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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, March 10, 2016

University mourns Taylor Force

Taylor Force, a student at our Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded March 8 in a stabbing attack while on an Owen School trip to Tel Aviv, Israel, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community. All other students, faculty and staff who were on the trip are safe. Read the university’s official news release regarding Force’s death.

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Zeppos: SEC committed to combating close-mindedness

Equality means opportunity, and it must be embedded in the entire fabric of higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece published in "U.S. News & World Report" March 10.

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Vanderbilt joins National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

As part of its commitment to supporting and expanding diversity, Vanderbilt University has become an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity.

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Booker Prize-winning author Julian Barnes to speak at Vanderbilt March 23

Julian Barnes, who won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for his novel "The Sense of an Ending," will read from and discuss his works on Wednesday, March 23, as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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March issue of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion newsletter now available

Read the March 2016 issue of "Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter," the official newsletter of the EDI office.

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Spring forward this weekend; Get tips on surviving the seasonal time change

Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown has a list of tips people can follow to avoid the jolt to their sleep cycles and the resulting fatigue when clocks spring forward on Sunday, March 13.

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Learn more about ERP project at March 15 launch

Come to the Enterprise Resource Planning system project launch March 15 to learn about the executive steering committee's vision for the project and its impact on Vanderbilt's future.

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Learn about Social Security, Medicare in upcoming presentations and webinars

Are you getting ready to retire, or do you want to make sure you are ready when the time comes? Several upcoming free presentations and webinars will help you plan for your transition to retirement.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

A public conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carpenter Program In Religion, Gender and Sexuality will highlight the achievements of Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni/ae whose work has been transformed by this pioneering program.

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Free lecture series will examine how technology influences morality

Three lectures this spring will explore emerging or overlooked moral issues. The Berry Lectures begin March 18.

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Vanderbilt to host distance-learning workshop for rarely taught languages

Administrators and faculty from Latin American studies centers around the country will gather at Vanderbilt March 17-18 for a workshop on how to develop sustainable distance-learning course sharing that promotes high-quality instruction in indigenous and other less commonly taught languages.

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Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute for his transnational study of the evangelical community's fight against human trafficking.

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Auer receives prestigious Japanese award

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe presented the prestigious Seiron Taisho award to James E. Auer, senior lecturer in Asian studies, emeritus, during a ceremony held in Tokyo March 7.

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Carter serves as expert speaker at Congressional briefing

Changing post-school pathways of youth and young adults with severe disabilities was the focus of Erik Carter’s presentation at a Congressional briefing.

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Give for the Gold on April 21

\ˈgōld\ n. something valued as the finest of its kind. Help make a difference and turn Vanderbilt gold on April 21, the university’s first Giving Day. #give4thegold

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Practice safe Web browsing to avoid ransomware

One of the latest threats in the cyber world is the use of ransomware, a type of malware that prevents a user from accessing his or her system through various forms of encryption. Vanderbilt IT shares the best ways to protect yourself by practicing safe Web browsing.

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What’s your story? Meet the student behind #halfthestory

A Vanderbilt University student and entrepreneur is spearheading a social media campaign aimed at helping people be more authentic. Meet Larissa May and #halfthestory.

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March 10 — 6 p.m.
Master of Management in Health Care program information session

March 11
Mobile Massage Giveaway Contest

March 11 — 7 p.m.
Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory

March 12 — 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Horn Workshop with guest artist Haley Hoops

March 14 — 1 p.m.
ASPIRE to Connect 2016

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