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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Barbara L. Carroll named Vanderbilt University chief HR officer

Barbara L. Carroll, a nationally recognized leader in higher education human resources, has been named to the newly defined role of Vanderbilt University associate vice chancellor and chief human resources officer.

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VU Athletics to hold flood-relief drive for South Carolina today

Vanderbilt Athletics is providing support to the flood relief efforts in Columbia, South Carolina, by holding a drive on Thursday, Oct. 8, to collect and transport water and new generators to those in need.

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Enroll in dependent day care FSA during Open Enrollment

Flexible spending accounts are funded with your pretax dollars and can be used to pay for out-of-pocket health-related or dependent day care expenses.

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Retirement plan update for employees leaving Vanderbilt

Effective Oct. 15, Vanderbilt will require most former employees with balances less than $1,000 in the Vanderbilt University 403(b) Retirement Plan to roll their savings over to another plan or account, or take the balance as a distribution.

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2015 Southern Festival of Books features Vanderbilt faculty

The Vanderbilt community will be well-represented at the 2015 Southern Festival of Books, with several faculty and alumni discussing their work.

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New VUMC messages hit airwaves this week

Television viewers in Middle Tennessee will begin to see new messages from Vanderbilt University Medical Center this week that build upon the “Promise of Discovery” theme to describe the Medical Center's work and mission.

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Annual Holocaust Lecture Series to focus on role of gender in genocide

Now in its 38th year, Vanderbilt's 2015 Holocaust Lecture Series will focus on the gender dynamics among perpetrators, victims, bystanders and witnesses.

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Vanderbilt malnutrition project opens mass-production facility in Guatemala

Years of interdisciplinary research by Professor of Anthropology Ted Fischer and more than a dozen Vanderbilt students from across the university went into the development of Mani+.

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New faculty: Ben Munyan examines the growing field of ‘shadow banking’

Once a math and science prodigy, Ben Munyan can now be found in his Owen Graduate School of Management office writing computer code mapping U.S. Treasury data to bank and investor activity.

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New faculty: Anna Marie Bohmann uses math to understand multidimensional spaces

When Anna Marie Bohmann was growing up in Minneapolis, she enjoyed school in general—and math in particular—but had no idea that making a career in mathematics was even possible.

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October marks Campus Sustainability, Energy Awareness months

The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office will celebrate two month-long events in October: Campus Sustainability Month and Energy Awareness Month.

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Twitter Q&A on college admissions set for Oct. 13

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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Vanderbilt glacier expert to give library talk on Antarctica Friday

The history of Antarctic exploration and the role that the coldest continent on Earth plays in global earth systems will be discussed at a Williamson County Public Library talk by Vanderbilt researcher Dan Morgan Oct. 9.

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Oct. 8 — 5 p.m.
Undocumented immigrants discussion with Robert Barsky, Ed Rubin & Daniel Gervais

Oct. 8 — 7 p.m.
Divinity School Cole Lecture with poet Nikky Finney

Oct. 9 — 8 a.m.
Provost's "Open Dore On Location"

Oct. 11 — 9 a.m.
Miles for Mercury 5k

Oct. 12 — 4:10 p.m.
Vijay Kumar: "Aerial Robot Swarms"

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