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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

Zeppos appointed to Conexión Américas board

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been elected to the board of directors of Nashville organization Conexión Américas. He will serve a three-year term beginning in December 2015.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 27

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his bi-annual address and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Student Life Center.

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Comment period open on proposed revisions to Faculty Manual

Faculty members are encouraged to view and comment on proposed changes to the Faculty Manual. The comment period is from Aug. 18 to Sept. 4.

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Center for Teaching launches Blackboard enhancements

The Center for Teaching has launched a number of developments for the university’s course management system, including new features and new support options for instructors.

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Fisher to step down as director of VIDL

Douglas Fisher, the inaugural director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning, is stepping down from his managerial role at VIDL, effective Aug. 24, in order to devote more time to his important role as the faculty director of Warren College.

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Employee Tailgate set for Sept. 19

Vanderbilt employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 19, and the Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay football game to follow. The annual Employee Tailgate will feature food, games, a DJ and more.

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2015 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

Tennessee's first African American state health commissioner and an internationally renowned scholar on the Old Testament will be honored Oct. 30 by Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Graduate Department of Religion.

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Black academics expected to ‘entertain’ when presenting, new study says

Black faculty members are expected to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research, according to a new study that traces modern day racial microagressions to past objectification of blacks.

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History of Art scholar organizes meeting in Greece on ancient water use

Associate Professor of History of Art Betsey Robinson led a conference focused on lessons learned from water practices in the ancient Mediterranean.

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Aug. 20 — 9 a.m.
Faculty Senate meeting

Aug. 21 — 8 a.m.
VUMC Clinical Job Fair

Aug. 21 — 11 a.m.
Vanderbilt Home Care 30th Anniversary Celebration

Aug. 23 — 10 a.m.
Sarratt poster sale starts today

Aug. 24 — 7 p.m.
Mayoral candidate debate at Ingram Hall

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