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  Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018  
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Vanderbilt receives $4.5M grant, will match to help fund mobility plan
MoveVU, Vanderbilt’s mobility strategy for faculty, staff and students, has received a major boost from a $4.5 million federal grant, which the university will match.
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Ingram Scholars celebrate 25th anniversary, reaffirm program’s vision
Alumni of the Ingram Scholars Program celebrated its 25th anniversary with a weekend of events on campus reflecting on the program’s history and discussing its future.
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Chancellor announces November book club selection; VU community invited to discussions Nov. 12, 29
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of the recently launched Chancellor’s Book Club on Monday, Nov. 12, to discuss “A Place for Us” by Fatima Mirza. The November book, “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah, is the topic for a Thursday, Nov. 29, discussion.
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New arts and humanities micro-grants target timely projects
A new micro-grant fund designed to help faculty pursue time-sensitive projects that will amplify and advance Vanderbilt’s arts and humanities has begun accepting applications.
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Delegates from Germany’s national parliament visit Vanderbilt
Seven members of the German Bundestag, Germany’s national parliament, visited a Vanderbilt class Oct. 31 to discuss a number of contemporary political issues with undergraduate students.
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‘Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics’ roundtable tomorrow
Vanderbilt Jewish Studies will bring three scholars to Vanderbilt for a roundtable discussion on “Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics” on Thursday, Nov. 8.
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University Courses proposals due
Nov. 12
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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International Education Week is
Nov. 12-16
International Education Week, an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, is Nov. 12-16.
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Vanderbilt celebrates GIS Day
Nov. 14-16
Vanderbilt University will celebrate GIS Day from Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16, with events that showcase Vanderbilt’s innovative applications of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization and thought leadership through geographic information system technology.
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New faculty: Gautam Hans
Gautam Hans is assistant clinical professor of law.


Take Note

Red phone service temporarily unavailable Thursday

Faculty Senate meeting Thursday

‘Design Thinking for Accessibility’ boot camp at Wond’ry Nov. 10

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

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

MBA Class of 2018 secures average salary of $110K+

Nominations open for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Project Support, Rural Arts Project Support

Executive Education: Learn to coach the next generation of leaders


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  ‘Proposals 101’ workshop covers basics of applying for funding at VU
· NOV ·
  Heard Libraries to host Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow
· NOV ·
  Successful startup co-founders to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture
· NOV ·
  First-ever Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference
· NOV ·
  Owen School hosts Creativity Carnival


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Vanderbilt in the News
Time: A crucial senate race in Tennessee is coming down to the wire
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted about the political climate in Tennessee.
NBC: Facing pro-Trump candidate Blackburn in a red state, Tennessee’s Bredesen thinks he knows how to win
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, is quoted.
The New York Times: Far-right internet groups listen for Trump’s approval, and often hear it
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, is quoted.
Vice: Mental health providers can’t stop mass shootings
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
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