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  Monday, Dec. 3, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Embracing neurodiversity in research and practice
Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Learn about faculty roles in residential colleges tomorrow
Faculty who are interested in serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the dean’s residence on The Ingram Commons.
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Town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect Thursday
The Vanderbilt community is invited to a town hall meeting with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence, on Thursday, Dec. 6.
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Screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Thursday
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a screening of “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Gym. The event is free and open to faculty, staff and students as well as their friends and family.
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Faculty invited to submit proposals for Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.
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Vanderbilt to face Baylor in Texas Bowl
Vanderbilt officially accepted an invitation Sunday to the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, to be played Thursday, Dec. 27, at NRG Stadium in Houston and televised on ESPN. Vanderbilt will face Baylor of the Big 12 Conference.
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Reading curriculum for immigrant children funded by Spencer Foundation
Vanderbilt is developing an instructional approach that leverages students’ first language to comprehend English language texts more effectively.
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Turkey Toss set for Dec. 14
Vanderbilt University’s 2018 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 a.m. to midnight in the Langford Auditorium Lobby. Employees can choose either a free turkey, tofurkey or Vanderbilt apron.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks community feedback
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting participation in a short survey that will allow the community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvements and safety concerns.
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VandyVans stop relocated, parking and roadways to close in West End Neighborhood
The VandyVans stop on 24th Avenue has been relocated to the lot in front of Carmichael Towers East, and many parking lots within the West End Neighborhood will close permanently over winter break, including fraternity and sorority lots, as the area transforms to become more accessible and pedestrian-centric.
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First-generation students talk about experiences at VU
Watch as first-generation college students talk about choosing Vanderbilt and how they contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of the campus community.


Take Note

Give to VSG Angel Tree by Dec. 4

Memorial service honoring graduate student Ziliang Zhang set for Dec. 6

Healthier You: ‘The NEAT Part of Exercise’ Dec. 6

‘Navigating School Choice’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 13

Nominate faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Vanderbilt KidTalk begins clinical trial on intervention for young children with language delays

MS finance Class of 2018 sets record for highest average base salary

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life

Executive Education: Lead effectively in the multigenerational workforce

SECURITY NOTICE: Armed robbery off campus


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Stanford’s Athey to give Steine Lecture
· DEC ·
  One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival
· DEC ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Angelina Hernandez-Carretero
· DEC ·
  Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble
· DEC ·
  Caregiver Support Group to meet


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Four takeaways from Temple Grandin’s Vanderbilt University lecture
Author, professor and autism advocate Temple Grandin gave a talk at Vanderbilt University as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Chalkbeat: In Tennessee, black educators stick with teaching, but change schools more often, says new study
Vanderbilt research suggests Tennessee’s black teachers are more likely to leave their schools than white teachers. Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Forbes: Facebook: Piñata, scapegoat and villain
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, is quoted.
Fox News: Jim Jordan bows out of running for top GOP judiciary post
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: ‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ review: The arbitress of the Gilded Age
Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in English Cecelia Tichi wrote the book What would Mrs. Astor Do?
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