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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Inaugural Chancellor Faculty Fellows named

Fifteen faculty members hailing from a diverse cross section of disciplines have been selected as the first cohort of the Chancellor Faculty Fellows program.

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Chancellor Zeppos and colleagues call for better higher education regulations

Simplifying and improving federal regulations for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, while protecting students and taxpayers, is the aim of a new report released Feb. 12 from the Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education.

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OAK retired; Blackboard now 21 times faster

Following Vanderbilt IT's migration of OAK to Blackboard-managed hosting in December, the OAK name has been retired. The tool is now called Blackboard and boasts much faster speeds and a more modern environment.

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Freedom Rider to be featured at Religion in the Arts event

Musician Ivor "Jerry" Moore, one of the original Freedom Riders, will be featured at a Feb. 23 performance event sponsored by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Vanderbilt Theatre to perform ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’

"The Beaux' Stratagem," a romantic comedy of manners originally written in 1707 by British playwright George Farquhar, will be performed by Vanderbilt University Theatre the weekends of Feb. 13 and 20.

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Inaugural Commons Unplugged week to feature green forum, green fair

The first-ever Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, scheduled for Feb. 15–21, will celebrate sustainability and natural resource and energy conservation through a variety of events targeting Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.

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Recipe: Salmon with Sweet Chili, Scallion and Lime Butter Sauce

Vanderbilt Campus Dining’s Salmon with Sweet Chili, Scallion and Lime Butter Sauce serves up lots of flavor using just a handful of ingredients. Get the recipe to make it at home.

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Watch Now
VUCast: Homeward Bound

In the latest VUCast: See the special way Vanderbilt nurses help kids heading home after surgery; hear who's to blame for bad boss behavior; and watch Vanderbilt's newest building grow in 3-D. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Blakely Lab named Greenest Group on Campus

» Transforming public housing subject of Feb. 20 talk

» Mindfulness-based stress reduction at Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

» Osher Center’s gentle yoga for back care begins March 5

» Register now for Sarratt’s Summer Youth Art Institute

» Hot Chocolate 15/5k will close roads near campus Feb. 15

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HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Cooking heart healthy with Executive Chef George Moran

» Lunch and Learn: ‘Aging successfully’ Feb. 18

» Love Your Heart expo is Feb. 18

» ‘Facing the challenges of pregnancy’ Feb. 19

» Retirement plan transition: What happens to annuity investments?

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Feb. 12 — 6 p.m.
"An Evening with Janet Mock"

Feb. 13 — 8:30 a.m.
Art, Advocacy and Action Symposium

Feb. 13 — 4 p.m.
Season opener: Vanderbilt Baseball vs. Santa Clara

Feb. 14 — 8 p.m.
Nashville Jazz Orchestra with Jim Williamson - ticketed event

Feb. 15 — 7 p.m.
"The Chair Speaks: Conversations with Maya Angelou"

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