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  Monday, March 25, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Celebrating women’s history and impact
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Women’s History Month and the women who are leading at Vanderbilt.
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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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The Open Dore: All Voices Must be Found and Valued
In her March newsletter, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente offers a reflection in honor of Women’s History Month.
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DuVernay withdraws from tonight’s IMPACT series appearance
Filmmaker Ava Duvernay has withdrawn from her scheduled engagement for this year’s IMPACT symposium. Details regarding refunds for ticket holders and a potential replacement date for the event are still forming.
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Janet Yellen, former chair of Federal Reserve, to give Steine Lecture April 4
Janet Yellen, former chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at the Brookings Institution, will speak at Vanderbilt on Thursday, April 4, as part of the Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture Series. Tickets for the event are free but required to attend.
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Town hall on future of university’s academic capital projects Thursday
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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Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics examined Thursday at 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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AlertVU test scheduled for Thursday
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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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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Black and Gold Spring Game Saturday
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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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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A&S sophomore wins big on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
Barton Christmas, a sophomore in the College of Arts and Science, won more than $15,000 on Wheel of Fortune in an episode that aired Friday to conclude the long-running game show’s annual “College Week.”
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Take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card
Vanderbilt IT has released its annual Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey, which is confidential and should take about five minutes to complete. The results will be used to further enhance IT service and support.


Take Note

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

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

Vitality Dance Company spring showcase is 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

‘Amplifying Your Message to Advance Organizational Goals’ April 5

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

Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes 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

Executive Education: Decrease burnout for yourself and your team


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  ‘Imposter syndrome’ discussion, Women’s Center awards
· MAR ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘The Good, the Fad and the Ugly’
· 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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Religion News Service: Prayer postcards spark debate over faith and privacy in Nashville
Richard Pitt, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
Time: Kentucky Gov. Bevin says he deliberately exposed his 9 children to chickenpox
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Tennessee Ledger: Latest ‘U.S. News’ rankings boost VU grad programs
Vanderbilt University’s schools of nursing, education and medicine have moved up in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 graduate school rankings.
Tennessee Ledger: Public funds for religious schools? There is a precedent
Jenny Diamond Cheng, lecturer in law, is quoted. Sean Corcoran, associate professor of public policy and education, is also quoted by the Ledger in a related piece.
The Globe and Mail (Opinion): We must not politicize psychiatry, no matter what Trump tweets
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology, professor of psychiatry and professor of medicine, health and society, and his research are cited.
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