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  Monday, Jan. 14, 2019  
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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’s’ Zoe Chace are CLS guests Thursday
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 Series kicks off 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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Sports and Society Initiative continues Olympics series tomorrow with VU professor Lutz Koepnick
The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative continues its yearlong series, “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles,” on Jan. 15 with Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in German and Professor of Cinema and Media Arts Lutz Koepnick.
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Tickets now available for Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture
Tickets to attend the Feb. 13 Vanderbilt lecture by Angie Thomas, best-selling author of “The Hate U Give,” are now available for Vanderbilt staff, students and faculty. Tickets are free and available online at Ticketweb and through the Sarratt Student Center Box Office.
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Baseball ranked No. 1 in preseason poll
The Commodores were tabbed the country’s top team in’s annual preseason poll, the publication announced Monday. Vanderbilt’s last preseason No. 1 ranking came in 2015, when the program was the unanimous top pick following its first national championship the prior season.
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Faculty invited to professional development offerings this spring
Faculty are invited to a series of development workshops, webinars and writing sessions to be held throughout the spring 2019 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life.
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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

School of Nursing diversity lecture to feature nonverbal speaker and disability advocate Jan. 14

Vandy Cooks: Get protein smoothie recipes Jan. 17

Applications now being accepted for Vanderbilt Green Fund projects

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Health Plus will come to you

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

Volunteers needed for study exploring Alzheimer’s risk


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Drew Gaffney
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
· 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
The New York Times (opinion): Ronald Reagan’s hopeful farewell
Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, compares Ronald Reagan’s final speech as president to Donald Trump’s first Oval Office address.
Nashville Business Journal: People on the move: Gary H. Cheek
Vanderbilt has appointed retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary Cheek as director of the Bass Military Scholars Program.
Nashville Post: On the move: 10 January 2019
Scott Tierno has been appointed as director of Commencement and special events at Vanderbilt. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente is quoted.
Bloomberg: Clemson freshman’s wait to get into NFL draft may cost him millions
John Vrooman, principal senior lecturer in economics, provides analysis about how NFL draft rules could affect Trevor Lawrence’s career.
Nashville Parent: Nashville math club
Vanderbilt is offering a free math club to Metro Schools students. Larry Rolen, assistant professor of mathematics, and Mark Sapir, Centennial Professor of Mathematics, are quoted.
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