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  Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019  
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Provost’s steering committee on women announces four areas of focus
The Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women has established four subcommittees to focus on key thematic pillars: institutionalized professional practice; campus climate; pay equity; and parental leave, childcare and family-friendly policies.
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Researcher shares largest neuroimaging dataset on math development
Vanderbilt neuroscientist James R. Booth is making available the largest known neuroimaging dataset on math development. His goal is to support the work of other researchers working to understand how arithmetic skills develop in childhood.
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Hinshaw, emeritus economics professor and Thomas Jefferson Award winner, has died
C. Elton Hinshaw, an emeritus professor of economics at Vanderbilt who is remembered for his distinguished service to the university, died Feb. 24 in Nashville. He was 82.
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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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Women’s History Month kickoff celebration March 11 at Sarratt Promenade; events to follow throughout month
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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TIPs Fair and Reception set for 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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‘The Partisan Brain’ topic of Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture March 21
Jay Van Bavel, associate professor of psychology and director of the Social Perception and Evaluation Lab at New York University, will discuss why and how partisanship can drive people apart by changing how their brains process information. The talk is scheduled for March 21 at the Wyatt Center Rotunda.
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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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I Am Vanderbilt: Antoinette Hicks
Antoinette Hicks, the morning supervisor at Rand Dining Center, says Campus Dining provides sustenance in more ways than one.


Take Note

Ash Wednesday service times

Executive Education: Women in Leadership program

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Events at Vanderbilt accepting applications for summer positions

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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

Single parenthood topic of Parenting Group meeting March 14

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

Racial Equity in Arts Leadership Symposium March 21-23

Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

Fidelity offers online Financial Education Workshop Series


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Healthier You: ‘Fitness Trends of 2019’
· 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 ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Eli Lilly will sell half-price version of Humalog, its popular insulin
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Conversation: Fyre debacle shows how smaller acts can get burned in modern music festival economy
Alexandre Frenette, assistant professor of sociology, writes about the difficulties facing small-time musicians.
The Verge: Influential Democrat asks Amazon to explain why it promotes vaccine misinformation
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
GEN: Lipid atlas relates molecular shapes to signs of disease
John McLean, Stevenson Professor of Chemistry, and graduate student Katrina Leaptrot are quoted.
CNBC: Bryce Harper’s $330 million Phillies contract can’t solve baseball’s bigger spending problem
John Vrooman, principal senior lecturer in economics, is quoted.
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