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Suzana Herculano-Houzel discusses the formation of remarkable brains on ‘The Zeppos Report’

The latest episode of the podcast features Associate Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences Suzana Herculano-Houzel and the groundbreaking research featured in her book, “The Human Advantage.”


Chancellor’s Town Hall on accessibility, transportation and sustainability is tomorrow

The campus community is invited to a town hall meeting about prominent updates regarding FutureVU. This will take place Oct. 17 in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.


Faculty and staff invited to submit GO THERE stories

As part of the campuswide GO THERE mental health campaign, the Office of the Chancellor invites submissions for faculty and staff GO THERE stories around the subject of mental health and well-being.


It’s time to enroll! Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits starts tomorrow

Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment. Learn more at vu.edu/oe. Need help with Open Enrollment? Visit the Benefits Open House Oct. 19.


Autism and innovation center established to help people with ASD find meaningful work

Creating a model pipeline that will assist adults on the autism spectrum find innovative jobs is the purpose of Vanderbilt University’s new Center for Autism and Innovation.


New faculty: Mariann Piano

Four to five drinks in an evening. Starting the weekend on Thursday with happy hour. No big deal, right? Wrong, according to Mariann Piano, whose work indicates that binge drinking by young adults 18-30 may lead to vascular dysfunction and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular disease. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available this week.


New faculty: Marjan Rafat

The regimen is all too familiar for those battling breast cancer and their loved ones: tough rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The patient goes on to live a long, cancer-free life when that regimen works. Marjan Rafat studies when it doesn’t. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available this week.


VUToday: Democrats enthused about Corker’s Senate seat in weekly news roundup

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, twice weekly. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 9.


Exhibit translates scientific discoveries into art celebrating Vanderbilt’s Nobel laureates

A new exhibit on display at the Wond’ry honors the discoveries of Vanderbilt’s Nobel laureates by translating them into beautiful works of art.


Office of Postdoctoral Affairs celebrates Postdoc Appreciation Week

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs recently sponsored a number of events marking Postdoc Appreciation Week, which honors postdocs’ contributions to the Vanderbilt community.


Join campus effort for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

The Office of Graduate Medical Education is collecting supplies to aid residents of Puerto Rico as it recovers from Hurricane Maria.


MLAS program now accepting spring 2018 applications

Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science program is now accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester.


Free luncheon TODAY to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.


Annual Commons Unplugged Week celebrates sustainability

The fourth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, Oct. 15–21, celebrates sustainability, natural-resource conservation and energy conservation through events with first-year students.


Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel “The Mirror Thief,” will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jesse Eisinger to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 17

Investigative reporter Jesse Eisinger will speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 17.


‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated “I Am Not Your Negro,” will speak on campus Oct. 18.


Implications of the Holocaust topic of Relevant Religion fall series

Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Relevant Religion series, “Meanings and Implications of the Holocaust: Names/Dates/Numbers,” will be led by Jay Geller and hosted by three West End congregations.


New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.


HR workshop: ‘Leading Teams Through Stages of Change’ Oct. 18

In this session, the five distinct stages people frequently go through when confronted with change will be discussed, as well as strategies to effectively lead a team through them.


HR workshop: New format for ‘Charting Your Professional Future’

Instead of three separate sessions, “Charting Your Professional Future” is now offered as a half-day session. This workshop is intended for staff who are serious about their continuing professional and career development and are ready and willing to take ownership of that process.


VIDL to offer series of audio production workshops beginning Oct. 20

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning is hosting a series of workshops on recording, editing, mixing and mastering dialogue for podcasts and narrated videos.


Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13–17; event proposals now accepted

International Education Week is Nov. 13–17. An opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, IEW is now accepting event proposals through Oct. 25.


Vanderbilt Police Department offers safety tips for your holiday season

By staying alert and following a few crime-prevention tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


Take Note

» Learn about the forest that inspired Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred-Acre Wood Oct. 18

» VINSE announces new facilities open house Oct. 24

» Enjoy safe trick-or-treating with Greeks and student-athletes Oct. 31

» Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 NSF Research Traineeship Program

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine’ Oct. 18

» Babies and You: ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’ Oct. 19

» Register for American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR/AED courses

» Register for the Health Plus pumpkin carving competition

» Get up to $240 wellness credit for completing Go for the Gold by Oct. 31

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 16 — Noon
Solomon Maimon's Multinationalism in Translation

Oct. 16 — 4 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

Oct. 17 — 5 p.m.
Narrative and Law in the Field: Rwanda, Eritrea, Yemen

Oct. 18 — Noon
Know Your Numbers: Blair School of Music, Choral Hall

Oct. 18 — Noon
Navigating the Path to Tenure

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