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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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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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‘A Day in Baghdad: Lifelong Leadership Lessons’ set for Nov. 7
Lt. Col. Dustin Mitchell, director of Army Officer Education at Vanderbilt, and senior cadet Thomas Whittaker will share lessons on leadership during a talk on Wednesday, Nov. 7.
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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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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

Portion of Garland Avenue to close Nov. 6

Business Valuation Seminar 2018 at Wond’ry Nov. 7

Apply to be a Camp Kesem counselor

School of Medicine seeking nominations for Research Staff Awards


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  H. Alex Brown Memorial Symposium
· NOV ·
  Heard Libraries to host Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow
· 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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