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  Monday, Sept. 10, 2018  
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VU 14th in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named one of nation’s best values
Vanderbilt retains its highest-ever No. 14 spot on “U.S. News & World Report’s” annual college rankings, and is named the seventh best value in the nation.
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Hatton, scholar and advocate for the visually impaired, dies
Deborah Hatton, an emerita faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, has died.
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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.
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CFT’s Teaching Digital Literacies learning community offers fall conversations
The conversations, scheduled for Sept. 14, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, will focus on critical media literacy, multimodal assignments, and participating in online communities.
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‘ESPN The Magazine’ writer, best-selling author to visit Vanderbilt
The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative will host best-selling author Howard Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as part of its new series, “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles.”
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Sept. 11 remembrance scheduled for noon Tuesday
At noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11, four chimes will sound from the bell tower of Kirkland Hall symbolizing the four crash sites and solemnizing both the tragedy and the extraordinary heroism that define Sept. 11, 2001, as a day of both loss and unity.
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Celebrate Immersion Vanderbilt with Choir!Choir!Choir! event
Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the spirit of Immersion Vanderbilt—exploration, collaboration and creativity—with Choir!Choir!Choir! Sept. 12.
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Panel discussing ‘I AM’ exhibit scheduled for Sept. 12
Programming for “I AM: Middle Eastern Women Artists and the Quest to Build Peace” continues with a discussion about the influential role of Middle Eastern women in the global arts community.
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BenefitExpress unavailable Sept. 12-14
BenefitExpress, Vanderbilt’s online benefits administration system, will be down for scheduled maintenance from Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 12 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 14, at 11:59 p.m.
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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for 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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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning open house is Sept. 21
Learn how the VIDL Studio empowers faculty, students and staff to produce digital media for teaching and learning at the biannual Open House scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
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Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University announces fall and spring courses for grades 7–10
Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth’s Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University is an all-day Saturday experience for students in grades 7-10, designed with early career exploration in mind.
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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: Deep Healing
Two VU alumni are making waves in drug discovery by plumbing the oceans’ depths for new therapeutic molecules.


Take Note

Data Science Institute hosts ‘Visual Trumpery’ seminar and workshop

Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

Save the date: 2018 Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture

Executive Education: Negotiate your next promotion

Volunteers needed for research study on teen depression treatment

Vehicle and pedestrian route closings on Peabody campus

Experience Vanderbilt funding for 2018-19 open to students

International Lens film series announces fall schedule


Coming Up

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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Health Inequities in our Backyard and Strategies to Address Them’
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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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Vanderbilt in the News
Vox: A simple plan for saving the Supreme Court
Ganesh Sitaraman, associate professor of law, writes about the issues caused by a partisan Supreme Court.
Time: Americans are going to urgent care centers more than ever, study says
Sabrina Poon, instructor in emergency medicine, is quoted.
Mongabay: An anti-poaching technology for elephants that is always listening
Ákos Lédeczi, professor of computer engineering, and his research team have worked to develop anti-poaching technology.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt study takes step toward norovirus vaccine, medicinal treatment
Vanderbilt researchers are working to develop a vaccine against the leading cause of gastrointestinal illness. James Crowe, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
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