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  Friday, Nov. 2, 2018  
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Chancellor’s Lecturer: Ethical challenges accompany genetic ‘fixes’
Would you feel differently about learning your risk for cancer if there were a 5 percent chance of your genetic information being leaked? That was the opening question posed by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, an oncologist and preeminent science communicator, to the large audience attending the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday evening.
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‘Bronson’ celebration lauds Ingram family’s bold vision, philanthropy
Robin Ingram Patton was thanked for her significant investment in the E. Bronson Ingram College, which is named for her father, during a celebration of Vanderbilt’s newest living-learning community.
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Vanderbilt continues in top 10 of ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’
Vanderbilt University—for the second consecutive year—has been named the 10th most innovative university in the world, according to a 2018 “Reuters Top 100” analysis.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center celebrates 40th anniversary
For four decades, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center has been an advocate for equity, access and education, leading to a more inclusive and equitable environment for women at Vanderbilt. On Nov. 1, the center marked its 40th anniversary with a celebration in honor of this significant milestone.
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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul Awards to Bell and Roberts
Janet Roberts, facilities manager for Peabody College, and Sandra Bell, human resources technician for Army ROTC, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.
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Kaufman discusses re-imagining disability for the 21st century
Jonathan Kaufman, a nationally recognized leader in the diversity and disability arena, discussed the importance of businesses, governments and education systems evolving to be more inclusive of people with disabilities during a recent Vanderbilt lecture.
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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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‘Proposals 101’ workshop covers basics of applying for funding at VU
“Proposals 101,” hosted by L-POD, supports faculty who are new to Vanderbilt or early in their careers. The next workshop is scheduled for Nov. 7.
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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, Nov. 2-10.
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Jewish Studies hosts ‘Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics’ roundtable Nov. 8
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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Successful startup co-founders to deliver Chambers Entrepreneurship Lecture Nov. 8
Vanderbilt alumni Matt Tant and Joe Christopher, who co-founded the health care technology staffing firm HCTech and would go on to launch Brentwood, Tennessee-based Relode, will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 8.
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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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New faculty: Stephanie Budwey
Budwey is Luce Dean’s Faculty Fellow Assistant Professor of the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts.


Take Note

School of Medicine seeking nominations for Research Staff Awards

Portion of Garland Avenue to close Nov. 6

Business Valuation Seminar 2018 at Wond’ry Nov. 7

Health Plus ‘Hold the Stuffing’ kickoff expo Nov. 7

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

Caregiver Support Group to meet Nov. 14

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

Training session on corporate and foundation funding Nov. 15

Executive Education: Step up your performance this fall

Limited Submission Opportunity: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation 2019 Young Investigator Award


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  H. Alex Brown Memorial Symposium
· NOV ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Fall, a time for Tailgating’
· NOV ·
  Heard Libraries to host Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow
· NOV ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘Greening Your Home and Personal Life’
· NOV ·
  First-ever Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Atlantic: How to not become a zombie, using martial arts
Ken Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, studies the defense mechanisms of cockroaches.
The Conversation: Where sexes come by the thousands
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, writes about the diversity of the sexual identities among fungi.
The Hill: Blackburn up 5 in Tennessee Senate race
The Vanderbilt Poll is mentioned.
Inverse: Video shows how a common belief about longevity has been debunked
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, discusses how the number of neurons in a creature’s brain correlates with its lifespan.
Bloomberg News: It’s no Halloween trick, attorney going it alone at Supreme Court
James Blumstein, university professor of constitutional law and health law and policy, is quoted regarding Ted Frank’s efforts to represent himself before the Supreme Court.
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