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  Monday, Oct. 14, 2019  
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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature presidential historians Goodwin and Meacham
“Lessons of Presidential Leadership” will be the focus of a conversation between presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event Oct. 31.
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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.
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Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits is Oct. 17–31
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to update or choose the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if they don’t plan to make changes or waive coverage.
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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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Events today will recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
A Día de la Raza and Indigenous Peoples Day community reception will be held today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Sarratt Student Center, Room 335 (the Multicultural Lounge). In addition, an Indigenous Peoples Day celebration and reflection is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening in Buttrick Hall, Room 102.
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Images of boxing and black masculinity focus of Goldberg Lecture Oct. 17
Jordana Moore Saggese, associate professor of American art at the University of Maryland, will analyze 20th-century representations of black male boxers across visual culture when she delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.
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Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20
Social status, unrequited love, marriage and madness are central themes of two upcoming chamber operas presented by Vanderbilt Opera Theatre and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.
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Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session Oct. 28
The Corporate and Foundation Relations team helped faculty and staff secure $8.2 million in gifts and grants last fiscal year. You are invited to learn more about CFR’s services and the resources available to you on Monday, Oct. 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Central Library, Room 800BB.
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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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Vintage-inspired merchandise collection available during Vanderbilt Reunion Oct. 18–19
Vanderbilt will highlight the university’s College Vault merchandise collection during Reunion weekend, Oct. 18–19. College Vault is a vintage-inspired collection of fashion-forward apparel and non-apparel products that pays homage to the university’s historical trademarks and traditions.
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New faculty Lisa Thompson: ‘Love’ as an action word
Lisa Thompson firmly believes that when the needs of those who are most underrepresented in society are attended to, everyone flourishes. It’s an approach she brings to her new role at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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New faculty Lesley Turner: Public policy through an economics lens
One of the hottest policy discussions today centers on college affordability and the role government can play in making higher education accessible to more students. Associate Professor of Economics Lesley Turner blends a passion for public policy with the tools of economics in search of those answers.


Take Note

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

Master of public health information sessions Oct. 22, Nov. 6

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

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

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

Microsoft Office 365 changes to notification messages regarding quarantined emails in VUmailguard

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16
· OCT ·
  ‘The Role of Character in Medical Education’
· OCT ·
  Boomers, Elders and More speaker series
· OCT ·
  Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’
· OCT ·
  Babies and You: ‘Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Montgomery, Ala., elects Steven Reed, its first black mayor
Vanderbilt alumnus Steven Reed, who was elected the first African American mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, is highlighted.
Associated Press: Analysis: Impeachment fight tests Constitution’s limits
John Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Free or discounted care is available at some hospitals. But they don’t make it easy.
Sayeh Nikpay, assistant professor of health policy, is quoted.
Fox Business: Tom Coburn: Here’s why price transparency can revolutionize health care
Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management, law and health policy, is quoted.
Politifact: Trump lawyer claims lack of due process in House impeachment. Three reasons the law doesn’t back him up
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
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