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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Message from Chancellor Zeppos on preventing sexual violence and promoting community responsibility

"Vanderbilt can make a difference, and we must make a difference, because the consequences of sexual violence—shattered dreams and shattered lives—are intolerable," writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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Violence prevention expert to speak Feb. 4-5

Jeffrey Bucholtz, director of the national violence prevention organization We End Violence, will be at Vanderbilt Feb. 4-5 for a community discussion and series of workshops and lectures for faculty, staff, students and student-athletes.

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Retirement plan fund selection window is open

Active employees can now choose the funds their contributions will be directed to beginning in April when Vanderbilt transitions to its new retirement plan structure.

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Former Ingram Barge CEO to lead Center for Transportation Research

Craig E. Philip, a nationally recognized leader in marine and intermodal transportation industries and former CEO of Ingram Barge Company, has been named director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research.

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Family tradition helps grow environmental and sustainability studies

Vanderbilt professor David Hess received the James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies only last week, but the chair’s story dates to 1899.

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Blair senior finds connections between music and science

Sometimes two seemingly different subjects are more related than they may seem. For undergraduate Brian Cooper, music is just as important as science. They’re two sides of the same coin.

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Come to free National Signing Day celebration

National Signing Day is Feb. 4. In addition to continuous updates on, Vanderbilt's events will include a press conference with head football coach Derek Mason and a celebration event open to the public.

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Watch Now
VUCast: Feminism on TV

In the latest VUCast: See how TV news impacted the women's rights movement; the story of the first African American to play basketball in the SEC scores big; and experts address hot-button issues in health care. Watch now!

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Take Note

» Vanderbilt wins regional Emmy

» In light of measles outbreak, VUMC staff should be current on vaccine

» ‘You Call It a Cloud’ participatory art topic of Feb. 4 talk

» Nashville DA, federal judges among speakers in Judicial Procedure class

» Colombian artist discusses how emigration has shaped his art Feb. 10

» Vanderbilt Star, a benefit for Next Steps, set for Feb. 18

» Lecture on public housing reform Feb. 20

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HR News

» February is National Heart Month

» Wear Red Day for heart disease, stroke awareness is Feb. 6

» Vandy Cooks: Healthy dessert recipes and upcoming events

» Half-marathon training program available

» Learn steps to improve personal boundaries

» Wellcast: ‘When is it OK to deliver early?’

» W-2 forms mailed; also available in C2HR

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Feb. 2 — noon
"Implicit Bias and Unpacking the Deaths of Unarmed African Americans"

Feb. 3 — 11 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Feb. 3 — 4 p.m.
"The Continuing Meaning of Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa"

Feb. 4 — 12:10 p.m.
WOW: "Building Global Citizenship - Engagement Opportunities"

Feb. 5 — 7:30 a.m.
VDS Community Breakfast: "Who are the Christians of Syria and Iraq?"

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