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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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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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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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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

Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

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

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

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release


Coming Up

· 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’


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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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