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  Monday, Jan. 28, 2019  
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‘Between the World and Me’ chosen for Feb. 27 Chancellor’s Book Club
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will lead a discussion on Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me” on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Chancellor’s Book Club will meet at 3:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge of The Commons Center.
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Athletics hosts MLK Day visit to civil rights movement sites; annual trip to be named for David Williams
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, now in its third year, provides members of the Vanderbilt community with the opportunity to learn more about the history of the civil rights movement and current efforts to further King’s legacy.
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Vanderbilt shares concerns, observations on proposed Title IX changes
Vanderbilt has joined with peers in the Association of American Universities (AAU) to share concerns and provide observations about the likely effects of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations.
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January issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses the challenges of protecting the campus from cyber security threats, and initiatives like the recently launched VerifyU, in this month’s newsletter.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals
Proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants are due Monday, Jan. 28, while the deadline to apply for Research Scholar Grants is Monday, Feb. 4.
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Service Award Ceremony is tomorrow
The annual Service Award Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Student Life Center. 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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‘The Hate U Give’ book discussion set for Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Thursday
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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MacArthur Fellow Jason De León to discuss ‘Human Smuggling Across Mexico’ Feb. 8
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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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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Nemo Sanchez: Swimmer and filmmaker
Student-athlete Namilla Sanchez is keenly aware of the role proper nutrition plays in performance. She feels the results each time she dives into the pool – and in her ability to succeed in the classroom.


Take Note

Two primary care locations at One Hundred Oaks now taking patients

Sidewalk detour to open at School of Nursing

New Data Science M.S. program accepting applications

Women’s Center to host work-life balance workshop series

Register for Feb. ‘Diabetes Prevention Program’ information sessions

Nominations for School of Medicine faculty awards now open

Health Plus presents ‘Count on Your Heart’ event series

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

Executive Education: Coach your team to success

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 ·
  Vandy Cooks featuring ‘Tennessee Magazine’s’ Tammy Algood
· FEB ·
  Caregiver support group to meet
· FEB ·
  Boomers, Elders and More: ‘The Joys and Tolls of Caregiving and the Importance of Self-Care’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Tennessee Tribune: Wilkins named vice president for health equity
Consuelo Wilkins has been appointed as vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity for Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of VUMC and dean of the School of Medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Packaging the brand for high-stakes competition
Freeman Wu, assistant professor of management, is quoted.
Time: How the State of the Union became the latest flashpoint
Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communications studies, is quoted. Are you really saving money by shopping so many sales?
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted about how sales affect the way people spend.
Science: Cancer-slaying virus may fight childhood eye tumor
Anthony Daniels, assistant professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, is quoted.
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