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  Wednesday, Oct. 23, 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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Faculty Senate to host Nov. 1 community conversation follow-up to Doris Kearns Goodwin CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham taking place the prior evening.
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2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14
Esther Duflo, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, will discuss “Good Economics for Hard Times” on Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of the Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture Series.
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VU community marks Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration, learning
Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.
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Retired Army Gen. David Petraeus helps celebrate alumnus’ military career at Alumni Hall ceremony
Maj. Gen. William “Bill” Busby Hickman, BS’83, MBA’92, was recognized for his 36 years of service in the U.S. Army at a ceremony held Oct. 17 in Alumni Hall and attended by former CIA Director and Ret. Gen. David Petraeus.
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Vanderbilt joins 18 other top universities in urging U.S. Supreme Court to continue DACA
Vanderbilt University and 18 other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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VU team to compete in live DARPA spectrum challenge championship
A team led by Vanderbilt research scientist Peter Volgyesi will compete in the live championship round of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge at the Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The first, second and third place winners will walk away with $2 million, $1 million, and $750,000 in prizes, respectively.
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Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award
Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 20 for the 2019 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor. The annual award recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.
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Changes to short-term disability coverage for 2020
Vanderbilt announces changes to short-term disability (STD) coverage for 2020.
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Benefits Open House is today; enrollment labs ongoing
Benefits Open Enrollment is underway now until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. If you need help enrolling or don’t have access to a computer, stop by the Benefits Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 23; attend an upcoming enrollment lab; or visit Human Resources on the 10th floor of the Baker Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday.
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Outdoor warning sirens tested Thursday and Friday
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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Impact of Open Access on Latin American research topic of Oct. 29 talk
Scholar Juan Pablo Alperin will discuss the impact of the Open Access movement on the research landscape of Latin American scholarship during a luncheon lecture and discussion Oct. 29.
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vummiv WiFi network outages Oct. 30-31 in preparation for retirement
In December 2019, Vanderbilt’s vummiv WiFi network will be retired. In preparation for the retirement, vummiv will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
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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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From Antarctica to The Ingram Commons
Dan Morgan, faculty head of Memorial House and principal senior lecturer of earth and environmental sciences, leads with optimism.


Take Note

VUIT spotlights diversity with new advisory board and training

Make note of road closure in West End Neighborhood

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Memorial service for Children’s Hospital’s Luke Gregory is Friday

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session Oct. 28

Peabody College to host professional programs open house Oct. 29

Health Plus sponsors pumpkin carving contest Oct. 31

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

¡BLAIR! Tribute to the People of Venezuela is Nov. 3

‘Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure’ Nov. 7

Life Phase Series: ‘Celebrating Native American Heritage’ Nov. 12

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Oracle Learning access for enrolled students

Security Notice: Sexual assault


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  Work-Life Workshop: ‘Managing Imposter Syndrome’
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  Trick-or-Treat with Greeks and Athletes


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Vanderbilt in the News
Independent (UK): ‘Everything is gone’: Japan left reeling from worst storm in decades
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted about structural and economic recovery efforts in Japan following Typhoon Hagibis.
Politico: How Trump’s immigration agenda collided with health care
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted about the ramifications of President Trump’s use of health care policies to carry out his immigration agenda.
Bloomberg: Solidarity, y’all: How socialists are targeting Trump country
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, is quoted about the history and advancement of socialism in America.
NPR: Get your flu shot now, doctors advise, especially if you’re pregnant
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, was interviewed about recommendations for getting the flu vaccine.
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