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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital celebrates expansion

On Oct. 22, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched the “Growing to New Heights” fundraising campaign.

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Vanderbilt names Women’s Center director

Rory Dicker will assume the role of director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University beginning January 2015.

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Future of the Libraries Committee named

A new committee comprising faculty and staff has been charged with developing a vision for the future direction of the Vanderbilt University library system.

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Open Enrollment is happening now; remember to enroll

Open Enrollment is happening now and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. Selections are effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2015.

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Employee makes the most of comprehensive, flexible benefits

Vanderbilt offers comprehensive, flexible benefits that its employees can fine tune to meet their unique needs. Patience Blackmon is one employee who has done just this to improve her health.

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A conversation with Faculty Senate Chair Paul Lim

The Faculty Senate will play a key role in setting priorities and identifying resources in support of the university's Academic Strategic Plan, among other initiatives, according to Paul Lim, senate chair for 2014-15.

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New faculty: Dugan explores complexities of Alzheimer’s

Laura Dugan strives to bring breakthroughs in neuroscience research and the aging brain together.

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New faculty: Townsend studies the glycobiology of human milk

Although he is lactose-intolerant, Steven Townsend has more than a passing interest in mother’s milk.

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Hiring remains robust for MBA Class of 2014

Hiring rates and salaries once again approached record levels for Vanderbilt’s MBA Class of 2014, with continued gains in technology and management consulting jobs.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions down 27 percent per person

Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by more than 27 percent per person on campus and by 35 percent per research dollar since 2005.

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Take Note

» Global panel to discuss copyright law at Vanderbilt

» Gervais speaks at International Council of Creators of Music gathering

» THATCamp to offer inspiration, resources on digital humanities

» Jobs for Life aims to connect people with disabilities to work opportunities

» Wellness Bash is Oct. 29

» Meet basketball coaches at free lunchtime event Nov. 4

» Diabetes research funding available

» Weight Watchers at Work offers support during the holidays

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HR News

» Open Enrollment is underway

» Treat yourself to good health with Go for the Gold

» Wellcast: ‘Three foods you might be missing’

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Oct. 23 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series: David Kirby poetry reading

Oct. 24
National Food Day

Oct. 24 — 3:30 p.m.
Kevin Chilton: "Problem Solving and Team Work at 17,500 Miles Per Hour"

Oct. 25 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

Oct. 26 — 9 a.m.
Miles For Mercury 5k Race

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