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  Friday, Jan. 4, 2019  
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Longtime Mail Services staff member dies
Bryon Walker, a longtime Vanderbilt Mail Services staff member and fixture at the Station B Post Office stamp window, died Dec. 31 following a lengthy battle with cancer.
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Deadline to update your W-2 delivery preferences is today
Active university employees can opt out of receiving paper W-2 forms by mail and instead access the forms electronically through Oracle.
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ArtLab @ Vanderbilt hosts opening reception Jan. 18
Faculty, staff and graduate and undergraduate students will explore the intersection of art and science through a new exhibition that highlights the work of past ArtLab participants and introduces new ArtLab fellows.
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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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Blair School offers adult enrichment classes, lessons beginning Jan. 7
Expand your world in 2019 with an exciting, affordable adult class or instrument lessons at Blair School of Music.
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Watch: Highlights of Turkey Toss 2018
Watch a video of Turkey Toss 2018 produced by Vanderbilt University Human Resources, and relive the magic of the Employee Celebration event.
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Student profile: Sloane Chmara
Vanderbilt senior Sloane Chmara is combining a passion for healthy cooking and happy living into a growing online lifestyle brand.


Take Note

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

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

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

Health Plus will come to you

Blair spring Kindermusik classes begin Jan. 9-10

Faculty Senate meetings return to School of Nursing Jan. 10

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

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
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Georgia colleges hope earlier, deeper engagement boosts grad rates
Angela Boatman, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, is quoted.
Meet the Microbiologist: Insect and human microbial symbionts with Seth Bordenstein
Seth Bordenstein, associate professor of biological sciences, discusses his research on this American Society for Microbiology podcast.
The Economic Times: People with schizophrenia experience emotion differently through their bodies
A study by Sohee Park, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, and Ph.D. student Lénie J. Torregrossa found that people with schizophrenia experience emotion differently from others. Torregrossa is quoted.
Salon: Federal vaccine court quietly pays out billions
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Haslam reflects on record: ‘Eight years trying to get to the right answer instead of just our answer or the political answer’
A Vanderbilt report on the state’s Achievement School District program is mentioned. John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted on Gov. Bill Haslam’s potential U.S. Senate run.
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