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  Friday, Oct. 18, 2019  
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University administrators to host second staff listening session Monday
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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Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 31 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 on Thursday, Oct. 31.
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The Open Dore: Recruiting an intellectually curious group of students
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, Doug Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, offers an insider’s look at how Vanderbilt recruits an exceptional group of students each year.
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Olatunji appointed associate dean of academic affairs at Graduate School
Bunmi Olatunji, professor of psychology and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed associate dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
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Staff and faculty from across VU participate in four-day unconscious bias workshop
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted an intensive, four-day unconscious bias workshop for 16 faculty and staff members, equipping them to support others in fostering a culture of care, respect, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt.
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Graduate Leadership Institute launches fall programming with visit from VU alumnus and former Anaheim mayor
The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute launched its fall semester programming with a presentation by Tom Tait, JD’85, MBA’85, former mayor of Anaheim, California.
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VU Press’ Betsy Phillips to lead new Nashville-related book series
Vanderbilt University Press announces the launch of “Truths, Lies, and Histories of Nashville,” the press’s first local-interest book series.
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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in October newsletter
The West End Neighborhood is celebrating another milestone with the opening of the Zeta Tau Alpha and National Pan-Hellenic Council houses located along the new Kensington Promenade. The community is invited to attend a special grand opening ceremony for the NPHC house today, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.
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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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LGBTQI History Month continues with PRIDE Training Oct. 22
October marks LGBTQI History Month, recognized as a time of reflection, celebration and education nationally and at Vanderbilt. Join LGBTQI Life for an upcoming Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity educational training on Oct. 22.
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Outdoor warning sirens to be tested Oct. 24-25
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct tests of the Vanderbilt outdoor warning notification system on Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25. The tests will include an audible message followed by a steady tone, which might occur a few times each day.
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Follow these recommendations for cybersecurity while traveling
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month Vanderbilt University Information Technology will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on cybersecurity while traveling.
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Student-athlete: Kaylann Boyd
Kaylann Boyd, a senior forward on the Vanderbilt soccer team, has never been one to back down from a challenge.


Take Note

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

Rathmell, Hasty to address New York Academy of Sciences Oct. 22

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

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

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

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session 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

Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Limited Submission Opportunity: Children’s Theatre Foundation of America Founders Project Fulfillment Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  NROTC National Security Symposium
· OCT ·
  ‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’
· OCT ·
  National Pan-Hellenic Council House grand opening
· OCT ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Sabena Conley
· OCT ·
  Health Plus promotes breast cancer awareness at VU Benefits Open House


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Japan questions flooding defenses after severe weekend typhoon
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted about the adequacy of Japan’s defense infrastructures against extreme weather conditions.
Reuters: Breastfeeding gap widens between black and white U.S. babies
Melanie Lutenbacher, associate professor of nursing, is quoted about the widening gap in breastfeeding between black and white infants.
Associated Press: Where you die can affect your chance of being an organ donor
Seth Karp, H. William Scott Jr. Professor of Surgery, is quoted about an analysis of organ procurement processes in the U.S.
Forbes: FDA awards $4.1 million in funding for rare disease research
Jonathan Soslow, assistant professor of pediatrics, was awarded approximately $2.7 million for his research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Education Week: Principals, do you know what your teachers really think of you?
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted about differing viewpoints on teachers’ and principals’ ability to relate to one another.
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