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  Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019  
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What’s on My Mind: Black History Month as a call to action
Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond.
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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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Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits
Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.
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Muhammad Ali topic of Sports and Society Initiative event Feb. 12
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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Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19
Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.
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Annual Academic Pathways Symposium Feb. 22
Finalists for the 2019 Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will be on campus Feb. 18-22 to explore research directions with Vanderbilt faculty members and learn more about the opportunities that would be available to them at Vanderbilt.
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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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CLAS to host ‘Haiti Week’ Feb. 11-13
The Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host a series of public events featuring Haiti Feb. 11-13.
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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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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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Spread the Love with USAC and Second Harvest Food Bank
Starting the first week of February, the University Staff and Advisory Council will be accepting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Marilyn Holmes
Marilyn Holmes is a friendly and familiar face to those who make a stop at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center part of their daily routine.


Take Note

Re:VU brochures for 2019 now available

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

Executive Education: Communication strategies that will change the way you lead

Perry Wallace documentary ‘Triumph’ available for screenings

Students, faculty can dine together through FeaST program

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

Reminder: Religious accommodations available through EEOO

EAP offers guidance for finding a mental health provider

Vandy Cooks featuring ‘Tennessee Magazine’s’ Tammy Algood Feb. 8


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Applications for Vanderbilt Summer Academy open
· FEB ·
  Health Plus presents ‘Improving Your Rhythm of Sleep’
· FEB ·
  Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature
· FEB ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture
· FEB ·
  Choral Prism concert


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Vanderbilt in the News
MSNBC: Morning Joe
Morning Joe interviewed Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, about the yearbook photo controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.
U.S. Army: Making progress
Soldiers from the Rakkasan Brigade worked with the Wond’ry makerspace to explore ways to develop a standardized marking system. Kevin Galloway, director of making and research assistant professor of engineering, is quoted.
The Tennessean (opinion): How to develop deep, meaningful friendships in a social media-driven world
Vanderbilt student Dean Balaes writes about building modern friendships.
Education Week: Why struggling schools end up with less effective principals
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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