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  Friday, Oct. 5, 2018  
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Diverse voices speak out on the arts at Chancellor’s Town Hall
Expanding trans-institutional collaborations and strengthening support for student research were among ideas voiced at a Chancellor’s Town Hall on the impact of the arts on campus and in society.
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Vanderbilt announces next steps in athletics director search
Vanderbilt announced today the establishment of a search committee and an advisory council for the recruitment of the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and athletics director.
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Vanderbilt to participate in AAU’s 2019 Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct
The Association of American Universities will launch a national Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct in spring 2019. Vanderbilt University is one of 33 institutions participating in the project.
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Cutting honored with NIH Merit Award
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Laurie Cutting has received a $3 million NIH Merit Award from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
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Gordon receives NIH award for music and speech research
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology Reyna Gordon has received a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award of $2.3 million for “Biomarkers of Rhythmic Communication: Integrating Foundational and Translational Approaches.”
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VU selected to evaluate NSF-funded high school engineering curriculum
The $4 million pilot program, entitled Engineering For US All, will test the effectiveness of a standardized educational curriculum across multiple states and eventually may lead to college credit.
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Rivera shares message on cultivating creativity, inclusivity and joy
Award-winning writer Gabby Rivera visited the Vanderbilt campus last week to speak with staff, students and faculty about the importance of empowering people with diverse voices to tell their stories.
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‘The Language Archive’ leads off VU Theatre’s 2018-19 season
VU Theatre will open its new season Friday with “The Language Archive,” a thought-provoking comedy produced in collaboration with the Center for Second Language Studies.
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Two-day maker faire at Wond’ry Oct. 6-7, free and open to public
The event is a celebration of the inventive spirit and a free showcase for nearly 100 exhibitors across Vanderbilt and Tennessee to share their newest creations and discoveries with the community.
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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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Paralympian, disability rights scholar to speak at McGugin Center Oct. 9
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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NROTC Alumni Association hosts 10th annual National Security Symposium
The Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association will host its 10th annual National Security Symposium on Friday, Oct. 12. ADM (Ret) William Gortney will discuss “The Strategic Landscape.”
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Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt announces fall author lineup
Vanderbilt University faculty, alumni and more will discuss and sign their most recent works at Barnes and Noble at Vanderbilt this fall.
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Khari Blasingame: Running Back and Graduate Student
Commodore running back and graduate student Khari Blasingame is more than a football player—he’s a prime example of the student-athlete experience at Vanderbilt.


Take Note

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

Nominations open for 2018 Commodore Award

Sustainability contest seeks to find ‘greenest group’ on campus

LSO: Tennessee Arts Commission Art Access Annual Grant

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants


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
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