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  Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018  
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Five faculty elected AAAS fellows
Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. 
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Free screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Dec. 6; RSVPs requested by Friday
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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November issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
The key to Vanderbilt’s success to date—and to its continued success—relies on building and sustaining an ecosystem and culture that fosters innovation, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in this month’s newsletter.
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History and vision of residential colleges topic of USAC talk
Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley shared the history and vision of Vanderbilt’s residential college system during her talk at the November meeting of the University Staff Advisory Council.
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The ‘clean plate’ mentality drives us to overeat. To-go bags can help.
We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by marketing professor Kelly Haws.
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Nominations for Diversity Leadership Awards open through Dec. 6
Nominations are open 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 University community.
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Vanderbilt writer-in-residence talks ‘Flags and Anthems’ at Sports and Society event tomorrow
Vanderbilt Writer-In-Residence Alice Randall, a best-selling author and award-winning songwriter, will lead a Sports and Society lecture on “Flags and Anthems” Thursday, Nov. 29.
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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: Hao Wu
Hao Wu is associate professor of psychology and human development.


Take Note

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

Walkway closure at School of Nursing, Central Library

Event to promote organ donation, recognize engineering alum is Nov. 29

Master of Public Health program hosts information sessions

Emergency preparedness tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 4

Caregiver Support Group to meet Dec. 12

Tips on supporting a positive body image during the holiday season

Limited Submission Opportunity: Recordings at Risk program

Executive Education: Cyber Week helps you jumpstart your 2019 goals

Moms, infants needed for study exploring brain development in early life


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Chancellor’s Book Club discusses ‘The Great Alone’
· NOV ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Laura Rothstein
· DEC ·
  One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival
· DEC ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Angelina Hernandez-Carretero
· DEC ·
  Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Amazon in Nashville: Area colleges want to be key player in company’s workforce development
Nashville colleges want to help Amazon meet its workforce needs. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted.
The Washington Post: Dispelling deadly myths about the flu vaccine
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Huffington Post: Kavanaugh and Gorsuch confirmations force progressives to rethink the Supreme Court
Ganesh Sitaraman, associate professor of law, is quoted.
Scientific American: How brain injuries deprive people of a sense of free will
Ryan Darby, assistant professor of neurology, researches brain activity in individuals with alien limb syndrome.
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