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  Monday, March 4, 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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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 is 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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Faculty Senate blog seeks to engage faculty with administrators, resources
The Faculty Senate has launched a new blog aimed at representing the interests of Vanderbilt faculty by investigating and addressing their frequently asked questions and connecting faculty members with relevant campus experts and resources.
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Employees celebrated at Fan Fest
An enthusiastic and energetic crowd came out for the Employee Appreciation pre-game Fan Fest on Sunday, March 3, prior to the Vanderbilt women’s basketball game against the Florida Gators.
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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

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

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Advanced Imaging Mass Spectrometry course offered April 9-12

Vanderbilt University Press hosts monthlong ‘Spring Sale’

Events at Vanderbilt accepting applications for summer positions

Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt

Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Health Plus celebrates National Nutrition Month

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Luis Natividad
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  Healthier You: ‘Fitness Trends of 2019’
· MAR ·
  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
· MAR ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’
· MAR ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: Your lungs are really amazing. An anatomy professor explains why
Art Dalley, research professor of cell and developmental biology, writes about the function and importance of the human lungs.
International Business Times: Trump-Kim summit ends with no deal, but diplomacy is a long process
Tizoc Chavez, assistant professor in political science, writes about the history and complexity of American diplomacy.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: A list of teaching podcasts plus a couple of new books
Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching, and Cynthia Brame, assistant director of the Center for Teaching, are mentioned in a list of useful teaching podcasts and books.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt lands $2M gift from Cal Turner Foundation
Vanderbilt has received a $2 million gift to the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures.
The Christian Science Monitor: Charter schools swap ‘no excuses’ for a gentler approach to discipline
Joanne Golann, assistant professor of public policy and education, is quoted and her research is cited.
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