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  Friday, March 22, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Feedback for the future
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos focuses on the importance of listening to the campus community as Vanderbilt plans for its future.
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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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Chancellor’s Charter tour visits organizations addressing human trafficking, homelessness, addiction
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a group of more than 30 students, faculty and staff for a Chancellor’s Charter tour March 15 exploring topics such as human trafficking, homelessness, addiction and recovery, and more.
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FutureVU survey focuses on two key issues: child care and commuting
The Division of Administration launched a FutureVU-focused survey for faculty, staff and students on Monday, March 18, to provide feedback on two separate topics: child care needs and commuting habits.
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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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DuVernay, Wambach, Coates headline Impact Symposium March 25-27
Vanderbilt’s 2019 Impact Symposium will feature Ava DuVernay, whose directorial work includes the Oscar-winning historical drama “Selma” and the Oscar-nominated “13th”; Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer champion; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling “Between the World and Me,” which won the National Book Award in 2015.
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Town hall scheduled on future of university’s academic capital projects
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 to be examined March 28
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 March 28
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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VU alumnus and former ambassador to Canada to visit campus March 29
Bruce Heyman (BA’79, MBA’80), former U.S. ambassador to Canada, will discuss the current issues facing U.S.-Canada relations, the 2020 election and the global economy in a Vanderbilt talk on Friday, March 29.
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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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Stephen Hann, professor of cell and developmental biology, has died
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Stephen Hann, whose research focused on understanding the regulation and function of the Myc oncogene, thought to be a driving factor in up to 70 percent of human cancers, died Feb. 27. He was 67.
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Learn about construction progress in the Peabody neighborhood newsletter
Check out the live construction camera, learn about accessibility initiatives and get updates on construction, parking and mobility in the March issue of the Peabody Neighborhood e-newsletter.
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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.
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Vanderbilt Magazine: Passions transform challenges into amazing feats for four Commodores
Vanderbilt students and alumni have always been an ambitious group. But three graduates and one current student have taken their passions to extreme levels.


Take Note

Special Rites of Spring ticket pricing available for faculty and staff

‘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

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak April 2 at Sports and Society event

Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes April 5

Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core: 2019 Community Scholar applications due April 12

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

Oracle Learning to replace Learning Exchange

Executive Education: Become an effective change agent

Vanderbilt Health OnCall now available in Hendersonville


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts
· MAR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Jessica Burris and Pedro Teixeira
· MAR ·
  Black Lunch Table’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
· MAR ·
  ‘Imposter syndrome’ discussion, Women’s Center awards
· MAR ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘The Good, the Fad and the Ugly’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams spoke at Vanderbilt University as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
The Tennessean: ‘Fight like you can fix it’: 5 things to know from Stacey Abrams’ lecture at Vanderbilt
Stacey Abrams participated in the Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Tuesday. A Vanderbilt student is quoted.
The Conversation: A half-century before the hashtag, artists were on the front lines of #MeToo
Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art, writes about sexual trauma in American art.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: We asked 20 elite-college admissions deans about the bribery scandal. Here’s what they said.
Douglas Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs, dean of admissions and financial aid, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Why this former inmate is struggling to rent a home, even with Kim Kardashian’s help
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Vox: How the politics of racial resentment is killing white people
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology, professor of psychiatry and professor of medicine, health and society, is interviewed.
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