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  Monday, Feb. 18, 2019  
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Remarkable life of David Williams II celebrated
David Williams II was remembered as a courageous vice chancellor, outstanding athletics director, brilliant law professor and devoted husband and father during a celebration of life service Feb. 15.
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What’s on My Mind: David Williams II
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the life and legacy of David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director, in this week’s column.
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Chancellor's Lecture tomorrow featuring Meghan McCain sold out; ticket wait list available
Author and co-host of “The View” Meghan McCain will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Feb. 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of the politics impacting American life in 2019. The wait list for tickets to the event will close at 6:30 p.m. today.
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Safety remains top priority as electric scooter use increases
The Division of Administration has established a dockless bike and electric scooter educational outreach group, charged with bringing together students and administrators to educate the community on best practices and offer a forum to address concerns.
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Disney-themed Engineers Week promotes importance of imagination
Vanderbilt Engineers Week 2019, scheduled for Feb. 18-22, is spreading a little magic through more than a dozen activities during the annual five-day celebration of engineering education.
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Office of Immersion Resources hosts ‘Explorations in Research’ networking event Feb. 27
The Office of Immersion Resources and several student organizations have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.
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Immersion experience launches first class of VUSN Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner students
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recently held a three-day clinical immersion to launch its Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner education program for advanced practice nursing students, part of a $1.43 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
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Applications invited for the OpEd Project at Vanderbilt
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Program in American Studies invite Vanderbilt faculty, graduate and professional students, postdoctoral fellows, and staff to apply for an upcoming two-day workshop administered by the OpEd Project on the Vanderbilt campus. The nonprofit OpEd Project is a social venture founded to increase the range of voices and quality of ideas we hear in the world.
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Women’s Center seeking nominations for 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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Vanderbilt wins regional Emmy
Vanderbilt University’s 2017-18 public service announcement, “Vanderbilt University Connects,” took home the Emmy for best “Promo Spot/Image” from the MidSouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at its 33rd annual awards ceremony Feb. 16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
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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. 


Take Note

Black History Month events will center on racial bias and injustice in America’s penal system

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Mamta Swaroop Feb. 25

‘The Future of Legal Education’ Feb. 26

Video Editing Basics workshop Feb. 27

YouTube’s ‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28

Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’ March 13


Coming Up

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  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
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  Campus Dining: ‘Overnight Oats’ demonstration
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  ‘Love Your Heart’ expo
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  Annual Academic Pathways Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: David Williams funeral: Tearful tributes, laughter help say farewell to Vanderbilt AD
The funeral service for former Vanderbilt Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams II was held on Friday in Nashville.
USA Today: For Valentine’s Day, a biologist explains what humans can learn from animal love
Patrick Abbot, associate professor of biological sciences, studies the ways that animals show love.
The Conversation: How slavery’s lingering stain on the U.S. Constitution spoils Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax proposal – for now
Beverly Moran, professor of law, writes about constitutional constraints on taxing wealth.
Market Watch: The Trump administration is taking a closer look at class-action lawsuits that pay consumers
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
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