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  Monday, Oct. 22, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: It’s time to take our values to the ballot box
Whatever our political leanings, whatever our takeaway from recent events, where we go from here as a nation is up to each and every voter, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’
A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.
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Soccer team crowned SEC regular season champs
Vanderbilt defeated Kentucky 4-1 on Sunday to clinch the SEC regular season championship for the first time since 1994. The Commodores improved their unbeaten streak to 16 games, which is the highest in program history.
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26 Commons iSeminars offered spring 2019 for first-year students
The iSeminars are intended to encourage first-year students to pursue their passions by modeling rigorous, compelling and unique projects in addition to exposing students to a particular seminar theme.
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Nursing receives $1.43M to develop SANE education
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.43 million award from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to develop and implement a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) education program for emergency nurse practitioner students.
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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents ‘Everyday Bias’; first session tomorrow
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is launching its “Everyday Bias: A Cook-Ross Training” as part of an effort to support and equip the university community with tools to recognize their personal biases and how they can influence behaviors.
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K.C. Potter Center to celebrate 10th anniversary Wednesday
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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Deep history of Nashville Public Square inspires sound artist
The complex history of Nashville’s Public Square Park—including stories of Native and African Americans—has inspired a public performance by visiting sound artist Guillermo Galindo Oct. 25.
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Former White House policy adviser on diversity, disability to speak Thursday
Jonathan Kaufman will deliver a keynote talk on Oct. 25 as part of Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility campaign kickoff and Disability Awareness Month.
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The Next Challenge
John Geer takes the helm as dean of the College of Arts and Science.


Take Note

Upcoming community meetings to discuss I-440 project

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

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

Center for Integrative and Cognitive neuroscience hosts workshop

Peabody hosts Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  ‘An Evening with Anastasia Higginbotham’
· OCT ·
  ‘Anita, Speaking Truth to Power’ documentary screening
· OCT ·
  Discussion on copyright and fair use in teaching and scholarship
· OCT ·
  Watch party for AERA Brown Lecture featuring Rich Milner


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Tennessee women slow to back GOP’s Blackburn in Senate race
Results from the latest Vanderbilt Poll were released Thursday. The Associated Press included statistics from the poll in a story about women voters in which Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted. Climate change the likely killer of Australian marsupial lion
Larisa DeSantis, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted regarding research into how climate change affected Australia’s marsupial lion 350,000 years ago.
Jacksonville (Fla.) Daily News: Rebuilding conundrum: For some Florence flooding victims, answer is unclear
Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted. Flu is off to a fast start this year, with activity in 12 states
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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