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  Monday, Oct. 7, 2019  
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Open Mind: Trust and optimism go hand in hand
Trust is critical to our work together as a university community, and we can develop it by building connectedness across our different experiences, opinions and disciplines, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week’s column.
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TIPs pre-proposals for university funding due Nov. 4
The Office of the Provost is issuing the sixth annual call for proposals for Trans-Institutional Programs, an internal faculty funding program that is a key initiative of the Academic Strategic Plan.
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Sustainability efforts must address social inequalities first, environmental justice scholar says
Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University, described the economic and racial disparities inherent in environmental issues before a packed audience in Wyatt Rotunda Oct. 1.
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Faculty invited to submit Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant proposals
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant Program, which helps faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.
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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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New supplemental life insurance coverage options for 2020
Vanderbilt will continue to provide a basic life insurance policy at an amount equal to your annual salary (up to a maximum of $500,000). For 2020, you may purchase additional individual coverage up to eight times your base annual earning up to a maximum of $1 million.
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Expert panel to discuss past and present-day suffrage movements today
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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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 Mulubrhan Mogos: Delivering heart-healthy pregnancies
Early in his career, as Mulubrhan Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies.
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Find Your Impact: English major mixes silly with serious in musical tackling climate change
Junior Foster Swartz is pursuing his passions for writing and directing with “Global Warming: The Musical,” which will be performed Oct. 11 and 12 in Sarratt Cinema. 


Take Note

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

Kopstain to speak at Living Product Expo Oct. 8

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

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Oct. 10

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

VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16

Boomers, Elders and More speaker series Oct. 16

Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’ 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

Volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend

Project REAL seeking undergrads for paid and volunteer tutoring positions

View Mindful Break video from Health Plus


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Caregiver Support Group meets
· OCT ·
  ‘The Foreign Language Edge’
· OCT ·
  Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives
· OCT ·
  ‘REDCap: Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· OCT ·
  Drug Take Back Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: ‘A tipping point in fast fashion’: Forever 21’s bankruptcy signals the shifting priorities of young shoppers
Alexandra Sargent Capps, principal senior lecturer of theatre, is quoted.
Gizmodo: Would finding life on Mars really change anything?
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, is quoted.
Voice of America: Impeachment battle fuels sharp partisan divide
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville Public Education Foundation pays tribute to Vanderbilt’s David Williams during its 15th annual event
David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, was honored at the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s 15th annual Public Schools Hall of Fame event.
Nashville Business Journal: Scorecard: Vanderbilt offered a Midtown building for free a year ago. No one bit, so here’s what happened
Updates about Vanderbilt’s efforts to preserve interior architectural elements of the historic Manuel House and future plans for the property are highlighted.
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