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  Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt’s history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week’s column.
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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact
The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.
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Dalton family commits $12.75 million to support Law and Business Program at Vanderbilt Law School
A new $12.75 million gift to Vanderbilt Law School from alumnus and former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Mark Dalton and his family will provide support for the law school’s Law and Business Program, which prepares students to enter legal practice with a solid understanding of business law, corporate management, accounting and finance.
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Vanderbilt School of Nursing celebrates grand opening of revolutionary building expansion
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing opened a new $23.6 million building expansion containing a state-of-the-art simulation lab, technologically advanced classrooms and student services offices with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event on Jan. 22.
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Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced
A steering committee comprising staff from across the university will guide the new initiative aimed to study and advance the climate and opportunities for women staff at Vanderbilt.
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Global micro-grants take faculty to Lima, Tijuana and Edinburgh
Faculty members Noam Lupu, Karla McKanders and Lisa Fazio were recently awarded funding through the Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program to conduct international research and outreach.
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Olympics and Judaism subject of Sports and Society event with political scientist Bruce Oppenheimer Jan. 31
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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Cultural historian Robert Darnton to speak on censorship and literature
Robert Darnton, the Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and emeritus director of Harvard’s University Library, will discuss “Censors at Work: How States Shaped Literature” on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Central Library Community Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Biologist duo brings Wolbachia curriculum to students, citizen scientists around globe
A curriculum directed by biologists Seth and Sarah Bordenstein is responsible for helping countless thousands of college students, schoolkids and citizen scientists worldwide contribute to research on microbes using cutting-edge technology.
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Robert Penn Warren Center’s executive director shares legacy of Stella Scott Vaughn with USAC
During its January meeting, the University Staff Advisory Council welcomed Robert Penn Warren Center Executive Director Mona Frederick and learned about the fascinating ties between the center’s office space and Stella Scott Vaughn, an important figure in Vanderbilt University history.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery Grant and Research Scholar Grant proposals
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.
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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is today
The event aims to expose faculty and staff to therapeutic antibody discovery in an academic setting and foster interest in submission of innovative ideas for antibody targets through an upcoming RFP for Ancora, the collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield.
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Service Award Ceremony is Jan. 29
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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SEMO in search of ‘greenest’ group on campus
Waste Management Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Vanderbilt Athletics are looking for the greenest group on campus for this year’s Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition.
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VU, VUMC phone service temporarily unavailable Feb. 3
Vanderbilt IT will upgrade the telephone system on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 4 a.m. The upgrade will take approximately one hour to complete. During this time, the telephone system will be unavailable.


Take Note

W-2 forms now available in Oracle

Printing Services announces launch of new online print system

Drilling to take place on Peabody campus Jan. 24-25

Register for Feb. ‘Diabetes Prevention Program’ information sessions

Tickets now available for Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture at Langford Auditorium

Quit smoking with help from OHC’s ‘Quit Rx Program’

Limited Submission Opportunity: Covenant Foundation Signature and Ignition Grants

Nominations for School of Medicine faculty awards now open

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

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2019 awards


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  WW at Work information session
· JAN ·
  ‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening
· JAN ·
  Event seeks prostate cancer survivors for feedback on improved care
· JAN ·
  Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series
· FEB ·
  Vandy Cooks featuring ‘Tennessee Magazine’s’ Tammy Algood Feb. 8


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: ‘The party has veered from its roots,’ former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake on the GOP, civility and the future
Graduate student Alex Korsunsky is quoted. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, are mentioned.
Cosmos: Our eyes work together earlier that we thought
Vanderbilt research looks at where information from the eyes begins to be processed together. Postdoctoral scholar Kacie Dougherty is quoted.
Center for Migration Studies: The legal responsibilities of the United States towards asylum seekers
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, Jewish studies, law and English, writes about what America’s laws say regarding refugees.
The Tennessean (opinion): Bill Lee follows in Republican footsteps for criminal justice reform in Tennessee
Carrie Archie Russell, senior lecturer in political science, is quoted about the views of Vanderbilt political science students.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt building lands gold LEED ranking
Vanderbilt’s Engineering and Science Building has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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