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  Monday, Feb. 25, 2019  
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President George W. Bush to visit for Chancellor’s Lecture March 11
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, for a conversation on Monday, March 11. Those interested in tickets must fill out a form between noon today, Feb. 25, and noon tomorrow, Feb. 26, to be entered into a randomized drawing to receive tickets.
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Chancellor’s Book Club to discuss ‘Between the World and Me’ Wednesday
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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February issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
In this month’s newsletter, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the new GlobalVU website and efforts to elevate Vanderbilt’s global profile.
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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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Town hall to focus on findings of Task Force on University Athletics
The campus community is invited to a town hall Wednesday, Feb. 27, to discuss the final report of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics.
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Learn how Olympic boycotts have impacted culture and society Thursday
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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Student creates app for orangutans
A coding hobby led Vanderbilt HOD and economics double major Ben Scheer on a wild immersion, building an app for orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.
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Virtual Private Network to begin using multi-factor authentication March 18
Effective March 18, multi-factor authentication will be required for Vanderbilt’s virtual private network application, Pulse Secure. 
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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.


Take Note

Register for February Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions

Women’s Center workshop: ‘Navigating Organizational Politics’ Feb. 28

Fidelity offers online Financial Education Workshop Feb. 28

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

Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’ March 13

Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’ March 14

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Executive Education: Achieve better business outcomes with consistent professional development

Security Notice: Sexual assault off campus


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Mamta Swaroop
· FEB ·
  Queer People of Color Social
· FEB ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘Raised-Bed Gardening with an Expert’
· FEB ·
  ‘The Future of Legal Education’
· FEB ·
  Video Editing Basics workshop


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Sexual selection in action: Birds that attract multiple mates change their songs more quickly
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Ph.D. candidate Kate Snyder describe their songbird research.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Transitions
Ruby Shellaway has been appointed vice chancellor, general counsel and university secretary at Vanderbilt.
American School and University: Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building gets LEED Gold
The Wond’ry is celebrated for its LEED Gold certification. Mike Perez, associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer, and Keith Loiseau, adjunct instructor in civil and environmental engineering, are quoted.
New York Post: Earth facing ‘global warming Armageddon’ in less than 150 years
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Time: Is it bad to sleep with wet hair?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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