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  Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019  
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Abrams talks resiliency, the power of young voters in Vanderbilt appearance with chancellor
Stacey Abrams discussed politics, resiliency and optimism with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Tuesday evening after visiting with students during the day.
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Vigil honors victims of Al Noor, Linwood mosque attacks in New Zealand
Hundreds of members of the Vanderbilt community gathered near Rand Hall on Monday afternoon to remember the victims of last week’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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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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Watch: Provost invites faculty to TIPs Fair and Reception tomorrow
Faculty can learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs, a major part of the Academic Strategic Plan, during a TIPs fair and reception at the Wond’ry March 21.
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U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak April 2 at Sports and Society event
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 library spotlights two pioneering alumnae in creative arts
The pioneering roles of two Vanderbilt alumnae in the music and publishing fields—Marshall Chapman and Mildred Haun—are highlighted in exhibitions at the university’s Central Library.
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‘Imposter syndrome’ discussion, Women’s Center awards March 26
Professor of Medicine Maureen Gannon will discuss “Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” and the Women’s Center will hand out its annual awards on Tuesday, March 26, in the Central Library Community Room.
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Center for Teaching accepting applications for Course Design Institute May 6–8
During the three-day institute May 6–8, 15 faculty participants will learn and apply a process for designing courses in which learning objectives, activities and assessments are aligned and in which students are engaged not only as consumers of information, but also as producers of knowledge.
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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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Multi-factor authentication now required to access VU’s virtual private network
Vanderbilt University Information Technology continues to increase the protection of VU systems through enhanced cybersecurity mechanisms. As the next step in its VerifyU initiative, multi-factor authentication will be required to access the VU virtual private network application, Pulse Secure, beginning March 18. 
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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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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

Being Human: The Nexus of Science and Spirituality March 19-20

Spring Celebration of Music is March 21

‘The Partisan Brain’ topic of Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture March 21

Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Symposium March 21-23

Life Phase Series: ‘The Good, the Fad and the Ugly’ March 26

Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics to be examined at March 28 Sports and Society event

Vitality Dance Company spring showcase is March 29

Edible Books Festival April 1

Vandy Cooks: Jewish Passover dishes April 5

Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

Vanderbilt Health OnCall now available in Hendersonville

Executive Education: Improve your finance skills

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

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

Oracle Learning to replace Learning Exchange


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Inaugural SCRIPS symposium
· MAR ·
  Flexner Discovery Lecture featuring Ruth Lehmann
· MAR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Jessica Burris and Pedro Teixeira
· MAR ·
  Black Lunch Table’s Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
· MAR ·
  Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training


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Vanderbilt in the News
Inside Philanthropy: Timeless appeal: Another alumnus donor makes the case for the residential college experience
Bruce and Bridgitt Evans as well as Marieke and Jeffrey Rothschild donated $20 million toward Vanderbilt’s residential colleges. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
USA Today: New Zealand shows America’s mass shootings have global consequences
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology, professor of psychiatry and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Mystery Mueller subpoena fight gets Supreme Court look this week
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Axios: Competition doesn’t always drive down drug prices
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Yahoo: White nationalist movement spreads, pushing lone-wolf attacks
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, is quoted extensively.
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