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  Monday, March 11, 2019  
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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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Ticketing information announced for Abrams lecture
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. Free tickets for the lecture will be available via TicketWeb starting at noon on Tuesday, March 12.
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Survey series seeks feedback from campus community on key issues
University administrators and faculty and staff committees are launching a series of surveys to seek feedback from Vanderbilt’s campus community with the goal of informing policy and programming decisions.
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New report provides data on faculty composition and demographics
The intersections of tenure status, gender, race/ethnicity and faculty title for all full-time Vanderbilt University-employed faculty members are represented in a new report released today.
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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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Commons Reading announced for 2019-20
The Commons Reading for the 2019-20 academic year will be “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity” by Kwame Anthony Appiah.
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Vanderbilt Marshall Scholar meets with Duchess of Sussex
Vanderbilt Class of 2018 graduate Logan Brown can add a new highlight to her year of learning through the Marshall Scholarship program—meeting a member of the British royal family.
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Women’s History Month kickoff today at Sarratt Promenade; more events to follow
The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend a Women’s History Month kickoff event at Sarratt Promenade on March 11 featuring food, music, trivia, prizes and more, and the university will host a full calendar of events, film screenings, interactive workshops, lectures and panel discussions throughout March.
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Panel discussion on STEM career paths tomorrow
The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 12, titled “ZigZags: Honest STEM Career Paths.” The discussion will be held at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
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Attorney who helped Atlanta win ’96 Olympic bid to give Sports and Society talk tomorrow
Attorney Charlie Battle will share the inside story of how Atlanta became the first Southern U.S. city to host the Olympics in his March 12 talk, “The World Came to Atlanta; And What it Left Behind.”
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Tichi’s latest research is ‘how-to manual’ for Gilded Age socialites
Cecelia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and professor of American studies, will discuss the many rules for making it into the top tier of late-19th century high society during a reading and discussion of her book “What Would Mrs. Astor Do?” March 13 in the Vanderbilt Library’s Special Collections.
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‘Embodied: Mosaic Arts International 2019 Invitational’ opens Wednesday 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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Ancora Innovation proposal submissions open Thursday
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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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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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

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

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

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

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

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt

Events at Vanderbilt accepting applications for summer positions

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning


Coming Up

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  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’
· MAR ·
  Jewish Studies performance lecture: ‘Art is my Weapon’
· MAR ·
  VCFC Caregiver Support Group
· MAR ·
  Expert in advanced membrane materials to deliver Hall Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Massacre of children in Peru might have been a sacrifice to stop bad weather
Tiffiny Tung, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
People: FDA approves new nasal spray to help treat depression
Steven Hollon, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
CNN: Senate hearing examines ‘devastating’ nursing home abuse
David Stevenson, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
NBC: Daylight saving time 2019 starts on Sunday. Here’s how to prepare so you’re not tired on Monday.
Beth Malow, professor of neurology and Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, is quoted.
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