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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, March 21, 2016

New Vanderbilt scholarship for military academy graduates honors Taylor Force

A new scholarship named in honor of Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force will honor his contributions to both the university and to his country by supporting graduates of the U.S. military academies attending Owen.

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Vanderbilt community remembers Owen student Taylor Allen Force

The normally jubilant sounds of a warm Friday afternoon on Vanderbilt’s campus were punctured by grief, as family, friends, classmates, faculty and staff filled Benton Chapel March 18 to mourn the death of Taylor Allen Force, a first-year MBA student at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Spring Faculty Assembly is March 31

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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SkyVU to provide cloud-based support for university business applications

The university's financial, administrative and research support systems will be supported centrally in the future using an Oracle-based solution dubbed "SkyVU."

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AlertVU test scheduled for Thursday

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.

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John Boehner, Spike Lee, more to headline Impact Symposium March 21-23

Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, will feature best-selling author Azar Nafisi, Black Lives Matter activist and Teach For America Executive Director Brittany Packnett, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner March 21-23.

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Julian Barnes to give Chancellor’s Lecture, joins pianist Angela Hewitt for Blair residency

Booker Prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes and highly acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt join forces for an exciting musical and literary residency at the Blair School of Music March 23–25.

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Julia Serano presents Cuninggim Lecture, annual awards given March 22

The 2016 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society is scheduled for March 22, when the Women's Center also will hand out its annual Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center Leadership Award, Mentoring Award, and the Mary Jane Werthan Award.

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Vanderbilt, SEC host Minority Football Officials Clinic

Vanderbilt Athletics teamed up with the Southeastern Conference to host a Minority Football Officials Clinic March 18 and 19 in the Commodores’ football facilities. The clinic is believed to be the first of its kind.

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Slamming Latinos motivates many of them to register and vote

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be inadvertently tapping into a phenomenon that is energizing U.S. Latinos against him when he talks of sending illegal immigrants home and building a wall blocking off Mexico, according to research by Vanderbilt political scientist Efrén Pérez.

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Wernke, Frederick visit D.C. to advocate for humanities funding

Mona Frederick, director of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, and Steve Wernke, associate professor of anthropology, recently attended the National Humanities Alliance’s annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C., and met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation.

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Education Department official and Peabody alum speaks at Vanderbilt conference

Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary in the International and Foreign Language Education Office at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education, spoke at Vanderbilt March 18.

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Berry Lecture featuring Leif Wenar is March 25

Find out how tyrants fund their operations through the ordinary purchases of American consumers when Leif Wenar speaks at Vanderbilt Friday, March 25.

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Get instant access to your retirement plan with NetBenefits Mobile app

NetBenefits Mobile offers multiple resources to help make sure you are on track for retirement.

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Upcoming Nashville Symphony concerts only $15 for employees

For just $15, Vanderbilt employees can purchase tickets to the Nashville Symphony’s “Mozart & Ravel” concerts March 25 and 26.

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First-ever Giving Day set for April 21

Some of the earliest known gold artifacts can be traced back to the 4th millennium BCE. Thousands of years later, you can help turn Vanderbilt gold by making a gift on April 21, the university’s first-ever Giving Day. #give4thegold

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‘Summer school for educators’ begins June 26

Vanderbilt will again host the annual Peabody Professional Institutes this summer.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Spring has arrived on the Vanderbilt campus. Take a look at some of our favorite photos of the week, and share yours with us on social media by tagging them #vandygram.

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March 21 — 7 p.m.
Sayed Kashua to speak

March 22 — 4 p.m.
Alvin Roth to give Steine Lecture in Economics

March 22 — 6 p.m.
VDS Transformative Justice Series: “Culture, Race and Movement”

March 24 — 3:30 p.m.
”At the Forefront of Freedom: The Women of Selma”

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