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  Friday, Oct. 4, 2019  
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Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action
During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.
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Wente launches new University Arts Council
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new University Arts Council to advocate for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.
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Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community
Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville. 
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Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception
The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.
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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults
The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.
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Staff: Enter to win skybox tickets for Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky Nov. 16
University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game from the skybox at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
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Listen: VU Theatre production inspired by Vanderbilt women bowlers
“Bowling for Beginners,” a new play based partly on experiences of the Vanderbilt women’s bowling team—which has won two national titles—opens Friday at Neely Auditorium.
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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry tomorrow 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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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements Monday
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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Vanderbilt to host national College Inclusion Summit Oct. 23-25
Vanderbilt will host the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference at the Student Life Center will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college students with autism and other learning differences.
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Are you the Greenest Commodore on Campus?
Waste Management has teamed up with FutureVU Sustainability to challenge Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to show how they are being sustainable on campus.
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Follow these recommendations from VUIT for protecting your data
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month VUIT will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online.
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New faculty Emily Lordi: At the intersection of black expressive culture
Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Associate Professor of English Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.
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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities
Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.


Take Note

Volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend

Peabody College accepting applications for spring Master of Education programs

Vanderbilt Prison Project’s Awareness Week is Oct. 7-11

‘What Could Go Wrong? Seven Data Ethics Fables’ Oct. 9

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Oct. 10

VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16

Boomers, Elders and More speaker series Oct. 16

Babies and You: ‘Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself’ Oct. 17

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’ Oct. 18

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program


Coming Up

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  Caregiver Support Group meets
· OCT ·
  Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives
· OCT ·
  ‘The Foreign Language Edge’
· OCT ·
  Drug Take Back Day
· OCT ·
  Third annual March for Black Women in STEM


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Vanderbilt in the News
San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Hunker-down mode’: Juul’s difficult path forward
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Popular Science: Collecting more diverse DNA samples could exploit the very people scientists want to help
Ph.D. student Krystal Tsosie is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Vanderbilt’s ‘Symbols and Archetypes’ leads the season’s must-see art shows
The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery’s current exhibition, Symbols and Archetypes: Two Millennia of Recurring Visions in Art, is highlighted.
The Detroit News: Michigan schools amp up college prep, ‘mixed-ability’ classrooms in name of student ‘equity’
David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
USA Today: Family outraged after a Universal character made ‘OK’ symbol on 6-year-old’s shoulder
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, is quoted.
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