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Drug Take Back Day is Oct. 11

Sep. 27, 2019—Drug Take Back Day is an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to turn over any expired or unused over-the-counter or prescription medications for disposal. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the Center for Student Wellbeing Lawn, 1211 Stevenson Center Lane.

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Maker Faire at the Wond’ry Oct. 5 celebrates inventive spirit

Sep. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the seventh annual Nashville Mini Maker Faire—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness— Oct. 5 at the Wond’ry.

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Nursing professor named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year

Sep. 25, 2019—Susie Adams, longtime director of the School of Nursing’s psychiatric program and currently VUSN’s Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health, has been named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

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‘we continue to sustain ourselves: a Space 204 performance’

Sep. 23, 2019—"We continue to sustain ourselves," an evening-long work of two contrabass clarinets, viola, percussion and interactive media, will be performed from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Space 204 at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center.

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Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo is Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—The Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Light Hall North Lobby. Visit the expo to learn about breast cancer prevention, screenings and more.

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A Healthier You: ‘An Ergonomics Approach to Creating a Healthy Workplace’ Oct. 3

Sep. 19, 2019—"A Healthier You" is a monthly educational series offered the first Thursday of every month to provide information on a variety of topics including nutrition, physical activity and the psychosocial components of health and well-being.

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Flulapalooza set for Sept. 25

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host its ninth annual mass influenza vaccination event on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Flulapalooza 2019 will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a tent between Light Hall and the Veterans Administration Hospital. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get a free flu shot during the event.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Creating Opportunity and Independence Grants

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation for the Creating Opportunity and Independence program. The goal of the program is to enhance the quality of life for individuals living with spinal cord injury and their families.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Takeda Innovators in Science Award-Rare Diseases

Sep. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one early career scientist and one senior scientist in the field of rare diseases for the 2020 Innovators in Science Award, sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences. This year’s award competition is focused on the therapeutic area of rare diseases.

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Danny Glover, David Cole and Bruce Raynor to discuss political activism and advocacy at VLS Oct. 10

Sep. 19, 2019—Actor and activist Danny Glover, ACLU National Legal Director David Cole and labor leader Bruce Raynor will discuss social justice advocacy at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 10. at 6 p.m. Tickets will be available to the Vanderbilt community Sept. 25.

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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients

Sep. 18, 2019—An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with events in September, October

Sep. 18, 2019—Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, celebrates the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

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