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  Monday, Feb. 11, 2019  
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David Williams II, trailblazer and former Vanderbilt vice chancellor and athletics director, has died
David Williams II, who made an extraordinary impact on Vanderbilt, college athletics and higher education during his 18-year tenure as a university vice chancellor, died Friday, Feb. 8.
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Provost’s action plan on international strategy takes step forward with launch of Global VU
A new university website designed to showcase Vanderbilt’s positive global impact and elevate the university’s international profile has launched.
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Fauchet advocates for STEM education and federal research support
Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was in Washington, D.C., last week to advocate for federal support of engineering education and research, in particular through partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Energy and Defense.
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Best-selling author Angie Thomas to speak at VU Wednesday
Tickets for “The Hate U Give” author Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture in Langford Auditorium are sold out; however, there will be a live stream available in Light Hall, Room 202, for those who were not able to procure a ticket.
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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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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. A downtime notice will be displayed on the SkyVU website while the update is underway.
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Muhammad Ali topic of Sports and Society Initiative event tomorrow
Muhammad Ali, one of the most recognizable figures of the 20th century, is the subject of the next Sports and Society Initiative program, “Muhammad Ali and the Olympics,” on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the McGugin Center’s Football Meeting Room.
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2019 Cuninggim Lecture on women in culture and society is tomorrow
Best-selling author Emily Nagoski will explore the facets of sexual well-being often left out of standard sex education programs as part of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s 2019 Cuninggim Lecture, scheduled for Feb. 12.
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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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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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Employee Appreciation Night at the Theatre: ‘Twelfth Night’ Feb. 22
Employee Appreciation invites all Vanderbilt University employees to enjoy a Night at the Theatre on Friday, Feb. 22.
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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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Fidelity offers online Financial Education Workshop Series
Join Vanderbilt University and Fidelity for an educational web workshop, where you’ll learn strategies and tips to help you manage your financial future with confidence.
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International dream comes true for Blair composition major
Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.


Take Note

CLAS to host ‘Haiti Week’ Feb. 11-13

‘Making Time for You’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 14

Annual Academic Pathways Symposium Feb. 22

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

Video Editing Basics workshop Feb. 27

Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring

Reminder: Religious accommodations available through EEOO

EAP offers guidance for finding a mental health provider

Executive Education: Female leaders unite


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
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  Babies and You: ‘Coping with the Stresses and Emotions of Pregnancy’
· FEB ·
  Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture
· FEB ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘Raised-Bed Gardening with an Expert’
· FEB ·
  ‘Between the World and Me’ selected for Chancellor’s Book Club


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