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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

Meacham to discuss Bush 41 biography joined by Alexander, Zeppos Feb. 15

Vanderbilt University Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss Meacham’s latest book, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on Feb. 15 in the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Successful entrepreneur and innovator chosen to lead new Innovation Center

Startup veteran Robert Grajewski has been chosen as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Vanderbilt University Innovation Center.

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Feedback requested on QEP finalist proposals

The Office of the Provost is soliciting campus feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is focused on Immersion Vanderbilt and will serve as a critical piece of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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1960s civil rights ‘voices’ to discuss Warren’s ‘Who Speaks for the Negro?’

Author and alumnus Robert Penn Warren's impact on civil rights is among the topics of a Feb. 10 panel discussion with '60s activists Robert Moses and Ruth Turner Perot along with the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.

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Brené Brown discusses ‘More Brave, Less Perfect’ Feb. 14

Brené Brown, a researcher and storyteller, will deliver a talk titled “More Brave, Less Perfect: Creating a Culture of Courage at Vanderbilt” beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music. The event will support the launch of a new campus-wide initiative, the Vanderbilt [IM]Perfection Project.

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James Auer honored by prominent Japanese newspaper

James Auer, who while teaching at Vanderbilt has worked for nearly three decades to strengthen U.S.-Japanese relations, will be honored March 7 in Tokyo by the Sankei Shimbun newspaper.

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

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Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

In recent years cyber criminals have used stolen Social Security numbers to file tax returns and claim fraudulent refunds. Phishers obtain SSNs through a corporate or government breach or by sending emails to lure unsuspecting users into providing sensitive personal information.

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Free tax prep help available for Vanderbilt employees

Households earning $62,000 or less in 2015 can have their taxes filed for free with the VITA Program.

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Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

In honor of the NHL All-Star Game taking place at Bridgestone Arena, the Stanley Cup visited Rand Hall last week, producing some of our favorite #vandygram photos. See more on the Get Social website.

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Feb. 1
Biggest Winner registration

Feb. 2 — 8 p.m.
Blair Conversation Series with guitar virtuoso Robben Ford

Feb. 4 — 4 p.m.
Norman Wirzba talk: “Why Sustainable Agriculture Matters”

Feb. 4 — 4 p.m.
”David Krenz: Ink Indefinite” exhibit opening & reception

Feb. 4 — 7:15 p.m.
”What does it mean to be White?: Developing White Racial Identity”

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