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  Friday, Feb. 8, 2019  
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Shellaway appointed vice chancellor and general counsel at Vanderbilt
Ruby Z. Shellaway, an experienced attorney who has held key roles in higher education, federal government and in the private sector, has been named vice chancellor, general counsel and university secretary at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
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Celebrated A&S professor to lead the Robert Penn Warren Center
Holly Tucker, professor of French and an acclaimed author who has embraced the trans-institutional culture of learning at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the Robert Penn Warren Center.
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Rokas elected to American Academy of Microbiology
Antonis Rokas, who holds the Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He was among the 109 new fellows welcomed by the academy in 2019.
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‘The View’ co-host, political analyst Meghan McCain to give Chancellor’s Lecture Feb. 19
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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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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MacArthur Fellow Jason De León to discuss ‘Human Smuggling Across Mexico’ today
Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a public lunchtime lecture featuring Jason De León, associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient, on Friday, Feb. 8. De León’s talk is titled “Soldiers and Kings: Violence, Masculinity and Photoethnographic Practice in the Context of Human Smuggling Across Mexico.”
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2019 Cuninggim Lecture on women in culture and society is Feb. 12
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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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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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

Tichi to discuss research behind ‘What Would Mrs. Astor Do?’ Feb. 10

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

Faculty may apply for 2019 NIH S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants

Perry Wallace documentary ‘Triumph’ available for screenings

Reminder: Religious accommodations available through EEOO

Dedicated phone line gives university health plan members preferred access to Tier 1 providers

EAP offers guidance for finding a mental health provider

Enrollment open for new Health Plus blood pressure management program

Re:VU brochures for 2019 now available

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning


Coming Up

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  Enabling Innovation seminar
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  Vandy Cooks featuring ‘Tennessee Magazine’s’ Tammy Algood
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  Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
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  Babies and You: ‘Coping with the Stresses and Emotions of Pregnancy’
· FEB ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘Raised-Bed Gardening with an Expert’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Globe and Mail: Trump’s State of the Union speech: The highlights of what he said (and didn’t say)
Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Reuters: Despite bipartisan sheen, Trump’s State of the Union also touched all the right buttons with his base
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Nature: Biomedical researchers from minority groups fail to land tenure-track positions
Roger Chalkley, senior associate dean for biomedical research, education and training, is quoted.
Forbes: Believe it or not, Venezuela has a stock market, and it’s been destroyed
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Vandy students push school toward 100 percent renewable energy
Vanderbilt senior Nathan Iyer and Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration, are quoted.
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