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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Poll: Newly elected leadership must balance social services, economic development

Nearly three-quarters of Nashville residents are optimistic about the state of the city, but significant differences of opinion exist, primarily along income—rather than racial—lines, according to results of the new Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.

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How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

If you have a spouse or same-sex domestic partner who works for another employer that also offers benefits, you should carefully consider the option that works best for you and your spouse or partner.

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Infographic: Great perks of working at Vanderbilt

Being a Vanderbilt employee has its privileges. Check out this diverse sampling of "extras" available to staff and faculty each day.

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Vanderbilt recycling up 430 percent since 2007

Recycling on campus increased by 25 percent from 2013 to 2014 and now totals 7.4 million pounds of materials—the same weight as 10 fully loaded Boeing 747s.

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Depression intervention for at-risk youth shows sustained effects

A new study finds that a cognitive-behavioral prevention program yielded sustained positive effects for youth at risk for depression.

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New faculty: Douglas Hanto heads up new pediatric liver center

Nine months after arriving as the new associate director of the Vanderbilt Transplant Center and eight days after the pediatric liver transplant program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt was launched, surgeon Douglas Hanto transplanted a new liver into 10-year-old Aubree Vanzant.

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New faculty: Hiba Baroud uses Bayesian modeling to better predict natural disasters

Fortunately for both Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering and the victims of natural disasters, Hiba Baroud found a way to combine her risk analysis and statistics skills, her love of teaching and her passion for helping people in need.

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Study to examine how female engineering faculty persist despite barriers

A new study will examine how and why women persist in faculty engineering positions despite barriers to success in the context of race, class and gender.

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Vanderbilt sustainability groups to help bring ‘green’ education to MNPS students

SustainVU, the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science are subgrant recipients of a $91,000, two-year EPA grant to Nashville’s Urban Green Lab to deliver hands-on science and sustainability education to Nashville middle- and high-schoolers.

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Race to preserve slavery-era records to be discussed at VU conference

Scholars interested in saving fast-disappearing slave records with digital archiving will gather at Vanderbilt's Jean and Alexander Heard Library Oct. 15-17 to compare notes.

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Vanderbilt Libraries to host two Wikipedia ‘edit-a-thons’

Vanderbilt Libraries will celebrate Open Access Week by hosting two Wikipedia edit-a-thons Oct. 15 and 23. The community is invited to participate.

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Three VU students of African descent named 'rising theological educators'

The Forum for Theological Exploration has awarded 2015 fellowships that support rising theological educators of color to Vanderbilt doctoral students Bridgett A. Green, Aaron Howard and Michael R. Fisher.

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Financial aid expert to host Twitter Q&A Oct. 20

Brent Tener, director of Vanderbilt’s Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, will be available on Twitter Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. to answer questions about college financial aid.

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Missed Flulapalooza? Boo to the Flu is your second chance

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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Get special discount on tickets for Commodore Quake

Vanderbilt faculty and staff can get a special discounted rate on Commodore Quake tickets now through Oct. 19. The concert event is set for Friday, Oct. 23, in Memorial Gym and will feature The Band Perry and Third Eye Blind.

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Oct. 15 — 11 a.m.
Women in Architecture Edit-A-Thon

Oct. 16 — 8:30 a.m.
"Convergence: U.S. Education Policy 50 Years After the ESEA and HEA of 1965"

Oct. 16 — noon
Hyatt Fund event: "The Business of Incarceration"

Oct. 16 — 6 p.m.
"An Evening of Masks and Music"

Oct. 19 — noon
2015-16 Social Justice Fellow Derwyn Bunton: "Public Defense in an Era of Mass Incarceration"

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