education, develop and disseminate best practices and coordinate the response to any incidents.

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Deborah Eisenberg leads off Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Acclaimed short fiction writer Deborah Eisenberg will read from her latest work Thursday, Sept. 12, as part of the Gertrude and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series, which is sponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program.

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Be the greenest group on campus and win a VIP football tailgate

Vanderbilt Athletics, the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, and Waste Management, Inc. are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Athletics Sustainability competition.

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Discounted basketball season tickets available for staff and faculty

Vanderbilt staff and faculty can purchase season tickets for men’s and women’s basketball at a discounted price.

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Take Note

» Great Performances at Vanderbilt announces 39th season

» Deconstruct the 2012 presidential election with authors Balz, Sides, Vavreck

» Art historian Andrew Graciano to give fall Goldberg Lecture

» Prominent Nashville figures to give TED-style talks at Student Life Center

» Forums will discuss positioning faculty research for corporate and foundation funding

» Be a First Friend to an international student

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HR News

» Wellcast: Preparing for a disaster

» Waist Management is now Vanderbilt Healthier You

» Walk or bike the greenways to get fit this fall

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Sep. 12 — 5:00 p.m.
Canon Andrew White Talk: "Faith and Leadership Under Fire in the Middle East"

Sep. 12 — 7:30 p.m.
International Lens Film: Photographic Memory

Sep. 12 — 8:00 p.m.
NPT Series: Aging Matters: End of Life

Sep. 13 — 12:00 p.m.
Michael Newton Talk: The Syrian Conflict: A Conversation Over Current Controversies

Sep. 17 — 4:00 p.m.
Constitution Day: The Dream Act, College, and the Constitution

Sep. 18
Miracle Jeans Day

Sep. 18 — 12:00 p.m.
World on Wednesday: The Land of Stark Contrasts

Sep. 18 — 5:00 p.m.
Roger Thurow Talk: "The Last Hunger Season"

Sep. 18 — 7:30 p.m.
International Lens Film: 5 Broken Cameras

Sep. 19 — 7:30 a.m.
Golf Tournament to benefit Breast Cancer Research

Sep. 19 — 11:30 a.m.
The Richard Von Heinrich Charity Golf Tournament

Sep. 19 — 12:00 p.m.
Life Phase Series: "Living a Greener Life"

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