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  Friday, April 5, 2019  
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Chancellor reflects on tenure, focuses on the future at Spring Faculty Assembly
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos emphasized the vital importance of faculty leadership to guide the future direction of Vanderbilt when he delivered his 24th and final faculty assembly address on April 4.
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Stackhouse named men’s basketball head coach
Following an extensive national search, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director Malcolm Turner today announced Jerry Stackhouse as Vanderbilt University’s men’s basketball head coach.
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Seven academic leaders honored at Spring Faculty Assembly
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented prestigious university awards to seven faculty members honored for their contributions and commitment to the university at the Spring Faculty Assembly.
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Barney Frank, Bob Kaiser to join Zeppos, Meacham for April 10 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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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 to discuss proposed uses of a 19th Avenue building acquired by the university.
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Town hall discusses capital planning for academic buildings in A&S historic core and for sciences, engineering
A recent town hall meeting brought together senior university leaders and several hundred Vanderbilt community members to discuss the findings of two capital improvement studies.
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Duddu awarded NSF CAREER grant to better understand Antarctic ice sheet fracture
Ravindra Duddu has been awarded a $555,000 NSF CAREER grant to analyze Antarctic ice sheet fracture, improve models for ice mass loss and reduce uncertainty in long-term projections of average sea level rise.
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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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Graduate student condenses energy research to take top prize at Three Minute Thesis competition
For the seventh straight year, Vanderbilt graduate students competed March 29 to summarize years of research and discovery into a clear three-minute presentation as part of the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
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Vanderbilt Libraries feature sweet literary puns at second annual Edible Books Festival
Book lovers and baking enthusiasts alike gathered on Monday for the second annual Edible Books Festival hosted by the Vanderbilt Libraries.
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VU Theatre production explores current immigration crisis with ‘The Suppliants’
VU Theatre has adapted a fifth-century Greek tragedy by Aeschylus to spotlight the contemporary global immigration crisis in an April 4-7 production at Neely Auditorium.
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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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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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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

Filming Mobile Workshop hosted by VIDL April 5

‘Amplifying Your Message to Advance Organizational Goals’ April 5

April 8-29: Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminars

13th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association symposium is April 9

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

Save the Date: Lavender Celebration April 17

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

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

Last day: Get discount on Sounds baseball tickets for Vanderbilt Night on April 8

Special Rites of Spring ticket pricing available for faculty and staff

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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  ‘Perspectives on Launching a Company from Academia’
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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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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt University chancellor to resign in August
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
Salon: Scientists just revealed that they found hundreds of stars that may have orbiting Earth-like planets
A team of astronomers from Cornell, Lehigh and Vanderbilt universities have identified a detailed catalog of potentially habitable planets.
International Business Times: Taxing the rich: Here’s which candidate’s plan makes the most sense
Beverly Moran, professor of law, writes about proposed tax reforms.
Scientific American: Shocking secrets of the electric eel
Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, writes about how electric eels use electricity.
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