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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee seeks input from staff at town hall TODAY

The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Student Life Center.

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Civil rights leader James Lawson closes 2016 MLK Commemoration

Noted civil rights leader James Lawson, the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt's 2016 MLK Commemoration, told a capacity audience that the American people must choose if the country is to move into a true democracy with equality, freedom and justice for all.

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Vanderbilt celebrates MLK Day

The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 15-18, including lectures, service activities and participation in the Nashville Freedom March. See coverage on the Get Social website.

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Vanderbilt hosts 109th General Assembly at Jan. 19 reception

Vanderbilt hosted a reception Jan. 19 to honor the members of the 109th General Assembly. State legislators, staff members and other state government officials mingled with Vanderbilt representatives during the event at the Tennessee State Museum.

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W-2 forms to be mailed this week; also available on C2HR

W-2 forms are scheduled to be mailed this week to current and former employees who earned money from Vanderbilt during the 2015 calendar year.

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Protect yourself from identity theft and fraud

Vanderbilt IT recommends that you take the following precautions to avoid becoming victims of spear phishing campaigns.

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Teacher’s race affects gifted program selections

With equal test scores, black students are about half as likely as their white peers to be assigned to gifted programs in math and reading, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Woodman receives Troland Research Award

The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Geoffrey Woodman, associate professor of psychology at Vanderbilt, will receive a 2016 Troland Research Award.

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Hall Lecture to address how engineering can tackle global health care inequities

New approaches to engineering design are needed to solve inequities in global health care, according to a widely acclaimed bioengineer who tackles neonatal health and cancer mortality in low-resource settings in the United States and Africa. Rebecca Richards-Kortum will deliver the Hall Engineering Lecture on Monday, Jan. 25.

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Blair’s Conversations Series welcomes guitar virtuoso Robben Ford

The Blair School of Music’s Conversations Series will welcome five-time Grammy nominee and guitar virtuoso Robben Ford Feb. 2 for an intimate on-stage conversation, a brief performance, and Q&A session with the audience.

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Get $1 tickets, hot dogs at women’s basketball game Jan. 25

The Commodores will host their annual “Jam the Gym” event on Monday, when the women’s basketball team takes on Alabama beginning at 6 p.m. in Memorial Gym. Fans can purchase $1 tickets to the game and $1 hot dogs during the game.

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Follow these tips for maintaining weight loss

Many people manage to lose weight, but few of them keep it off. Learn how the successful few avoid regaining weight in this article from

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Jan. 21 — 4:10 p.m.
Goldberg Lecture in Art History: “Transferred Temples and Augustan Renewal in Athens”

Jan. 22 — 9 a.m.
”Prognosis Positive: The Revolutionary Impact of Technology on Health Care”

Jan. 22 — 3:30 p.m.
”On Care For Our Common Home”

Jan. 24 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt University Concerto Competition Finals

Jan. 26 — 5:30 p.m.
”ALIEN: The Musical” featured at Chancellor's Lecture Series

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