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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015

Flulapalooza is Wednesday

Flulapalooza, Vanderbilt's annual mass-vaccination event, will feature free flu shots on Oct. 7 for all university and Medical Center faculty, staff, students and volunteers.

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Next graduate education forum is today

The third in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Proposals sought for university Discovery and Research Scholar grants

The Office of the Provost has issued a call for proposals for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants. These two internally funded grant programs, which are independent of the second round of Trans-Institutional Programs announced last month, support the scholarship of faculty.

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New ‘text mining’ tech tools boon for Vanderbilt researchers

A partnership between the Owen Graduate School of Management and Vanderbilt Libraries can benefit the entire campus research community with the availability of new technology tools that include a "back-door portal" to LexisNexis Academic content.

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Teaching seminar Oct. 6: Make Blackboard work for you

DigitalVU will host the Center for Teaching's Stacey Johnson for an interactive tips-and-tricks seminar about getting the most out of this year's updated edition of Blackboard.

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‘Maker movement’ topic of Engineering’s Chambers Lecture Oct. 7

Mark Hatch, CEO and co-founder of TechShop and author of "Maker Movement Manifesto," will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture on Oct. 7 in Featheringill Hall.

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VandyHacks draws students from across Southeast for weekend of invention

A team of Vanderbilt seniors won first place at the three-day VandyHacks event held Oct. 2-4 at Sarratt Student Center. The invention marathon attracted 250 participants from Vanderbilt, Purdue, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a number of other mostly Southeastern schools.

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Enroll in health care FSA during Open Enrollment

You can contribute up to $2,550 per year to a health care FSA.

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New faculty: Choon-Leong Seow explores many interpretations of ‘Job’

Choon-Leong Seow views his move to Vanderbilt, where he is Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible, as perfect timing for the increasingly interdisciplinary focus of his research.

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New faculty: Jessie Hock mines relevance of early modern literature

Jessie Hock knows how to make Shakespeare and Renaissance poetry relevant to Vanderbilt students.

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Depression runs in the family, but it may be preventable

A Vanderbilt study is showing that early intervention may be the key to stopping the depression cycle in families.

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Celebrate National Coming Out Week Oct. 5–12

National Coming Out Week at Vanderbilt is Oct. 5–12 and will feature social events, educational opportunities and free food almost every day.

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38th Holocaust Lecture Series begins Oct. 6 with ‘Etty,’ a one-woman play

The first event for Vanderbilt's 38th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series is "Etty," a one-woman theatrical play by Susan Stein, set for Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the All Faith Chapel at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Engineering’s Hall Lecture to feature tiny flying robots Oct. 12

Vijay Kumar, recognized around the world for his groundbreaking work on the development of autonomous robots and on biologically inspired algorithms for collective behavior, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Monday, Oct. 12.

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Get tickets now for Commodore Quake

The Band Perry and Third Eye Blind will perform at this year's Commodore Quake, set for Friday, Oct. 23, in Memorial Gym.

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VUMC wins Spring 2015 Digital Health Awards

VUMC's Strategic Marketing Department has received multiple awards in the 17th annual Digital Health Awards program.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Keep up with all Vanderbilt-related social media on the Get Social website, including our favorite #vandygram photos of the week.

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VUCast: A student creates a new way to share your love of coffee

In the latest VUCast: Learn how a Vanderbilt student is making coffee drinking more social; hear from undergrads about their amazing research opportunities; and see who made the best of #vandygram. Watch now!

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Oct. 6 — 4:10 p.m.
Journalist and author Nathaniel Rich to speak

Oct. 6 — 5:30 p.m.
Ernesto Cardenal to talk on politics, poetry and the first Latin American pope

Oct. 7 — 4 p.m.
VDS Religious History Colloquium with Marla Frederick

Oct. 8 — noon
InsideOut of the Lunch Box: "Dracula"

Oct. 8 — 4:10 p.m.
Martin Geyer speaking on Richard Nixon and Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann

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