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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Belafonte, Beschloss, Gordon-Reed to discuss Voting Rights Act anniversary

Legendary performer and social activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael Beschloss and Harvard professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed will appear at Vanderbilt Jan. 13 for a conversation marking the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.

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Holiday Gift Giveaway brings cheer

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other university and Medical Center administrators greeted staff and distributed gifts at the annual Holiday Gift Giveaway Dec. 19.

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Retirement transition: What you can do now

Vanderbilt recently announced steps it is taking to make the retirement plan work even better for employees in 2015. Learn what you can do now to start preparing for the transition.

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Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for avoiding holiday stress

Vanderbilt's Judith Akin urges people to set a course “between Hallmark and heartache” and aim to have a “pretty good little Christmas.” In other words, don’t strive for the perfect, and deal head-on with the stressors of the season.

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Vanderbilt will convert to paperless pay advices Jan. 1

To reflect its commitment to the environment and sustainability, Vanderbilt will no longer print pay advices for employees on direct deposit, excluding union employees, beginning Jan. 1.

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Engineering students' invention may improve safety for women in India

A diverse group of engineering undergrads horrified by a report of violent attacks on Indian women who were walking to toilet facilities came up with an alternative. Their project has the potential to change lives in nations where plumbing is considered a luxury.

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Take Note

» MyVU to take break over holidays

» Faculty Senate meeting minutes for November 2014 available online

» Certificates for secure communication to require upgrade

» VUIT wants to hear from you: Take survey now

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

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HR News

» Start! Challenge: Log steps toward 2.15 billion goal

» Wellcast: ‘The Art of Forgiveness’

» Payroll deductions for benefits won’t be withheld on Jan. 2 paycheck for some groups

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Jan. 5 — 6 p.m.
Employee Celebration event: Attend free women's basketball game

Jan. 8 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture: Jennifer Doudna

Jan. 8 — 4:30 p.m.
"The Promised Land: Navigating the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Through Law"

Jan. 9 — 10 a.m.
USAC sponsors American Red Cross blood drive

Jan. 12 — noon
2015 MLK Memorial Lecture: "Faith and Property in African American History"

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