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  Friday, Sept. 28, 2018  
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Hayden discusses challenges facing intelligence community under Trump administration in CLS appearance
The international intelligence community is flummoxed by America right now, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden revealed Thursday evening in a discussion led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham.
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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre Oct. 3
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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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities
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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Hundreds convene for ‘MLK to BLM: 50 Years of Struggle’ symposium
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered on campus last week to listen, learn and be inspired during “Martin Luther King Jr. to Black Lives Matter: 50 years of Struggle.”
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New commanders bring shared leadership vision to ROTC programs
Vanderbilt is pleased to welcome Capt. Donald G. May and Lt. Col. Dustin Mitchell as commanding officers of the Naval and Army Reserve Officers Training Corps units, respectively.
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Health insurance plans are changing for 2019 – what are my choices?
For calendar year 2019, Vanderbilt will have two health plan offerings: the Select PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) and the Choice CDHP (Consumer-Driven Health Plan). Eligible employees must elect a health plan.
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Effective principals see lower turnover of high-performing teachers
Principals with higher performance ratings are much more likely to retain higher-performing teachers and move out low performers, according to a new Vanderbilt study.
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Nursing launches redesigned MSN programs in informatics, leadership
Vanderbilt School of Nursing has redesigned two of its master of science in nursing specialty programs and relaunched them with revised curricula, educational formats and degree requirements.
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Campus celebrates PARK(ing) Day
Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members enjoyed Vanderbilt’s “parklet” during last week’s PARK(ing) Day 2018.
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VU soccer seeks record 11th straight win; help ‘Pack the Plex’ Sunday
Vanderbilt Athletics is seeking to break a soccer attendance record this Sunday, Sept. 30, when the SEC-leading Commodores face Georgia while also looking to match the longest win streak in program history.
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Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows application opens Oct. 1 
The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program that is designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.
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Barrett Lecture: ‘Challenging Family Separation in the Courts’ Oct. 5
Lee Gelernt, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project and director of the project’s Access to the Courts Program, will give Vanderbilt Law School’s 2018-19 George Barrett Lecture on Friday, Oct. 5.
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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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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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Vanderbilt Magazine: VU ‘bytes’ into data science
Learn how new programs in a revolutionary field are fostering discovery, collaboration and learning across campus.


Take Note

2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum: Call for posters, deadline Sept. 28

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

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

Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 9

Project Safe Center dating violence workshop Oct. 9

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

LSO: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

Security Notice: Sexual assault

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
Los Angeles Times: Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a problem: They’re all men
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, co-authored this opinion piece.
Vox: If Republicans sour on Kavanaugh, here are 4 alternatives waiting in the wings
There are a number of potential Supreme Court nominees should Republicans decide to rescind their support of Brett Kavanaugh. Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
Politico: Why Canada’s leaders should wait out Trump’s NAFTA deal
Timothy Meyer, professor of law, co-authored this piece.
The Tennessean: Nashville restaurants join anti-plastic movement
Vanderbilt’s elimination of plastic straws and bags on campus contributes to Nashville’s wider effort of encourage sustainability. David ter Kuile, executive director of Campus Dining, is quoted.
Reuters: Gold enters a new frontier: 3-D printing
Vanderbilt research investigates how gold nanoparticles can improve 3D printing.
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