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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

Participate in Open Enrollment to avoid receiving default benefits

There's just one week left! Open Enrollment for 2014 benefits ends Oct. 31, and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll or risk losing valuable credits and receiving default benefits.

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Vanderbilt’s greenhouse gas emissions down 19 percent since 2008

Overall greenhouse gas emissions from the campus and medical center have decreased from 2005 to 2012, even though Vanderbilt has seen significant growth in square footage, staff, students and research dollars.

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Goldfarb named to ‘Popular Mechanics’ top 10 innovators list

"Popular Mechanics" named Vanderbilt mechanical engineer Michael Goldfarb one of this year's “Ten Innovators Who Changed The World” for an exoskeleton he developed that helps people with paralysis to stand.

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Faculty Senate meeting minutes for September available online

Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate convened on Sept. 12 for its first regular meeting of the academic year. Minutes from the meeting are now available on the Faculty Senate website.

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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

» Vanderbilt center director meets with Japanese prime minister

» Medical Center Drive closed Oct. 26-27

» Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast: Digging where Jezebel lived

» Executive producer of TV’s ‘Royal Pains’ to give Flexner Dean’s Lecture

» Great Performances presents ‘Fahrenheit 451’ Nov. 1

» World on Wednesdays seeking presenters for spring semester

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HR News

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

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

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

» Wellcast: Stay healthy with tips to prevent infection

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Oct. 24 — 3:00 p.m.
‘Food Day’ and last Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market

Oct. 25 — 4:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace

Oct. 28 — 4:10 p.m.
Biological Sciences Department to host Dr. Bert Holldobler

Oct. 30 — 12:00 p.m.
LA Times Journalist Sam Quinones to speak

Nov. 02 — 7:30 a.m.
2nd Annual Memory Loss Awareness Event

Nov. 02 — 4:00 p.m.
A Taste of Bellevue

Nov. 04
Registration begins for CampVandy Holiday Camp

Nov. 04 — 5:30 p.m.
Dinner and Data: Quality Improvement and Implementation Research

Nov. 04 — 6:15 p.m.
Ann Patchett, local celebrity author at Blair

Nov. 04 — 8:00 p.m.
Blair Woodwind Quintet: Sparkle and Dash

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

Nov. 06 — 12:00 p.m.
World on Wednesday: International Perspectives on Education

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