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  Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019  
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President Bush visits Vanderbilt students before candid, humorous lecture series appearance
President George W. Bush surprised a Vanderbilt University history class and visited a student veterans club before enthralling a capacity crowd at Langford Auditorium on Monday, discussing economic policy, last year’s deaths of his famed parents, and his newly developed love, painting.
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What’s On My Mind: The Lessons of Civil Discourse
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses President George W. Bush’s recent visit to campus and the lessons to be learned by engaging in civil discourse.
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Abrams lecture tickets sold out; wait list open until Friday
On Tuesday, March 19, Stacey Abrams will visit campus for a full day of activities and a one-on-one moderated discussion with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The wait list became active at noon on Wednesday, March 13 and will close 5 p.m. Friday, March 15.
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Melissa S. Gresalfi named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons
Melissa Gresalfi, an innovator in examining and designing equitable classroom practices in learning environments, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, effective July 1.
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Vanderbilt’s nursing school shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings
Vanderbilt continues to earn high marks in the “U.S. News & World Report” best graduate schools rankings.
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Ancora Innovation proposal submissions open tomorrow
This is the second request for proposals to Ancora since Vanderbilt and Deerfield launched their collaboration in 2018 with a commitment from Deerfield of up to $65 million in initial funding over five years to support promising drug discovery research.
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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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Award-winning director Ava DuVernay, American soccer icon Abby Wambach, best-selling author Ta-Nehisi 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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‘Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational’ opens today at Fine Arts Gallery
The Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery presents “Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational,” an exhibition surveying figurative works by five renowned mosaic artists, from March 13 through May 25.
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Smith, McCorkle, Chapman and Berg to perform at the Belcourt for Vanderbilt’s libraries
“An Evening of Stories and Songs with Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, Marshall Chapman and Matraca Berg,” a fundraiser for the Heard Libraries, will take place at the Belcourt Theatre April 11.
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Do brains feel like jello? Free brain event for kids
Kids will get to examine real brains, undergo an eye-tracking experiment and visualize their own brainwaves during this year’s Brain Awareness Week “Brain Blast” sponsored by the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.
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In-person assistance available for multifactor 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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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 next day.
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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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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health
Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.


Take Note

Executive Education: Improve your finance skills

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

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

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Cell and Development Biology: March seminar series

Single parenthood topic of Parenting Group meeting March 14

Writer, Ted Chiang, coming to campus March 18-19

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

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

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

Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Symposium March 21-23

Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

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


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Jewish Studies performance lecture: ‘Art is my Weapon’
· MAR ·
  Expert in advanced membrane materials to deliver Hall Lecture
· MAR ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’
· MAR ·
  Master of Public Health program hosts spring info session
· MAR ·
  Enabling Innovation Initiative lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
CBS News: Unvaccinated boy almost dies of tetanus, CDC says
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Axios: What Google knows about you
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, is quoted.
The Republic: Racism or classism?
Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, writes about perceptions of race in Africa.
The Seattle Times (opinion): The Constitution must be our ‘political religion’: Remembering Lincoln’s words
Visiting scholar Eli Merritt writes about lessons modern society can learn from Abraham Lincoln.
Country Living: What is Holy Saturday, the day before Easter, and why do we celebrate it?
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies, is quoted.
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