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  Friday, Oct. 19, 2018  
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Chancellor announces ‘A Place for Us’ as choice for Oct. 30 book club
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of the recently launched Chancellor’s Book Club on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to discuss “A Place for Us” by Fatima Mirza. Free copies of the book are available for up to 50 students, faculty and staff who plan to attend the event.
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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennessee Senate race a toss-up; Lee in lead for governor
A new Vanderbilt poll shows Republican Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn is virtually tied with Democrat Phil Bredesen at 43-44, while Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee leads Democrat Karl Dean 48-37.
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Miller to retire; Brady named successor as senior associate dean for health sciences education
After more than three decades of service to Vanderbilt, Bonnie Miller, senior associate dean for health sciences education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will retire from her leadership position July 1, 2019. Miller will be succeeded by Donald Brady, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and continuing professional development.
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Heard Libraries to host Antiquarian Book and Manuscript Roadshow
The Friends of Vanderbilt’s Libraries will host their own version of “Antiques Roadshow,” where the public can bring everything from antique papers to modern-day novels for evaluation Nov. 7.
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First-ever Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference launches Nov. 9
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Owen Graduate School of Management will host its inaugural Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference at the Student Life Center Nov. 9. Speakers will include prominent figures in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
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Applications for Nichols Humanitarian Fund now open, due Dec. 5
The Nichols Humanitarian Fund enables Vanderbilt students to pursue humanitarian missions at home and across the globe. Interested students are encouraged to attend the annual reception and open house Oct. 25.
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VIDLStudio online training now available
The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has launched a convenient online training program for students, faculty and staff to become members of the automated, self-serve VIDLStudio.
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Complete survey, get discount code for Vanderbilt apparel
The Division of Communications is interested in your thoughts on a variety of topics regarding Vanderbilt apparel. Your participation will help us to better serve you.
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Complete Go for the Gold by Oct. 31, earn up to $240 wellness credit
Faculty and staff who enroll in the Vanderbilt Health Plan for 2019 can earn a wellness credit of up to $240 by completing all three steps of Go for the Gold by Wednesday, Oct. 31.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Danny Coradazzi
Danny Coradazzi strongly believes that the residential college experience plays a vital role in developing the whole student.


Take Note

Oracle Cloud unavailable during scheduled maintenance this weekend

Upcoming community meetings to discuss I-440 project

Peabody hosts Learning Sciences Graduate Student Conference

Special Faculty Senate meeting Oct. 25

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

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

LSO: The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America Founders Grant


Coming Up

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  ‘An Evening with Anastasia Higginbotham’
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  Talk by Dr. Amy Heintz, research leader at Battelle
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  ‘Anita, Speaking Truth to Power’ documentary screening
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  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
Nashville Business Journal: 2018 Power 100: Heavy hitters
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is listed among the 100 most influential people on Nashville’s business scene.
The Atlantic: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA is not her identity
Ph.D. candidate Krystal Tsosie writes about the distinction between genetic biomarkers and cultural identity.
Business Insider Australia: 35 business schools in the U.S. that get the most bang for your buck, ranked
Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is listed among the MBA programs that have the highest return on investment.
Education Week: ‘I want a job and a life’: How principals find balance in all-consuming work
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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