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  Monday, Nov. 5, 2018  
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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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Learn about mobility strategy, give input at Mobility Expo tomorrow
Students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to explore Vanderbilt’s mobility and transportation progress and plans at the FutureVU Mobility Expo on Tuesday, Nov. 6.
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Election Day is tomorrow
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, for registered voters in Davidson County. Not sure where to vote? Use the Polling Place Finder, view a sample ballot, and find more helpful information on the Davidson County Election Commission website.  
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Frequently asked questions about taking time off to vote
Vanderbilt supports its faculty and staff in their right to participate in the electoral process and vote.
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Vanderbilt earns $6.6M in special education training grants
The Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development has received five grants totaling $6.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs.
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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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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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EdAssist is now live
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting your spring 2019 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist log-in, tutorials and other resources available on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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Jewish Studies hosts ‘Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics’ roundtable Thursday
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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VIDL hosts Video Production Basics workshop Friday
Join the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning’s videographers in a specialized training designed to help beginners learn the tools and techniques of high-quality video production.
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Memorial celebration honoring Conway-Welch set for Nov. 12
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will celebrate the life and impact of longtime dean Colleen Conway-Welch on Monday, Nov. 12.
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Warm Welcome
Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion James Page wants to make Vanderbilt inclusive for all.


Take Note

Nominations open for Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

School of Medicine seeking nominations for Research Staff Awards

Portion of Garland Avenue to close Nov. 6

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

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

Caregiver Support Group to meet Nov. 14

Training session on corporate and foundation funding Nov. 15

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

Executive Education: Lead effectively in the multigenerational workforce


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
Fox News: How cockroaches avoid becoming ‘zombies’ during wasp attacks
Ken Catania,Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, studies the defense mechanisms of cockroaches.
Popular Science: Scientists set up a haunted lab to figure out why we like being scared
David Zald, professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Verge: Treating ‘genetic privacy’ like it’s just one thing keeps us from understanding people’s concerns
Vanderbilt research suggests that feelings toward genetic privacy are complex. Ellen Clayton, Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
Axios: Novel antibody study could lead to near-universal flu protection
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, provides analysis regarding recent flu research.
Wired: The privacy battle to save Google from itself
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, is quoted.
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