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  Friday, Nov. 1, 2019  
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Look to past presidents for easing current political divide, say Goodwin and Meacham at Chancellor’s Lecture
A leadership trait shared by many of America’s most admired presidents has been their courage to expand, challenge and even walk away from their base of supporters when necessary to uphold the nation’s founding principles. That was among several “Lessons of Presidential Leadership” discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Thursday afternoon.  
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Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee announced
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have appointed an advisory committee comprised of faculty and students to provide input on the development of plans, concepts and scenarios for Vanderbilt’s Central Neighborhood. In addition, Wente and Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning.
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Tipper Gore to speak at Peabody Library 100th anniversary celebration
Peabody College alumna Tipper Gore will speak at the Peabody Library on Friday, Nov. 8, when she takes part in its centennial celebration.
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Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Vanderbilt will host a satellite meeting of the first Public Summit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The campus event is set for Nov. 19 in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.
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Fuchs, professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology, dies
Howard Fuchs, a professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Immunology, died unexpectedly Oct. 28. He is being remembered as an outstanding clinician, an astute teacher and a friend and supporter of many.
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Vanderbilt team wins $1M in DARPA spectrum challenge finale
Vanderbilt’s MarmotE team placed second and won $1 million in the 2019 DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge.
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Deadline for Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship applications is today
The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 1. Academic Pathways is a research/mentorship program designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions, with the ultimate goal of diversifying the Vanderbilt faculty.
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TIPs pre-proposals for university funding due Monday
The Office of the Provost is issuing the sixth annual call for proposals for Trans-Institutional Programs, an internal faculty funding program that is a key initiative of the Academic Strategic Plan.
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Art-themed, 36-hour hackathon will draw hundreds of students to Vanderbilt Nov. 1-3
VandyHacks VI will engage more than 550 students from Vanderbilt and schools in the South and Midwest for a 36-hour, art-themed invention marathon beginning Friday evening on Nov. 1 and ending on Sunday, Nov. 3.
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‘An Evening with Governors Bredesen and Haslam’ set for Nov. 5
Former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam will discuss “Bipartisanship in the Modern Era” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Vanderbilt University.
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Facilities department to host West End Neighborhood town hall Nov. 7
The Vanderbilt Facilities department will host a town hall discussing the West End Neighborhood project on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.
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Annual Commons Unplugged week Nov. 3-9 celebrates sustainability
The sixth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 9, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. All events are free and open to the Vanderbilt community.
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Register for Center for Teaching’s ‘Learning at Play’ symposium Nov. 8
“Learning at Play,” a one-day symposium on games for learning and social change, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, at Vanderbilt’s Curb Center. Mark Sample, associate professor and chair of digital studies at Davidson College, will give the keynote talk.
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Project to replace Learning Exchange with Oracle Learning nears completion
The implementation of the new Oracle Learning module that began in March 2019 is nearing completion, and all staff, faculty and students will be able to access their training within Oracle Learning at the end of October.


Take Note

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 6

‘Building a Neuron with Motors and Microtubules’ Nov. 7

Vandy Cooks: ‘Rava Idli and Sambhar’ Nov. 10

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Nov. 11 to discuss caring for urban homeless populations

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

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Reginald Cannady Nov. 12

2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

‘Unlocking the Promise of Medicine through Academic and Biotech/Pharma Innovation’ Nov. 15

‘All Hallows: Witches, Magic and Things That Go Bump’ exhibit opens

Comic strips from VU community sought for upcoming Eskind Library exhibit

Work/Life Connections offers resources for grief and loss


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  ¡BLAIR! Tribute to the People of Venezuela
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  Master of public health information session
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  Graduate programs in economics to host information session
· NOV ·
  ‘Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure’
· NOV ·
  REDCap: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Former Vice President Gore to speak during climate event
Former Vice President Al Gore will speak at Vanderbilt Nov. 20 as part of the worldwide climate crisis event “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.”
The New York Times: Fiber and yogurt tied to lower lung cancer risk
Xiao-Ou Shu, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is quoted.
Voice of America: Trump’s foreign policy process stirs controversy in Washington
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law and professor of the practice of political science, is quoted.
CBS News: Emerging cardio-oncology field fights heart disease in breast cancer patients
Javid Moslehi, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How sharing data could help bring Nashville residents out of poverty
Doug Perkins, professor of human and organizational development, is quoted.
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