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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   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.   [ Read More ]
2.   Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt
    Former Vice President Al Gore will return to Vanderbilt University Nov. 20 for a global conversation on the climate crisis and its solutions. The presentation—part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs—will be in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series. [ Read More ]
3.   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. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class
    The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars. [ Read More ]
5.   Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt
    Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt and Posse Foundation mark 30 years of partnership with Reunion gathering
    Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989. [ Read More ]
7.   Story Photo From our Social ‘Dores
    Over the last two weeks our Social ‘Dores celebrated Homecoming festivities, prepared for Fall Break, enjoyed Puppies and Pumpkins, and more! Take a look at some of their highlights. [ Read More ]
8.   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. [ Read More ]
9.   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. [ Read More ]
10.   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. [ Read More ]
11.   ‘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. [ Read More ]
12.   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. [ Read More ]
13.   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. [ Read More ]
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