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  Friday, March 1, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: The dedication of Vanderbilt’s staff
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the campus-wide appreciation of Vanderbilt’s diverse and dedicated staff.
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Endowed chair holder celebration honors eight faculty members
Vanderbilt’s newest endowed chair holders were celebrated for their path-breaking scholarship and research by family members, donors, colleagues and friends during a Feb. 25 ceremony.
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Kyla Terhune named to senior GME leadership role
Kyla Terhune, associate professor of surgery, has been named vice president for educational affairs for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for graduate medical education for the School of Medicine. Her appointment is effective July 1.
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Student Care Network recognized as innovative best practice in supporting student health and wellness
Vanderbilt’s Student Care Network has received national recognition as a best practice for its innovative approach to supporting the health and wellness needs of Vanderbilt University students.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Black History Month with dozens of events, programs and lectures
More than a dozen lectures, programs, celebrations and gatherings took place across campus throughout the month of February to commemorate the nationally celebrated Black History Month.
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First edition of FutureVU Peabody neighborhood newsletter released
The university has established a Peabody neighborhood newsletter for interested community members with updates on upcoming construction milestones, progress pictures and more.
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Nursing students explore health care and culture in diversity month series
Interest in diversity, equity and inclusion at the School of Nursing expanded into a series of events for the month of February. 
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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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Employee Appreciation: Women’s Basketball Fan Fest is Sunday
Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team as they take on the Florida Gators on Sunday, March 3. The free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Fan Fest at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 2 p.m.
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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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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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New 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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Bree Horrocks: Center and researcher
When Bree Horrocks decided she would pursue her final season of college basketball as a graduate transfer, the 6-foot-5-inch center had conversations with a number of interested coaches. Each time, Horrocks let coaches know their programs would be getting much more than a basketball student-athlete.


Take Note

Get involved: March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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

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

Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Executive Education: Take the next step in your career today


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Luis Natividad
· MAR ·
  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
Bloomberg: No one is safeguarding your DNA
Research fellow James Hazel is quoted.
USA Today: Vietnam summit: From fire and fury to love letters, Trump to hold second meeting with North Korea’s Kim
Tizoc Chavez, assistant professor in political science, is quoted. Study links Celebrex, heart valve calcification after earlier research declared drug safe
A Vanderbilt study has linked Celebrex with heart valve calcification.
CNN: A high school government class wanted to help solve civil rights crimes. So they drafted a bill that is now law
Vanderbilt student Abigail Nickerson is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Environmental laws can’t scale border wall, legal scholars agree
J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, is quoted.
The Conversation: What Catholic Church records tell us about America’s earliest black history
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, explains that America’s black history begins much earlier than generally understood.
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