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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

A message from Chancellor Zeppos about Vanderbilt’s economic impact on the state

The university and medical center had an $8.6 billion economic impact on our home state of Tennessee in fiscal year 2011-2012, a new analysis released today reports.

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Twelve students chosen as newest class of Ingram Scholars

Twelve incoming first-year students have been chosen as the newest members of the Ingram Scholarship Program. The 12 are among nearly 900 high school seniors who applied for the prestigious program.

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Three peace leaders to speak at Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, former Sen. George Mitchell and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee will speak at Vanderbilt University’s 2013 Impact Symposium, scheduled for March 18 and 19.

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James Lawson donates papers to Vanderbilt

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who has played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and Vanderbilt University’s history, has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections.

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VUCast: Vital economic impact Vanderbilt is having on Tennessee, stereo smelling in animals, and the viral video that hit two million views

This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: VITAL STATS: Together Vanderbilt and Tennessee make a great pair. See the vital economic impact we’re having on each other. STEREO SMELLING: Why some animals smell in stereo CUTE GONE VIRAL: See the viral video by a Vanderbilt employee with more than two million views.

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Take Note

» ‘Translating the Dream’ free screening Feb. 22

» Vanderbilt Divinity art exhibit explores spirituality in the human face

» Enjoy free food and drink at Aloft Hotel event Feb. 21

» Bogitsh Lecture: ‘Love: Does God make a difference?’

» ‘Tucumcari’ photography exhibit opens at Space 204

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HR News

» Get free tax prep assistance

» Program rewards employees who refer new nurses

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Feb. 21 — 3:10 p.m.
Teaching to Thousands: MOOCs

Feb. 21 — 4:00 p.m.
Flexner Lecture: C. Ronald Kahn

Feb. 21 — 4:00 p.m.
Space 204 Artist Reception: Jeremiah Ariaz

Feb. 22 — 1:00 p.m.
Space-tacular Spectacular

Feb. 25 — 3:00 p.m.
"Software Skirmishes: Is Patent Stockpiling Trampling Innovation?"

Feb. 25 — 4:10 p.m.
The Managed Hand: Race, Gender and the Body

Feb. 26 — 6:00 p.m.
Still Smoking? Let's Help you Quit

Feb. 26 — 7:00 p.m.
Music on Film: The Red Violin

Feb. 27 — 10:30 a.m.
Love Your Heart Expo at Light Hall

Feb. 27 — 4:00 p.m.
Symposium on the Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity

Feb. 27 — 6:00 p.m.
Studio VU Lecture: Antoni Muntadas - "“Projects and Protocols"

Feb. 27 — 7:00 p.m.
Kevin Huffman and Oona Chatterjee: "Education Reform: A Conversation"

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