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  Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019  
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Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Gary Cheek to lead Bass Military Scholars Program
Gary H. Cheek, a retired United States Army lieutenant general with extensive experience mentoring and leading teams, has been named the director of the Bass Military Scholars Program at Vanderbilt.
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MLK Series kickoff set for Jan. 18; 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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Provost establishes working group on second-year residential experience
A new working group convened by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will explore trends in the second-year residential experience and identify areas to bolster student success.
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Robert Fox, early leader in Vanderbilt’s vision research, dies
A memorial service for the late Robert Fox, an emeritus Vanderbilt professor who was renowned internationally for his landmark studies of human and animal vision, is being planned for early spring.
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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.
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Engineering senior ropes crown in Missouri rodeo contest
Kaitlyn Ayers, a biomedical engineering senior, is likely the only Vanderbilt engineering student whose gap year will include a tiara, a horse and pole bending.


Take Note

Blair spring Kindermusik classes begin Jan. 9-10

Faculty Senate meetings return to School of Nursing Jan. 10

Community Research Partners: ‘Influences of Trust on Recovery, Engagement in Community-based Substance Abuse Treatment Programs’ Jan. 11

Health Plus will come to you

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Data Science Institute seeking faculty affiliations

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 ·
  School of Nursing diversity lecture to feature nonverbal speaker and disability advocate
· JAN ·
  Sports and Society Initiative continues yearlong Olympics series with Professor Lutz Koepnick
· JAN ·
  MLK Day lecture: ‘Diversity, Inclusion and Equity—Our Collective Responsibility’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Can cancer care be industrialized? Vanderbilt and GE are teaming up to find out
Vanderbilt University Medical Center and GE Healthcare have announced a partnership that will allow for safer, more precise immunotherapy cancer treatment. Jeff Balser, president and CEO of VUMC and dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Postpartum opioid Rx may lead to persistent use: study
Vanderbilt research looks at how opioid use affects postpartum women. Carlos Grijalva, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: New faces, loss of institutional knowledge highlight start of Tennessee General Assembly
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Conversation: Many hate crimes never make it into the FBI’s database
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, explains recent hate crime statistics.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: How to teach a good first day of class
Theories developed by Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching, are shared.
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