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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Chancellor’s Town Hall tomorrow will discuss Vanderbilt’s endowment

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host the next in a series of town hall meetings for the Vanderbilt community on Friday, Nov. 6.

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Symposium begins yearlong campus planning process by asking big questions

As Vanderbilt plans for its growth over the next decades, what are the core philosophic and humanistic values that should underpin its major building projects? This and other weighty questions were discussed at a symposium Monday led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to usher in a yearlong land use planning process.

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Vanderbilt joins Supreme Court amicus brief supporting use of race in admissions

Vanderbilt University joined 12 peer universities in filing an amicus brief Nov. 2 with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the continued consideration of race as one factor among many in their admissions decisions.

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Share your feedback on how benefits information is communicated

With Open Enrollment recently behind us, Vanderbilt’s HR Communications team would like to know what you think about how it communicates benefits information during Open Enrollment and throughout the year.

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Engineering Day to feature lectures by noted alumni, more

Engineering Day activities planned for Thursday, Nov. 5, will include a pair of lectures by alumni Morris H. Morgan III and Carolyn Morgan, who will discuss their experiences as African American students during the civil rights era and how their time at Vanderbilt encouraged them into STEM fields.

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Vanderbilt’s medical capsule robots’ hardware, software goes open-source

Researchers around the globe who want to customize medical capsule robots won’t have to start from scratch – a team from Vanderbilt University School of Engineering did the preliminary work for them and is ready to share.

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Vanderbilt biologist David McCauley has died

Vanderbilt mourns the death of biologist, researcher and teacher David E. McCauley, who is remembered as an "inspiring, genuine and incredibly intelligent scientist."

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Leading scholar on religion and ecology to deliver Harrod Lecture

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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Rick Chappell honored for science communications contributions

This December Rick Chappell, research professor of physics and past director of the Office of Science and Research Communications at Vanderbilt, will receive two awards from the American Geophysical Union recognizing his achievements in communicating science to the public and teaching and mentoring students toward careers in geophysics and space physics.

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Fred Thompson dies at age 73

Fred Thompson, who began an illustrious legal and political career after graduating from Vanderbilt Law School in 1967, died Nov. 1. He was 73.

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Contemporary Nashville the setting for Vanderbilt Theatre production

Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform "City of Songs" Nov. 6-8 and 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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Vanderbilt designated a Bicycle Friendly University

The League of American Bicyclists has named Vanderbilt University and Medical Center a Bicycle Friendly University for its efforts to create safe and convenient places for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to ride and park bikes.

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VU employees urged to give back to community through donations, volunteering

For decades, Vanderbilt and its employees have been giving back to the Middle Tennessee community. The Vanderbilt Gives: Building a Community with Hope website offers a convenient way to link to local nonprofit federations.

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Nov. 5 — 4:10 p.m.
Goldberg Lecture: “Drawing a Life of Michelangelo”

Nov. 6 — 2 p.m.
The Stuart Hall Project

Nov. 6 — 5:15 p.m.
Chancellor's Lecture Series featuring Eric Holder

Nov. 7 — noon
Test of tornado warning systems

Nov. 7 — 7:30 p.m.
Diwali celebration

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