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  Friday, Apr. 12, 2019  
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Chancellor Search Committee appointed to identify Vanderbilt University’s next leader
Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Committee for Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. The committee comprises current and emerita members of the Board of Trust and will lead efforts to search for and select a candidate for recommendation to the full Board of Trust.
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Former congressman, journalist explore complex processes of financial legislation in Chancellor’s lecture
The Chancellor’s Lecture Series partnered with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring Kaiser and Frank to campus. As part of the visit, the two met with students and faculty across different departments on Thursday.
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What’s On My Mind: The progress ahead of us
In this week’s column, Chancellor Zeppos reflects on change and progress ahead for Vanderbilt.
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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both
Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products.
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Vanderbilt community raises $9.4 million on Giving Day
More than 8,200 members of the Vanderbilt community, including alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends, came together on April 4 to raise over $9.4 million in support of the university’s mission to educate, discover and lead.
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Vanderbilt named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Vanderbilt University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students in 2018-19. Among research institutions, Vanderbilt ranked 17th for percentage of applicants who were awarded grants.
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Master’s student one of 12 selected nationally for 2019 Native American Congressional Internship Program
Tamee Livermont, a Vanderbilt master’s in public health student with a concentration in health policy, has been selected as a 2019 Native American Congressional Intern, the Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute has announced.
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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in April newsletter
This month’s issue features information about ongoing construction activity in the neighborhood and plans for the upcoming end-of-year events such as finals, Commencement and move-out.  
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Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.
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Zeppos hosts NFL executive, board secretary Adolpho A. Birch III for special campus visit April 23-24
National Football League executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust secretary Adolpho A. Birch III will visit campus for a suite of engaging lectures and activities April 23-24. The events are part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1
The Business of VU program is accepting applications for its third cohort in fall 2019. The program offers the Vanderbilt community an opportunity to learn about the business operations of the university and higher education as a whole.
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Employee Appreciation: ‘A Night of Music’ tomorrow
Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation presents “A Night of Music: Mozart’s Requiem” on Saturday, April 13, featuring the Vanderbilt Chorale, Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir and Vanderbilt University Orchestra.
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Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn
Travel back in time for an Elizabethan-style celebration of William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday on Library Lawn hosted by the Heard Libraries and Nashville Shakespeare Festival April 17.
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Get help with EdAssist tuition benefit tool April 18
A representative for the tuition benefit system EdAssist will be on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Baker Building, Suite 1000. The workshop will include a live demo and a Q&A.
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Volunteers needed for Commencement
Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2019 is May 8–10, and your help is needed to make the event a success. This year, volunteer registration will take place through InItLive, a cloud-based volunteer management system that allows you to sign up, manage shifts and communicate with key staff before, during and after Commencement.
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Special-needs siblings inspire a career in care: Alexandra Vierling, BS’19
It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago.


Take Note

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

April 8-29: Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminars

Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

Weight Watchers at Work open house April 17

‘Sloppy Bonnie,’ ‘Vanderbinge’ at Neely Auditorium April 17-18

Parenting Group hosts end-of-year lunch, planning session April 18

Babies and You: ‘Postpartum Care’ April 18

Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking Unfamiliar Vegetables from the CSA Box’ May 1

Vanderbilt to host on-site Global Entry enrollment event April 30-May 1

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Special Rites of Spring ticket pricing available for faculty and staff


Coming Up

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  Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy to explore chronic loneliness
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  ¡BLAIR! Conductors Symposium
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  ‘Molecular Cell’ editor to discuss scientific publishing
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  Webinar on engaging with federal government for early career researchers
· APR ·
  GetPreCiSe Workshop: Privacy in Genetics: Opportunities and Threats


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: How skin color still results in pay penalties at work
Vanderbilt research suggests that skin color continues to affect wages in the United States.
Business Insider: Trump is booting out anyone who tells him his immigration ideas are illegal. Experts are worried about what will happen next.
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: What Southern dynasties’ post-Civil War resurgence tell us about how wealth is really handed down
The research of William Collins, Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Professor of Economics, is mentioned.
Gizmodo: If Mars had water, where did it go?
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, is quoted.
Live Science: How bad can the NYC measles outbreak get?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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