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  Monday, Dec. 10, 2018  
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Three Vanderbilt undergraduates awarded prestigious fellowships and scholarships
Vanderbilt seniors Javan Latson and Sasha Whitley have been awarded Pickering Fellowships for 2019, and junior Mary E. Tezak has been named a Boren Scholarship recipient.
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SEIU withdraws from Vanderbilt, drops effort to unionize NTT faculty in College of Arts and Science
The faculty unionization effort on Vanderbilt’s campus is officially closed, following the withdrawal by Service Employees International Union Local 205 of its pending petition to unionize non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Science.
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New working group provides support services for international students
The International Student Support Working Group launched this fall and will focus on identifying various ways to support international students at Vanderbilt.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar grant proposals
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.
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Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. program developing and mentoring next generation of STEM leaders
A lively group of students, faculty, staff and postdocs participating in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program recently gathered in the lobby of the Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building for the program’s annual mentor mixer.
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Tips for greening your holiday season
Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.
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Chief HR officer directs CUPA-HR award money to support Employee Hardship Fund
Barbara Carroll, Vanderbilt’s chief human resources officer, has received the Donald E. Dickason Award from the national College and University Professional Association for Human Resources and has directed its prize money to the Vanderbilt University Employee Hardship Fund.
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Annual Turkey Toss is Friday
Vanderbilt University’s 2018 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 a.m. to midnight in the Langford Auditorium Lobby. Employees can choose either a free turkey, tofurkey or Vanderbilt apron.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks community feedback
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting participation in a short survey that will allow the community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvements and safety concerns.
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New faculty: Molly Barth
Molly Barth is assistant professor of flute.


Take Note

Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal plan discounts for a limited time

VU and VUMC phone service temporarily unavailable Dec. 16

Master of Public Health program accepting applications for fall 2019

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: St. Baldrick’s Foundation research grants

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life

Start your work day with a new Health Plus Mindful Break recording

Wellcast: What do you need to know about the flu shot?

Executive Education: Effective coaches are the heart of any organization

Registration open for 2019 Vanderbilt Soccer summer camps


Coming Up

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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Rana Awdish discusses best-selling memoir
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  Caregiver Support Group to meet
· DEC ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute Glasses Trunk Show and Sale
· DEC ·
  VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium
· DEC ·
  ‘Navigating School Choice’ topic of Parenting Group meeting


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: Why a 14th-century mystic appeals to today’s ‘spiritual but not religious’ Americans
Joel Harrington, Centennial Chair of History, writes about the social significance of mystic Meister Eckhart.
The Tennessean: A school excuse and a law that changed my life: A thank you to George H.W. Bush
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, writes about how a childhood meeting with President George H.W. Bush impacted her life.
Smithsonian: Like whales and dolphins, prehistoric ‘fish lizards’ kept warm with blubber
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Wall Street Journal: Looking to double your salary? Try an MBA
Owen Graduate School of Management Dean Eric Johnson is quoted about the benefits of getting an MBA.
Inside Higher Ed: A very mixed record on grad student mental health
Thomas Clements, lecturer of biological sciences, is quoted.
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