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

Oct. 19, 2019—Join The Blair School of Music on Sunday, Nov. 3, for an afternoon of Venezuelan art—including chamber music, a photography exhibit and the Vanderbilt Wind Symphony conducted by Thomas Verrier and featuring Manuel Rangel, maracas, and visiting composer Ricardo Lorenz. The event will be from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Blair School, 2400 Blakemore Ave.

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Trick-or-Treat with Greeks and Athletes Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019—The Vanderbilt Greek community and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee invite the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities to this safe trick-or-treat option on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Student Life Center ballrooms.

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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, K.C. Potter, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center mourns loss of Children’s Hospital leader

Oct. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is mourning the loss of Luke Gregory, chief executive officer for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and senior vice president for business development. Gregory died Friday, Oct. 18, after a courageous battle with lymphoma.

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Rathmell, Hasty to address New York Academy of Sciences Oct. 22

Oct. 18, 2019—Jeffrey Rathmell, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, will be a keynote speaker at the “Targeting Immunometabolism in Autoimmune Diseases and Inflammation” conference at The New York Academy of Sciences in New York City Oct. 22.

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National Academies committee including Vanderbilt astrophysicist publishes review of latest NASA Science Plan

Oct. 18, 2019—An astrophysicist at Vanderbilt is part of the committee behind a review of NASA’s updated Science Plan, a five-year strategic roadmap for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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Outdoor warning sirens tested Oct. 24-25

Oct. 18, 2019—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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Staff and faculty from across VU participate in four-day unconscious bias workshop

Oct. 18, 2019—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence hosted an intensive, four-day unconscious bias workshop for 16 faculty and staff members, equipping them to support others in fostering a culture of care, respect, inclusion and belonging at Vanderbilt.

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VU Press’ Betsy Phillips to lead new Nashville-related book series

Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Press announces the launch of "Truths, Lies, and Histories of Nashville," the press’s first local-interest book series.

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Graduate Leadership Institute launches fall programming with visit from VU alumnus and former Anaheim mayor

Oct. 18, 2019—The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute launched its fall semester programming with a presentation by Tom Tait, JD’85, MBA’85, former mayor of Anaheim, California. Tait explored themes of authentic leadership and leading with kindness during his Oct. 7 talk.

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Vanderbilt earns $19M in federal funding for special education training and research

Oct. 18, 2019—Researchers at Vanderbilt Peabody College received multiple grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health.

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Olatunji appointed associate dean of academic affairs at Graduate School

Oct. 18, 2019—Bunmi Olatunji, professor of psychology and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been appointed dean of academic affairs at the Graduate School, effective Jan. 1, 2020. He succeeds Richard Hoover, who is stepping down after 18 years in the role and will retire from Vanderbilt on Dec. 31.

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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in October newsletter

Oct. 18, 2019—The West End Neighborhood is celebrating another milestone with the opening of the Zeta Tau Alpha and National Pan-Hellenic Council houses located on the new Kensington Promenade. The community is invited to attend a special grand opening ceremony for the NPHC house today, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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The Open Dore: Recruiting an intellectually curious group of students

Oct. 18, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Doug Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, offers an insider’s look at how Vanderbilt recruits an exceptional group of students each year.

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Student-athlete: Kaylann Boyd

Oct. 18, 2019—Kaylann Boyd, a senior forward on the Vanderbilt soccer team, has never been one to back down from a challenge.

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