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  Friday, Dec. 21, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt’s work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of the year.
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Forceno and Casey honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised VIRG’s Linda Forceno and Maureen Casey at the Mass Spectrometry Research Center with the Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award just prior to Winter Break.
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Final day for nominations for Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives
Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. are seeking nominations of staff members to serve on the Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives.
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Vanderbilt plays in Texas Bowl Dec. 27: What you need to know
The Commodores have punched their ticket to the postseason and will take on Baylor University in the Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston on Dec. 27. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. CST.
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Vanderbilt Osher winter term: Innovation, ‘Julius Caesar’ and more
Innovative thinking in the digital age, women in the civil rights movement and acting for opera are among the winter 2019 classes offered by Vanderbilt’s Osher Institute for Lifelong Learners.
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Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break
Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 16-Jan. 4, and Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break for employees will run from Monday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 31, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday on Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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Biweekly employees: Submit time cards in advance of Winter Break
Biweekly employees are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers should approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed on the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, unless work will continue during the break.
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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break
Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.
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VUPS offers tips to keep your holidays safe
Vanderbilt University Public Safety would like to wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season by recommending the following security and safety tips.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Scott Glasgow
As Vanderbilt University’s senior special events coordinator, Scott Glasgow says the absolute best part of his job is “game day.”


Take Note

Rett Syndrome Education Day marked launch of comprehensive VKC Rett Syndrome Program

Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend

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

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Employees to receive paycheck credit after federal parking tax update

IRS announces 2019 retirement plan contribution limits

Use the Start! Physical Activity Program to help with New Year’s resolutions

Make sleeping better your resolution for the new year

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Mindful parenting topic of Parenting Group meeting
· JAN ·
  Registration for 2019 REDCap Day event opens
· JAN ·
  School of Nursing diversity lecture to feature nonverbal speaker and disability advocate
· 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 Tennessean: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will not seek re-election in 2020
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Failure 101: Colleges teach students how to cope with setbacks
Vanderbilt is mentioned.
The Conversation: How T.M. Landry College Prep failed black families
H. Richard Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, writes about the allegations against T.M. Landry College Prep and the difference between schooling and education.
Gizmodo: Don’t take the DNA test you’ll probably get for Christmas
Ellen Clayton, Craig-Weaver Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
Yahoo Finance: Why you may overspend on the holidays and how to stop
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted.
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