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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013

Chancellor Zeppos joins other university leaders in calling for federal recommitment to academic research

A letter to President Obama and Congress co-signed by Chancellor Zeppos and his fellow university leaders outlines the ripple effects of reduced federal research funding and calls attention to the nation's burgeoning "innovation deficit."

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Engineers, designers show off creativity at Make-a-Thon

Vanderbilt’s Featheringill Hall was the site of a three-day Make-a-Thon sponsored by Motorola and hosted by the Vanderbilt Institute for Software Integrated Systems.

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TN principals selected to partner with world’s top educators

This fall more than a dozen high-achieving Tennessee school principals will begin a yearlong leadership development experience to collaborate with some of the world's top educational leaders.

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Hear from Coach Franklin at free faculty-staff picnic

Vanderbilt Athletics is hosting a pre-season picnic lunch exclusively for Vanderbilt faculty and staff on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher fall classes

Hot topics in astronomy, pioneering African American film stars, medical advances, and the history of fashion are among 11 classes offered this fall for adults 50 and above by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.

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VUCast: See stars at space camp

Get ready to see stars– We’re taking you to space camp. See why mosquitoes bite you more than others Why you should get “Pinterested” in Vanderbilt! All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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Take Note

» Bring the family to free Dore Jam event Aug. 11

» Watch the Sounds play at Vanderbilt Appreciation Night

» Student privacy compliance training coming Aug. 12

» Vanderbilt Kennedy Reading Clinic is accepting applications

» Campus Dining offers special meal plan for faculty and staff

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HR News

» Vanderbilt to launch new flexible paid time off system for employees

» Employee Tailgate is Sept. 7

» New academic year, new you with Health Plus

» All steps of Go for the Gold now available

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Aug. 08 — 3:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Farmers' Market

Aug. 09
Commodore Award nominations deadline

Aug. 09 — 9:00 a.m.
Dyer Observatory Telescope Night

Aug. 11 — 5:00 p.m.
Women's Soccer: Vanderbilt vs. Louisville (Exhibition)

Aug. 12 — 7:00 p.m.
Music Legend Ricky Skaggs signs his Autobiography

Aug. 14 — 9:00 a.m.
Know Your Numbers at the Student Recreation Center

Aug. 14 — 6:00 p.m.
Open House for working 'person's master's program'

Aug. 15 — 12:00 p.m.
Life Phase Series: "Giving Back to Your Community"

Aug. 15 — 3:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Farmers' Market

Aug. 17 — 11:00 a.m.
Family-friendly Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party

Aug. 17 — 6:00 p.m.
Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory

Aug. 21 — 12:00 p.m.
How to Approach Your Parents about Health Care Needs, Lifestyle, and Future Expenses

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