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  Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Athletics, The Vanderbilt Way
Athletics at Vanderbilt is played at the highest levels but unique in one vitally important way: Excellence in the classroom is every bit as important as performance on the field, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Chancellor launches book club; first discussion set for Sept. 27
Gen. Michael V. Hayden’s latest book will be the first discussed by the new Chancellor’s Book Club on Sept. 27. Free copies of the book are available for the first 25 students, faculty and staff who request a copy.
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New endowed chair holders in A&S, Law, Medicine and Owen honored
Eight Vanderbilt professors who are the university’s newest endowed chair holders were celebrated during a ceremony on Monday at the Student Life Center attended by their colleagues, family members and donors.
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Eighth cohort of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy commences
The nine-month experience brings together a diverse group of university leaders from academia and the administration to build knowledge, passion and expertise to further the mission of the university.
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Vanderbilt Divinity to offer master of theology degree
Students pursuing advanced theological study will soon have a new degree program option at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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Campus community invited to PARK(ing) Day this Friday
Take a relaxing break from the office or class and enjoy local and sustainable art, games and food during Vanderbilt’s annual PARK(ing) Day set for Friday, Sept. 21.
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‘Proposals 101’ workshop covers basics of applying for funding at VU
“Proposals 101,” hosted by L-POD, supports faculty who are new to Vanderbilt or early in their careers.
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University’s bike-share pilot wins TN Sustainable Transportation Award
Vanderbilt University’s pilot of the bike-sharing service ofo has won a Tennessee Sustainable Transportation Award from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
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VUIT launches new website
VUIT has launched a new website that will make it easier to connect with IT customer support and streamline the search process for VUIT products, services and software.
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Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend
Regularly scheduled maintenance will be completed in Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud this Friday and Saturday.
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‘Seasonal Cycles’
As the first day of fall approaches, learn more about the mural under Calhoun Hall’s stone portico, which depicts all of the seasons on campus.


Take Note

Wilkerson appointed assistant dean for young professional programs at Owen School

Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt

Five questions with Marvel Comics writer Gabby Rivera ahead of VU visit

25th Avenue parking and traffic closures begin next week

This week’s FEMA cell phone alert rescheduled for Oct. 3

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University announces fall and spring courses for grades 7–10

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

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

Executive Education: Persuade and influence with confidence

Teens with and without autism needed for VUMC study


Coming Up

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  Babies and You: ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’
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  Higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture
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  Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium
· SEP ·
  Faculty Funding and Resource Fair
· SEP ·
  Data Science Institute hosts ‘Visual Trumpery’ seminar and workshop


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: The typical starting salaries for graduates of the 30 best colleges, ranked
Vanderbilt is listed among the universities with top starting salaries.
Vox: Manafort is cooperating with Mueller. 8 legal experts explain what that means for Trump.
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted.
Washington Post: Super-viral campaign ads
What makes a political ad go viral? John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The National Law Journal: Senators press Kavanaugh over Kozinski clerkship, loyalty, personal debt and more
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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