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  Monday, April 8, 2019  
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Barney Frank, Bob Kaiser to join Zeppos, Meacham for Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday
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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Giving Day 2019 a success
More than 7,800 members of the Vanderbilt community joined together to raise over $8.6 million in support of hundreds of areas of the university on Giving Day 2019.
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Data strategist Jesse Tow joins Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
James E. Page Jr., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has appointed Jesse Tow as data strategist for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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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 in partnership with the Faculty Senate on Friday, April 12, to discuss proposed uses of a 19th Avenue building acquired by the university.
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Islamic Center of Nashville president to explore intersection of Islam and Olympics April 11
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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Webinar on engaging with federal government for early career researchers
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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Turn in medications during Drug Take Back Day April 12
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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Employee Appreciation: ‘A Night of Music’ April 13
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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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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Vanderbilt students’ Zeno Power Systems featured at D.C. innovation, entrepreneurship showcase
Hosted by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the Association of American Universities, the event will spotlight 20 startups from across the nation that created products and services using federally funded, university-based research.
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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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Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud
Exciting service improvements are coming soon for Vanderbilt University Outlook/Exchange email users.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Dennis Spann
When the School of Nursing celebrated its $23.6 million building expansion in late January, the event capped nearly two years of continuous construction. Dennis Spann, administrative officer for VUSN facilities and space, was integral to all of it.


Take Note

Special Rites of Spring ticket pricing available for faculty and staff

April 8-29: Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminars

13th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association symposium is April 9

Alumnus to discuss e-commerce strategies April 9

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mental Illness, Mass Shooting, and the Politics of American Firearms’ April 10

Renée Ater to examine monument to nation’s slave past in April 11 Goldberg Lecture

Reading and conversation: Florence Dore with Nashville Musician Kevin Gordon April 11

Vanderbilt Owen LGBTQ+ undergraduate info session April 16

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

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

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

Wellcast: ‘Understanding Heart Disease in Women’

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

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


Coming Up

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  ‘From Cloning Insulin to Engineering for Cell Therapy’
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  REAL Speaker Series: Nicole Robinson,’Dismantling Social Inequities through the Lens of Intersectionality’
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  Caregiver Support Group: ‘How to Protect Your Family from Financial Exploitation’
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  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
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Ashe Scholar committed to serving others
Vanderbilt graduate student-athlete Khari Blasingame has been named this year’s Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Sports Scholar. Elizabeth Wright, director of academic support, football head coach Derek Mason and Blasingame are quoted. Former Athletics Director David Williams is mentioned.
USA Today: U.S. aid to Central America: What it does, why Trump cut it and why that may not end the migration crisis
Vanderbilt research is cited and Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project is mentioned.
Politico: Obamacare fight obscures America’s real health care crisis: money
Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, is quoted.
CBS: CBD: 6 key questions answered about the marijuana extract
Karen Hande, associate professor of nursing, is quoted.
Psychology Today: Which STEM graduate students become STEM leaders?
The latest results of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth distinguish STEM leaders from non-leaders. David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, and postdoctoral fellow Kira McCabe are mentioned.
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