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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015

Chancellor’s Town Hall will discuss Senate Task Force on Higher Education Regulation

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host the next in a series of town hall meetings for faculty on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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Open Enrollment starts Wednesday

Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to update or choose the benefit options that best meet your and your family’s needs, starts Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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Learn how to get the best health care value; plan cost updates for 2016

Health plan costs may have a big impact on the plan option you choose during Open Enrollment. One way to minimize your costs is to use Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network providers.

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Grad students welcome at Oct. 14 forum discussing graduate education at VU

The purpose of the event is to capture feedback from current graduate students on the proposals of the Graduate Education Study Group’s executive summary.

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Faculty Senate to focus on engagement for 2015-16

Improving communication with faculty and better engaging faculty members in its efforts are top goals of this year’s Faculty Senate, according to Richard Willis, chair for 2015-16.

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Dean Lauren Benton: Moving her field and Arts and Science forward

Lauren Benton grew up surrounded by scholars and teachers. Her father was a faculty member and dean at Johns Hopkins University. Despite that, she didn’t plan on becoming an academic.

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New faculty: Deonni Stolldorf studies the effectiveness of nursing innovations

Deonni Stolldorf’s research focuses on determining how innovations in health care can be sustained to enhance organizational performance related to patient safety and the quality and effectiveness of care.

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New faculty: Carolyn Heinrich tackles public policy with an interdisciplinary approach

Carolyn Heinrich has broad experience working with teams on a variety of public policy issues, from education, labor force development and social welfare policy to program evaluation and public and performance management.

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$5M study looks at TN teacher evaluation data and collaboration

Understanding how state school systems can best use teacher evaluation data to drive instructional improvement is the focus of a new Vanderbilt study.

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Retirement plan disclosure fee to be distributed Oct. 15

On Oct. 15, Fidelity will send the government-required retirement plan participant fee disclosure to employees who are eligible to participate in the Vanderbilt University 403(b) Retirement Plan.

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Missed Flulapalooza? Boo to the Flu is your second chance

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

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Twitter Q&A on college admissions set for Tuesday

Vanderbilt University will host a live Twitter question-and-answer session about the college admissions process on Tuesday, Oct. 13, featuring John Gaines, director of Vanderbilt's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Commodore Nation stepped up to help our friends in the SEC impacted by the historic flooding in South Carolina. Read the social media reaction to Vanderbilt's water donation, and see more of our favorite #vandygram photos of the week.

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Oct. 12 — 7 p.m.
Holocaust Lecture Series - "Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields"

Oct. 13 — noon
Food for Thought with The Frist Center

Oct. 13 — 6 p.m.
Panel discussion - "Por Mis Ojos: Through My Eyes"

Oct. 14 — 5 p.m.
Vandy Cooks: "Cooking on the Wild Side"

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

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