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  Friday, Feb. 1, 2019  
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Vanderbilt’s new athletics director begins first day
Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.
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Vanderbilt makes strong showing in influential endowment ranking
Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.
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Student Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct now available
The information collected from the survey will help Vanderbilt to better understand how intimate partner violence affects the student community and how the university can continue to improve campus resources. 
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Black History Month kickoff at noon today at Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center
The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center is hosting a kickoff celebration for Black History Month today at noon. The program includes music by African drum ensemble Nature’s Drummers and a brief presentation on the historical significance of the month and the events to come.
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Faculty invited to submit Research Scholar Grant proposals through Monday
Proposals for the next round of Research Scholar Grants, which provide funding for innovative scholarship and creative expression projects, are due Monday, Feb. 4.
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Center for Teaching’s Celebration of Learning set for Monday
Research projects and design initiatives, podcasts and documentaries, candle-making devices and board games, clothing catalogs and virtual reality simulations—these and more will be on display at the Celebration of Learning on Feb. 4.
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U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center chief scientist to give Parker Lecture Tuesday
Dr. David Pittman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss “Environmental Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Frank Parker Lecture Series.
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Beasley to give Divinity School’s Bogitsh Lecture Feb. 21
Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk titled “Enough: Imagining a Political Culture of Worthiness in the United States” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124.
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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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Spread the Love with USAC and Second Harvest Food Bank
Starting the first week of February, the University Staff Advisory Council will be accepting donations for Second Harvest Food Bank at locations across campus.
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Students, faculty can dine together through FeaST program
The FeaST program allows students to share a free meal with any faculty member at any Campus Dining location. The program is designed to help students and faculty members build lasting relationships beyond the classroom.
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Student pushing boundaries to impact the Earth, and people on it
What is more daring—camping in a remote part of Antarctica for a month doing field research, or directing and performing in a musical revue about the environment? For Earth and Environmental Sciences major Andrew Grant, pushing boundaries to positively impact the Earth, and the people who call it home, are equally thrilling.


Take Note

Drilling on Peabody campus rescheduled for Jan. 31-Feb. 1

Health Plus presents ‘Improving Your Rhythm of Sleep’ Feb. 7

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

Perry Wallace documentary ‘Triumph’ available for screenings

Re:VU brochures for 2019 now available

Make note of congressional lobbying disclosure requirements and gift, meal, and travel restrictions

Wellcast: ‘PrEP: Not Just Another Acronym’

Campus food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Awards

Executive Education: Learn the communication skills you need to advance your career


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s ‘Educate to Advocate’ event
· FEB ·
  Applications for Vanderbilt Summer Academy open
· FEB ·
  Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature
· FEB ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture
· FEB ·
  Enabling Innovation seminar


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Who supports the PSUV in Venezuela? Just about no one.
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is quoted, and Vanderbilt’s Latin America Public Opinion Project is discussed.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Gifts roundup
Mark and Susan Dalton made a $12.8 million donation to Vanderbilt Law School for its Law and Business Program.
Nashville Post: On the move: 29 January 2018
Chris Guthrie has been reappointment as dean of Vanderbilt Law School. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente is quoted.
El Pais: Quiero ser presidenta de Estados Unidos
Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is quoted regarding the high number of female candidates in the 2020 race for the White House.
U.S. News & World Report: Opioid danger to newborns varies by region
Stephen Patrick, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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