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  Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018  
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Zeppos elected chair of AAU board of directors
The Association of American Universities has elected Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as chair of its board of directors.
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Provost announces action plan to elevate arts and humanities
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced a dynamic and multifaceted plan to advance the arts and humanities both within and beyond Vanderbilt.
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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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Benefits Open House today; enrollment labs ongoing
Benefits Open Enrollment is underway now until Oct. 31. This year, all eligible employees must elect a health plan or they will default to the new Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan. In addition, read updated FAQs on Vanderbilt’s employer contributions to health savings accounts.
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Vanderbilt ranked 21st among top ‘green’ colleges and universities
Vanderbilt University has been named one of the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review.
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‘Disruptive Women Lead’ aims to close gap between women of color and boards they can help
The Wond’ry is recruiting 25 women of color from Nashville-area universities to attend interactive workshops aimed at bridging the gap between organizations who want race and gender diversity in their boardrooms and management and the women who could fulfill those roles.
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Graduate students, postdocs explore science policy and advocacy in D.C.
Nineteen Vanderbilt graduate students and postdoctoral scholars spent two days in Washington, D.C., last week participating in the fourth STEM Policy and Advocacy Seminar.
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K.C. Potter Center 10th anniversary celebration today
The K.C. Potter Center, home of the Office of LGBTQI Life, will mark its 10th anniversary Oct. 24 with a celebration open to the entire Vanderbilt community.
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Milner to give 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research tomorrow
H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education, has been tapped by the American Educational Research Association to deliver the 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research in Washington, D.C., Oct. 25.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center to celebrate 40th anniversary Nov. 1
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will mark its 40th anniversary on Nov. 1 with a celebration from noon to 2 pm. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to attend.
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2018 Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability
The fifth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 28–Nov. 3, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.
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The Next Challenge
John Geer takes the helm as dean of the College of Arts and Science.


Take Note

University benefits executive director discusses Open Enrollment with USAC

Special Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 25

Peabody College to host master’s programs open house Oct. 25

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

Trick-or-treat with the Greeks and student-athletes Oct. 31

Community Research Partners: ‘Documenting Orature at Oasis’ LGBTQ+ Youth Group’ Nov. 2

Business Valuation Seminar 2018 at Wond’ry Nov. 7

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

2018 VCAR Science Day to focus on cannabis and society

Training session on corporate and foundation funding Nov. 15


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  ‘Anita, Speaking Truth to Power’ documentary screening
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  Discussion on copyright and fair use in teaching and scholarship
· OCT ·
  Former White House policy adviser on diversity and disability to speak at Vanderbilt
· OCT ·
  Watch party for AERA Brown Lecture featuring Rich Milner
· OCT ·
  Turn in unused medications at Drug Take Back Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: These Senate races will decide control in President Trump’s Washington
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Wallet Hub: 2019’s ‘best universities’ ranking
William Doyle, associate professor of higher education, is quoted, and Vanderbilt is listed at No. 12.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: We must help first-generation students master academe’s ‘hidden curriculum’
Vanderbilt’s Vandy Firsts program is mentioned.
Daily Mail: Despite talk of equality, women bosses still rare in the U.S.
Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management, is quoted.
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