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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Beasley named dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Vanessa Beasley, an expert in race, gender and diversity in U.S. political rhetoric, has been named the next dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1.

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Spring Faculty Assembly is March 31

Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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VU community invited to Strategic Plan town halls April 6, 7 and 16

Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in town hall meetings to learn more about progress and provide input on key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation gift establishes center for social ventures

The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is being started at Vanderbilt with a $1.2 million donation from Cal Turner Jr.'s foundation.

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Tell us what #myVanderbilt means to you

A new social media campaign, #myVanderbilt, is letting students celebrate what makes Vanderbilt special to them. Now faculty, staff, alumni and others in the Vanderbilt community are invited to get in on the act.

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Vanderbilt students encourage peers to ‘talk to me’

Vanderbilt Student Government is partnering with students, student organizations and the Office of Housing and Residential Education to launch “Talk to Me,” a campaign designed to engage members of the community in diverse conversation.

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Indigenous use of digital media focus of VU-MTSU conference March 26-28

The "InDigital Latin American Conference: Indigenous Engagement with Digital and Electronic Media" will cover indigenous filmmaking and engagement with radio, television, DVDs, photography, social media and more.

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This Easter weekend, hunt for fossils, not colored eggs

Vanderbilt students will give visitors a glimpse of Tennessee’s ancient past April 4 by guiding fossil hunts, identifying fossils and giving presentations and guided tours.

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Take Note

» Public lecture on social media and science communication March 26

» ‘Virgins, Mothers and Martyrs: Women in Early Christian Africa’ March 27

» ‘Silent Epidemic: Eating Disorders on College Campuses’ April 7

» Ebola survivor, Dr. Ian Crozier, to speak April 8

» VKC Reading Clinic now accepting summer applications

» VKC Reading Clinic seeks tutors for summer 2015

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HR News

» Walking Wednesdays returns April 1

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

» Health Plus offers wellness coaching

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

» Refer a medical records coder, get a cash reward

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March 26 — noon
"Defending the Demonized: A Talk by Attorney Peter Robinson, International War Crimes Tribunal"

March 27 — 11 a.m.
Workshop: "Degrees of Kevin Bacon - Basics of Network Analysis"

March 30 — noon
Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance 15th Anniversary Lecture Series on Health Disparities and Population Health

March 31 — 7 p.m.
Chaplain's Speaker Series presents Barbara Brown Taylor

April 2 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture presents Sir Stephen O'Rahilly

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