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  Monday, April 29, 2019  
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Former astronaut, congressman to join Zeppos for discussion on STEM education tomorrow
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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Vanderbilt faculty earn awards at AERA annual meeting in Toronto
The conference is the world’s largest gathering of education scholars and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative research.
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Faculty invited to apply for SEC travel grant program by June 1
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2019–20 Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program. The program, an initiative of the academic body of the Southeastern Conference, is designed to enhance faculty collaboration among SEC member universities.
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Informational meetings for MacArthur 100 & Change proposals May 2 and 16
Vanderbilt is seeking concept proposals for the MacArthur Foundation 100 & Change competition. The MacArthur Foundation will award one $100 million grant for a project that promises measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time.
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New England selects Vanderbilt’s Williams, San Francisco picks Skule in NFL draft
The New England Patriots selected Vanderbilt defensive back Joejuan Williams with the 45th overall pick of the NFL draft. Williams was taken in the second round. In addition, the San Francisco 49ers selected Vanderbilt offensive lineman Justin Skule with the 183rd overall pick in the sixth round.
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Employee Health and Fitness Day celebration is Wednesday
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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Musical talent and mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19
Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything,” he says.
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Join Team Vanderbilt in Nashville Commuter Challenge through May 3
The challenge invites Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to try one new transportation mode other than driving alone during the week.


Take Note

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

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

Vandy Walks: Tour of campus walking trails May 1

Get free hearing screening May 1-3

Register for Regression Modeling Strategies short course May 14-17

Equal Employment Opportunity Office relocates to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

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

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood in April newsletter

Join the Health Plus ‘Fuel Up Challenge’

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Men 35-64 needed for weight-loss study


Coming Up

· 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’
· MAY ·
  VIGH hosts conversation with University of the Witwatersrand’s Adam Habib


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: How two Nashville natives climbed the ranks to top NFL posts
Adolpho A. Birch III, JD’91, secretary of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust and senior vice president of labor policy and league affairs for the National Football League, and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos are quoted.
Nashville Post: Design Center unveils land bridge study
A concept plan and feasibility study completed by Vanderbilt School of Engineering students is highlighted.
Associated Press: U.S. measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
MarketWatch: acquisition of related company mixes complex transactions with a big writeoff
Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: 6 things you should know about Groupon
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted.
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