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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013

VU alumni honor John Lachs for educational contributions

John Lachs, the Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, has received the 2013 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Toni Morrison to host book signings

Literary legend and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison will make an appearance at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt shortly after her Commencement speech. She will sign books for the first 100 guests. Morrison will appear at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt in cooperation with Vanderbilt’s Commencement Office. She will stop by Thursday, Maykeep reading »

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Science and math students take ‘green’ campus tour

On April 8, first-year students in the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt (SSMV) participated in the annual “Earth, Wind and Fire” tour to learn about energy production and the sustainable features of Vanderbilt’s campus. The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) and Plant Operations act as hosts each year.

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Rethinking prisons subject of conference

Rethinking Prisons conference brings together more than 100 scholars, activists, and practitioners from across the US, as well as Canada and Brazil, to discuss issues raised by prisons and the death penalty.

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VUCast: How a student saves girls from violence; music stars sing patients’ songs; see the Dores at dawn.

See how a student is saving young women from violence one download at a time. Music therapy hits the big time. Hear stars sing young patients’ songs. How hard does the football team really work?  See the Dores at dawn!

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Take Note

» University Club announces board appointments

» Shop at Costco without a membership May 18-19

» Nashville Kids Triathlon is May 19

» Free head and neck cancer screening May 3

» See ‘Cinderella’ performance at Barnes & Noble

» Free orientation for stress reduction series April 30

» Phi Beta Kappa initiation May 9

» Be an AmbassaDore and foster international friendship

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

» 2013 Hamblet Award recipient named

» Curb Creative Campus grant program seeks innovators

» Red Cross blood drive May 2

» Noted pediatric surgeon to deliver Brooks Lecture May 10

» Vanderbilt Guatemalan field station new interdisciplinary hub

» Enrollment opens for major American Cancer Society study

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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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Apr. 29 — 8:30 a.m.
Women In Science Symposium

Apr. 30 — 5:30 p.m.
Sports Concussion Education, for parents, coaches and school administrators

May. 01 — 11:30 a.m.
Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Mission of Thistle Farms

May. 01 — 1:00 p.m.
Dyer Observatory Open House Day

May. 01 — 6:00 p.m.
'Cinderella' performance at Barnes & Noble

May. 02 — 10:00 a.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive at Frist Hall Atrium

May. 02 — 12:00 p.m.
Flexner Dean's Lecture Series: Jeff Con

May. 02 — 4:00 p.m.
Flexner Lecture: Joan Steitz

May. 03 — 9:00 a.m.
Free head and neck cancer screening

May. 03 — 9:00 a.m.
Rethinking Prisons Conference

May. 03 — 10:00 a.m.
Celebration of Teaching

May. 03 — 3:00 p.m.
Live Video: Nursing Awards & Recognition

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