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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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Wcislo receives 2015 Chancellor’s Cup

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2015 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of History Frank Wcislo during a surprise ceremony Nov. 6 in Kirkland Hall, with many of Wcislo’s friends and colleagues from across the university in attendance.

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Holder launches 2015-16 Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at Vanderbilt’s Benton Chapel Friday evening in his first public speaking engagement since stepping down as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer in April 2015.

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Alumni lecture caps Engineering Day slate of learning and fun

A pair of lectures featuring Morris Morgan III and Carolyn Morgan, Vanderbilt Class of 1969 graduates and now both professors at Hampton University, highlighted a full slate of Engineering Day activities Nov. 5 at Vanderbilt.

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Thickness of grey matter predicts ability to recognize faces and objects

The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other objects, according to research directed by Vanderbilt’s Isabel Gauthier.

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New curriculum brings more science and math to pre-K

A new curriculum developed by Peabody College's Mary Louise Hemmeter and others and launching in January closes the gap on math and science education in pre-k classrooms.

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Emeritus English professor Leonard Nathanson has died

Leonard Nathanson, an emeritus Vanderbilt English professor noted for his expertise on British poet John Milton, died Oct. 27.

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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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Leading scholar on religion and ecology to deliver Harrod Lecture Thursday

Willis Jenkins will explore the relationship between food and religion, especially in the cultural work being done with everyday food practices, when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Contemporary Nashville the setting for Vanderbilt Theatre production

Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform "City of Songs" Nov. 12-14. The original play, written by Brian Granger and the play's cast members, explores what it's like to live and work in Nashville during its current status as an "it" city.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

See more of our favorite fall-themed #vandygram photos on the Get Social website.

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Nov. 9 — 8 p.m.
”Hearts Unsung” benefit concert

Nov. 10 — noon
Food for Thought with The Frist Center

Nov. 10 — noon
Health Plus’ Nutrition for Life: “Making It Practical”

Nov. 10 — 12:10 p.m.
”Sentencing Reform: A Debate”

Nov. 11 — 11:30 a.m.
Walking Wednesdays ends today

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