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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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Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Oct. 17, 2019—Register for the upcoming 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters (TABS) Conference on Nov. 9, 2019. The conference is for adult siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability, siblings-in-law and professionals or other family members interested in sibling issues.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

Oct. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one faculty member in the Chemical Sciences for the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program. The Chemical Sciences include chemistry, biochemistry, materials chemistry, and chemical engineering. The program provides discretionary funding to faculty at an early stage in their careers who demonstrate leadership in research and education.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Children’s Theatre Foundation of America Founders Project Fulfillment Grant

Oct. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the The Founders Project Fulfillment Grant Program, which seeks applications that focus on dismantling racism. The Children’s Theatre Foundation of America will support a ground-breaking project by a not-for-profit theatre that comes to a culmination ready to be shared with the public through production, public display, or publication.

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Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’ Oct. 31

Oct. 16, 2019—Steve Baskauf will present "Ghost Trees and Urban Legends" on Thursday, Oct. 31, for Health Plus' Vandy Walks series.

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Health Plus sponsors pumpkin carving contest Oct. 31

Oct. 16, 2019—Join Health Plus for a pumpkin carving contest in celebration of the final week of this season's Vanderbilt Farmers Market. Carve or decorate a pumpkin with others in your department and bring it to the farmers market on Medical Center Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 31, for voting. 

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Healthier You: ‘Alleviate Stress Through Mindfulness’ Oct. 24

Oct. 16, 2019—Dr. Lilian Cheung from the Harvard School of Public Health will present "Alleviate Stress Through Mindfulness" on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Light Hall, Room 202.

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‘Muscle Stem Cell Under Stress’ Oct. 24

Oct. 16, 2019—The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology will present a special seminar on Thursday, Oct. 24.  Annarita Scaramozza, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California-San Francisco, will present “Muscle Stem Cell Under Stress” beginning at 12:15 p.m. in MRB III, Room 3131.

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$2.3M NIH grant allows collaborators to focus on advancing liver cancer surgical care

Oct. 16, 2019—A multiyear, collective effort among engineers, surgeons and scientists led by the School of Engineering's Michael Miga has resulted in a $2.3 million four-year grant awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to improve laparoscopic liver surgery and liver cancer ablation therapy.

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VU engineers lead $1M NSF pilot to develop tech for workforce inclusion of people with autism

Oct. 16, 2019—A Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor is leading an ambitious pilot project that will develop prototypes of new AI-based technology and tools to train, connect and support people with autism spectrum disorders in finding jobs and succeeding in the workforce.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support

Oct. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Project Support (APS) or the Rural Arts Project Support (RAPS) program. Proposed arts projects must involve one or more commission-recognized art forms, including: visual arts, craft, media, design, music, theater, dance, folk and ethnic, or literary arts.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant

Oct. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access (AA) Annual Grant program for the 2021 fiscal year.

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