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  Monday, March 18, 2019  
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Vigil today for victims of New Zealand terrorist attacks
The Muslim Students Association and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life invite the Vanderbilt community to come together today for a vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks and their families. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the wall outside Rand Hall.
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Mellon Foundation renews support for Center for Digital Humanities
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Vanderbilt for renewed support of its Center for Digital Humanities.
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Watch: Provost invites faculty to TIPs Fair and Reception Thursday
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 on Thursday, March 21.
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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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Peabody senior will travel, learn and grow through Keegan Fellowship
Peabody College senior Meredith Waites has been named the 2019-20 recipient of the Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship, which aims to enhance the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning.
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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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‘Our Crowd: Student Life at the University of Nashville’ March 27
An exhibition by undergraduate students Sharonda Adams and Eric Asen, who served as Buchanan Library Fellows this spring, explores the history of Peabody College’s predecessor. The students will present their findings in Central Library’s Second Floor Gallery on Wednesday, March 27.
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Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training March 27
The Office of LGBTQI Life invites the Vanderbilt community to the last Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training of the spring semester on March 27.
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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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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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Oracle Learning to replace Learning Exchange
A new Oracle Learning module will replace the Learning Exchange system. A phased implementation approach will be coordinated starting this month lasting through the summer.
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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

Writer Ted Chiang lectures March 18-19

Hiring info session for Events at Vanderbilt March 18-20

Cell and Development Biology: March seminar series

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

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

Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Symposium March 21-23

Vitality Dance Company spring showcase is March 29

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

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

Call for abstracts: Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System

Executive Education: Are you a female leader looking to take the next step?

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Virtual Private Network to begin using multi-factor authentication
· MAR ·
  Workshop: ‘Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Tennessee’
· MAR ·
  Boomers, Elders and More: ‘Preparing an Advance Directive in 7 Steps’
· MAR ·
  Inaugural SCRIPS symposium
· MAR ·
  Flexner Discovery Lecture featuring Ruth Lehmann


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Post: Opportunity Vanderbilt hits $1.2B mark
Opportunity Vanderbilt celebrates its 10th anniversary. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt names dean of Ingram Commons
Melissa Gresalfi, associate professor of mathematics education, has been appointed dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente is quoted.
USA Today: Children less protected by whooping cough vaccine than they once were, CDC warns
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Christian Century: A northerner explores Christianity in the American South
Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History James Hudnut-Beumler’s book, Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South, is reviewed.
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