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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Zeppos discusses university’s outlook, inclusion initiatives at USAC meeting

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discussed his outlook for the university and his goals for the future in a wide-ranging talk at the University Staff Advisory Council's January meeting on Tuesday.

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Five questions with Barb Carroll, Vanderbilt University’s new chief HR officer

Barb Carroll's appointment as the university's new chief HR officer brings her back to her alma mater and the place where her HR career began. “MyVU” sat down with Carroll last week to ask her five questions.

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Psychological and Counseling Center hires access and inclusion coordinator

Marcellina Melvin has joined the staff of Vanderbilt’s Psychological and Counseling Center in a newly created position in which she will coordinate and direct programs and processes to enhance access and inclusion.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee seeks input at Staff Town Hall

The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled for next Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Student Life Center.

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Why politicians won’t reach across the aisle

Bad feelings about each other rather than competing ideologies keep Republicans and Democrats from encouraging their representatives to compromise and get things done, says Vanderbilt’s Marc Hetherington, co-author of a new book about why Washington won’t work.

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Landers added to UNESCO slave route committee

History professor Jane Landers has been appointed to an international scientific committee working to identify important historic sites related to the slave trade.

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Equal Justice Initiative founder Bryan Stevenson to speak at Vanderbilt tomorrow

Bryan Stevenson, a law professor at New York University and the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, will speak on Friday, Jan. 15, as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series and MLK Commemoration.

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.

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Transgender scholar C. Riley Snorton to speak on ‘Jorgensen’s Shadows’

Cornell University's Riley Snorton will speak about 1950s transgender sensation Christine Jorgensen at Peabody College's Wyatt Center Jan. 26.

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Women’s Center seeking nominations for annual awards

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.

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Winter coats and child car seats don’t mix

Bulky coats can give the false impression that your child is snugly strapped into his or her car seat, warns Purnima Unni, manager of the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in this article.

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Jan. 14 — 5 p.m.
Opening reception: “The Last Laugh”

Jan. 15 — 6:30 a.m.
Department of Anesthesiology lecture: “Celebrating our 70-Year History”

Jan. 15 — 10 a.m.
”Annotating the Web with Genius and”

Jan. 15 — noon
MLK Commemoration kickoff

Jan. 18 — 11:30 a.m.
MLK Commemoration lunchtime symposium: Tim Wise

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