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  Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019  
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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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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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Experience Vanderbilt application open for freshmen and transfer students
Experience Vanderbilt provides students who qualify for need-based financial aid with up to $500 for extracurricular experiences or an event pass to purchase tickets for on-campus events. The freshman and transfer student application for the 2019-20 academic year closes Oct. 18.
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Vanderbilt Prison Project’s Awareness Week is underway
The Vanderbilt Prison Project is sponsoring three events during its Awareness Week Oct. 7-11.
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VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16
The Vanderbilt Programming Board is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive during Homecoming Week.
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NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18
The Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association will host its 11th annual National Security Symposium on Friday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.
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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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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

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

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

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Sabena Conley Oct. 22

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

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Space 204: ‘Character Study’ opens Oct. 31

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources


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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  ‘REDCap: Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
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  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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