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  Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018  
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author, oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee to give Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 1
Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his latest work, “The Gene: An Intimate History,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in Langford Auditorium as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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Search launched for vice chancellor for public affairs
A national search has been launched for the leader of Vanderbilt University’s local, state and federal government relations and community and neighborhood relations.
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Bradley Malin elected to National Academy of Medicine
Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is among 85 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
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Milner to give 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research
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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Longtime leader of the Robert Penn Warren Center to retire in 2019
Mona Frederick, who has played a leading role at the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities since its founding, has announced that she will retire in June 2019.
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Film director, producer Tom Neff to lead discussion on Coach Ed Temple and TSU Tigerbelles tomorrow
Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative will host a program centered on former Tennessee State University track and field coach Ed Temple and the famed TSU Tigerbelles on Thursday, Oct. 18.
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K.C. Potter Center to celebrate 10th anniversary Oct. 24
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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Former White House adviser on diversity, disability to speak Oct. 25
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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Discussion on copyright and fair use in teaching and scholarship Oct. 25
Vanderbilt Libraries and the Digital Humanities Center are partnering to bring two prominent copyright experts to campus Oct. 25 to explore fair use as it applies to research and teaching.
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Nashville Commuter Challenge starts next week
Vanderbilt faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in next week’s Commuter Challenge by registering and trying at least one new commuting option Oct. 22-28.
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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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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

Upcoming community meetings to discuss I-440 project

Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop Oct. 22

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

‘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

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Register young Commodore fans for Mr. C’s Kids Club

SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  ‘An Evening with Anastasia Higginbotham’
· OCT ·
  Talk by Dr. Amy Heintz, research leader at Battelle
· OCT ·
  Watch party for AERA Brown Lecture featuring Rich Milner
· OCT ·
  Turn in unused medications at Drug Take Back Day
· OCT ·
  ‘Launching a Startup During the Ph.D. Journey’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: In Tennessee, a microcosm of the midterms
Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, writes about the political state of Tennessee going into the midterms.
The Conversation: Toxicology tests don’t tell the whole story of the opioid epidemic
Doctoral candidate Justin Wade Hubbard explains why understanding how drug screens work should influence our interpretation of drug overdose statistics.
Reuters: With risky bets back in play, stock selloff revives ‘Volmageddon’ memories
Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance, is quoted.
The New York Times: His case made it to the Supreme Court. He didn’t have to look far for a lawyer
Theodore Frank has decided to represent himself in his upcoming Supreme Court case. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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