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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Faculty Assembly is today

Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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Perez named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer

Michael G. Perez, a recognized university facilities leader with more than 30 years’ experience, will join Vanderbilt University June 1 as associate vice chancellor and chief facilities officer.

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Churchwell to discuss ‘Creativity and Applied Physics’ April 11

Dr. André Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will share his personal insights on the role of art in all of its creative forms and its relationship to applied physics in the solution of humankind’s medical woes when he delivers the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series April 11.

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Mahadevan wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan has been named the Vanderbilt recipient of the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. The award is given annually to a professor at each of the SEC's 14 member schools.

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Lecture today on James Webb Space Telescope, successor to Hubble

An astrophysicist and an aerospace engineer who are members of the team developing NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope – the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope and scheduled for launch in 2018 – will give a free public lecture March 31.

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Power and Internet service restored following interruption to parts of campus

Power and Internet service were interrupted on parts of the Vanderbilt University campus for about two hours Wednesday afternoon following a small electrical fire at the Hill Center. Both the Hill Center and the adjoining Commons Center were evacuated, but were re-opened shortly after 6 p.m.

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March issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the March issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente's newsletter, now available online.

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Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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VIDL invites applications for graduate student fellowships

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites applications for graduate student fellowships for the 2016-17 academic year. Graduate fellows will pursue joint and individual projects relating to a wide variety of digital learning, including advancing scholarship in digital learning and creating and evaluating digital learning content.

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Pirates: Hear the real story at April 6 library talk

The next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville Public Library will discuss "Pirates Through History." College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton will be the speaker.

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Vanderbilt, Minpaku scholars join to study forced resettlement during Spanish Conquest

Steven Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, will team up with Akira Saito, an anthropologist with Japan's renowned Museum of Ethnology, to promote scholarly exchange on a significant but little-studied chapter in colonial South American history.

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Registration open for VRWC summer youth programs

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is offering youth programs this summer for every age group. Register now and keep your kids active over the summer months.

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Historian puts Trump and Sanders in context

Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump are both riding on the anger of the working class, although their messages and intentions couldn't be more different, says Vanderbilt historian Jefferson Cowie.

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Watch Social Security and Medicare basics recordings posted on HR website

If you missed the March Social Security and Medicare basics sessions, you can now watch recordings through the HR website.

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VUCast: What’s new in Vanderbilt research

In the latest VUCast: Learn what Neanderthal genes are doing to you, where you can find a three-year eclipse, and what's inside an ancient Wari empire beer. Watch now!

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March 31 — 4 p.m.
”The Zuri Quilting Guild” exhibit opening

March 31 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Divinity School hosts 42nd annual Antoinette Brown Lecture

April 1 — 8 a.m.
Carpenter Program 20th Anniversary Celebration

April 1 — 7 p.m.
”The Astronomer: Finding Earth 2.0”

April 2 — noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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