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  Monday, Jan. 7, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year
As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.
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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests Jan. 17
Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt to explain his hopes for American politics going forward. “This American Life” producer Zoe Chace, who chronicled Flake’s Senate career for the radio show, will join him on stage.
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Tierno named director of Vanderbilt Commencement
Scott A. Tierno, a higher education administrator with significant experience in leading major campus initiatives, has been named director of Commencement and special events.
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Horace Williams, emeritus professor of mathematics, dies
Horace Edward Williams, an emeritus professor of mathematics who taught mathematics and statistics at Vanderbilt for four decades, died Dec. 31.
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Sports and Society Initiative continues yearlong Olympics series Jan. 15 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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Therapeutic Antibody Discovery and Development event is Jan. 23
Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology and Deerfield will bring together experts in discovery and development of antibody therapeutics Jan. 23 to discuss and review state-of-the-art developments in the field.
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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in January newsletter
Check out the live construction camera, download the VandySafe app, and get updates on construction, parking and mobility in the January 2019 issue of the West End Neighborhood e-newsletter.
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Basic Sciences students, staff, faculty showcase talent
Graduate students, staff and faculty across the biology and biomedical science disciplines took a break from their research to showcase their other talents—singing, dancing, instrumental performance and displaying art—during an event hosted by the Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training in December.
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Vanderbilt Magazine: The Goldfather
With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends.


Take Note

Nominate faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Blair School offers adult enrichment classes, lessons beginning Jan. 7

Blair spring Kindermusik classes begin Jan. 9-10

Faculty Senate meetings return to School of Nursing Jan. 10

Health Plus Hold the Stuffing Challenge final weigh-ins Jan. 2-18

Health Plus will come to you

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Limited Submission Opportunity: AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship

Limited Submission Opportunity: RWJF Health and Climate Solutions Grant

Volunteers needed for study exploring Alzheimer’s risk


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Caregiver Support Group to meet
· JAN ·
  Mindful parenting topic of Parenting Group meeting
· JAN ·
  Registration for 2019 REDCap Day event opens
· JAN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Drew Gaffney
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center MLK lecture: Lance Robertson, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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Vanderbilt in the News
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Academics, experts share diversity dreams for 2019
Emilie Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society and dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, is quoted.
Politico: Health IT Business Watch: What happens when big algorithm comes?
Christoph Lehmann, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: For sale: Renowned sports league?
A proposal to sell off part of the Pacific-12 Conference to private investors raises concern among experts. John Vrooman, principal senior lecturer in economics, is quoted.
Time: How Democrats took aim at Trump with new house rules
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Six feet, 48 hours, 10 days: How to avoid flu
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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