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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Diversity essential to Vanderbilt’s future, chancellor says

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a group of community and business leaders that diversity and inclusion are essential to Vanderbilt continuing as a leading academic institution.

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Open Enrollment ends tomorrow

Open Enrollment for 2016 benefits ends Friday, Oct. 30, at 11:59 p.m. Enroll now at

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Reminder: Faculty Senate town hall on Vanderbilt reorganization is tomorrow

The Faculty Senate, in partnership with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine Jeff Balser, will host a second town hall meeting on the VU-VUMC reorganization Friday, Oct. 30.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down almost 30 percent per square foot since 2005

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.

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Caution: Child pedestrian deaths increase on Halloween night

Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

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Read a roundup of the latest faculty and staff awards, honors and achievements.

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Fighting partisanship with philosophy

When it comes to politics, keeping the lines of reasoned argument open is more important than reaching agreements, says Vanderbilt philosopher Robert B. Talisse.

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Steiger and Sterba honored by Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology

Two faculty members at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College have received prestigious honors from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology.

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Stambaugh receives National Association for Gifted Children Early Leader Award

The National Association for Gifted Children has honored Tamra Stambaugh with its Early Leader Award, given to a person who has made significant contributions in leadership and service to the field of gifted education and who is in the first 10 years of his or her career.

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Blair stages fall operas at opposite ends of the scale

In the next few weeks, the Blair School of Music will present two operas--Michael Hersch's "On the Threshold of Winter" and Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"--that are diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging.

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Help refresh Hillsboro Village dragon mural Saturday

Hillsboro Village neighbors and merchants are collaborating on a refresh of the 20-year-old dragon mural that spans the side of 1801 21st Ave. S., and the community is invited to help.

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Artist Michelangelo to be focus of Art History’s Goldberg Lecture

The artist known to the world simply as Michelangelo is the focus of a Goldberg Lecture in Art History by William Wallace, a distinguished professor and author, Nov. 5 at Cohen Memorial Hall.

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Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 5

Representatives from offices across the university that play a key role in emergency preparedness at Vanderbilt will meet for an emergency table-top training exercise on Thursday, Nov. 5.

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Slay energy vampires this Halloween

As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using more energy.

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Oct. 29 — 12:15 p.m.
Pamela O'Leary speaks on the quest for women's empowerment

Oct. 29 — 3 p.m.
Vote for the best carved pumpkin at VU Farmers’ Market

Oct. 30 — 7:30 a.m.
Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast with Professor Paul Lim

Oct. 30 — 7 p.m.
SPANDA Indian classical dance company performance: “PastForward”

Nov. 2 — 9 a.m.
Vanderbilt Campus Land Use Planning Symposium

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