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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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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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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

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

Basketball pep band seeking student musicians

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  VPB Homecoming blood drive set for Oct. 14–16
· OCT ·
  ‘The Role of Character in Medical Education’
· OCT ·
  Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’


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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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