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  Monday, Nov. 12, 2018  
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Grandin, advocate on autism, to give conference keynote, Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 29
Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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Ceremony honors veterans and preserves Impact ‘treasure’
A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium was featured during a campus ceremony to honor veterans.
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Town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect is tomorrow
The Vanderbilt community is invited to a pair of upcoming town hall meetings with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence.
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‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ series with Campos-Pons to launch
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons has created a new lecture series that aims to connect Vanderbilt to a growing dialogue around the world about relationships between art, democracy and justice.
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Society for Neuroscience honors Vivien Casagrande
Vivien Casagrande, a longtime professor of biology and psychology who died in 2017, has been honored by the Society for Neuroscience for her dedication to the advancement of women in neuroscience.
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Seigenthaler Series: President Trump and the news media TODAY
First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson will discuss with veteran journalist Marvin Kalb the impact of President Trump’s attacks on the press during the final event of the Seigenthaler Series on Monday, Nov. 12.
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Vanderbilt celebrates GIS Day
Nov. 14-16
Vanderbilt University will celebrate GIS Day Nov. 14-16 with events that showcase Vanderbilt’s innovative applications of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization and thought leadership through geographic information system (GIS) technology.
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MLK Commemorative Series seeking proposals for teach-ins
The MLK Commemorative Series planning committee invites Vanderbilt community members, including faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students, to submit proposals for teach-ins to take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 2019.
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New faculty: Bianca Manago
Bianca Manago is assistant professor of sociology.


Take Note

One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival set for Dec. 6

Red phone service temporarily unavailable Nov. 15

Nominations open for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Help influence Nashville’s future: Take the Nashville Community Health + Well-being Survey


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Memorial celebration honoring Colleen Conway-Welch
· NOV ·
  International Education Week kicks off
· NOV ·
  Chancellor’s Book Club discusses ’A Place for Us’
· NOV ·
  Owen School hosts Creativity Carnival
· NOV ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Luisa Escobar-Hoyos


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: $10M Frist donation launches new Vanderbilt center
Vanderbilt has announced a new Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
The Atlantic: The extremely fast peopling of the Americas
Ph.D. student Krystal Tsosie is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Marsha Blackburn won Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race and what it means for Tennessee
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: The new boomtowns: Why more people are relocating to ‘secondary’ cities
Vanderbilt’s role in helping to fill Nashville’s STEM jobs is discussed.
Reader’s Digest: Why the new flu drug is a game changer
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted about a new medication that can be used to fight the flu after someone is already sick.
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