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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on Jan. 27 verdict

Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune gives the university's official statement following the conviction of two former football players in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Vice chancellor shares next steps in VU-VUMC transition

Vanderbilt department heads gathered for a meeting Jan. 22 were given more information on the plan to establish Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as separate legal and financial entities.

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Retirement plan transition workshops begin; webinars also available

Fidelity will hold onsite and online workshops covering the details of Vanderbilt’s new retirement plan structure and the transition process for current employees beginning Monday, Feb. 2.

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TIPS, Chancellor Faculty Fellow applications under review

Submissions and nominations for two new programs launched under the Academic Strategic Plan—Trans-institutional Programs, or TIPS, and the Chancellor Faculty Fellows Program—are in the midst of review by faculty from across the university.

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Virtual Engineering and Science Building rises from your cellphone

Download the interactive, high-tech rendering that shows the building’s exterior and design in 360-degree detail.

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Divinity dean addresses Rotary Club on managing change

Students at Vanderbilt Divinity School “don’t get to shut the world out” and neither does the city of Nashville, Emilie Townes told the Rotary Club of Nashville on Monday.

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Humane dispersal of roosting crows is underway

Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other noisemakers in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus.

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Nominate university champions of women for MCWC awards

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominees for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.

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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

» VUIT wants to hear from you: Satisfaction survey ends Jan. 31

» Come to free National Signing Day celebration

» Christians of Syria and Iraq topic of Divinity Community Breakfast

» Stay on top of the latest Vanderbilt research

» Engineering alum’s 3-D printer grabs attention at Consumer Electronics Show

» Caitlin Donovan, BA’10, named to Forbes' '30 under 30'

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HR News

» Life Phase Series: What you need to know about your finances

» W-2 forms mailed this week; also available in C2HR

» Tax prep resources available for Vanderbilt employees

» Self-directed brokerage account info now on retirement transition website

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Jan. 29 — noon
"Energy and Environmental Policy after the Midterm Elections"

Jan. 30 — 11 a.m.
Scholarly Communications Workshop: "Introduction to Makerspaces"

Jan. 30 — noon
BCC Book Event: "Desegregating Private Higher Education in the South"

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

Feb. 2 — 7:15 p.m.
"Lost in the Ivy" Screening: An Evening of Dinner and Dialogue

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