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  Friday, Sept. 27, 2019  
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Faculty named to Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for spring 2020
Tony Capra, Lisa Fazio and Renã A.S. Robinson have been selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for the spring 2020 semester.
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Ninth cohort of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy commences
VLA is a nine-month learning experience that brings together a diverse group of university leaders from both the academic and administrative areas to increase their knowledge in leading at Vanderbilt as well as their passion for furthering the institution’s values and mission.
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The Open Dore: Fostering a culture of inclusion at Vanderbilt
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, William H. Robinson, interim vice provost for strategic initiatives, reminds us to keep moving forward towards Vanderbilt’s mission of making all members of our community feel included.
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Vanderbilt psychology professor who created Rotation Diet has died
Martin Katahn, a retired psychology professor and best-selling author who wrote “The Rotation Diet” and other books promoting healthy weight loss and lifestyle, has died after an extended illness.
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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.
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Faculty Senate to host Oct. 3 community conversation follow-up to George Takei CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with George Takei taking place the prior evening.
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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.
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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.
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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit
Vanderbilt will host the seventh annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness—Oct. 5 at the Wond’ry.
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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.
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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28, at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature a cap and T-shirt combo for $13.99.


Take Note

Kids and social media topic of Parenting Group meeting Oct. 3

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

‘A Photographic Journey into the Lives of Women Experiencing Homelessness’ Oct. 4

Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 8

Caregiver Support Group meets Oct. 9

Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives discussed Oct. 10

Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 11

Third annual March for Black Women in STEM is Oct. 12

Boomers, Elders and More speaker series Oct. 16

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Save the date: Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is Nov. 18

Make note of upcoming road, accessible pathway closures in Peabody Neighborhood

Volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend

New employee recognition strategy launched


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt Woman’s Club to host events for newcomers Sept. 28, Oct. 19
· OCT ·
  Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture
· OCT ·
  Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo
· OCT ·
  A Healthier You: ‘An Ergonomics Approach to Creating a Healthy Workplace’
· OCT ·
  Südhof to give Flexner Discovery Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Heidi Nieland Hall, former ‘Tennessean’ religion and education editor, dies at 49
Heidi Hall, a veteran journalist and communications leader who most recently served as a public affairs officer in Vanderbilt’s Division of Communications, died Wednesday from metastatic colorectal cancer.
ABC News: Trump impeachment hearing: Here’s how the process works
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
MSNBC: System of checks and balances showing signs of life
Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in the American Presidency and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, discussed the impeachment inquiry of President Trump.
Health: Why isn’t there a Hepatitis C vaccine—and when can you expect one?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
College Magazine: Top 10 colleges for women’s studies
Vanderbilt is ranked No. 8.
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