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  Friday, March 15, 2019  
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Opportunity Vanderbilt provides $1.2 billion in financial aid
In the decade since Opportunity Vanderbilt began, more than 10,000 students have benefitted from the program.
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Mellon Foundation grant to expand access to Vanderbilt library collections
Vanderbilt is among seven universities awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to foster library collaborations supporting learning needs of students with print disabilities.
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The Tennessean: Meet the Calipari who holds court at Vanderbilt lab
Erin Calipari, a principal investigator at the Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research, has dedicated herself to making groundbreaking discoveries. As the daughter of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari, she’s embracing her platform to share important scientific breakthroughs with people who might not otherwise be paying attention.
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Wait list for Abrams lecture closes today
All tickets for the March 19 Chancellor’s Lecture featuring Stacey Abrams have been claimed, and the wait list for tickets closes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15. Members of the wait list will be alerted of their ticketing status by 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18.
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DuVernay, Wambach, Coates to headline Impact 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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Watch: Provost invites faculty to TIPs Fair and Reception March 21
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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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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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in March newsletter
Check out the live construction camera, download the VandySafe app, and get updates on construction, parking and mobility in the March issue of the West End Neighborhood e-newsletter.
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Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend
Regularly scheduled maintenance is completed in Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud beginning on the third Friday of each month starting at 9 p.m. and ending the following day.
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In-person assistance available for multi-factor authentication launch
To support users with this transition, TechHub will provide assistance with enrollment in Duo, Vanderbilt’s MFA solution, on March 18 and 20.
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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

Writer Ted Chiang lectures March 18-19

Cell and Development Biology: March seminar series

Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Symposium March 21-23

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

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

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Limited submission opportunity: American Diabetes Association

Limited submission opportunity: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation

Limited submission opportunity: William T. Grant Foundation

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Enabling Innovation Initiative lecture
· MAR ·
  ‘True Conviction’ film screening at John Seigenthaler Center
· MAR ·
  Virtual Private Network to begin using multi-factor authentication
· MAR ·
  Boomers, Elders and More: ‘Preparing an Advance Directive in 7 Steps’
· MAR ·
  Inaugural SCRIPS symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt’s high academic standards blocked bribery scheme, investigation shows
Vanderbilt University’s high academic standards for student athletes prevented the school from becoming a target in a bribery scheme.
The New York Times: New York City could be about to become much more dangerous
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, writes about how a Supreme Court case could affect gun laws.
R&D: Lightweight exoskeleton provides independent mobility for disabled population
Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Chair in Mechanical Engineering, is quoted about his exoskeleton invention, which was named a 2018 R&D 100 Award winner.
CNBC: The 10 best colleges for financial aid
Vanderbilt University placed No. 6.
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