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  Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Educating the whole graduate student and postdoctoral scholar
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the ways in which Vanderbilt is striving to support the career paths of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.
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Faculty selected as Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellows for fall 2019
Hiba Baroud, Jeffrey Bennett and Suzana Herculano-Houzel have been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research.
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Scholar who pioneered Vanderbilt’s curriculum in classical antiquity dies
A memorial service at Benton Chapel is planned Feb. 23 for Barbara Tsakirgis, professor of classical studies, emerita, who recently died.
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Perry Wallace documentary ‘Triumph’ available for screenings
“Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace,” the documentary that tells the story of the first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC, is now available for educational screenings.
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Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice launches at Vanderbilt Divinity School
A new program that will examine economic and ecological justice through the lens of theological and religious reflection has been launched at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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Service Award Ceremony rescheduled for Feb. 20
The annual Service Award Ceremony has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event was originally scheduled for Jan. 29 but postponed due to a forecast of inclement weather. Vanderbilt University staff celebrating 20 years of service in 2018 will be honored, and the prestigious Commodore Award and Diversity Leadership Award will be presented.
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Dedicated phone line gives university health plan members preferred access to Tier 1 providers
Vanderbilt University faculty and staff (and eligible dependents) enrolled in the VU Select PPO or Choice CDHP plans now have exclusive access to the VU Appointment Hotline, which gives them preferred access to next-available appointments with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and other Tier 1 Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network providers.
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Make note of congressional lobbying disclosure requirements and gift, meal, and travel restrictions
With the start of the 116th Congress, Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations wishes to remind the university community of the current regulations regarding federal lobbying disclosure reports as well as congressional restrictions on gifts, meals and travel.
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Career Center to host Fellowships 101 series
The Career Center will host a Fellowships 101 series of workshops throughout the spring semester for students who would like to learn more about fellowship and scholarship programs that can provide financial support for travel, language learning, research and further study.
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‘The Hate U Give’ book discussion set for tomorrow
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a discussion of Angie Thomas’ “The Hate U Give” on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College, ahead of the author’s Feb. 13 visit to Vanderbilt. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vanderbilt NAACP President Sydney Banks will co-facilitate Thursday’s discussion of the book. 
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Olympics and Judaism subject of Sports and Society event tomorrow
Exploring the intersection of the Olympics and Judaism is the focus of a Jan. 31 lecture hosted by the Sports and Society Initiative and featuring Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science.
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Third ‘Making Nashville Living Building Ready’ event is tomorrow
Representatives from the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Kendeda Building Team will use their project as a case study to focus on how to choose and use materials in a living building.
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Center for Teaching’s Celebration of Learning set for Feb. 4
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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Faculty invited to submit Research Scholar Grant proposals through Feb. 4
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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Applications for Vanderbilt Summer Academy open Feb. 6
Vanderbilt Summer Academy, a program through Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, offers academic residential summer programs for qualifying gifted students in rising seventh through 12th grades. The Summer 2019 Application Priority Window for VSA is from noon on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13.
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Re:VU brochures for 2019 now available
The 2019 edition of the Re:VU brochure, a concise summary of Vanderbilt University’s vital statistics featuring the most commonly requested facts and figures pertaining to the university, is now available.
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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

Campus food drive to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

New Data Science M.S. program accepting applications

Nominations for School of Medicine faculty awards now open

Life Phase Series: ‘Raised-Bed Gardening with an Expert’ Feb. 26

Two primary care locations at One Hundred Oaks now taking patients

Register for Feb. ‘Diabetes Prevention Program’ information sessions

Health Plus presents ‘Count on Your Heart’ event series

Limited Submission Opportunity: Henry Luce Foundation American Art Exhibition Competition

Executive Education: Leadership coaching that will enhance your team

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in Peabody diversity lecture series
· FEB ·
  Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature
· FEB ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture
· FEB ·
  MacArthur Fellow Jason De León to discuss ‘Human Smuggling Across Mexico’
· FEB ·
  Vandy Cooks featuring ‘Tennessee Magazine’s’ Tammy Algood


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Vanderbilt in the News
ABC Diversity, discussions and Des Moines: Here’s the weekly roundup on the potential 2020 field
Former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and his recent Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series appearance are mentioned.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Six African American scholars appointed to faculty posts at colleges and universities
Consuelo Wilkins will serve as vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and as associate dean for health equity at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Chalkbeat: Pre-K money could be diverted to other needs under Tennessee lawmaker’s bill
Vanderbilt research is mentioned.
Associated Press: Bellerophon to present clinical data supporting actigraphy as a clinically meaningful endpoint to detect improvements in pulmonary fibrosis patients
James Loyd, Ruby W. Jacobson Chair in Pulmonary Medicine, is quoted.
Yahoo News: Australian Open 2019: Astra Sharma has served her way to the mixed doubles final, but more success awaits in the future
Former Vanderbilt student-athlete Astra Sharma participated in the Australian Open. Her career at Vanderbilt is mentioned, and women’s tennis head coach Geoff McDonald is quoted.
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