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  Friday, Dec. 7, 2018  
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Watch Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham’s eulogy of President George H.W. Bush
Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, delivered a touching tribute to George H.W. Bush during the 41st president’s state funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.
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Childhood meeting with Bush inspired DeSantis to be role model for others
When Associate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences Larisa DeSantis was 9 years old, she had the opportunity to meet with then-President George H.W. Bush in the Oval Office. The interaction with the 41st president would have a profound effect on her life.
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White House Correspondent April Ryan to give MLK Commemorative Series keynote
White House Correspondent April Ryan will deliver the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, in Langford Auditorium.
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Resources for recognizing and celebrating winter holidays within the Vanderbilt community
The holidays provide an opportunity to honor and celebrate the rich and diverse tapestry of beliefs, cultures and traditions held by members of the Vanderbilt community and promote the values of generosity, community, inclusion and unity evident throughout.
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Chancellor: Let’s cheer on our Commodores at the Texas Bowl
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is encouraging Commodore fans to purchase tickets for the 2018 Texas Bowl. The Vanderbilt Commodores will take on the Baylor Bears in Houston on Dec. 27.
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VUPD: Racist and homophobic flyers sent through external online advertising service
Vanderbilt University Police Department said there is no evidence to believe there is a Vanderbilt connection to the flyers, and that Vanderbilt was not specifically targeted, nor were universities in general.
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Data Science Institute launches new master of science program
Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute, founded earlier this year, has launched a new master of science program to prepare students for careers in the burgeoning field of data science. Applications for the 2019-20 academic year are now open to students.
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VU wins national award for model proposal to advance graduate education
Vanderbilt has received the 2018 Educational Testing Service/Council of Graduate Schools Award for Innovation in Promoting Success in Graduate Education: From Admission through Completion.
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Lippmann wins inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research
The five-year, $2.5 million award supports Ethan Lippmann’s goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier dysfunction impacts neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
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Governor’s Academy for School Leadership 2019 cohort at VU named
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the participants selected for the 2019 Governor’s Academy for School Leadership, a partnership with Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.
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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in diversity lecture series
All are welcome to attend two free lectures as part of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.
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Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on special diets and food allergies
As food allergies and intolerances grow nationwide, Vanderbilt Campus Dining continues to improve the experience of diners on campus with food allergies and intolerances.
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Turkey Toss set for Dec. 14
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: Paul C. Taylor
Paul C. Taylor is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy.


Take Note

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

Humane dispersal of roosting crows underway

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

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

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

Registration open for 2019 Vanderbilt Soccer summer camps

Limited Submission Opportunity: Keck Research Program concept papers

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble
· DEC ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Rana Awdish discusses best-selling memoir
· DEC ·
  Caregiver Support Group to meet
· DEC ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute Glasses Trunk Show and Sale
· DEC ·
  VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: I dig through archives to unearth hidden stories from African American history
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, writes about her research and the Slave Societies Digital Archive.
Religion News Service: Evangelical retailer John Wanamaker built fortune by blending faith with business
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: With new school turnaround model, Tennessee takes lessons learned in Memphis to Chattanooga
The Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a collaboration between Vanderbilt University and the state education department, released new guiding principles for school turnaround. Gary T. Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, is quoted.
Inside Climate News: A coal ash spill made these workers sick. Now, they’re fighting for compensation.
Mark Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law, is quoted.
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