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  Monday, Oct. 1, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: The search for truth through art
We must recognize and embrace the disciplines within the arts and humanities that share in Vanderbilt’s mission-critical search for truth in the world, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Hafkenschiel to lead new university transportation office
Erin Hafkenschiel has been appointed executive director of mobility in the Division of Administration, effective Oct. 1.
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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre Wednesday
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall Oct. 3 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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Second cohort of Academic Pathways fellows arrives on campus
The Academic Pathways postdoctoral program bridges academic training and entry-level faculty positions with a particular emphasis on scholars with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
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Mass spectrometry team earns grant to map body at the cellular level
Biochemistry professor Richard Caprioli, director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center, and Jeff Spraggins, research assistant professor of biochemistry, and their team will build a platform to molecularly characterize cells.
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Nominations open for 2018 Commodore Award
Nominations will be accepted from Oct. 1 to Nov. 15 for the 2018 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor.
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Sustainability contest seeks to find ‘greenest group’ on campus
The “greenest group” will win a catered VIP hospitality event, 25 tickets to the Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss football game, and on-field recognition during the game on Nov. 17.
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October is LGBTQI History Month: a time to reflect, celebrate and educate
The Office of LGBTQI Life will celebrate LGBTQI History Month throughout October with several programs, trainings and events aimed at educating and engaging students, faculty and staff across campus.
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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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Test of outdoor warning system scheduled for Oct. 6
A full-scale test will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon to coincide with Metro’s monthly siren test.
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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

Get free admission to grand opening of TN State Museum

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

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

What you need to know about the 2018-19 flu season

Teens with and without autism needed for VUMC study


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  CLAS to host alumnus lecture: ‘5 Myths about MS-13’
· OCT ·
  Work/Life Connections–EAP open house
· 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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: The top 50 colleges in the United States, ranked
Vanderbilt ranked 19th in the U.K.’s list of top American schools.
Bloomberg: The true cost of women’s silence
Joni Hersch, professor of law and economics, is quoted.
Diverse: A passionate advocate for gifted and special education equity
Donna Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education, and her life experiences provide evidence that “your zip code is not your destiny.”
Reuters: Drinking water violations more common in impoverished counties
Recent research suggests the United States needs to try harder to ensure its citizens have access to safe drinking water. Yolanda McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development, co-authored the study and is quoted.
USA Today: What happens if Jeff Flake, other GOP senators oppose Brett Kavanaugh?
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, is quoted.
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