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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

Fall Faculty Assembly is TODAY

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his bi-annual address and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty beginning at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at the Student Life Center.

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TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 23; proposal workshops scheduled

The Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) Council is now accepting proposals for the second round of projects to be funded as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research under its Academic Strategic Plan.

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Collective impact of $123 million in gifts helps Vanderbilt educate, discover and lead

More than 50,000 people came together to make gifts of $123 million to Vanderbilt last year.

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Civil rights focus of new John L. Seigenthaler Chair at Vanderbilt

Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation.

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Vanderbilt Law’s Social Justice Program named for renowned civil rights attorney

The newly named George Barrett Social Justice Program at Vanderbilt Law School pays tribute to the late civil rights attorney through a generous gift to endow the program by 1993 alumnus Darren Robbins.

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Immersion, cross-college teaching strategic initiatives taking shape

Vice provosts John Geer and Cynthia Cyrus, who co-chair the faculty committees on Cross-College Teaching and Immersion Vanderbilt, have released two new reports summarizing the activities completed last academic year.

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Chancellor’s Faculty Fellows nominations open

Today, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser announce the 2015-16 call for nominations for selection of a second cohort of Chancellor's Faculty Fellows.

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Vanderbilt community to discuss origin, history, evolution of Memorial Hall

The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion, “Memorial Hall: Its origin, history, evolution,” on Sunday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center ballroom. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will kick off the event.

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Mayoral candidates square off on campus

Mayoral candidates Megan Barry and David Fox presented contrasting visions for Nashville's future, as well as different descriptions of the past eight years of the city's fiscal management, during a run-off debate Aug. 24 at Vanderbilt's Ingram Hall.

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Technology enhances perceptions at Vanderbilt Libraries exhibition

"Picturing Our World," a new exhibition at Vanderbilt Libraries, juxtaposes recent technological advances with more traditional images of the universe and our place in it.

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VUCAST: #WeWillNotGiveUp, seeing in the dark, and we’re happy … again!

In the latest VUCast: Learn how researchers behind a life-saving social media campaign are promising "We Will Not Give Up"; find out how your brain "sees" in the dark; and hear about the No. 1 ranking that's making Vanderbilt students happy. Watch now!

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Aug. 27 — 11 a.m.
2015 Team Vanderbilt kickoff at Medical Center Plaza

Aug. 28-30
Workshop: Healing from a yoga therapy perspective

Aug. 29 — 10 a.m.
Annual Sarratt poster sale ends

Aug. 30 — 3 p.m.
Nashville Sinfonietta - Shade Tree Clinic benefit concert

Sept. 1 — 9 a.m.
Open House at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

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