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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Letter from Chancellor Zeppos on work surrounding the protection of minors

The Oversight and Compliance Committee on the Protection of Children has finalized a policy addressing the protection of minors, reports Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a letter to the Vanderbilt community.

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Open Enrollment is happening now; benefits enrollment labs available

It’s time to enroll for your 2014 benefits. Open Enrollment started Oct. 16 and continues through Oct. 31.

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Brokaw, Meacham, historian’s sons discuss ‘Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and the Fate of American Liberalism’ Nov. 5

The correspondence of late presidential historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. will be the topic of a Nov. 5 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt University.

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VUCast: Startling brain-related study on critically ill patients

In the latest VUCast: ICU patients are leaving hospitals with a dementia-like disease; What’s the fate of the Republican Party?; Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham; and It's time to celebrate -- the Rate My Professor 2013 rankings are in. All this and more in Vanderbilt’s online newscast. Watch now.

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VSVS puts science in the hands of Metro Schools students

Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science supports science education in Metro Nashville Public Schools by bringing hands-on lessons to middle school students. This year, 540 Vanderbilt students are partnered with 110 classroom teachers in 10 schools.

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New faculty: Thomas Wang brings patient-oriented approach to cardiovascular research

Thomas Wang was born in Boston, raised in Boston and educated in Boston. But Vanderbilt's emphasis on personalized medicine in both research and clinical implementation lured him to Nashville.

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New faculty: Kristin Michelitch investigates political barriers to international development

Kristin Michelitch is on the vanguard of the movement that seeks to ensure that money spent on aid to developing countries achieves its intended goals.

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Take Note

» BME celebrates 45th anniversary as one of earliest U.S. biomedical engineering programs

» Annual Vanderbilt Health Care Conference to showcase innovative models transforming health care

» SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

» HOD’s Fraser next speaker for ‘Teaching, Writing, Learning’ Oct. 22

» Sarratt Art Studios offers weekend workshops and mini courses

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

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HR News

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

» ‘Food Day’ and last Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market Oct. 24

» LASIK discount for VU employees

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Oct. 17 — 7:00 p.m.
Nelly Toll Talk: Behind the Secret Window

Oct. 18 — 4:00 p.m.
Art Exhibit and Reception: "Marching in the Dreamscape"

Oct. 19 — 8:00 p.m.
Nashville Jazz Orchestra celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Oct. 21 — 4:10 p.m.
Acclaimed storyteller Tricia Rose Burt Performance

Oct. 22 — 5:00 p.m.
James Finkel: "The Challenge of Preventing Mass Genocides and Mass Atrocities"

Oct. 22 — 7:00 p.m.
Film: Sometimes in April

Oct. 22 — 8:00 p.m.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

Oct. 23 — 10:30 a.m.
President of Wikimedia NYC Richard Knipel: "Wikipedia Loves Libraries"

Oct. 23 — 12:00 p.m.
World on Wednesday: The Journey of Healing

Oct. 23 — 3:10 p.m.
Synthetic biology pioneer to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture

Oct. 23 — 4:30 p.m.
Expressions Through Art Writing and Dialogue: "Immigration Deliberations"

Oct. 23 — 7:00 p.m.
Studio VU Lecture Series: Experimental film maker Leighton Pierce

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