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  Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Corporatization at the great American research university
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses “corporatization” in higher education—the ways in which universities have adopted structures and behaviors once associated exclusively with business—and how Vanderbilt can address concerns with this perception.
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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests tomorrow
Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt Jan. 17 to explain his hopes for American politics going forward.
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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff set for Friday; April Ryan tickets now available
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 in Langford Auditorium, and free tickets to the event are now available for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff.
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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report
Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.
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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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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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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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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series
Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.
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Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2019
Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young, a program through Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, offers weekly summer courses for qualifying gifted students in rising first through sixth grades. Career Connections, a day program within SAVY, offers accelerated courses for rising seventh-graders during the month of July.


Take Note

Vandy Cooks: Get protein smoothie recipes Jan. 17

Babies and You: ‘Nutrition Eating for Two’ Jan. 17

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Memorial Foundation Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

Event seeks prostate cancer survivors for feedback on improved care

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

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

Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Boomers, Elders and More hosts Medicare discussion
· JAN ·
  ArtLab @ Vanderbilt hosts opening reception
· JAN ·
  MLK Day lecture: ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Equity—Our Collective Responsibility’
· JAN ·
  Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event


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Vanderbilt in the News
Politico: Morning Defense
Vanderbilt has appointed retired Army Lt. Gen. Gary Cheek as director of the Bass Military Scholars program.
Education Week: Author interview with Rich Milner: “Reimagining ‘Classroom Management’ for Equity”
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, discusses his recent classroom management book.
Yahoo: Should your child get the nasal spray flu vaccine?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Houston Chronicle: The journey from Wisconsin to Texas and the ruling that struck down the ACA
James Blumstein, university professor of constitutional law and health law and policy, is quoted.
ABC: Ashleigh Barty, Alex de Minaur win at Australian Open but Bernard Tomic out in first round
Former student-athlete Astra Sharma explains how her time at Vanderbilt influenced her professional tennis career. The West Australian shared a related piece in which Aleke Tsoubanos, Vanderbilt assistant women’s tennis coach, is quoted.
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