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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Wente: Supporting our veterans, advancing our mission
    By embracing the knowledge and expertise of the veterans and service members at Vanderbilt, the university community expands its scope of diverse perspectives and lived experiences, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column ahead of Veterans Day next week. [ Read More ]
2.   Visit by acclaimed war journalist to mark Veterans Day at Vanderbilt
    Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War. [ Read More ]
3.   Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to VU
    U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. She’s continuing that mission of service at Vanderbilt School of Nursing as a Bass Military Scholar. [ Read More ]
4.   Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 21
    Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public. [ Read More ]
5.   David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Sunday
    The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week, our favorite #vandygram goes to @mrs_mclarke for sharing this beautiful shot of Kirkland Hall that she captured when she arrived on campus this week to begin her postdoctoral work. Congratulations! 🎉 [ Read More ]
7.   Steinem encourages collaboration, cross-generational dialogue for modern feminists during Vanderbilt talk
    Feminist activist and award-winning writer Gloria Steinem is hopeful about the future of feminism and its critical role in shaping society and policy around the world, she told a full house of Vanderbilt community members gathered at Central Library on Nov. 1. [ Read More ]
8.   Crawford Lecture and Dean’s Dinner mark first Patterson Fellowship events of 2019-20
    A lecture by human rights activist and author Supriya Vani on Oct. 30 and a Dean’s Dinner with an acclaimed theater and education professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erica Halverson, on Nov. 5 marked the first visits by Patterson Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year. [ Read More ]
9.   Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Vanderbilt spotlights the ‘extraordinary’
    The Vanderbilt community celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout October and into early November with events honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt community celebrates LGBTQI History Month
    Vanderbilt marked LGBTQI History Month in October with a series of events honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex narratives and history, and by engaging community members in meaningful reflection, programming and education. [ Read More ]
11.   Construction hours to change this weekend for West End Tower crane extension
    To complete the rest of the structural work for the planned 20-story West End Tower, the crane needs an extension. Construction hours will change this weekend, with work beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. If the work is not completed on Saturday, work on the crane will begin again at 7 a.m. on Sunday. [ Read More ]
12.   Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. [ Read More ]
13.   vummiv WiFi outage Nov. 13-16, 19-25 in preparation of network retirement
    Vanderbilt’s vummiv WiFi network will be retired on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 a.m. In preparation of the retirement, vummiv will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, and again from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. [ Read More ]
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