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Italian Night at The Commons

When: January 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Italian Sausage Soup, Caesar Salad, Antipasto, Short Rib Osso Bucco, Gnocchi Sorrentina, Red Snapper, Parmesan Polenta, Eggplant w/ Sauteed Swiss Chard, Roasted Rosemary Asparagus, Amaretto Ricotta Pie, Tiramisu, Hazelnut Cannoli’s   One trip through=Meal Plan

Genetics, Disability and Difficult Choices

Course Description The Common seminar explores the intriguing and at times controversial intersection between genetics, disability and parenting. To what extent are parents able to choose their children? What are the implications of having that choice? How does society view disability? What impact do society’s views of disability have on the decisions made by soon-to-be […]


Convert your side into meal for the hungry at The Commons now through December 12, 2014. Sides will be converted to a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank.

World on Wednesday: Improving Education in Qing Hai, China

When: November 19, 2014 @ 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

In the Qing Hai province of China, there are a number of issues that complicate efforts to improve the quality of education, especially for nomadic peoples. One challenge, for example, is how to offer bilingual[...]

Capoeira: The African-Brazilian Dance of Deception

Course Description Capoeira is an African-Brazilian Art form that embodies self-defense, music, culture, and history. For more than 50 years, Capoeira has been taught by Mestres (Masters) across America. Known as the “Dance of Deception” Capoeira is a fun interactive way to learn not just a Martial Art but also a way of life. In […]

World on Wednesday: Reducing HIV Risk for Men who have Sex with Men in China

When: November 12, 2014 @ 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has three NIH grants to work with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and the local CDC offices in Beijing and Chaoyang (eastern side of[...]

North Ubuntu Dinner w/Robb King: “Deconstructing Greek Life and Inclusivity”

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World on Wednesday: How to Win the 2015 Global Health Case Competition

When: November 5, 2014 @ 12:10 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Student Life Center Lower Level Meeting Rooms 1 & 2

This spring, multidisciplinary teams composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from across the university will compete in the fifith annual Global Health Case Competition and take on a complex, real-world global issue surrounding health.[...]

Chefs of Vanderbilt at the Chef’s Table

Our talented chefs will wow you on Wednesday, November 5th from 5-8pm at The Commons Chef’s Table.

Doctors Without Borders recruitment session

When: November 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: RLH 208

Goal: MSF HR is wanting to do a recruitment session. The event is normally about 90 minutes, including Q&A. The event will include a powerpoint presentation by a recruiter on the background of MSF and[...]