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  Friday, Oct. 26, 2018  
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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31; 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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Updated FAQs on Vanderbilt’s employer contributions to health savings accounts
Vanderbilt Human Resources has provided an update to the Open Enrollment frequently asked questions page.
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October issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses advancing the arts and humanities at Vanderbilt in this month’s newsletter.
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Carpenter named director, to boost Public Policy Studies
Kitt Carpenter, recently named director of the College of Arts and Science’s Public Policy Studies, is working to boost the program’s appeal to an even wider set of Vanderbilt students.
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Provide feedback 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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Wond’ry named Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center
The Wond’ry was named an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the annual Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers conference, held last week in Chicago.
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Rothamel selected as Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar
Katherine Rothamel, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been selected as the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.
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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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Emerge 2018 conference topic is artificial intelligence
Emerge 2018 is a free, one-day conference at Vanderbilt on Oct. 27 for students, educators, entrepreneurs and the Nashville community to learn more about artificial intelligence.
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Register for Autism, Innovation, and the Workforce fall conference featuring Temple Grandin by Nov. 9
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, along with the Vanderbilt Initiative for Autism, Innovation and the Workforce, will hold its daylong fall conference, “Envisioning the Future of Human Technology Partnerships,” on Thursday, Nov. 29. The deadline to register is Nov. 9.
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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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Sara Tsai: Runner and engineer
A serious injury inspired senior student-athlete Sara Tsai to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering and a future in helping others.


Take Note

‘Aesthetics of New Korean Film’ and discussion with director Kim Jee-Woon

Miles for Mercury color run this Saturday

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

Life Phase Series: ‘Greening Your Home and Personal Life’

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

2018 VCAR Science Day to focus on cannabis and society

What can you discover in the Health and Wellness Information Portal?


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Turn in unused medications at Drug Take Back Day
· OCT ·
  ‘Launching a Startup During the Ph.D. Journey’
· 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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Politico: Movers and shakers
The Association of American Universities has elected Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as chairman of its board of directors.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt unveils portraits of 10 individuals who have supported blacks on campus
Rosevelt Noble, assistant dean of students and director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Feds will aid infants and mothers affected by the opioid epidemic
Vanderbilt research is cited.
The New York Times: The migrant caravan and the midterms
A letter written by Lauren Benton, Nelson O. Tyron, Jr. Professor of History, is included in this series of opinion pieces discussing the migrant caravan.
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