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July 2011 Category

2011 Poetry honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—Bubbles by Jennifer Dix, Center in Molecular Toxicology Let’s play bubbles, she says You blow, me chase I oblige her simple wish And watch her run Chasing gleaming transparent spheres Deliberately bursting them with Two toddler fingers Extended just so Come back, she calls When one escapes into the sun She giggles a tinkling sound Golden...

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Summer Reading 2011

Jun. 28, 2011—The House Organ Writing Contest has been held since 1985, and has published poems, fiction and nonfiction by staff and faculty every July since then; the Summer Reading Issue is part of a Medical Center tradition. And, once again, the quality of the entries again presented ample evidence that Vanderbilt is full of writers walking...

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Dinosaur Rainbow Monarchs

Jun. 28, 2011—The Nonfiction category winner this year is “Dinosaur Rainbow Monarchs” by Nicole L. Baganz of Pharmacology.

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The Perils of Small Mammals

Jun. 28, 2011—The Fiction winner is “The Perils of Small Mammals” by Dan Dorset of the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology.

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Searching

Jun. 28, 2011—The winner of the Poetry category is Mandy Haynes of the Pediatric Echo Lab for her poem “Searching.”

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2011 Fiction honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—Pickin’ Up Puppies Off the Side of the Road by Mandy Haynes Pediatric Echo Lab I knowed she was trouble as soon as she came through the door. She couldn’t have been a day over sixteen and had to have been at least six months along. Sashayin’ in, without a speck of decency; no shame...

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2011 Nonfiction honorable mention

Jun. 28, 2011—The Landing at Shah-har-adin by Michael Woodard LifeFlight Our flight operations building stood on a gently sloping hill, it was old, sand colored, barely more than a shack, handed down from unit to unit in the years since the American Army arrived here and now we had it. Inside, our ready room was a tranquil...

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Bring the Au Bon Pain

Jun. 28, 2011—Vanderbilt’s newest dining option, Au Bon Pain, is now open in the space formerly occupied by McDonald’s on the Medical Center Plaza. The new restaurant features a wide variety of menu options including a salad bar with more than 30 items, hot grab-and-go entrees, soups, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods, a smoothie bar, breakfast items, healthy...

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Time to update VU Directory information

Jun. 28, 2011—The annual update process has begun for the 2011-2012 Vanderbilt University Directory. The information for the new edition of the directory is pulled from the online PeopleFinder application. The following information from People Finder will be listed in the directory: Name Email address Department name Department phone number Location Please review your information in People...

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The books of our lives

Jun. 28, 2011—What books influenced your life? What have been your most meaningful experiences as a reader? Since this is the Summer Reading Issue of House Organ, I thought it would be fun for some of us to compare notes. I’ll go first. My parents still sometimes talk about what a pain I was to read to...

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