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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Faculty Assembly is Tuesday

Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly, featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos' annual address, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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Provost, campus leaders discuss value of trust at CARE event

Staff and faculty from across the university and medical center convened March 25 for a discussion about building trust in the workplace.

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Retirement plan transition period begins April 1; reminder of upcoming key dates

As Vanderbilt’s retirement plan transition to the new streamlined structure nears its final stages, we want to remind you of several upcoming key dates and actions you should take to ensure your account is set up the way you want it to be.

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Read about the latest faculty, staff and student awards, honors and achievements.

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A VU Inside: Engineer uses cotton candy to build artificial blood vessels

Vanderbilt University mechanical engineer Leon Bellan is creating artificial human blood vessels using cotton candy and gelatin.

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Engineering dean joins nationwide pledge to train next-gen engineers

Dean Philippe Fauchet and Vanderbilt's School of Engineering join the nationwide effort to equip a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues of the day.

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‘College of the future’ topic of engineering lecture April 7

As technological advances ‘evolutionize’ higher education, award-winning author and speaker Jeffrey Selingo imagines what the college of the future will look like.

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New Vanderbilt IT team to upgrade classroom technologies, offer support and training

Vanderbilt IT has formed a new Audio/Visual Design and Support Team to raise all classrooms to today's digital standards and offer support, training and day-to-day repairs.

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New alcohol policy announced for VU’s Rites of Spring music festival

The Rites of Spring music festival has new policies in place regarding alcohol use by attendees.

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Take Note

» Highland Avenue to be closed March 30

» Barbara Brown Taylor: ‘Redeeming Darkness’ March 31, April 1

» ‘Gender and Violence’ panel discussion April 1

» WOW: ‘Equity issues in Chinese higher ed’ April 1

» ‘Is natural always better?’ topic of April 1 (Lunch)Box talk

» HHMI, Gates Foundation and Simons Foundation 2016 Faculty Scholars Competition

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HR News

» Check out these summer camp and child care options

» Join Health Plus for National Walking Day April 1, be entered for prizes

» Walking Wednesdays returns April 1

» Health Plus offers wellness coaching

» Basic, supplemental retirement contributions combined as ‘voluntary’ on paystubs, in NetBenefits

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March 30 — 4 p.m.
"Policy and Politics - Can They Live Together?"

March 30 — 4:10 p.m.
John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture featuring R. Byron Pipes

March 31 — 11:30 a.m.
WiTT meeting with special guest Gretchen Purcell-Jackson

April 2 — 2 p.m.
"Problematic Behavior in Schools and What to Do About It," a mini-conference sponsored by the Peabody Research Institute

April 2 — 7:15 p.m.
"Citizenfour" screening and panel discussion with co-producer Katy Scoggin

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