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  Friday, April 26, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Sustaining and scaling Vanderbilt’s environmental stewardship
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses Vanderbilt’s new sustainability pledge—which strives to power the campus entirely through renewable energy and be carbon neutral by 2050—in this week’s column.
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NFL executive shares his path to professional success during campus talks
Adolpho A. Birch III, an NFL executive who is a Law School alumnus and secretary of the Board of Trust, spent the days leading up to the 2019 NFL draft sharing his experiences and advice with the campus community.
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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education Tuesday
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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Chancellor announces next round of Vanderbilt trailblazers to be honored with portraits
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.
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Vanderbilt junior awarded Udall Scholarship
Junior Andrew Harwell has been awarded a prestigious Udall Scholarship for his dedication to environmental conservation efforts locally and globally. He will join a national cohort of exceptional undergraduates working on environmental issues and policy and health issues related to Native American communities.
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches new Strengthening the Ties blog
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched Strengthening the Ties, a new blog designed to elevate awareness of the myriad diversity-related resources, events, educational opportunities, initiatives and more at Vanderbilt.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Office relocates to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza
Vanderbilt University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office has moved to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Suite 780.
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Learn to use electric scooters safely at free VU class tomorrow
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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Join Team Vanderbilt in Nashville Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3
As part of Transit Month, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are challenged to participate in Nashville Connector’s Commuter Challenge April 27-May 3. The challenge invites community members to try one new transportation mode other than driving alone during the week.
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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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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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Combat veteran and future trauma surgeon: Kathleen Gallagher, MD’19
Like many medical students, Kathleen Gallagher knew by the time she’d finished high school biology that she wanted to become a doctor. It was the tragedy of Sept. 11, however, that launched her journey into trauma surgery.


Take Note

‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of new exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood in April newsletter

Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Valentina Greco April 29

Cell and Developmental Biology Spring Seminar Series: Qiangjun Zhou April 30

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

Register for Regression Modeling Strategies short course May 14-17

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Men 35-64 needed for weight-loss study

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2019 Mallinckrodt Grant Program



Coming Up

· 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 ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking Unfamiliar Vegetables from the CSA Box’
· MAY ·
  A Healthier You: ‘My Journey to a Healthy Life’


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Vanderbilt in the News
U.S. News & World Report: Vanderbilt announces plan to reduce environmental impact
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is mentioned.
Scientific American: Why are electric vehicle sales low? Psychology provides clues
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Climate Change Research Network, is quoted.
New York Magazine: Democrats should court the economically anxious Trump voters who don’t exist
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, is cited.
USA Today: More Americans than ever are leaving the Catholic Church after the sex abuse scandal. Here’s why.
Vanderbilt divinity student Maria Michonski is interviewed.
U.S. News & World Report: Many ‘Gen Xers’ desolate as they navigate adulthood: study
Lauren Gaydosh, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, investigates the mental health of Generation X. Gaydosh is quoted.
The Conversation: It’s 2019 – where’s my supersuit?
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, writes about wearable technology.
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