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  Friday, Feb. 22, 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 over the next two months of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.
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Gianna Mosser selected to lead Vanderbilt University Press
Gianna Mosser has been named director of Vanderbilt University Press, where she will work with key partners to develop a new strategic vision for the university’s publishing arm.
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Commodore Award, Diversity Leadership Award given at Service Award Ceremony
Vanderbilt University honored employees who reached significant service milestones in calendar year 2018 and handed out two of its highest awards for staff during the Service Award Ceremony Wednesday at the Student Life Center.
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Senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program
Connor Morency, a senior from Wheaton, Illinois, studying mechanical engineering, has been named to the 2019-20 class of Luce Scholars. As a Luce Scholar, he will gain new perspectives through immersive living and professional work experiences in Asia.
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Stewart, former longtime athletics administrator, dies
June Stewart, who began her career as a secretary in the Vanderbilt sports information office in 1973 and retired in 2001 as associate athletics director, died Feb. 19. She was 78.
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Arts and Humanities micro-grants fund three new faculty projects
New faculty projects that include a performance at Carnegie Hall, symposium and podcast on disability practices have been created with Arts and Humanities micro-grant funding.
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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 Feb. 27 to discuss the final report of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics.
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LGBTQI Life hosts 2019 OUT in Front Conference tomorrow
Vanderbilt’s Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will host the 2019 OUT in Front conference Feb. 23. The keynote speaker is award-winning author, musician and dancer Brontez Purnell.
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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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Last day for nominations for Women’s Center’s 2019 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 22.
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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.


Take Note

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

Fidelity offers online Financial Education Workshop Feb. 28

Women’s Center work-life balance workshop: ‘Navigating Organizational Politics’ Feb. 28

Celebrate Women’s History Month with campus events in March

‘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

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

Inaugural SCRIPS symposium set for March 21

Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Register for February Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions

Limited Submission Opportunity: VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program

Hone your leadership skills with Vanderbilt Executive Education


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Annual Academic Pathways Symposium
· 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’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt to name building after former athletics director David Williams
Vanderbilt University will rename its student recreation and wellness center in honor of former athletics director David Williams II.
The Atlantic: The coming care crisis as kids with autism grow up
Julie Lounds Taylor, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Reader’s Digest: The best sleep doctor in every state
Beth Malow, professor of neurology and Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, is listed for Tennessee.
Above the Law: Legal podcasts to meet all your buzzword needs
Adjunct Professor of Law Cat Moon’s podcast, The Innovative Lawyer Mindset, is mentioned.
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