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  Friday, Nov. 9, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: A focus on the faculty
A university is built on a foundation of research, scholarship and service; to do each of those successfully, we must create an environment in which faculty can thrive, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Vanderbilt University launches the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
A $10 million gift from alumna Jennifer R. Frist, BS’93, and husband William R. “Billy” Frist will endow a new center focused on supporting and developing the neurodiverse talents of individuals with autism at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering.
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Flag ceremony Monday to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’
A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.
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University Courses proposals due Monday
Faculty proposals for the 2019 cycle of University Courses are due Monday, Nov. 12. The University Courses initiative allows faculty to introduce and teach innovative courses to students from across each of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges.
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Community invited to town halls on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect
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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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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Data Science Institute seeks faculty affiliations
Vanderbilt’s newly launched Data Science Institute has issued a call for faculty affiliations.
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Commuter Collective celebrates children’s art on Nashville buses
Metro bus riders can enjoy children’s art with a social justice theme—thanks to Vanderbilt Divinity School students.
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VU Theatre offers dark comedy with zombie-hunting video game
VU Theatre will perform “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,” a dark comedy centering on teens who become addicted to an online horror video game, through Nov. 10.
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Littlest Learners
The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center is investing in future generations with an innovative, research-driven curriculum.


Take Note

Campus celebration honoring Jake Kosowsky Nov. 11

Women’s Center to host salary negotiation workshop Nov. 13

‘Kids and Screen Time’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Nov. 15

National Academies of Sciences ‘Sexual Harassment of Women’ study briefing Nov. 26

Nominations open for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

SEC scholar-athlete uses MSF degree to launch career

Volunteers 55-75 needed for study involving free memory screening

Volunteers needed for teen depression study

Executive Education: Step up and be the leader your organization needs

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


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  ‘Design Thinking for Accessibility’ boot camp at Wond’ry
· 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 Post: Vanderbilt lands $4.5M mobility strategy grant
Vanderbilt received a $4.5 million federal grant to help fund its mobility strategy for faculty, students and staff. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
The Conversation: Colonizing Mars means contaminating Mars – and never knowing for sure if it had its own native life
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes about the ethical dilemmas posed by attempting to put humans on Mars.
Time: Marsha Blackburn prevails in Tennessee senate race
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Verge: Government bans on pot research have created room for marijuana health hype
Sachin Patel, James G. Blakemore Chair in Psychiatry, is quoted.
The Atlantic: A smart city is an accessible city
Aimi Hamraie, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, writes about accessibility map-a-thons and their unintended consequences and limitations.
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