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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

University enterprise resource planning project to launch this quarter

Vanderbilt's enterprise resource planning project will transform administrative processes and underlying technology across financial, administrative and research support organizations by making each less complicated and more efficient, while consolidating system applications and mitigating risk.

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Renowned civil rights activist Diane Nash to deliver annual Murray Lecture today

Diane Nash, one of the most respected leaders of the civil rights movement, will deliver a lecture Thursday, Feb. 25, named in honor of Vanderbilt alumnus Walter Murray, who made history by blazing a trail at the university.

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Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning calls for microgrant proposals

VIDL will accept proposals for funding of up to $500 for faculty and staff, with preference given to requests for the purchase of digital equipment to aid with innovative projects in teaching or research.

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Guantanamo Bay closure plan to be discussed at law school today

President Obama's plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center will be the topic of a Vanderbilt Law School forum Feb. 25.

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February issue of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion newsletter now available

Read the February 2016 issue of “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter,” the official newsletter of the EDI office.

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Governor’s Academy for School Leadership launches at Peabody College

Nashville assistant principals have been selected for a one-year fellowship in which they will receive mentorship and coaching.

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Special-edition beer inspired partly by Vanderbilt archaeology debuts in Chicago

A corn-and-pepper beer whose significance to an ancient South American empire was confirmed by archaeologist Tiffiny Tung has inspired a custom brew commissioned by Chicago's Field Museum.

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Town hall meeting Monday will gather feedback on QEP proposals

The Office of the Provost is soliciting feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The campus community is invited to attend a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room, during which members of the QEP subcommittees will share and discuss their ideas.

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Congressman speaks to Owen, law school students

Students at Vanderbilt Law School and Owen Graduate School of Management enjoyed a visit from Vanderbilt alumnus and Arkansas Congressman French Hill.

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Research project measuring congressional effectiveness to expand with $200,000 grant

A database co-created by Vanderbilt’s Alan Wiseman that measures the effectiveness of the House of Representatives will be expanded to the Senate with the help of a $200,000 grant.

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Vanderbilt IT showcases initiatives in first-ever highlights site

Vanderbilt University IT is showcasing its major projects and initiatives of fiscal year 2015 in a new highlights website.

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Eberl receives grant to study the cultural identity of Q’eqchi’ Maya

Markus Eberl will study how the relocation of a Maya community in Guatemala affects its connection to the past.

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Former Vanderbilt football player and author to speak Friday

Author and former Commodore football player Derrick Gragg will speak on Friday, Feb. 26, to share his personal experiences as a Vanderbilt undergraduate and the life lessons he has learned that set him on his path today.

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Black masculinity in popular culture is topic of library forum

The evolution of coolness and black masculinity will be discussed at a two-hour forum at the downtown Nashville Library Feb. 27.

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Original student production ‘Folk & Flora’ at Sarratt Cinema Feb. 29

"Folk & Flora," an original multimedia musical production about flowers and the roles they play in human lives, will be presented at 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29, in Sarratt Cinema. The production is an original composition by Blair School of Music senior Jack Coen and features fellow students and members of the community.

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On the move? Remember to update your People Finder listing

If you've moved to a new work location or office, don't forget to update your People Finder record.

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Protect yourself against phishing attacks

Vanderbilt IT has compiled the following information about what a phish looks like, common techniques used by attackers after an account is compromised, and best practices to protect yourself from becoming a victim of phishing.

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Feb. 25 — noon
”Unjust Deeds: The Making of the Civil Rights Movement”

Feb. 25 — 4:10 p.m.
High-tech teddy bear creator to deliver Engineering entrepreneurial lecture

Feb. 26 — 7 p.m.
Devin James signs “Inside Ferguson”

Feb. 26 — 7:30 p.m.
”How To End Poverty In 90 Minutes (with 179 people you may or may not know)”

Feb. 28 — 11 a.m.
Our Kids Soup Sunday

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