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  Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt moving
In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses MoveVU, the university’s mobility strategy, and explores a critical question for Vanderbilt: How do we move our people?
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VU greenhouse gas emissions drop 12 percent, new report shows
Vanderbilt leaders in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and the Division of Administration are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of FutureVU, the university’s land use planning initiative.
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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class
Vanderbilt’s Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university’s history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.
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Search launched for next dean of
The Ingram Commons
The Office of the Provost is launching a search for the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt.
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Flag ceremony honors veterans, Vanderbilt’s service traditions
A flag that was the backdrop for a momentous time in Vanderbilt’s civil rights history will be preserved in a Heard Library archive vault—after a moving ceremony that paid tribute to our veterans.
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VUSRP applications now open; information session set for Nov. 28
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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2018 Diwali Showcase features dance, music, food
Hundreds of Vanderbilt and greater Nashville area community members gathered in Langford Auditorium for the 2018 Diwali Showcase, an annual program presented by Vanderbilt’s South Asian Cultural Exchange that featured dances and performances by more than 300 students.
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Sports and Society Initiative to explore media’s role in Olympics tomorrow
The Sports and Society Initiative will provide a behind-the-scenes look at media coverage of the Olympics on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the First Amendment Center.
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Commodore Award nominations due tomorrow
The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.
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Submit proposals for MLK Series teach-ins by Friday
The MLK Commemorative Series planning committee invites Vanderbilt community members, including faculty, staff, postdocs and graduate and professional students, to submit proposals for teach-ins to take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 2019.
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Nominations open for Diversity Leadership Awards
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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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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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville Saturday
Visit the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday, Nov. 17, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the shop at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace.
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New faculty: Jesus Gomez-Velez
Jesus Gomez-Velez is assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering.


Take Note

Red phone service temporarily unavailable Thursday

Oracle Cloud unavailable this weekend

Biweekly time card deadline accelerated due to Thanksgiving holiday

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

Free virtual fair for public health degree programs Nov. 20

One-Minute Stage and Screen Festival set for Dec. 6

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

Accelerator—Finance Bootcamp adds more classes, expands to five days for summer 2019

Executive Education: Leadership coaching that will enhance your team



Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt celebrates GIS Day through Nov. 16
· NOV ·
  Caregiver Support Group
· NOV ·
  ‘Art, Democracy and Justice’ series with Campos-Pons
· NOV ·
  ‘Kids and Screen Time’ topic of Parenting Group meeting
· NOV ·
  Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding – a positive choice’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vox: Why this shrinking religious group might be among America’s last ‘swing voters’
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, discusses the history and future of Protestantism in America.
Salon: Deadly shootings are rising in U.S. after steady declines
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
The Washington Post: It’s tough to get rid of cigarette smells, but an ozone treatment can do it
There are many pros and cons to using ozone treatments to remove smoke smells. Brian Christman, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Tennessee educators are learning to address race and its impacts on college achievement
Will Doyle, associate professor of higher education, is quoted.
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