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  Friday, March 29, 2019  
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Whaley named winner of SEC Faculty Achievement Award
Robert Whaley, Valere Blair Potter Professor of Finance at the Owen Graduate School of Management, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2019 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.
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Women’s Center presents annual awards to four Vanderbilt women
Four campus women dedicated to advancing the cause of gender equity at Vanderbilt were recognized on Tuesday at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s annual awards ceremony.
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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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Spring Faculty Assembly is April 4
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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Degrafinreid named associate vice chancellor for community relations
Alfred Degrafinreid II, a seasoned public administrator and community leader, will join Vanderbilt University as associate vice chancellor for community relations with the Division of Government and Community Relations.
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Campus survey for university-employed faculty and postdocs on sexual harassment to launch April 2
University-employed faculty members and postdoctoral fellows employed by Vanderbilt University are invited to participate in a campus survey on sexual harassment.
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Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for April 4
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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Public Safety encourages pedestrian safety across campus
Vanderbilt is a walkable campus, and pedestrian safety is a top priority. The Office of Emergency Preparedness encourages the Vanderbilt community to follow basic pedestrian safety guidelines.
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Vanderbilt faculty featured at AERA annual meeting
Vanderbilt education researchers will present their work at the American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting in Toronto April 5–9.
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Stalcup shares insight into Development and Alumni Relations
Susie Stalcup, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, addressed the University Staff Advisory Council at the group’s March meeting. Stalcup oversees areas of the university such as alumni relations, annual giving, university development and campaign operations.
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Vanderbilt Executive Education awards certificates to VUMC leaders
Thirty division administrators from Vanderbilt University Medical Center have been awarded certificates of excellence by Vanderbilt Executive Education.
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NEH chair and Vanderbilt alumnus to deliver Howard Lecture
Jon Parrish Peede, BS’91, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will deliver the 2018-19 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at Vanderbilt’s Central Library April 2.
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U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak April 2
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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Vanderbilt Giving Day set for April 4
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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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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Find Your Impact: Student empowers women through tech
Vanderbilt engineering student Miti Joshi took a leap of faith when declaring her major. She ended up falling in love with computer science and launching Vanderbilt Women in Computing.


Take Note

Last day to take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card

Edible Books Festival April 1

Events scheduled for National Public Health Week April 1-5

Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein to discuss her book, ‘Janesville: An American Story,’ April 3

Manuscript historian Kathryn Rudy to deliver Goldberg Lecture April 3

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

Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes 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 for Lavender Celebration April 17

Executive Education: Decrease burnout for yourself and your team

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’


Coming Up

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  VU alumnus and former ambassador to Canada visits campus
· MAR ·
  Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon to creates pages for women in science
· MAR ·
  Black and Gold Spring Game
· MAR ·
  Elect Her workshop
· APR ·
  Cell and Development Biology Spring Seminar


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Is $7.6M the value of sexual harassment?
Professor of Law and Economics Joni Hersch’s research suggests that increasing the cap on sexual harassment damages would encourage organizations to reduce harassment.
Huffington Post: A half-century before #MeToo, female artists confronted sexual assaults through their work
Vivien Fryd, professor of the history of art, explores how sexual assaults have been depicted in art.
Religion News Service: How two Jewish Bible scholars got an audience with the pope
Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, along with her co-author, will present their book The Jewish Annotated New Testament to Pope Francis.
UPI: Stalagmite to help predict droughts, floods in India
Vanderbilt research uses stalagmites to understand precipitation variability. Doctoral student Elli Ronay is quoted.
Popular Science: The tiniest tools scientists use
Postdoctoral fellow Matt Wilkins explains how metal bands help track bird migration.
Rolling Stone: Tim McGraw to release ‘Songs of America’ book with historian Jon Meacham
Country music performer Tim McGraw is collaborating with Jon Meacham, the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, to release a book about the music that shaped the United States.
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