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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, May. 6, 2013

Chancellor, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author to address graduating seniors at Vanderbilt University May 9-10

Vanderbilt University seniors will close their chapters as undergraduates with words from Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison who will deliver the Senior Day address Thursday, May 9, followed by Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 10.

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Rare Toni Morrison books on display at Vanderbilt library

An exhibition drawn from more than 50 volumes in Vanderbilt University Special Collections that are by or about 2013 Senior Day speaker Toni Morrison are on display in the Central Library.

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Make alternate parking plans to accommodate Commencement guests May 10

University Central faculty and staff are asked to seek alternate parking on Friday, May 10, to make as many spaces available as possible for guests attending that day’s Commencement activities.

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Deans offer outlook on Vanderbilt’s teaching landscape at Celebration of Teaching event

Changes in instructional technology as well as changes among the student body present opportunities and challenges in today's university classrooms, said three Vanderbilt deans at a recent Celebration of Teaching event.

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Building a Better Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt's annual Faculty-Staff Campaign lets employees give back to areas that interest them most.

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VUCast: An undergrad’s research to boost learning apps; hear amazing talent in a student recording studio

· See how an undergrad’s research is boosting learning apps · Hear amazing talent inside a student-run music studio · Commencement Countdown! See what’s special It’s all in this week’s VUCast – watch now.

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Take Note

» Debate team hosts junior debaters

» Clean Air Week events informed, entertained

» Employee Celebration’s Symphony on the Lawn May 21

» Vanderbilt launches health information software competition

» Contest celebrates employment success among people with disabilities

» HOD Nashville Impact Awards May 8

» Learn more about Saturday program for gifted students at open house May 21

» Stay physically active this spring with these upcoming events

» VU alumni honor John Lachs for educational contributions

» Shop at Costco without a membership May 18-19

» Nashville Kids Triathlon is May 19

» Free head and neck cancer screening May 3

» Phi Beta Kappa initiation May 9

» Be an AmbassaDore and foster international friendship

» Discounts tickets on ‘Grey’ parody, ‘Lion King’ and more

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HR News

» Wellcast: Poison Prevention in Older Adults

» Healthy Bites initiative offers healthy eating options

» VUMC job fair for nurses April 10

» New Wellcast: Mindful Eating

» Vanderbilt Health Plan members may be selected for audit

» Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

» Program rewards employees who refer new nurses

» W-2 forms mailed; also available on C2HR

» Free retirement counseling available to employees

» Be a Wellness Commodore and promote better health

» Vanderbilt named healthiest employer, gets mayor’s gold award

» Women’s basketball ticket registration now closed

» Important information about changes to paychecks

» Human Resources announces policy updates

» IRS announces 2013 retirement plan contribution limits

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May. 06 — 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Data: Obesity Research Highlights

May. 07 — 8 a.m.
LEADS: Managing the Happy, Crabby, and All Those In Between

May. 08 — 9 p.m.
Commencement Event - "The Party"

May. 09 — 3 p.m.
Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison Appearance and Book signing

May. 10 — noon
Exhibit Closing: Four Hundred Years of British Art

May. 13 — 4:30 p.m.
Nurses' Week 2013: Screening - "NURSES, If Florence Could See Us Now "

May. 14 — 10 a.m.
State of Nursing Address

May. 15
National Employee Health and Fitness Day

May. 16 — noon
Babies & You: Infant Safety

May. 16 — 1 p.m.
Vanderbilt Dayani Center Golf Scramble

May. 17 — 6:30 p.m.
Songs From The Heart Concert

May. 18 — 2 p.m.
Nashville Kids Triathlon

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