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  Friday, Oct. 11, 2019  
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Peabody Neighborhood project celebrates major milestone with “topping out” ceremony
Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Neighborhood project achieved a major milestone on Oct. 10 with the placement of the final steel structural beam in the new connector between the Home Economics and Mayborn buildings. The event included remarks from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development Camilla P. Benbow. 
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Wente and Macara named American Society for Cell Biology Fellows
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Ian Macara have been elected 2019 fellows of the American Society for Cell Biology.
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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality
The first of what could be two dozen sophisticated sensor arrays—called the MoveVU Digital Gateway—has started collecting mobility and air quality data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding.
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Women’s Center to host conversation with Gloria Steinem Nov. 1
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Chancellor’s Lecture Series, will host Gloria Steinem, an award-winning writer, feminist activist and co-founder of Ms. magazine, for a conversation on Nov. 1. Tickets for the event will be released on Oct. 15 at Sarratt Box Office, and are available to those with a Vanderbilt University ID.
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Five alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame for 2019
The 2019 Student Media Hall of Fame class includes an acclaimed musical composer, “New York Times” editorial writer, two Grantland Rice Scholars and an attorney who played a significant role at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Meet Vanderbilt authors at the Southern Festival of Books
Vanderbilt faculty, staff and alumni will be part of this weekend’s free Southern Festival of Books downtown at War Memorial Plaza and the Nashville Public Library.
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Hispanic Heritage Month events continue with keynote lecture today
Author and organizational leadership expert Bernardo Ferdman will present the Hispanic Heritage Month keynote lecture at 4 p.m. today in Alumni Hall, Room 202, with introductory remarks by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
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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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Campus organizations to host Halloween events in October
Campus organizations are gearing up for a host of fall- and Halloween-themed events. Everyone in the Vanderbilt community is invited unless otherwise noted, and most events welcome faculty and staff to bring their families.
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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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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville tomorrow
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow 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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Microsoft Office 365 changes to notification messages regarding quarantined emails in VUmailguard
Beginning Oct. 15, Microsoft Office 365 is updating the quarantined email notifications and alerts messages that users will receive.
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New faculty Houra Merrikh: On a collision course with antibiotic resistance
Professor of Biochemistry Houra Merrikh distinctly remembers the day the email showed up in her inbox. Sent from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it was an invitation to present her research to someone named “Bill”—no last name included—in two days’ time.
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New faculty John Sides: Interpreting politics’ impact on daily life
How ordinary people think about political issues and make political decisions—especially at the ballot box—stands at the center of Professor of Political Science John Sides’ scholarship.


Take Note

VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16

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

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

Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

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

Department of Medicine mini-research retreat set for Nov. 1

Basketball pep band seeking student musicians

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

New employee recognition strategy launched


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Drug Take Back Day
· OCT ·
  Third annual March for Black Women in STEM
· OCT ·
  ‘The Role of Character in Medical Education’
· OCT ·
  Boomers, Elders and More speaker series
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative Boot Camp


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: U.S. Supreme Court to review Kansas’ lack of insanity defense
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville’s first major innovation district proposed for dead Global Mall at the Crossings in Antioch
Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, is quoted.
CNN: Flu season is here and now is the time to get a flu shot 
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Education Week: How Warren’s year as a young teacher could factor in the 2020 campaign
Ryan Balch, senior lecturer of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Voice of America: Gaming out political impacts of impeachment probe
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History,  is quoted.
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