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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Message from Provost Susan Wente to the Vanderbilt community

Provost Susan Wente issued a statement Nov. 16 affirming the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and providing resources for Vanderbilt community members in the event they feel these values have been breached.

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Vanderbilt joins group to advance equity for women and girls of color

Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-institutional effort to increase research and learning opportunities for women of color.

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Bush biographer, Vanderbilt professor honored

Author and Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham was recognized as the 2015 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree.

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The Rev. Jeremiah Wright featured at Vanderbilt Divinity social justice forum

The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright Jr. will address "Prophetic Faith for Social Justice" when he speaks at Benton Chapel Monday, Nov. 16, as part of a forum hosted by Vanderbilt's Kelly Miller Smith Institute on Black Church Studies.

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Panel featuring Barry will explore caring for the uninsured

A panel discussion titled “Caring for the Uninsured: A National, State and Local Perspective” is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 16, and will feature Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Commonwealth Fund President David Blumenthal and Nicole Comeaux, deputy executive director of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange.

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Doctoral student’s company provides researchers with ‘X-ray’ on cellular processes

Researchers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries long have used cells as mini-factories to produce fuels, medication and other products. A new company out of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, MetaMap BioWorks, seeks to open a window on those processes.

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Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration

Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.

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Green the season: Holiday waste reduction tips

In honor of America Recycles Day, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office has some tips for reducing waste and making your holiday season more sustainable.

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VRWC offers special holiday membership

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is offering a limited-time, special-offer membership from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31, 2016.

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Hear VU Baseball’s Corbin, EAD’s Jenious discuss workplace civility Tuesday

“Workplace Civility: Think Before You Speak” is the topic of a Nov. 17 lunchtime discussion featuring Coach Tim Corbin and EAD Director Anita Jenious. The event is sponsored by the campus group Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

See more of our favorite photos on the Get Social website.

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VUCast Extra: Making a Difference in Latin America

From a new product to combat childhood malnutrition in Guatemala to a low-cost capsule for stomach cancer screenings to preserving the history of slave societies, Vanderbilt is helping find solutions, making discoveries and changing lives.

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VUCast: Digging for history in the middle of campus

In the latest VUCast: See why undergrads are digging on campus and what they're finding in the ground; hear actress Reese Witherspoon discuss her new venture in Nashville; and watch the student video asking people to rethink stereotypes.

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Nov. 16 — 8 a.m.
Free blood sugar screenings

Nov. 17 — 9 a.m.
International Education Week Passport Fair

Nov. 17 — noon
”The Disparagement Cases: Can Redskins and Slants be Protected as Trademarks?”

Nov. 18 — noon
GIS Day talk

Nov. 18 — 8 p.m.
Wind Symphony concert

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