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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: Cooperative teamwork is the key to impact
    What distinguishes Vanderbilt is the value the university community places on collegiality and cooperative teamwork, appreciating what others bring to the table when working on common goals, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week’s “Open Mind” column. [ Read More ]
2.   West End Neighborhood transforms with new green spaces
    The Vanderbilt community can now enjoy new green spaces in the West End Neighborhood featuring pedestrian- and bike-friendly pathways as well as grassy areas ideal for studying, relaxing and hosting outdoor gatherings. [ Read More ]
3.   Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2
    George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original “Star Trek” television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. [ Read More ]
4.   Sixth annual Undergraduate Research Fair showcases immersion, draws record number of participants
    A record 200 undergraduate students shared their research projects through poster and slide presentations at the sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair held Sept. 19 in the Student Life Center. More than 580 faculty, students, staff and community members were in attendance. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    With football season in full swing, we love seeing fans come out to support our Commodores. This week, our favorite #vandygram  goes to @alvaromanbar for this great shot of @jamescrumlin cheering on the ‘Dores as they played LSU. [ Read More ]
6.   Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities
    Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field. [ Read More ]
7.   Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1
    Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt celebrates PARK(ing) Day
    Faculty, staff and students participated in PARK(ing) Day—an internationally recognized event that features parking spaces turned into “pocket parks”—on Sept. 20. This year’s park focused on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus. [ Read More ]
9.   Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 30
    The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2019 report will be available after Sept. 30. [ Read More ]
10.   National Pan-Hellenic Council House grand opening set for Oct. 18
    Vanderbilt will celebrate the grand opening of its new National Pan-Hellenic Council House on Friday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. [ Read More ]
11.   Listen: Heard Libraries’ cookbooks exhibit showcases historical connection of cooking and medicine
    The evolution of cookbooks over hundreds of years and their connections to medicine and health are the focus of a new cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Vanderbilt Central Library. [ Read More ]
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