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  Friday, Mar. 8, 2019  
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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus for spring lectures
A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured in the coming weeks of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.
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New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt
Goals of the working group will include planning for an institution-wide laser safety program, compiling inventories of lab and non-lab spaces and equipment, and defining required training for university personnel.
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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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Digging up bones thanks to a competitive grant from National Geographic
Maya Krause, a Ph.D. student specializing in bioarchaeology, will spend her summer high in the mountains of Peru searching for ancient human remains after earning National Geographic’s Early Career Grant.
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Panel discussion on STEM career paths for women March 12
The Vanderbilt community is invited to a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 12, titled “ZigZags: Honest STEM Career Paths.” The discussion will be held in the auditorium of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. The program begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by the panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m.
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Tennessee Educator Survey launches statewide
This year’s survey, open from March 5 to April 19, 2019, includes topics such as educator evaluations, school climate and professional learning.
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Lunar New Year Festival uses the power of storytelling to bring people together
Each year during the spring semester, Vanderbilt’s Asian American Student Association presents the Lunar New Year Festival, a cultural showcase of the celebration with numerous dances and performances.
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Biomedical engineering professor named a fellow of optics society
Audrey Ellerbee Bowden has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, “for achievements in optical coherence tomography.”
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Women’s History Month kickoff March 11 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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Attorney who helped Atlanta win ’96 Olympic bid to give Sports and Society talk March 12
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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Expert in advanced membrane materials to deliver Hall Lecture
Menachem Elimelech, an internationally recognized scholar of membrane-based technologies for next-generation desalination and water purification, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on March 13.
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Ancora Innovation proposal submissions open March 14
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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Campus collaboration inspires children to create sustainable art
The Sustainability and Environmental Management Office partnered with the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center to judge an “upcycled” art contest for VCFC students ages 1 through 5. 
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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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International Women’s Day: Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center marks 40 years of interaction and change
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resists sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming.


Take Note

VKC Hobbs Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants announced

Executive Education: Improve your efficiency and achieve business goals faster

Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Cell and Development Biology: March seminar series

SENSE Theatre to perform ‘The Makeover’ March 8-9

Single parenthood topic of Parenting Group meeting March 14

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

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


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
· MAR ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless'
· MAR ·
  Jewish Studies performance lecture: ‘Art is my Weapon’
· MAR ·
  VCFC Caregiver Support Group
· MAR ·
  Enabling Innovation Initiative lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
Science: Vaccine opponents attack U.S. science panel
Kelly Moore, assistant clinical professor of health policy, is quoted.
USA Today: Opioid-dependent newborns in my West Virginia hometown point to a path out of drug crisis
Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics, writes about the social and economic factors affecting opioid dependency in newborns.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Gifts roundup
The Cal Turner Family Foundation has given $2 million to Vanderbilt’s Turner Family Center for Social Ventures.
Associated Press: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum
Vanderbilt is mentioned.
Traditional Building: 2019 Palladio Award winners
Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College has been named a Palladio Award winner in the “New Design and Construction—more than 30,000 square feet” category.
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