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  Monday, April 1, 2019  
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Spring Faculty Assembly is Thursday
All faculty are encouraged to attend the annual Spring Faculty Assembly, scheduled for Thursday, April 4, at 4:10 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom.
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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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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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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for Thursday
Learn more about internal funding programs and professional development initiatives for faculty during an open house at the Central Library April 4.
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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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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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Celebrate National Walking Day on Wednesday
Join Health Plus and Vanderbilt leaders on April 3 for a 20-minute walk around campus. The event will conclude on Library Lawn with a fun celebration of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a culture of wellness.
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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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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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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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Special Rites of Spring ticket pricing available for faculty and staff
Vanderbilt’s annual Rites of Spring music festival is set for April 12–13 on Alumni Lawn. This year’s festival will feature headliners Moon Taxi and 21 Savage.
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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

Get discount on Sounds baseball tickets for Vanderbilt Night April 8

13th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association symposium is April 9

Save the Date: Lavender Celebration April 17

Limited Submission Opportunity: Brain Research Foundation

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

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’


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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