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  Monday, Nov. 19, 2018  
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Town hall sparks important discussion about equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt
Recruiting a more diverse staff and faculty, building authentic community and increasing connections with diverse businesses and suppliers were just a few of the many topics discussed at a town hall led by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt on Nov. 13.
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Smoking rate at VU falls to 4 percent
The rate of smoking at Vanderbilt University has dropped significantly in the past 15 years, to only 4 percent, down from 9.7 percent in 2003.
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U.S. Department of Education announces new regulations to address sexual misconduct
Vanderbilt University will carefully consider proposed new regulations announced by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to replace previous guidance on how allegations of sexual misconduct are handled at colleges and universities.
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Disruptive Women Lead cohort kicks off with interactive sessions and team building at the Wond’ry
The Wond’ry played host to 21 women of color from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee and Spelman universities for the Nov. 10 kickoff of the first Disruptive Women Lead cohort.
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Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist
A bridge over I-440 has been named in memory of a Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life in urban neighborhoods.
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Briefings on National Academies of Sciences sexual harassment study set for Nov. 26
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 set for Nov. 26
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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Vanderbilt writer-in-residence talks ‘Flags and Anthems’ at upcoming Sports and Society event
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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Riskapalooza 2018 set for Nov. 29
The Office of Risk and Insurance Management will host its third annual Risk Management Forum on Thursday, Nov. 29. Learn about your role in managing risk and enjoy light refreshments and door prizes in honor of National Risk Management Month.
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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holiday break
Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.
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How to enjoy Thanksgiving while counting calories
Think you can’t enjoy Thanksgiving if you’re on a diet or trying to eat healthier? Well, thankfully, you’re wrong.
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Road closure at Vanderbilt Place and 24th Avenue South
Ongoing construction and utility work in the West End Neighborhood will close Vanderbilt Place at the 24th Avenue South intersection. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 19.
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New faculty: Jeanette Bauchat
Jeanette Bauchat is associate professor of anesthesiology.


Take Note

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

Community Research Partners: ‘Identifying the Support Needs of Caregiving Employees’ Dec. 7

Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus’ Wellness Commodores

Nominations open for Diversity Leadership Awards

Data Science Institute seeking faculty affiliations

Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes, obesity

Get discount on men’s basketball tickets for faculty-staff appreciation game

Register grades K-6 for VU Cheerleading and Dance Game Day Experience

Executive Education: Lead effectively in the multigenerational workforce

Get discount on Nations in Our Neighborhood passport at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Free virtual fair for public health degree programs
· 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
· DEC ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute Glasses Trunk Show and Sale


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Kids with disabilities face many challenges. Church shouldn’t be one of them.
The research of Erik Carter, professor of special education, is cited.
Popular Astronomy: Insights on InSight
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy, writes about the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars.
The Atlantic: A surprise discovery around a lonely star
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics, is quoted.
Fox News: McCarthy defeats Jordan for House minority leader, as Liz Cheney joins GOP leadership
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: The legal fight over Matthew Whitaker’s appointment, explained
David Lewis, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, is quoted.
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