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  Monday, Oct. 29, 2018  
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Vigil today in remembrance of Tree of Life Synagogue victims
All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to a vigil today, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in remembrance of those who died, those who remain in jeopardy, and those who are recovering from their injuries after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
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Open Enrollment ends Wednesday; all benefits-eligible employees must enroll
Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2019 coverage.
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Smith named associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives for DAR
Highly seasoned higher education administrator Tina L. Smith will join Development and Alumni Relations as associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives beginning Nov. 1.
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Reinhart-King receives inaugural BMES Mid-Career Award
Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, is the inaugural recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Mid-Career Award, which recognizes meritorious achievements and leadership in biomedical engineering and significant involvement and sustained contributions to the BMES.
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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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Provide feedback TODAY on future of A&S academic buildings, spaces in historic campus core
The College of Arts and Science is embarking on a large-scale project to update, renovate and improve academic buildings and spaces in the historic core of Vanderbilt’s campus. To engage as many stakeholders as possible, A&S is hosting two open houses next week.
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Learn about mobility strategy, give input at Mobility Expo Nov. 6
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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Reminder: Academic Pathways application deadline is Nov. 1
The application window for the 2019 cohort of Academic Pathways fellows will be closing Nov. 1. The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.
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Deadline for Faculty Senate spring award nominations is Nov. 2
Faculty can visit the InfoReady portal to nominate their colleagues for several of Vanderbilt’s highest faculty honors given by the Faculty Senate each spring.
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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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Deadline is Wednesday to complete
Go for the Gold
Go for the Gold is in the home stretch. Faculty and staff paying for Vanderbilt Health Plan benefits in 2019 can earn a wellness credit for completing Go for the Gold by Oct. 31.
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Life at Bronson
E. Bronson Ingram College, Vanderbilt’s newest living-learning community, sparked to life when 340 sophomores, juniors and seniors took up residence there this fall.


Take Note

2018 Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

Course Reading List Tool training Oct. 31-Nov. 2

Hamilton, Ramayya to discuss discovery of new element Tennessine at TSU lecture

Business Valuation Seminar 2018 at Wond’ry Nov. 7

‘Reframing Addiction: Poets and Poetry on the Opioid Epidemic’ Nov. 12

Executive Education: Learn to lead in the multigenerational workforce

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2019 Moore Inventor Fellows

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Chancellor’s Book Club discusses ‘A Place for Us’
· OCT ·
  Trick-or-treat with the Greeks and student-athletes
· 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’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vox: Democrats’ new bet: boring can win
The Vanderbilt Poll is mentioned, and John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Atlantic: North Carolina’s subsidized tuition is luring dropouts back to college
William Doyle, associate professor of higher education, is quoted.
Huffington Post: Here’s how the new opioid deal could help kids and families
Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The New York Times (opinion): The gender war, 2018 edition
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Coming out as working class
Justin Quarry, senior lecturer in English, writes about the challenges facing members of the working class trying to fit in at elite universities.
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