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Make note of Wi-Fi instructions for VU guests

Sep. 30, 2019—Guests to Vanderbilt University now have two options for connecting to Wi-Fi: vuGuest and eduroam.

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Postdoctoral scholars celebrated during National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs sponsored a trio of events to celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week. The week was created by the National Postdoc Association in 2009 to recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to U.S. research and discovery.

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‘The Role of Character in Medical Education’ Oct. 14

Sep. 30, 2019—James Arthur, director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, will discuss "The Role of Character in Medical Education" beginning at noon Monday, Oct. 14, in Light Hall, Room 208, as part of the Flexner Dean's Lecture Series.

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‘Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship’ Oct. 18

Sep. 30, 2019—A panel discussion titled “Impact After VU: Alumni Leading the Way in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship” is planned for Friday, Oct. 18, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Wond’ry, Room 300.

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New faculty John Sides: Interpreting politics’ impact on daily life

Sep. 29, 2019—How ordinary people think about political issues and make political decisions—especially at the ballot box—stands at the center of Professor of Political Science John Sides’ scholarship.

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New faculty Anthony Reed: The poetics and politics of black literature

Sep. 29, 2019—Associate Professor of English Anthony Reed’s deep interest in the intersections between black literary forms and politics was sparked during the 1980s, when, as a child, he discovered hip-hop and rap music.

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New faculty Houra Merrikh: On a collision course with antibiotic resistance

Sep. 29, 2019—Professor of Biochemistry Houra Merrikh distinctly remembers the day the email showed up in her inbox. Sent from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, it was an invitation to present her research to someone named “Bill”—no last name included—in two days’ time.

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New faculty Mulubrhan Mogos: Delivering heart-healthy pregnancies

Sep. 29, 2019—Early in his career, as Assistant Professor of Nursing Mulubrhan Mogos cared for fragile babies in a neonatal ICU, he questioned whether the mother’s experience during pregnancy and delivery could provide clues to what went wrong, setting him on a path to study the long-term impact of cardiovascular disease on mothers and babies.

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New faculty Nancy Carrasco: From one side of the membrane to the other

Sep. 29, 2019—Nancy Carrasco, new chair of the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and originally from Mexico City, knows how enriching an experience living abroad can be.

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New faculty Elizabeth Biggs: Nurturing potential in students with disabilities

Sep. 29, 2019—Peabody College assistant professor Elizabeth Biggs’ introduction to the academic field that would become her passion started with a misunderstanding.

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New faculty Emily Lordi: At the intersection of black expressive culture

Sep. 29, 2019—Black feminist scholars. Bessie Smith. James Baldwin. Beyoncé. All have been the subject of Associate Professor of English Emily Lordi’s academic and public scholarly work.

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New faculty Diana Heney: ‘Ethics Backwards and Forwards’

Sep. 29, 2019—Assistant Professor of Philosophy Diana B. Heney studies the history of philosophy and how people have grappled for thousands of years with questions like, “What is it to be human?” and “What is it to be a good human?”

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New faculty Hallie Sue Cho: Beyond star ratings

Sep. 29, 2019—Assistant Professor of Operations Management Hallie Sue Cho brings a zest for discovery plus experience in product design, market research and business strategy to the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Host a dinner for international students and scholars through EAT! program

Sep. 27, 2019—International Student and Scholar Services invites you to participate in the Experience American Tastes (EAT!) program. The EAT! program provides international students and scholars a chance to enjoy American food and culture with a local family.

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Peabody College accepting applications for spring Master of Education programs

Sep. 27, 2019—Peabody College is now accepting applications for spring 2020 for a number of M.Ed. programs.

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