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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: 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. [ Read More ]
2.   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.  [ Read More ]
3.   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. [ Read More ]
4.   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. [ Read More ]
5.   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.  [ Read More ]
6.   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 today and tomorrow in Sarratt Cinema.  [ Read More ]
7.   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 air quality and mobility data on Vanderbilt's campus as part of a large-scale, $9 million project backed by federal, state and university funding. [ Read More ]
8.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram
    Let’s be honest, we don’t really need to explain why we picked this photo from @jtuccphotos as our favorite #vandygram. 😍 [ Read More ]
9.   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. [ Read More ]
10.   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. [ Read More ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
12.   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. [ Read More ]
13.   Basketball pep band seeking student musicians
    Be an integral part of the action this season as a member of the basketball pep band. Get paid for game performances and travel to tournaments. Membership is open to all Vanderbilt students. [ Read More ]
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