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  Monday, Sept. 30, 2019  
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COACHE faculty survey results in more than 70 action items in two years
Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges have implemented significant initiatives in the past two years to develop faculty, foster inclusion and create new resources for teaching and research.
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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday
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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Project Safe Center marks five years of education, advocacy and impact
The Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response marked its fifth anniversary earlier this month with a reception attended by students, faculty, staff and senior university leaders.
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E. Bronson Ingram College receives LEED Gold certification
Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it Vanderbilt University’s 21st LEED-certified new construction or renovation project since 2007.
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Faculty Senate to host Thursday 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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Postdoctoral scholars celebrated during National Postdoc Appreciation Week
Vanderbilt’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored a trio of events to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The week was created by the National Postdoc Association in 2009 to recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to U.S. research and discovery.
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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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‘Father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture tomorrow
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.
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month theme explores power of the ‘extraordinary’
Vanderbilt’s October celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month will focus on the theme “Extraordinary,” a celebration of the perspectives and moments that feel both ordinary and extraordinary.
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LGBTQI History Month begins Oct. 1
In recognition of LGBTQI History Month, the Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt, in collaboration with multiple campus and community partners, has developed a calendar of events.
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Political scientist Kira Sanbonmatsu to deliver talk on women in Congress Thursday
Political scientist Kira Sanbonmatsu will discuss “A Seat at the Table: Do Women in Congress Matter?” at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at the John Seigenthaler First Amendment Center.
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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Oct. 7
An Oct. 7 panel discussion will explore the connections between the women’s suffrage movement and current voting rights activism. The panel is free and open to the public and will take place from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College.
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‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’ Oct. 18
A panel discussion titled “Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship” is planned for Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wond’ry, Room 300.
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Watch: Vanderbilt by the numbers
Vanderbilt is a thriving academic and social community helping to develop the next generation of leaders, with education and research that is focused on collaboration and discovery.


Take Note

Volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend

Peabody College accepting applications for spring Master of Education programs

Make note of Wi-Fi instructions for VU guests

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

Caregiver Support Group meets Oct. 9

‘The Foreign Language Edge’ Oct. 10

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

‘The Role of Character in Medical Education’ Oct. 14

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

Host a dinner for international students and scholars through EAT! program

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study


Coming Up

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  Kids and social media topic of Parenting Group meeting
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  A Healthier You: ‘An Ergonomics Approach to Creating a Healthy Workplace’
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  Südhof to give Flexner Discovery Lecture
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  Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
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  Maker Faire at the Wond’ry celebrates inventive spirit


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Health officials: It’s time to give flu vaccine another shot
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Fall Guide 2019: Spine Tingling
Author events happening this fall at Vanderbilt are highlighted, including the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Nov. 21. An event at the downtown Nashville Public Library featuring Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, also is mentioned.
Bloomberg: ‘They don’t need us anymore’: Auto workers fear electric unrest
Joshua Murray, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
NPR: On a bridge called Rosetta’s voice
Alice Randall, writer-in-residence, writes about how Rosetta Tharpe’s music inspired her and helped her through trauma. The piece is part of a series called “Turning the Tables: 8 Women Who Invented American Popular Music.” Class members don’t read emailed settlement notices either, FTC says
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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