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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Chancellor’s statement on online petition

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos issued a statement Nov. 11 affirming the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and its commitment to free speech in response to an online petition raising concerns about a faculty member.

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Vanderbilt archaeology students unearth university’s earliest history

A project excavating early servants’ quarters is capturing clues about Vanderbilt lives that would otherwise be forgotten.

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Alumni Hall earns LEED Gold certification

Alumni Hall has received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its recent renovation and addition.

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Hillsboro Village dragon mural gets new coat of paint

A refresh of the iconic dragon mural on the side of a Hillsboro Village building is now complete.

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Google Ideas director Jared Cohen to speak Thursday at Vanderbilt

Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss “Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online."

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Relevant Religion class looks at connection between faith and social justice

How to sustain movements for social change is the focus of a Nov. 14 Relevant Religion class open to the community at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Dance Marathon seeking ‘10K in a Day’ on Thursday

Dance Marathon, Vanderbilt’s largest student-run philanthropic organization, is marking 100 days until its Big Event by attempting to raise $10,000 in a single day for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Hear VU Baseball’s Corbin, EAD’s Jenious discuss workplace civility Nov. 17

“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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ER or walk-in clinic? How to make the call

Making the choice between going to the ER or to a walk-in clinic can be difficult. The four Vanderbilt Health and Williamson Medical Center walk-in clinics can handle a variety of conditions resulting in shorter wait times and less expensive care. Learn more in this article from My Southern Health, a Vanderbilt website.

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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. 12 — noon
Alex Maki: “Changing Employee and Household Energy Behavior”

Nov. 12 — 7 p.m.
VDS Howard L. Harrod Lecture with Willis Jenkins

Nov. 13 — 7 p.m.
Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory

Nov. 13 — 8 p.m.
Leonard Bernstein's “Mass” at Blair’s Ingram Hall

Nov. 14 — 1:30 p.m.
Writer Peter Guralnick discusses book on Sam Phillips

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