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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Eric H. Holder, 82nd attorney general of the United States, to speak at Vanderbilt Nov. 6

Eric Holder, attorney general of the United States from 2009 to April 2015, will deliver a talk on Friday, Nov. 6, as part of the 2015-16 Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Black student experience celebrated at Reunion and Homecoming

A campus space designed to celebrate the history and contributions of black students at Vanderbilt opens, historically black sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 40 years on campus, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center launches its AmbassaDores program on Friday, Oct. 23, during the university’s Reunion and Homecoming.

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Reminder: Faculty Senate town hall on Vanderbilt reorganization is Oct. 30

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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Open Enrollment is happening now; webinar offered today

If you need help enrolling or don’t have access to a computer, visit the HR Express office on the second floor of the 2525 West End Building or one of the upcoming enrollment labs.

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Class of 2019: By the numbers

Vanderbilt's first-year students are an impressive group. Get to know the Class of 2019 by the numbers.

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Children’s Hospital expansion effort receives significant support from CMA

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt will receive significant philanthropic support through a $3 million gift from the Country Music Association, Vanderbilt University Medical Center leaders, event host Kix Brooks and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum announced Tuesday.

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VU students learn about federal STEM issues and advocacy in Washington, D.C.

For the second year in a row, Vanderbilt students came to Washington, D.C., to participate in a two-day workshop designed to introduce them to federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math.

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New faculty: Joe Fishman studies law at the intersection of entertainment, technology

Intellectual property law is undergoing enormous shifts, with the creative community and attorneys striving to catch up to the digital revolution. New Assistant Professor of Law Joe Fishman says this "keeps things exciting and fresh.”

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New faculty: Jennifer Trueblood uses math to predict complex decision-making

Jennifer Trueblood is a mathematical psychologist who develops dynamic and probabilistic models using Bayesian statistical methods to explain complex decisions.

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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 next Friday.

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New license plates support Vanderbilt Athletics

Commodore fans living in Tennessee can now show their school spirit with one of two specialty license plates.

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Meet the basketball teams at free Dore Jam event Sunday

The Vanderbilt men’s and women’s basketball teams will host Basketball Dore Jam on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Memorial Gym from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free.

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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. 22 — 4 p.m.
Vanderbilt Baseball: Black and Gold Series kickoff

Oct. 23 — noon
Open Access Week: “Citation Needed! Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon”

Oct. 23 — 4:30 p.m.
2015 National Security Symposium: Gen. John Hyten on space and cyberspace

Oct. 26 — noon
”Current Issues in Class Actions: A Conversation with U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar”

Oct. 27 — noon
”Lawyer as Public Citizen: A Conversation with John Jay Hooker”

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