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  Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019  
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Barney Frank, Bob Kaiser to join Zeppos, Meacham tonight for lecture
The Chancellor’s Lecture Series is partnering with The Center for Effective Lawmaking to bring former congressman Barney Frank and journalist Bob Kaiser to campus for an in-depth discussion about the U.S. legislative process on Wednesday, April 10.
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Vanderbilt joins National Academies sexual harassment prevention collaborative as founding member
Vanderbilt University has joined with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the new Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.
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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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Faculty commons, digital commons focus of town hall to discuss future use of 19th Avenue building
Provost Susan R. Wente will host a town hall on Friday in partnership with the Faculty Senate to discuss proposed uses of a 19th Avenue building acquired by the university.
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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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Islamic Center of Nashville president to explore intersection of Islam and Olympics tomorrow
Vanderbilt alumnus and Islamic Center of Nashville President Rashed Fakhruddin will be the featured speaker at the next Sports and Society program on April 11 at the Islamic Center of Nashville.
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Turn in medications during Drug Take Back Day Friday
Join Vanderbilt’s Team HOPE and turn in any expired or unused over-the-counter or prescription medications on April 12 at the lawn near the Center for Student Wellbeing. The event is safe, free and no questions asked.
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Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy to explore chronic loneliness Friday
People who feel chronically lonely are often struck by the fact that no one seems to need them. In the next Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy, the University of Warwick’s Kimberley Brownlee will explore the tragedy of chronic loneliness, the moral urgency of our need for social connection, and the social human rights that this need grounds.
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Employee Appreciation: ‘A Night of Music’ Saturday
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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Webinar on engaging with federal government for early career researchers is April 15
An April 15 webinar designed for early career investigators will highlight opportunities at key agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Department of Defense. The event will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Baker Building, Room 800C.
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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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Vanderbilt to host on-site Global Entry enrollment event April 30-May 1
Vanderbilt Travel will host a Global Entry enrollment event with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on April 30 and May 1 and will conduct on-site interviews at Vanderbilt Finance, located in the Baker Building, Suite 900, for Vanderbilt employees and their immediate family members who travel internationally.
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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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From South Africa with Love: Bill-Kande Badi, BA’19
Bill-Kande Badi never imagined he’d pursue a career in film when he traveled more than 8,500 miles from his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa, to study at Vanderbilt. But then he signed up for Cinema and Media Arts courses and “fell in love with making movies.”


Take Note

Call for abstracts: Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Wellcast: ‘Understanding Heart Disease in Women’

April 8-29: Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminars

‘Molecular Cell’ editor to discuss scientific publishing April 15

Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

Save the Date: Lavender Celebration April 17

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

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

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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  Caregiver Support Group: ‘How to Protect Your Family from Financial Exploitation’
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  Renée Ater to examine monument to nation’s slave past in Goldberg Lecture
· APR ·
  Reading and conversation: Florence Dore with Nashville Musician Kevin Gordon
· APR ·
  ArtLab Exhibit: ‘Lights, Lasers and Lenses’
· APR ·
  Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries


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Vanderbilt in the News
Hechinger Report: Study finds that new principals can boost student achievement—with a little help
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Brian Kelley killed his baby daughter. Here’s why so many in Wilson County want him to get a second chance.
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted in a story about how mental illness affects judicial sentencing.
Washington Examiner: Trump shifts from personal diplomacy as he demands China trade deal before summit
Tizoc Chavez, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Digital distraction is a problem far beyond the classroom. But professors can still help.
Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: A trio of African American administrators taking on new roles in higher education
Alfred Degrafinreid II has been named associate vice chancellor for community relations for the Division of Government and Community Relations.
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