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  Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019  
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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup
Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal Oct. 15.
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Wente announces paid administrative closure day Dec. 23
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced that Monday, Dec. 23, will be an administrative closure day, extending the winter break for university staff. The administrative closure day is a one-time paid holiday for 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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Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining
Vanderbilt University released on Tuesday the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.
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Vanderbilt faculty and postdocs report few experiences with sexual harassment in survey, but concerns persist
Vanderbilt University has released the results of its first-ever sexual harassment survey of Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and postdoctoral fellows.
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Open Enrollment starts tomorrow
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 you don’t plan to make changes or waive coverage.
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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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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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Stevenson Library launches Gear2Go technology-lending service
Gear2Go, a new technology-lending service available to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff, is now available at the Stevenson Science and Engineering Library.
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VU engineers lead $1M NSF pilot to develop tech for workforce inclusion of people with autism
A Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor is leading an ambitious pilot project that will develop prototypes of new AI-based technology and tools to train, connect and support people with autism spectrum disorders in finding jobs and succeeding in the workforce.
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$2.3M NIH grant allows collaborators to focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care
A multiyear, collective effort among engineers, surgeons and scientists led by the School of Engineering’s Michael Miga has resulted in a $2.3 million four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy.
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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 are available at the Sarratt Box Office to those with a Vanderbilt ID.
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Humphrey Fellows volunteer in Nashville community
Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows volunteered at LP Pencil Box in September and the Nashville Zoo in October as part of the 2019-20 cohort’s monthly service initiative.
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Career Center hosts annual Law School and Graduate School Fair
The Vanderbilt Career Center hosted its annual Law School Fair and Graduate School Fair at the Student Life Center Oct. 10.
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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 with giveaways and opportunities to win prizes from Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Oct. 18–19.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Natalee Erb
Natalee Erb knows that Vanderbilt students undergo a great deal of personal growth outside of the classroom, and that their undergraduate experience begins to take shape soon after they arrive on campus.


Take Note

Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center to celebrate 35th anniversary during Reunion

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’ Oct. 18

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

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Sabena Conley Oct. 22

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

Healthier You: ‘Alleviate Stress Through Mindfulness’ Oct. 24

‘Muscle Stem Cell Under Stress’ Oct. 24

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session Oct. 28

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Managing Imposter Syndrome’ Oct. 28

Peabody College to host professional programs open house Oct. 29

Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’ Oct. 31

Health Plus sponsors pumpkin carving contest Oct. 31

Space 204: ‘Character Study’ opens Oct. 31


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Artist lecture featuring Nao Bustamante: ‘Body Vulnerable/Body Protected’
· OCT ·
  Free Homecoming block party featuring JoJo
· OCT ·
  Images of boxing and black masculinity focus of Goldberg Lecture
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt Opera Theatre to perform ‘The Ghosts of Gatsby,’ ‘Mansfield Park’ Oct. 17-20
· OCT ·
  National Pan-Hellenic Council House grand opening


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Vanderbilt in the News
Independent (U.K.): U.S. veterans condemn Trump for allowing ‘wholesale slaughter’ of allies in Syria
Michael A. Newton, professor of the practice of law and of political science, is quoted.
The Conversation: Presidential ‘debates’ aren’t debates at all—they’re joint press conferences
John Koch, senior lecturer of communication studies, writes about the utility of presidential debates.
Reuters: Factbox: Six things to watch at the Democratic debate in Ohio
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Social and Natural Sciences and professor of political science, is quoted.
Science: Giant reptiles once ruled Australia. Their loss sparked an ecological disaster
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences and of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Money: This is the best college in every state
Vanderbilt is named the best university in Tennessee.
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