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  Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019  
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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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Public Affairs renamed Government and Community Relations to better reflect role and impact
The Vanderbilt University Division of Public Affairs has been renamed the Division of Government and Community Relations to better describe its role in leading the university’s advocacy and partnership work with all branches of government and the Nashville and broader Middle Tennessee communities.
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State government strategist joins Division of Government and Community Relations
Daniel Culbreath, a widely respected government strategist and policy expert who previously worked for the Tennessee General Assembly’s senior leadership, has been named assistant vice chancellor for state government relations at Vanderbilt University.
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Town hall on future of university’s academic capital projects tomorrow
A March 28 town hall with several university leaders will focus on two studies for capital improvements: one for facility needs in the science and engineering disciplines, and the other to revitalize the A&S historic core buildings.
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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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AlertVU test scheduled for tomorrow
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 28, at 2 p.m.
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Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics to be examined at tomorrow's Sports and Society event
Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative will host “The Legacy of the Rio Olympics: Was it Worth it?” on Thursday, March 28, featuring Distinguished Professor of History Marshall Eakin and Chris Gaffney, clinical associate professor at the Tisch Center for Hospitality at New York University.
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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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Statewide summit to focus on civic engagement on college campuses Friday
The summit, a statewide gathering of university administrators, faculty and students, will focus on developing strategies for increased student engagement, civic learning and voter access on campuses throughout the state.
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Blasingame, Quah honored by higher education publication
Vanderbilt football graduate student-athlete Khari Blasingame has been selected as the 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Male Athlete of the Year, and senior Kristin Quah earned recognition as the winner for women’s bowling, the publication “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” announced on Monday.
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Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon to creates pages for women in science Friday  
The Women of VISE, a group of graduate students associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, to develop Wikipedia pages for women in science.
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Elect Her workshop set for March 31
Elect Her, a national organization addressing the gap in opportunities for women interested in pursuing public service or elected office, will host a free workshop on Sunday, March 31, in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.
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Black and Gold Spring Game March 30
An array of family-friendly events are planned in conjunction with the Black and Gold Spring Game, scheduled for March 30 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
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Pulitzer Prize winner Amy Goldstein to discuss her book, ‘Janesville: An American Story,’ April 3
Please join author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Goldstein and Owen Graduate School of Management professor David Parsley on Wednesday, April 3, for a discussion of Goldstein’s book, “Janesville: An American Story.” The event is scheduled from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.
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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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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

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

Executive Education: Become an effective change agent

‘Women in the Workplace: Leading from Strengths’ March 28

Experts to discuss Nashville’s affordable housing crisis at Vanderbilt Law School March 28-29

Symposium to discuss rise of right-wing authoritarianism March 29

Vanderbilt China Forum: ‘Reimagining the Possibilities of a Rising Nation’ March 30-31

Edible Books Festival April 1

Events scheduled for National Public Health Week April 1-5

Manuscript historian Kathryn Rudy to deliver Goldberg Lecture April 3

Equal Pay Day events April 4

Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes April 5

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

Center for Teaching accepting applications for Course Design Institute May 6–8


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  ‘Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville’ opens
· MAR ·
  Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training
· MAR ·
  ‘Life After College’ panel featuring Peabody alumni
· MAR ·
  VU alumnus and former ambassador to Canada to visit campus
· MAR ·
  Vitality Dance Company spring showcase


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Business Standard: New ankle exoskeleton fits under clothes for potential wider usage
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