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  Friday, Feb. 15, 2019  
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Services today for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director
Services for David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director at Vanderbilt University, are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 15, at The Temple Church, 3810 Kings Lane in Nashville. The services are open to the public.
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Chancellor discusses ‘state of the university,’ impact of staff, with USAC
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently provided updates on topics ranging from strategic land use planning to increasing leadership opportunities for women during a wide-ranging talk at the University Staff Advisory Council’s February meeting.
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Best-selling author Angie Thomas discusses art as activism
Hundreds of Vanderbilt and Nashville community members gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening for the lecture hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Thomas’ talk spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted her to write her debut novel, “The Hate U Give.”
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Chancellor's Lecture featuring 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 at Vanderbilt Feb. 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of the politics impacting American life in 2019.
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Vanderbilt choral director to make Carnegie Hall debut
Associate Professor of Choral Studies Tucker Biddlecombe will make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, Feb. 17, helming Morten Lauridsen’s modern-day classic “Lux Aeterna.” The production will include singers from the Blair Children’s Chorus program, specifically the Young Men’s Chorus.
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Long before #MeToo, female artists were calling out sexual violence
Social media has brought sexual assault into the public eye, but bearing witness to sexual violence in popular culture didn’t begin with the invention of tweets and posts, according to Vanderbilt art history professor Vivien Green Fryd, who explores the topic in her new book.
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Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1
To help employees avoid tax penalties, Human Resources collects information each spring regarding contributions made to outside retirement plans to help ensure they do not exceed IRS limits.
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Oracle Cloud update to include new features
A key feature of the Oracle Cloud update, scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 15, at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday, Feb. 16, is an enhanced interface for all users on the “Home” screen.
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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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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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VU Theatre performs the Bard’s romantic comedy ‘Twelfth Night’
Vanderbilt University Theatre opens “Twelfth Night,” a Shakespearean comedy with themes of love and loss, gender roles, double identities and more, Feb. 15 at Neely Auditorium.
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Annual Service Award Ceremony is Feb. 20
Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony, which recognizes employees who celebrated significant service milestones in 2018, is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 3 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. Red carpet arrivals will begin at 2:45 p.m. All Vanderbilt University employees are invited to attend.
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‘The Future of Legal Education’ Feb. 26
David Lat, editor at large and founding editor of “Above the Law,” will explore the forces shaping the future of law and legal education, including the influence of technology, during a special lunch hour talk and moderated discussion on Feb. 26.
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‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28
Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s “The Physics Girl,” will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4309. Cowern will discuss using videos to share science and enrich the learning experience, in and out of the classroom.
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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

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

Center for Cognitive Medicine offering Alzheimer’s APOE4 Gene Screening

‘Love Your Heart’ expo Feb. 21

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

Video Editing Basics workshop Feb. 27

Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’ March 13

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation V Scholar Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Executive Education: Take the next step in your career today


Coming Up

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  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
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  Boomers, Elders and More: ‘The Joys and Tolls of Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care’
· FEB ·
  Campus Dining: ‘Overnight Oats’ demonstration
· FEB ·
  ‘She Sang Freedom: Black Women, Music and the Struggle for Social Justice’
· FEB ·
  Annual Academic Pathways Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: In memoriam: David Williams II, 1947-2019
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
BBC: Why so many people believe conspiracy theories
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, is quoted.
Bustle: Hormones may be linked to substance use disorder & relapse in women & it’s an important finding
Erin Calipari, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Opioids may signal poorer outcomes for heart patients: study
Justin Liberman, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
The New York Times: Congress poised to help veterans exposed to ‘burn pits’ over decades of war
Robert Miller, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Medicine, is referenced.
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