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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Vanderbilt announces engineering scholarship to honor Perry Wallace

Vanderbilt University will establish the Perry E. Wallace Jr. Scholarship to honor and recognize the achievements of Wallace, who became the first African American to play varsity sports in the Southeastern Conference at a time of lethal racial division across the region.

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Symposium Nov. 2 marks first steps in developing campus land use plan

From exploring city planning in the ancient Mediterranean world to understanding how theater can play a role in classroom design, Vanderbilt will host a symposium on Nov. 2 bringing in experts from across campus as the university begins to develop a comprehensive land use plan. The symposium is open to all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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Vanderbilt celebrates annual Reunion

Some 5,000 Vanderbilt alumni and their family members descended on campus Oct. 23-24 for Vanderbilt's annual Reunion and Homecoming celebration. Check out the best of the weekend's events on social media.

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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 30

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to update or choose the benefit options that best meet your and your family’s needs.

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Reminder: Faculty Senate town hall on Vanderbilt reorganization is Friday

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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John Jay Hooker speaks at Vanderbilt Law School Tuesday

One of the most storied lawyers in Tennessee history will speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 27, when John Jay Hooker returns to Vanderbilt to address law students.

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NEH chair to deliver Warren Center’s Howard Lecture

National Endowment for the Humanities Chair William Adams, who was a strong supporter of higher education projects relating to the humanities while serving as president of Colby College, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University Oct. 27. In addition, Vanderbilt recently co-hosted a reception in Washington, D.C., honoring the NEH’s 50th anniversary.

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Help refresh Hillsboro Village dragon mural Oct. 31

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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Provost serves up family favorites to students at Rand

For the second year, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente served up some of her family’s favorite dishes to students during the dinner service at Rand Hall Oct. 20.

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New faculty: Lisa Kachnic is pioneering advances in radiation therapy

New Department of Radiation Oncology Chair Lisa Kachnic wants to make Vanderbilt's program one of the best in the country.

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New faculty: Maithilee Kunda explores role of visual thinking in problem solving and learning

Throughout history, many feats of creativity, scientific discovery and memory have been credited to visual thinking. Maithilee Kunda wants to understand how this kind of thinking works at a computational level.

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Global efforts against human trafficking topic of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast

Historian Paul Lim will speak at the Oct. 30 Divinity School community breakfast about his current research on the role of evangelical nonprofit organizations in Nashville and around the world in combating human trafficking.

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New travel agency sets get-acquainted sessions before Oct. 30 switch

World Travel Service will hold meet-and-greet sessions Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Light Hall and Sarratt Cinema, just prior to taking over as Vanderbilt’s new travel agency on Friday.

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Say ‘Boo to the Flu’ Wednesday

Boo to the Flu on Oct. 28 provides another opportunity for Vanderbilt employees and students to get a free flu vaccination.

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Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 5

Representatives from offices across the university that a 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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VUCast: How Ebola survivors are teaming with Vanderbilt to fight the deadly virus

In the latest VUCast: Hear from Ebola survivors helping a Vanderbilt researcher fight the deadly virus; see the high-tech way an art exhibit is bringing VU students face to face with people across the globe; and find out which country music star shot his latest video with Mr. Commodore. Watch now!

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Oct. 26 — 3:10 p.m.
Myles Osborne presents history lecture

Oct. 27 — 7 p.m.
Holocaust Lecture Series talk by Inge Auerbacher

Oct. 28 — noon
Food waste panel and Nashville premiere of “Just Eat It!”

Oct. 28 — noon
”The Greek Debt Crisis: Legal and Economic Implications”

Oct. 28 — 4 p.m.
Provost's “Open Dore On Location”

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