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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Zeppos named to Fulbright Canada board

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, also known as Fulbright Canada.

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Goddu receives 2014 Chancellor’s Cup

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the 2014 Chancellor’s Cup to Associate Professor of English Teresa Goddu during a surprise ceremony Oct. 7 in Benson Hall with many of Goddu’s colleagues and students looking on.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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Ebola not likely, but VUMC is prepared

Armed with a validated and orchestrated plan, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is prepared to safely and effectively treat patients with the bloodborne disease Ebola, should the need arise.

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Enroll in dependent day care FSA during Open Enrollment

Today's tip: Dependent day care flexible spending accounts can be used to pay for day care services for eligible dependents so that you can continue to work and know that your dependents are being cared for.

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New faculty: Jordan studies sleep disorders in children

As one of the few board-certified pediatric sleep specialists in the region, Atia Jordan works with a multidisciplinary team to address sleep concerns in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of her patients.

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New faculty: Shinall explores link between weight and discrimination

Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination by employers in five areas: race, color, religion, sex and national origin. What Jennifer Shinall wants to know—should weight become the sixth?

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Blair School to host ‘A Conversation with Sheryl Crow’ Nov. 4

Musician Sheryl Crow will speak in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music Nov. 4 as part of the school’s Conversations Series. The event is free and open to the public.

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Musician George Clinton part of Vanderbilt black theology event

Legendary singer-songwriter George Clinton will speak at a Vanderbilt symposium Oct. 18 on "Afrofuturism in Black Theology."

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Vanderbilt represented at this weekend’s Southern Festival of Books

The Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities will co-sponsor a special track of veteran-focused readings, discussions and performances at this year's Southern Festival of Books, which also features appearances by Vanderbilt faculty, staff, students and alumni.

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Take Note

» Flulapalooza vaccinations top 13,000

» Humphrey Fellows meet with MNPS' chief academic officer

» Religion in the Arts presents Alicia Henry

» Stronger Arts/Stronger Cities presents Public Library Foundation’s Hughes

» Free Commodore Basketball fan event is Nov. 2

» Participate in Mayor's 5K Challenge Nov. 9

» Get Vanderbilt discount on upcoming TPAC shows

» Federal authorities offer reward for suspect in attempted abduction

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HR News

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

» Babies & You: Choosing a pediatrician Oct. 16

» Learn about Open Enrollment, ask questions during live webinars

» Learn about health care Flexible Spending Accounts

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Oct. 9 — 4:10 p.m.
History of Art Alumni Lecture: Jeremy Fan Zhang

Oct. 10 — 2:30 p.m.
"Lost in the Ivy" lecture by Rosevelt Noble

Oct. 10 — 7 p.m.
Matthew Inman, a.k.a. "The Oatmeal," at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt

Oct. 11 — 5 p.m.
Jennifer Knapp: Book reading and signing event

Oct. 13 — 5 p.m.
"An Evening with Sheryl WuDunn"

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