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  Monday, Oct. 15, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Elevating Trailblazers and reflecting our community through art
We must ensure that the artwork displayed at Vanderbilt celebrates role models that inspire all members of our rich mosaic, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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New portraits honor Vanderbilt Trailblazers
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos unveiled four portraits on Saturday that are part of a new “Vanderbilt Trailblazers” series to honor members of the Vanderbilt community who broke barriers at the university and in society at large.
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H. Rodes Hart named Distinguished Alumnus
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named H. Rodes Hart as recipient of the 2018 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. The honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.
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David Williams receives inaugural legacy award from AVBA
The Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni presented Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams with its inaugural legacy award Friday afternoon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
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‘Undocumented’ author to deliver Hispanic Heritage Month lecture today
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, author of the memoir “Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League,” will deliver a Hispanic Heritage Month lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in Sarratt Cinema.
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Political surveillance of civil rights activists topic of Seigenthaler Series
Political surveillance of civil rights activists is the focus of a Seigenthaler Series talk with author and journalist Marc Perrusquia at the First Amendment Center Oct. 15.
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Film director, producer Tom Neff to lead discussion on Coach Ed Temple and TSU Tigerbelles Oct. 18
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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‘Getting funding from the DOD’ topic of workshop Oct. 22
Researchers with little to no experience with Department of Defense funding are invited to learn more at an Oct. 22 workshop sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
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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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VUIT: Protect yourself from cybercriminals
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of blog posts.
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Vanderbilt by the numbers
The numbers tell the story when it comes to Vanderbilt’s high national rankings, low student-to-faculty ratio, the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt and more.


Take Note

‘Language of Violence’ workshop Oct. 15

Training session on corporate and foundation funding Nov. 15

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day set for Nov. 2

Submit an event for International Education Week

Women’s Center presents Parenting Group, Work-Life Workshop

‘Babies and You’ schedule announced for fall

Register for the Health Plus pumpkin-carving contest

Complete Go for the Gold by Oct. 31, earn up to $240 wellness credit


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  ‘Informed Citizenship and the Economics of Information’
· OCT ·
  Turn in unused medications at Drug Take Back Day
· OCT ·
  MEGAMicrobe event to explore world of microbes
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts Rett Syndrome Education Day
· NOV ·
  Jewish Studies hosts ‘Antisemitism in Contemporary American Politics’ roundtable


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: The world’s most innovative universities 2018
Vanderbilt is listed among the top 10 most innovative universities.
The Tennessean: Small Tennessee towns struggle to contain raw sewage amid heavier rains and growth
Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and Janey Camp, research associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, are quoted.
National Public Radio: Three Pulitzer Prize-winning historians aim to put American politics in context
The Soul of America, written by Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, is reviewed alongside the works of two other Pulitzer Prize-winning historians.
The Daily Mail: The ‘Wild West’ of genetic privacy
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
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