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  Friday, Sept. 14, 2018  
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Chancellor releases 2nd annual report on equity, diversity and inclusion
Additional investments in Opportunity Vanderbilt, the opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity and the recognition of the 50th anniversary of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard integrating SEC basketball are just a few of the many achievements outlined in the annual report on equity, diversity and inclusion released today from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
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Vanderbilt’s historic Peabody College set to expand with new construction
Vanderbilt University officially broke ground on the first phase of a $41.5 million multibuilding construction and renovation project at Peabody College of education and human development.
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Black athletes are cultural leaders, says Bryant in Sports and Society talk
Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative hosted best-selling author Howard Bryant for a lecture at the McGugin Center Sept. 11. Bryant’s talk centered on the heritage of the black athlete and the intersection of politics and patriotism from the perspective of black athletes.
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Watson Room opening, Hall Lecture mark two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt will open the Watson Room at the Wond’ry, and IBM Vice President Robert Sutor will give the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Lecture, as part of a two-day celebration of IBM support at Vanderbilt Sept. 19–20.
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Higher ed thought leader to give Crawford Lecture Sept. 20
Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.
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AlertVU test scheduled for Tuesday
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m.
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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair is Sept. 20
A variety of Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty will be showcased at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.
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Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 27
The fifth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair will feature poster presentations of student research projects representing a variety of fields and disciplines. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.
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Campus community can ride Metro’s upgraded ‘WeGo’ buses for free
Vanderbilt Parking Services reminds all full-time faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students that they are eligible to ride to and from campus on Metro’s new “WeGo” buses for free through Vanderbilt’s Easy Ride program.
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Career Center sees large turnout for Career Fair, Kickoff and SLAMs
More than 2,000 Vanderbilt students met with 400 recruiters representing some 140 companies at the Vanderbilt Career Center’s 2018 Career Fair Sept. 5 at the Student Rec Center fieldhouse.
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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: Grade A Talent
Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom.


Take Note

Constitution Day celebration features documentary, voter registration opportunities

Free virtual fair for public health degree programs Sept. 20

Chancellor’s Lecture Series announces fall lineup, kicks off with former NSA, CIA director

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute director to give annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

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

Faculty, staff get discount on tickets to Commodore Quake featuring T-Pain

LSO: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation – Creating Opportunity & Independence for those with spinal cord injury

LSO: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation program in the humanities


Coming Up

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  Osheroff to receive Richard Armstrong Mentoring Award
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  First Open Dore on Location of 2018-19 at Women’s Center
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Asian Flair’
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  Babies and You: ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’
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  Data Science Institute hosts ‘Visual Trumpery’ seminar and workshop


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Williams stepping down as Vanderbilt athletic director
David Williams, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos are quoted. 
Politico: Medicare’s cost surprise: It’s going down
Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, is researching why Medicare per-person expenses have been decreasing.
Live Science: First ‘monkeypox’ case reported in UK. Why you shouldn’t worry
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Law 360: $250M State Farm deal could spur more campaign cash suits
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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