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  Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019  
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University administrators to host second staff listening session Oct. 21
The second stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kissam Center, Room C210. These sessions are designed to provide opportunities for staff to discuss their experiences on campus, the culture of working at Vanderbilt, and ways to create a more equitable and inclusive environment at the university.
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University Courses proposals due Nov. 22
The Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, the new home of the University Courses program, invites applications from faculty members for innovative, interdisciplinary, team-taught courses that engage students in deep learning. Proposals are due Friday, Nov. 22.
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Facilities department launches new website, social media channels
The university’s Facilities department has launched a new website to help make its services and departments more accessible to the Vanderbilt community. The department also has created Instagram and Twitter accounts that will feature information about project updates, road closures, power outages and more. 
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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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Hispanic Heritage Month events continue with keynote lecture Friday
Author and organizational leadership expert Bernardo Ferdman will present the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote lecture on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 216/220, with introductory remarks by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
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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 this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature pink items for breast cancer awareness.
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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 Nancy Carrasco: From one side of the membrane to the other
Nancy Carrasco, new chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and originally from Mexico City, knows how enriching an experience living abroad can be.
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New faculty Anthony Reed: The poetics and politics of black literature
Associate Professor of English Anthony Reed’s deep interest in the intersections between black literary forms and politics was sparked during the 1980s, when, as a child, he discovered hip-hop and rap music.


Take Note

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

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

Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’ Oct. 16

Boomers, Elders and More speaker series Oct. 16

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

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

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Sabena Conley Oct. 22

Vanderbilt to host national College Inclusion Summit Oct. 23-25

Health Plus promotes breast cancer awareness at VU Benefits Open House Oct. 23

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Space 204: ‘Character Study’ opens Oct. 31

There’s still time to Go for the Gold; earn up to $240 wellness credit


Coming Up

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  ‘What Could Go Wrong? Seven Data Ethics Fables’
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  ‘The Foreign Language Edge’
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  Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives discussed
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  ‘REDCap: Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· OCT ·
  Drug Take Back Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: GOP unlikely to reprise role it played in Nixon’s 1974 exit
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Conversation: The Supreme Court and refugees at the southern border: 5 questions answered
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, writes about the legal obstacles migrants face when applying for asylum in the U.S.
Los Angeles Times: Opinion: Past cases have labeled LGBTQ people as deviants. Will the Supreme Court move beyond that now?
Jessica Clarke, professor of law, writes about Supreme Court cases involving discrimination against LGBTQ workers.
Business Insider: Forever 21’s downfall happened when it failed to win over Gen Z, experts say
Alexandra Sargent Capps, principal senior lecturer of theatre, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: Money over merit? New study says gifted programs favor students from wealthier families
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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