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  Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018  
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Alumni couple gives $5M to support student scholars, faculty leaders
The commitment from alumni Elizabeth Sauereisen Allen, BS’83, and Vanderbilt Board of Trust member Greg Allen, BA’84, builds on their legacy of generosity toward the university and continues their support for faculty and program leadership, as well as current and future student scholars.
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Smith to chair Immersion Faculty Steering Committee; schools appoint key faculty leaders
A new group of faculty members have been appointed to leadership and advisory roles designed to support the continued launch of Immersion Vanderbilt across campus.
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VISE celebration includes technology ‘show and tell’ and symposium
The Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering—dedicated to cross-disciplinary collaborations that advance discovery—will host a celebration and symposium at its new campus home Dec. 12.
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Vandenbergh elected fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law and director of the Climate Change Research Network at Vanderbilt, has been elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a professional association of lawyers and scholars who practice and study environmental law.
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‘The Hate U Give’ author to speak Feb. 13; book discussion set for Jan. 31
Angie Thomas, author of the best-selling young-adult novel “The Hate U Give,” will deliver a keynote lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Feb. 13. In addition, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. will host a discussion of the book on Jan. 31 in advance of her visit.
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Town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect tomorrow
The Vanderbilt community is invited to a town hall meeting with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence, on Thursday, Dec. 6.
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Screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ tomorrow
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a screening of “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Memorial Gym. The event is free and open to faculty, staff and students as well as their friends and family.
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Nominations for Diversity Leadership Awards close tomorrow
Nominations for the Diversity Leadership Awards, which recognize individual staff and teams who demonstrate exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action within the Vanderbilt community, are being accepted through Dec. 6.
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Humane dispersal of roosting crows scheduled to begin tomorrow
Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus near the Chaffin Place and Lewis House residence halls, South Garage and the Veterans Affairs Hospital.
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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: Jennifer Larson
Jennifer Larson is associate professor of political science.


Take Note

Memorial service honoring graduate student Ziliang Zhang set for Dec. 6

Healthier You: ‘The NEAT Part of Exercise’ Dec. 6

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble Dec. 7

‘Navigating School Choice’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 13

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

Executive Education: The best leaders are strong communicators

Accelerator—Finance bootcamp adds more classes, expands to 5 days for summer 2019

My Southern Health: Don’t let holiday decorating wreak havoc on your back


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Stanford’s Athey to give Steine Lecture
· DEC ·
  One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival
· DEC ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Angelina Hernandez-Carretero
· DEC ·
  Caregiver Support Group to meet
· DEC ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute Glasses Trunk Show and Sale


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: 600 million years ago, the first scavengers lurked in dark ocean gardens
Vanderbilt research illuminates the complexities of life during the Ediacaran period. Simon Darroch, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Time: 4 things to know about the history of NAFTA, as Trump takes another step toward replacing it
Jefferson Cowie, professor of history, describes NAFTA’s history.
BBC: Good genes? The sisters who put the rest of us to shame
Anne Wojcicki, founder of 23andMe, explains her success and that of her sisters. Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: If you’re single with cancer, you may get less aggressive treatment than a married person
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
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