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  Monday, Nov. 18, 2019  
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Open Mind: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community
Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university’s mission to life each day, she writes in her latest “Open Mind” column.
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Jiang named Vanderbilt’s 2019 Outstanding Senior
With a passion for science, business and education, Troy Jiang works to serve and empower others in a way that makes a lasting difference. Community members recognized Jiang’s impact throughout his time at Vanderbilt by naming him Outstanding Senior on Oct. 19.
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Revamped civil engineering curriculum ignites students’ passions
Members of the Class of 2020 will be the first civil engineering students to graduate under a revamped curriculum, designed to engage students early by combining hands-on projects with big-picture thinking. 
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Vanderbilt students manage $500K of $12M portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge
Vanderbilt University students in two business minor elective courses are getting hands-on experience in the investment world thanks to a unique program sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
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Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics
Vanderbilt Campus Dining has announced a new partnership with Athletics that will allow students, faculty and staff with a Campus Dining meal plan to use a meal swipe at men’s and women’s basketball games at Memorial Gym. The program launches Nov. 20.
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New VURC Subcommittee for International Research and Engagement formed
Faculty have been named to a new subcommittee formed by the Vanderbilt University Research Council to provide governance for the GlobalVU initiative.
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Robot prototype shows promise for microsurgery on eyes and aneurysms
A new continuum robot designed by Vanderbilt engineers achieves multiscale motion and may open up a new world of previously impossible complex microsurgeries.
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Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18–22
International Education Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will be observed at Vanderbilt Nov. 18-22 with a series of events on campus.
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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 Tuesday, Nov. 19, in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.
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vummiv WiFi outage Nov. 19-25 in preparation of Dec. 3 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 Tuesday, Nov. 19, through 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25. 
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Engineering + empathy lead VU students to help kids with special needs
Inspired to make a child’s life better through engineering and design, students from Vanderbilt, occupational therapists and professional engineers worked for three days to build inventions for children with special needs at the third annual TOM Makeathon.
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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: The Art of Healing
Cuban artist and Vanderbilt professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons wants to change the world through art.


Take Note

Chat with VU Master of Public Health representatives during virtual fair Nov. 20

Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony set for Nov. 20 at Scarritt Bennett

Philosophy professor to discuss research on political polarization Nov. 21

Heard Libraries survey responses due Dec. 1

Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture features Chantell Evans Dec. 3

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Tissue engineering expert to deliver Hall Lecture on lessons from use of biomaterials in surgery
· NOV ·
  Work-Life Workshop: ‘Identity-Based Burnout’
· NOV ·
  Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: Why telling people with diabetes to use Walmart insulin can be dangerous advice
Jeffrey Bennett, associate professor of communication studies and Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellow, writes about the dangers associated with using older, cheaper insulin alternatives.
Prevention: Potentially deadly superbugs are infecting nearly 3 million people every year
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: A look at transgender health care in Nashville
Vanderbilt’s Clinic for Transgender Health is highlighted. Julian Winocour, assistant professor of plastic surgery, is mentioned.
The Wall Street Journal: ‘It’s not the economy anymore, stupid’
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
Forbes: An improvement science approach to goal setting
Ed.D. student Elizabeth Kumbhari writes about ways to improve organizational goal setting.
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