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  Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018  
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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre TODAY
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall beginning at 10 a.m. today in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room to discuss the importance of the arts, music and theatre on campus and the potential for new collaborations among these disciplines.
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University faculty development committee announced
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has charged a new committee composed of faculty from across the university with developing a vision to promote and foster the professional development of faculty in all tracks and at all ranks.
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InclusAbility launch party at Student Life Center tomorrow
Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.
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New model of polarization sheds light on today’s politics
No politics is local anymore and it’s driving us apart, according to a new mathematical model of political competitiveness developed by political economist Mattias Polborn.
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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety now available
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to university-wide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and crime statistics.
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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion holds trainings for Facilities staff
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Division of Administration to host its second year of diversity trainings for Facilities staff at Vanderbilt.
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FEMA cell phone alert scheduled for Oct. 3
In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will perform a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert on Oct. 3.
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Faculty encouraged to register for fall writing sessions; next session Oct. 5
The Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty to upcoming writing sessions designed to build community and offer dedicated time to work on writing projects.
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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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Student-athlete: Khari Blasingame
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

Nominations open for 2018 Commodore Award

Sustainability contest seeks to find ‘greenest group’ on campus

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

Elected-senators-only meeting of Faculty Senate Oct. 4

‘Using Community Health Workers to Reduce Breast Health Disparities’ Oct. 5

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

Registration open: Group swim lessons

Kayak clinics offered at the Rec


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Seigenthaler Series looks at impact of building ‘The Wall’
· OCT ·
  Health Plus: ‘Managing Stress in the Workplace’
· OCT ·
  Former ‘Teen Vogue’ editor-in-chief to give Cuninggim Lecture
· OCT ·
  Graduate Program Administrators and Coordinators Regional Conference
· OCT ·
  Flexner Deans Lecture: ‘The Power to Heal’


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Vanderbilt in the News
National Public Radio: A Supreme Divide: Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, participated in a panel discussing Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing and its implications going forward.
USA Today: World remains at peril of pandemic
The flu killed 50 million in 1918 and people today are still at risk. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Japan Times: Nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s attack on Democrats erodes perception of Supreme Court as above politics
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: The threat of West Nile Virus from Tennessee mosquitoes is not over yet
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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