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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016

Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute awarded second million-dollar gift

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded its second $1 million gift to Vanderbilt University to strengthen and expand its resources for lifelong learning and engagement.

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Town hall meeting today will gather feedback on QEP proposals

The Office of the Provost is soliciting feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The campus community is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room, during which members of the QEP subcommittees will share and discuss their ideas.

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February issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now online

The February issue of "The Open Dore," the newsletter of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente, is now available online.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

Severe Weather Awareness Week, scheduled Feb. 28–March 5 for Middle Tennessee, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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For Vanderbilt photographer, Gulf War experience led to career in pictures

Joe Howell was a student at the University of Tennessee and a U.S. Marine Corps reservist in August 1990, when Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invaded the neighboring oil-rich nation of Kuwait. At the time an aspiring photographer, Howell took his camera with him to the battlefield and trained his lens on the men and machinery around him.

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What makes students stick with a MOOC?

A new large-scale study took an in-depth look at persistence and engagement in Massive Open Online Courses.

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WalkBike Vanderbilt promotes safe campus travel, plans walking tour

Vanderbilt is now home to a new organization, WalkBike Vanderbilt, which is working to promote a more walkable and bikeable campus.

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Portion of 24th Avenue South, Garland Avenue to close during construction

A project to install chilled water lines from Vanderbilt’s Power Plant to the new Engineering and Science Building and Olin Hall will close part of 24th Avenue South for multiple weeks this spring and summer, beginning Saturday, March 5.

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Events planned to raise awareness about the brain in March

March is Brain Awareness Month at Vanderbilt, and the public is invited to hear national experts discuss their research on autism and other brain disorders.

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Our favorite #vandygram images of the week

This block and 80-foot basket by the Commodores is just one of our favorite #vandygram images of the week. See more on the Get Social website.

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Feb. 29 — 4 p.m.
Emerging Scholars in Engineering Lecture with Catherine Whittington

Feb. 29 — 4:10 p.m.
Thomas Andrews talk on why small histories still matter

March 1 — noon
”Gender Identity and the Law”

March 1 — 4 p.m.
Session With songwriter Mary Gauthier

March 3 — 12:20 p.m.
Richard Keller talk: “Anecdotal Life - Isolation, Vulnerability and Social Marginalization”

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