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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Fluid power industry, academic leaders discuss advances

An expert panel featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and moderated by Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet gathered at Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability on Tuesday to discuss ways that America can keep its edge in fluid power.

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Open Enrollment is underway

Open Enrollment, going on now through Oct. 31, is your opportunity to fine tune your benefits package for 2015.

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New website, upcoming book offer effectiveness scores for Congress

A measure of the legislative effectiveness of almost any member of the U.S. House of Representatives is easily available with the launch of a new website and upcoming book co-authored by Vanderbilt political scientist Alan Wiseman.

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New faculty: VanDiver views art through multidisciplinary lens

University students are bombarded with dozens of media images each day. Rebecca VanDiver’s goal is to get them not only thinking critically about what they see, but doing so with trained eyes.

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New faculty: Neal will train next generation of nurse-midwives

Cesarean delivery is the most common major surgery in the United States. Although sometimes necessary for the health of mother or child, Jeremy Neal thinks too many C-sections are done without good rationale, contributing to adverse health outcomes.

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Your smartphone wouldn’t exist without university research

Last week, the Association of American Universities released an interactive graphic highlighting the research that made the smartphone possible.

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Vanderbilt celebrates Food Day Oct. 24

For the second year, Vanderbilt will observe national Food Day with a number of events to enhance the university community’s awareness of healthy eating.

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Take Note

» Vanderbilt students observe fall break Oct. 16-19

» ‘Ethical Issues of Involvement in Disability Support Organizations’ Oct. 27

» Peabody College to host open house for professional programs Oct. 30

» Trick or treat with the Greeks and student-athletes Oct. 31

» Hormonal therapies for transgender individuals Nov. 7

» Research Subjects’ Bill of Rights available online

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HR News

» Treat yourself to good health with Go for the Gold

» Flu vaccines continue at VCH, VUH, One Hundred Oaks, other locations

» Walk with senior leaders Nov. 5

» How to handle a different Open Enrollment period than your spouse or partner

» Learn about Open Enrollment, ask questions during live webinars

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Oct. 16 — noon
Life Phase Series: Zumba on the lawn

Oct. 16 — 4:10 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture: Richard J.H. Smith

Oct. 17 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Cooks: Clean eating

Oct. 18 — 9:30 a.m.
CTP Leadership Workshop: "Practical Approaches to Everyday Ethics"

Oct. 20 — 4 p.m.
"40 Days in Orange: The Role of My Faith in Social Justice Lawyering"

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