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On first day as governor-elect, Bill Haslam comes to Vanderbilt

Just hours after his victory, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam and members of the Middle Tennessee Mayors’ Caucus, meeting at Vanderbilt, discussed regional transportation, economic development and education, among other issues.

Community Giving Campaign deadline is Nov. 4: United Way and VU’s EAP team up

Through its annual funding process, the United Way supports 132 programs within 62 agencies that provide food, shelter, clothing, transportation, financial assistance, crisis counseling and medical needs. That roughly computes to more than 55,000 people impacted by United Way.

The Vanderbilt community and Dismas House have helped ex-offenders with second chances

While hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers have come through Dismas House’s doors over the years, many college students have taken their involvement a step further by actually living at Dismas House.

Gordon pays visit to campus

Retiring U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon, who represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District and chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology, visited the Vanderbilt campus on Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Maker Movement advocate Mr. Jalopy to give free public lecture Nov. 8 at Curb Center

Mr. Jalopy is a Los Angeles-based advocate of the Maker Movement, a community of consumers who repair, rebuild, reuse and even reinvent mass-produced goods.

Vanderbilt improves grade on College Sustainability Report Card 2011

Vanderbilt University’s results improved in five of the nine sustainability categories and stayed consistent in the other four categories; overall grade was a B.

Stellar Nights program Nov. 16 to focus on ‘Mining the Milky Way’

The Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory is celebrating the anniversary of “The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Ten Years Observing the Universe” with a series of special Stellar Nights lectures this fall.

Transgender Day of Remembrance to be held Nov. 17

The event includes a student musical performance, a personal testimonial speaker, reading of names and stories, a candle lighting, and ways to get involved in the community and on campus to enact change.

Chunky Clay: Large Scale Ceramics on display Nov. 4 to Dec. 11

According to Vanderbilt ceramics professor Susan DeMay, curator of this exhibition, many of the pieces on display are from the three International Ceramics Symposiums, which were held in Memphis, Gatlinburg and Smithville.

Vanderbilt celebrates International Education Week with full slate of activities

International Education Week: Opening Dores to our Global Society is a week full of lectures, fairs, films and discussions.

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*  This Week

Nov. 4: “Motivation, Creativity, and (Not) Writing.” Paul Silvia

Nov. 5: “Buried Together: Slaves, Masters, and Kinship in American Memorial Space” – Mark Auslander

Nov. 8: “From Appalachia to Rome: Towards a Comparative Framework for the Study of Profiles of Collective Action Potential” –Mayer Zald

Nov. 10: David Kyuman Kim lecture – ”Democracy & Race”

Nov. 11: Howard L. Harrod Lecture by Mark D. Jordan – “Sacred Sociology: A Parable of Ethics and Ritual”

* Mark Your Calendars

Nov. 14: ”Enough: Preventing Genocide Then and Now” – John Prenderg

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Fall Back Sun. Nov. 7

Spencer named assistant vice chancellor for treasury

Nashville Predators ticket discounts

Support Children’s Hospital at Panera Bread grand opening during November

Child and Family Center Lunch and Learn: What is Hospice and How Can it Help?

New Health and Wellness Wellcast: Poison Control-What You Need to Know

Bruegger’s Bottomless Mug purchase benefits Children’s Miracle Network

Vandy Moms Lunch and Learn Nov. 11: Canning your own jams and jellies

Center for Teaching to host one-day workshop Nov. 12 about Service Learning for Sustainability

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Listen: Vanderbilt center seeks to inform policy debate

Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions has a strong community outreach component that seeks to help citizens understand contemporary public policy issues and debates. Political scientists John Geer and David Lewis are among the four co-directors of the center that is housed within the Department of Political Science.

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From the ‘Vanderbilt View’: Experts from the Vanderbilt community are making an impact in Washington

A growing number of Vanderbilt faculty are being called on by Washington to use their expertise honed in academia to help shape policy at the national level. Their testimony at congressional hearings helps lawmakers obtain information on proposed legislation, as well as conduct oversight of how taxpayer money is being used by government agencies or in the implementation of federal laws.

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