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  Monday, Oct. 8, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: The global impact of Vanderbilt alumni
This upcoming weekend’s Reunion provides an opportunity to recognize the achievements of the remarkable alumni making a positive change in today’s world, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at McGugin Center Tuesday
Anjali Forber-Pratt, an elite wheelchair racer and Peabody College professor, will discuss “The Paralympic Movement” Oct. 9 as part of a new series sponsored by Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative.
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Anita Hill to speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 28
Best-selling author and legal scholar Anita Hill will deliver a lecture, “No Longer Silent: Underrepresented Narratives in Sexual Violence,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Langford Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry.
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Open Enrollment: How the 403(b) works
Open Enrollment is a good time to review your 403(b) retirement plan, a mandatory long-term investment program for eligible faculty and staff.
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Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign
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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Mobile tour exploring unconscious bias to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 8
The Check Your Blind Spots mobile tour will visit Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Branscomb Quad.
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Chaplain’s Speaker Series hosts Jim Wallis Oct. 9
Jim Wallis, a “New York Times” best-selling author and the founder of “Sojourners Magazine,” will speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 9 as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.
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‘Proposals 101’ workshop covers basics of applying for funding at VU
“Proposals 101,” hosted by L-POD, supports faculty who are new to Vanderbilt or early in their careers. The next workshop is scheduled for Oct. 12.
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CTTC to host session on funding opportunities for physicians, scientists developing new therapies
Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization will host a session on Oct. 16 with the Harrington Discovery Institute to explore funding opportunities for physicians and scientists who are developing new therapies.
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Visit Barnes and Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville Oct. 13
Visit the Barnes and Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m. All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the shop at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace.
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Vanderbilt Magazine: Consider the Martians
Scientists need to confirm whether life exists on Mars before sending humans, according to Professor of Astronomy David Weintraub.


Take Note

Equal Employment Opportunity office reminds faculty, staff of services during Disability Awareness Month

Homecoming Week blood drive Oct. 8-10

Daymond John from ‘Shark Tank’ to speak Oct. 8

Memorial service for emerita VUSN professor Virginia George set for Oct. 8

Project Safe Center dating violence workshop Oct. 9

‘Language of Violence’ workshop Oct. 15

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

Vanderbilt Diabetes Day set for Nov. 2

Nominations open for 2018 Commodore Award

Sustainability contest seeks to find ‘greenest group’ on campus


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Flexner Deans Lecture: ‘The Power to Heal’
· OCT ·
  National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to give annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Prison Project presents panel on criminal justice reform
· OCT ·
  Peabody colloquium series to focus on K-12 and higher education
· OCT ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Leonard Harris


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: In deep-red Tennessee, Republicans are anxious about the U.S. Senate race
John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Conversation: ‘Bystander effect’ and sexual assault: What the research says
Ph.D. student Robert Marx addresses the research behind the bystander effect and how it relates to the Brett Kavanaugh case.
The Conversation: Nobel goes to chemists who learned to ‘hack’ evolution in the lab
Brian Bachmann, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, writes about the 2018 Nobel Prize winners in chemistry.
The Washington Post: ‘Unfathomable’: More than 2,400 law professors sign letter opposing Kavanaugh’s confirmation
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
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