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  Wednesday, April 24, 2019  
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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education April 30
Science advocacy and innovation will be the theme of the final Chancellor’s Lecture of the 2018-19 season, set for Tuesday, April 30, in Langford Auditorium. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Mae Jemison and Rush Holt, two scientists with storied careers in government and public service.
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Thrower named Carnegie Fellow to support research on separation of powers
Vanderbilt political scientist Sharece Thrower was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and awarded $200,000 to support her research.
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VU community gathers for vigil following Easter attacks in Sri Lanka
More than 100 people gathered at Rand Wall on Monday to honor the victims of Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
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Longtime Owen School professor Germain Böer has died
Germain Böer, professor of accounting, emeritus, who taught at the Owen Graduate School of Management for 41 years, died April 22. He was 81. An unwavering champion of entrepreneurship at Owen, Böer taught, advised and invested in generations of student entrepreneurs.
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Gifted kids turn 50: Most successful followed heart, not just head
New findings from an ongoing 45-year Vanderbilt study reveal that patterns found in test scores and a psychological assessment measuring the personal values of nearly 700 intellectually gifted adolescents were highly predictive of the distinct fields of eminence they would occupy by age 50.
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Yohn named Postdoc of the Year at annual symposium; Sappington named Mentor of the Year
Postdoctoral scholars Samantha Yohn and Anneke Sanders and ophthalmology professor Rebecca Sappington were honored by the Graduate School at the 13th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium on April 9.
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From Mars habitat to little boy’s prosthetic hand, Design Day 2019 fascinates
Inspiration and innovation abounded as more than 70 teams of engineering seniors presented their final projects Monday. The annual Senior Design Day attracted hundreds of visitors from Vanderbilt and the Nashville community to the Student Life Center.
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‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of new exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections
An exhibit on the history of irises at Vanderbilt University and Peabody College is on display at Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections through July 2019.
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Learn to use electric scooters safely at free VU class April 27
Whether you’re a beginner or experienced scooter rider, do your part to keep the Vanderbilt campus safe by participating in a free class taught by Vanderbilt University Public Safety. All participants will receive a $5 ridership credit from Gotcha scooters to use following the class.
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Employee Health and Fitness Day celebration is May 1
All Vanderbilt employees may enjoy free one-day access to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, with various activities planned throughout the day, for the annual Employee Health and Fitness Day celebration on May 1.
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Employee Appreciation Picnic: New year, new fun
This year’s Employee Appreciation Picnic will include fun new events, such as a baking contest and craft fair. The event is set for Tuesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Magnolia Lawn.
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Volunteers needed for Commencement
Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2019 is May 8–10, and your help is needed to make the event a success. This year, volunteer registration will take place through InItLive, a cloud-based volunteer management system that allows you to sign up, manage shifts and communicate with key staff before, during and after Commencement.
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Building community and confidence: Jarryd Bethea, BS’19
During his college search, Jarryd Bethea sought an institution that would combine great academics, strong school spirit, and a community where he could make an impact. He found that and more at Vanderbilt.


Take Note

Join Team Vanderbilt in Nashville Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3

VIGH hosts conversation with University of the Witwatersrand’s Adam Habib May 2

Register for Regression Modeling Strategies short course May 14-17

‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood in April newsletter

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2019 Mallinckrodt Grant Program

Individuals with Type 1 diabetes needed for feedback opportunity

Typical children ages 3-17 needed for research study

Veterans with GERD needed for research study


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: ‘Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering’
· APR ·
  ‘Ambassadors of Autism’ art exhibit opens
· APR ·
  Graduate School presents author Andrea Wulf
· APR ·
  Vanderbilt to host on-site Global Entry enrollment event April 30-May 1
· MAY ·
  A Healthier You: ‘My Journey to a Healthy Life’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Good Housekeeping: What is urbi et orbi? Here’s the meaning behind the pope’s Easter message
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies, is quoted.
The New York Times: Hospitals stand to lose billions under ‘Medicare for all’
Melinda Buntin, Mike Curb Chair in Health Policy, is quoted.
Forbes: What should stay-at-home moms get at divorce?
Joni Hersch, professor of law and economics, and Jennifer Shinall, associate professor of law, research how caretaking is valued during times of divorce.
3 Quarks Daily: Epictetus and the problem of philosophical progress
Scott Aikin, assistant professor of philosophy, and Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, share ideas about the philosophical process.
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