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  Friday, Jan. 18, 2019  
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Flake calls for civility, tough leadership in Chancellor’s Lecture Series appearance
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Jeff Flake, NPR producer Zoe Chace and Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Visiting Professor Jon Meacham engaged in thoughtful discussion that drew a capacity crowd to Langford Auditorium.
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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff today
Vanderbilt will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series Jan. 18-21, providing numerous lectures, service learning opportunities and events for the university community. Political reporter April Ryan will deliver this year’s keynote address Jan. 21.
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Wilkins named vice president for health equity
Dr. Consuelo Wilkins, associate professor of medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, has been named to the newly created positions of vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity with the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
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Pioneering Vanderbilt School of Nursing building designed with health in mind
Once certified, the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s new expansion is expected to be the first complete building in Nashville to meet the WELL Building Standard, developed to support the health and well-being of a building’s occupants.
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‘Robert Penn Warren’ film director to attend documentary screening
A documentary on Robert Penn Warren—a distinguished writer, critic and Vanderbilt alumnus—will be screened on campus Jan. 23, followed by a Q&A with Tom Thurman, the film director.
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Engineering and Science building recognized for green design
The Engineering and Science Building has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmental and cost-saving green features.
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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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Printing Services announces launch of new online print system
Vanderbilt University Printing Services has launched Digital StoreFront (DSF), a new online print system for students, faculty and staff to customize and order official Vanderbilt stationery products, upload files for custom print jobs, or create signs, posters and banners.
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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is Jan. 23
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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Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend
Regularly scheduled maintenance is completed in Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud beginning on the third Friday of each month starting at 9 p.m. and ending the next day.
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Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects
The Vanderbilt Green Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 projects that aspire to make Vanderbilt more environmentally friendly. The deadline for applications is Jan. 21.


Take Note

WW at Work information session Jan. 23

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

Save the date: 2019 Out in Front conference is Feb. 23

Save the date: 2019 Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 28

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Register for Feb. ‘Diabetes Prevention Program’ information sessions

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

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2019 awards

Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring

Registration now open for Global Health Case Competition


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  ArtLab @ Vanderbilt hosts opening reception
· JAN ·
  MLK Day lecture: ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Equity—Our Collective Responsibility’
· JAN ·
  Event seeks prostate cancer survivors for feedback on improved care
· JAN ·
  Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Cyntoia Brown clemency: Lawmakers to re-examine Tennessee’s juvenile sentencing laws
Terry Maroney, professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: The shutdown threatens the promise of government jobs—and a way of life
David Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Why the shutdown will never turn the president’s base against him
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, writes about why voters remain loyal despite policies that negatively affect their lives.
The Boston Globe: Books we can’t wait to read in 2019
Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society Jonathan Metzl’s upcoming book, Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America’s Heartland, is included.
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