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  Monday, Sept. 24, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Chancellor’s Lecture Series is rooted in principles of civil discourse
Through the chancellor’s signature lecture series, Vanderbilt aims to expand opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage in meaningful dialogue with the leaders shaping global conversations today, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Provost issues call for proposals for University Courses
The Office of the Provost is issuing a call for proposals for University Courses, a program that allows faculty to introduce and teach innovative courses to students from across each of Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges.
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Provost issues call for proposals for TIPs
Now in its fifth year, the TIPs program is a $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research that awards funding for projects that aim to answer some of society’s grandest challenges.
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Search committee for director of Bass Military Scholars Program announced
Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed a search committee that includes a Board of Trust member, a current professional student, leaders from across five Vanderbilt professional schools and members of the central administration to lead a national search for the inaugural Bass Military Scholars Program director.
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September issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the recently launched Faculty Gateway and Shared Governance at Vanderbilt websites, designed to make searching for information easier and more intuitive, in this month’s newsletter.
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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies
Larry Dowdy, former chair of the Department of Computer Science who served as Vanderbilt Dean of Students from 1998 to 2001 and long supported the university’s Alternative Spring Break program, died Sept. 11.
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Registration open for ‘learning community’ on design thinking; first event Sept. 27
In support of Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, the Center for Teaching is hosting a learning community this fall for faculty, staff and students interested in teaching design thinking.
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Flulapalooza is this Wednesday
Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt University and Medical Center’s annual free mass flu vaccination event, is set for Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
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Welcome reception for Vice Chancellor James Page set for Thursday
A welcome reception for new Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James E. Page Jr. is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in Kirkland Hall.
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Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp launched for adult learners
Vanderbilt University and Trilogy Education have launched the Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp, an intensive web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals in Nashville.
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VU alum Grantland Rice focus of new documentary
Famed sportswriter Grantland Rice is the subject of a new documentary premiering Sept. 25 on the SEC Network.


Take Note

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

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

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

October is Depression Awareness Month; take the online self-assessment

Occupational Health offers online animal allergy screening

School of Nursing construction to temporarily close 21st Ave. S. sidewalk

25th Avenue parking and traffic closures begin Sept. 24

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

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

Teens with and without autism needed for VUMC study


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  OACS Service Organization Fair
· SEP ·
  Undergraduate Research Fair
· SEP ·
  Chancellor’s Book Club kickoff
· OCT ·
  Work/Life Connections–EAP open house
· OCT ·
  Seigenthaler Series looks at impact of building ‘The Wall’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos wants fans’ feedback in athletics director search
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
Wall Street Journal: Latin America is the murder capital of the world
Vanderbilt research is featured.
Inside Higher Ed: Science walks, money talks
The NSF and NIH both made recent announcements regarding their efforts to fight against sexual harassment. BethAnn McLaughlin, assistant professor of neurology and pharmacology, is quoted.
Ledger: Vanderbilt Law unveils school for non-lawyers
Vanderbilt Law School has announced an innovative online program for non-lawyers. Chris Guthrie, dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud professor of law, is quoted.
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