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  Monday, April 1, 2019  
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The Rev. Christopher Donald to lead Office of Religious Life
Following a national search, Vanderbilt has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.
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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 April 10.
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U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak tomorrow
U.S. Olympic Committee General Counsel Chris McCleary is the featured speaker at the next program in the yearlong Sports and Society Initiative series. His talk is set for April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McGugin Center.
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International Immersion Showcase and lunch set for Thursday
Internships in Jordan or Switzerland? Research in Chile? Hear from students who maximized their study abroad with internships or research on Thursday, April 4, at Sarratt Student Center.
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Vanderbilt Giving Day is Thursday
Vanderbilt’s fourth annual Giving Day is scheduled for April 4 and offers the entire Vanderbilt community a chance to join together to “give for the gold” and make the university stronger.
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VUIT to implement new wireless options in May
VUIT will begin implementing additional wireless options, including enhanced guest access and streamlined onboarding, in May.
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Meal swipe donation program will allow students to donate unused meals
Starting this fall, students will be able to donate their unused meals to other Vanderbilt students who need them.
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Emily Mathewson: Lacrosse attacker and community volunteer
Student-athlete Emily Mathewson rallies her teammates on the field, and rallied them to support a young patient with cancer at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.


Take Note

Events scheduled for National Public Health Week April 1-5

Equal Pay Day events April 4

Enabling Innovation Initiative: ‘Perspectives on Launching a Company from Academia’ April 5

‘Amplifying Your Message to Advance Organizational Goals’ April 5

13th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association symposium is April 9

Save the Date: Lavender Celebration April 17


Coming Up

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  Edible Books Festival
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  NEH chair and Vanderbilt alumnus to deliver Howard Lecture
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  Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein to discuss her book, ‘Janesville: An American Story’
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  Manuscript historian Kathryn Rudy to deliver Goldberg Lecture
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  Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Atlantic: The cult of homework
Barbara Stengel, professor of the practice of education, is quoted about the history behind current homework trends.
The Guardian: ‘Stakes are serious’: How a New York county is tackling the longest measles outbreak in decades
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Hospital pharmacists face dozens of drug shortages yearly
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Popular Science: Earth’s most invasive species is a frog-killing fungus
Louise Rollins-Smith, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: REAL symposium explores art’s impact at the community level
Elizabeth Meadows, assistant director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, is quoted.
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