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  Monday, Nov. 26, 2018  
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Olivia Kew-Fickus named VIRG’s new executive director
Olivia Kew-Fickus, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience in using data to support academic strategy and planning, has been named as the next leader of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group.
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Grandin lecture sold out; wait list, overflow seating available
Ticket holders for the Nov. 29 Chancellor’s Lecture featuring Temple Grandin must arrive at the venue by 6:30 p.m. or their seat is subject to release. Join the ticket wait list by emailing Overflow viewing will be available in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room on a first-come basis. Video of the lecture will be available on the university’s YouTube channel in the days following the event.
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Chancellor’s Book Club to meet Thursday to discuss ‘The Great Alone’
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a gathering of his book club on Thursday, Nov. 29, to discuss Kristin Hannah’s “The Great Alone.” Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the free event.
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Ancora announces major funding awards to support Vanderbilt drug discovery research
Ancora Innovation, LLC, the new collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield Management established earlier this year, has completed its inaugural proposal review process and announced two projects selected for funding.
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Commodores are bowl-bound following win over Tennessee
Vanderbilt became bowl eligible by defeating Tennessee 38-13 Saturday night, with the Commodores notching their third win in three years over the in-state rival Volunteers.
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Community invited to town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect Dec. 6
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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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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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study today
Recommendations from the national report “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine” will be presented on campus Nov. 26.
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Showcase celebrating Native American Heritage Month today
The annual Art of Resistance showcase will celebrate Native American traditions through song, ceremonial dance, poetry and storytelling on Nov. 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m in Sarratt Cinema.
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VUSRP applications open; info session set for Wednesday
Applications are now open for the summer 2019 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000 to $6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a full-time Vanderbilt faculty member.
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Emergency preparedness tabletop exercise scheduled for Dec. 4
Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Dec. 4.
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New faculty: Leanne Boehm
Leanne Boehm is assistant professor of nursing.


Take Note

Graduate programs in economics host information session Nov. 27

Master of Public Health program hosts information sessions

‘Work-Life Balance from a Womanist Perspective’ Nov. 27

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

Caregiver Support Group to meet Dec. 12

Wellcast: How to have healthy holidays

Wellcast: How to be purposeful with resilience through the holidays

Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus’ Wellness Commodores

Executive Education: Cyber Week helps you jumpstart your 2019 goals

Executive Education: Step up as a leader in 2019

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


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Rediscovered: A Lecture Concert on the Music of Florence Price
· NOV ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Laura Rothstein
· DEC ·
  One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival
· DEC ·
  Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Barnes & Noble
· DEC ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Rana Awdish discusses best-selling memoir


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: 1 in 3 college students seek help with mental health. Here’s what schools are doing
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vanderbilt student Josie Roth are quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Vanderbilt researchers to study needs of vulnerable children
The Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt will study the needs of children in immigrant families as well as children with prenatal exposure to opioids. Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Professor of Health Policy, is mentioned.
CNBC: Student debt is on the rise. Some schools are doing away with the loans
Vanderbilt is listed among the colleges and universities with no-loan policies.
Health: Bronchitis vs. pneumonia: Here’s how to tell the difference
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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