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  Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019  
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Cal Turner Family Foundation commits $2 million to expand Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt University
The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Vanderbilt, housed within the Owen Graduate School of Management, is a student-driven, interdisciplinary organization focused on developing entrepreneurial, market-based solutions to alleviate poverty around the world.
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‘Between the World and Me’ selected for today's Chancellor’s Book Club
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will lead a discussion on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Chancellor’s Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of The Commons Center.
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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 over the next two months of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.
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Rosenthal to step down as VINSE director; planning for institute’s future begins
Sandra Rosenthal will step down as director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering on June 30 following 12 years of service.
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Cultural responsiveness is key to classroom management
A new book by H. Richard Milner IV is a practical guide for teachers serving the needs of a wide array of learners
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New VandyVox podcast highlights best of student-produced audio on campus
Each episode of VandyVox features student work originating from a curricular or co-curricular project and includes audio documentaries, radio dramas, spoken word essays and ongoing podcasts.
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Learn how Olympic boycotts have impacted culture and society at tomorrow's Sports and Society event
What role did the Olympic ban on South Africa play in the demise of Apartheid? What made the U.S. movement to boycott the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin unsuccessful? Visiting author Andrew Maraniss will examine these questions at the next Sports and Society Initiative event on Thursday, Feb. 28.
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Today's town hall to focus on findings of Task Force on University Athletics
The campus community is invited to a town hall Feb. 27 to discuss the final report of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics.
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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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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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Employee Appreciation: Women’s Basketball Fan Fest is March 3
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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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces spring classes
Pirates in the Atlantic world, religion in prison, and a workshop on jazz great Cole Porter are among the classes offered this spring by the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.


Take Note

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Women’s Center to host work-life balance workshop series

Limited Submission Opportunity: Pillars Fund Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: IFPDA Grants Program

Fidelity offers online Financial Education Workshop Series

Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Nominations for School of Medicine faculty awards open through Feb. 28

‘Helping People with Obesity Better Understand Their Surgical Options’ March 1

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

Master of Public Health program hosts spring info session March 14

Virtual Private Network to begin using multi-factor authentication March 18

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  ‘Explorations in Research’ networking event
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  Save the date: 2019 Summer Camp Fair
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  YouTube’s ‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach
· MAR ·
  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
· MAR ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Bush to give lecture at Vanderbilt
President George W. Bush will speak at Vanderbilt’s upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Newsweek: The last time CO2 emissions were this high the Arctic had palm trees: It’s terrifying
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of Earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Fortune: Big tech vs. big privacy lawsuits
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
The New Yorker: ‘Some kind of renewal’: revisiting Robert Penn Warren’s civil rights interviews
Vanderbilt worked to make Robert Penn Warren’s civil rights interviews available online.
Country Living: What is Good Friday and why do we celebrate it?
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies, is quoted.
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