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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Apr. 1, 2013

VUCast video goes to new format to reach burgeoning demographic

The popular VUCast newscast featured on the Vanderbilt homepage has gone to a new format to reach a previously untapped campus audience – squirrels. “At first it sounded nuts, but it turned out to be a no brainer,” said former VUCast anchor Amy Wolf. “When you look at the sheer numbers of potential viewers, thekeep reading »

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Wuerth elected to membership in American Law Institute

Ingrid Wuerth, professor of law at Vanderbilt Law School, has been elected to membership in the American Law Institute (ALI), an independent non-profit organization made up of lawyers, judges and law professors. Wuerth was one of 40 new members whose ALI membership was announced in March 2013. ALI members draft and publish influential Restatements ofkeep reading »

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Diagnostic Management focus of live video chat April 3

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s initiatives in diagnostic management will be highlighted during a live video chat with VUMC experts on Wednesday, April 3.

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Black and Gold football game and festivities April 13

All Vanderbilt staff and faculty are invited to join Head Football Coach James Franklin at the annual Black & Gold Spring Game which will be held on April 13 at 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Bill targeting Vanderbilt police on hold in legislature

State legislators are holding off taking action on a bill that threatens the standing of Vanderbilt University Police Department to protect the Vanderbilt campus.

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Vanderbilt experts suggest ways to avoid sugar overload this Easter

Too much sugar can pose serious risks to children’s dental and behavioral health—risks that can be minimized by some careful thought and planning, Vanderbilt experts say.

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Inside Higher Education: Vanderbilt’s ‘singular focus’ on fund raising for need-based financial aid

Vanderbilt has seen average student debt decline due to a “singular focus” on fund raising for need-based financial aid, creating a potential model for other universities, according to an "Inside Higher Ed" article.

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VUCast: Robot helps kids with autism; plus Billy Joel Vandy-style

How a robot helps kids with autism Hear from a student who played with Billy Joel Nashville Predators warm the youngest of hearts All this and more in this week’s VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast.

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Take Note

» Department of Art Senior Show 2013

» Health Professions Grad School Fair April 2

» VIGH launches program for Vanderbilt nurses in Kenya

» Vanderbilt partners with company to offer discounted emergency preparedness kits

» Vanderbilt University Keegan Fellowship winner to explore wildlife conservation projects around the world

» World on Wednesdays features talks on topics of global interest

» There’s still time to register and train for Nashville Kids Triathlon

» Future of black church focus of Vanderbilt Divinity conference

» Three days of activities will examine Russian punk protest group

» Volunteers needed to make Commencement 2013 great

» Conference for adults with siblings with disabilities April 5-6

» Creative Campus exhibit to open at Sarratt

» Black femininity in Western art topic of Goldberg Lecture

» University Club of Nashville offering free trial for new faculty

» Celebrated poet of religion topic of Vanderbilt Divinity class

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HR News

» Wellcast: Poison Prevention in Older Adults

» Healthy Bites initiative offers healthy eating options

» New Wellcast: Mindful Eating

» Vanderbilt Health Plan members may be selected for audit

» Report contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

» Get free tax prep assistance

» 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. 01
2013 Summer Programs

Apr. 02 — 6:00 p.m.
Astronomy for Adults at Dyer Observatory

Apr. 03 — 11:30 a.m.
Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Should the Mentally Ill Bear Arms?

Apr. 03 — 4:10 p.m.
Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 04 — 7:30 p.m.

Apr. 05
Sarratt Gallery Exhibit Opening: Huguette Despault May - 2D photographs/charcoal drawings

Apr. 05 — 12:00 p.m.
Nina Morrison: "Wrongful Convictions"

Apr. 05 — 4:00 p.m.
McGee Public Policy Lecture Series: "The Economic Prospective on Climate Change"

Apr. 05 — 5:00 p.m.
Huguette Despault May Gallery Talk

Apr. 05 — 8:00 p.m.
Juggleville 0008

Apr. 05 — 8:00 p.m.
Wit by Margaret Edson

Apr. 06 — 12:00 p.m.
Monthly siren test

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