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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

Reminder to enroll for 2014 benefits

Open Enrollment for 2014 benefits ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31 and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll. If you don’t enroll, you may lose valuable credits or pay for coverage you do not want.

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150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

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First-year student project creates better signs for navigating Stevenson Center

Every freshman feels a little lost navigating a new campus, but for those assigned to a class in Vanderbilt’s Stevenson Center, “lost” can take on a whole new meaning.

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New faculty: John Wilson uses synthetic vaccines to further the fight against diseases

Growing up close to nature in the small timber-and-fishing community of Gold Beach, Ore.—population 2,000—gave John Wilson an early interest in biology and biologically inspired design.

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New faculty: Lauren Parker Jackson examines the movement of protein molecules within cells

Lauren Parker Jackson learned the difficult and demanding art of X-ray crystallography in the Cambridge University lab where it was invented. She brings her expertise to Vanderbilt, where she will continue her research in protein trafficking.

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Watch Now
VUCast Extra: Blackberries, electricity and high school students

How do you get students excited about science? Try mixing blackberries and a lesson in nanotechnology with some eager Tennessee high school students in a Vanderbilt lab. Watch the results on VUCast Extra now.

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Take Note

» Flu vaccines continue at several locations

» Pulitzer Prize winner Bert Hölldobler to speak Oct. 28 on ant societies

» Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

» Graduate of Next Steps program receives 2013 Self-Advocate Award

» Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

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HR News

» Senior Leader Walk is Nov. 1

» Go for the Gold deadline is Oct. 31

» Occupational Health Clinic brings flu shots to you Oct. 25, 28

» New session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Nov. 13

» Promote your campus organization or department at Wellness Bash Oct. 30

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Oct. 28 — noon
Rep. Darrin Williams: "Law, Politics, and Business"

Oct. 31 — 5 p.m.
Trick or Treat on Greek Row

Nov. 02 — 7:30 a.m.
Memory Loss Awareness Event

Nov. 04 — 6:15 p.m.
Ann Patchett, to speak at Blair

Nov. 05 — 4:30 p.m.
Chancellor's Lecture - Tom Brokaw, Jon Meacham, Stephen and Andrew Schlesinger present "Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and the Fate of American Liberalism"

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