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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola

Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by Sen. Lamar Alexander at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday.

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SEC Symposium focused on obesity prevention

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan Wente and several Vanderbilt experts joined colleagues from across the Southeast to discuss obesity at the second annual Southeastern Conference Symposium Sept. 21-23.

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Can I change my Open Enrollment selections?

Today's tip: You can make changes to your benefits selections at any time during the Open Enrollment period as long as you complete your selections by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31.

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Valdastri wins $1.5 million to develop magnetic capsule endoscope

Mechanical engineering professor Pietro Valdastri and colleagues will continue to develop a capsule endoscope for colonoscopy in patients with inflammatory bowel disease with the support of a 4-year, $1.5 million NIH grant.

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Documentary celebrates 20 years of Ingram Scholarship Program

A new full-length documentary marking the 20th anniversary of the Ingram Scholarship Program at Vanderbilt University will be screened Oct. 11 in Sarratt Cinema.

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Curb Center exhibition features work by Vanderbilt art faculty

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy presents “On the Edges: Works from Vanderbilt Department of Art Faculty and Staff.”

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Music on the Mountain will benefit Dyer science camps

The Mables will perform a special concert under the stars at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory on Saturday, Sept. 27, to benefit scholarship students attending the Dyer Observatory summer science camps.

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Powwow dance performance highlights Constitution and Citizenship Day

Vanderbilt observed Constitution and Citizenship Day with an exhibition of pottery from the Catawba Indian Nation, a panel discussion on Indian sovereignty, and a powwow dance performance on Currey Field.

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Take Note

» Pint named to '20 Under 40' by American Society for Engineering Education

» BME doctoral student receives Department of Defense fellowship

» Dyer director to be honored by Friends of Radnor Lake

» Big Brothers Big Sisters lunch and learn Thursday

» Natchez Trace Parkway Association celebrates 80th birthday on campus

» Half-marathon and 5K to close streets near campus Sept. 27

» LGBTQI Life to host faculty-staff happy hour Sept. 29

» National Coming Out Week is Oct. 1-11

» CTTC forum on medical device regulation Oct. 15

» Warrant issued, suspect sought in attempted abduction on Vanderbilt campus

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HR News

» All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment

» Go for the Gold Impact: Danny McKissack, Grounds Maintenance

» Elder care fair is Oct. 3

» Wellcast: How workplace coaching can improve your performance

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Sept. 25 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Moms Lunch and Learn: School options in Metro Nashville Public Schools

Sept. 25 — 3 p.m.
Marcelo Gleiser: "Emergent Complexity in the Universe - An Information-Entropic Approach"

Sept. 26 — 11 a.m.
Introduction to editing Wikipedia

Sept. 26 — 11 a.m.
"The Wisdom of the Elders: Life Lessons from and for African American Seniors"

Sept. 27 — 2 p.m.
Vandy Rocks: A Concert for Camp Kesem

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