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  Wednesday, May. 1, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Fostering accessible education for all
A high-quality, accessible education should be a uniting factor across our society, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s column.
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Jemison, Holt push for science literacy at year’s final lecture series event
Two giants in the science world joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos onstage Tuesday for the academic year’s final Chancellor’s Lecture Series event, passionately advocating for an America that encourages its citizens to abandon simple opinion on big challenges and instead use evidence-based, critical thinking.
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David and Gail Williams to be honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will present the fourth annual Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award to Gail Williams and the late David Williams II at a luncheon on Thursday, May 23.
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Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards. The awards celebrate Vanderbilt staff members’ dedication to the campus community.
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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth
Vanderbilt’s 2019 poll of Nashville residents indicates a growing number think the city is no longer “on the right track,” and that the city is growing too quickly. Mayor David Briley receives high marks, however, with a 66 percent approval rating.
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Vanderbilt students, alumni named 2019-20 Fulbright finalists and alternates
Eight Vanderbilt students and alumni have been awarded funding to pursue graduate study, conduct research and teach English around the world through the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
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Quah named winner of SEC’s McWhorter Award
Vanderbilt bowling senior Kristin Quah has been named the recipient of the H. Boyd McWhorter Award, presented annually to the outstanding female student-athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt football student-athlete Khari Blasingame was one of 13 male finalists for the award.
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Vanderbilt Nursing professor launches study on therapy animals and children with cancer
Mary Jo Gilmer is piloting new research into the effectiveness of therapy dogs in reducing the anxiety of children with cancer.
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Allet, former director of Vanderbilt-in-France program, has died
Hervé Allet, former assistant professor of French who served as director of the Vanderbilt-in-France program at Aix-en-Provence, died April 21 in Nîmes, France, where he lived in retirement. He was 68.
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Employee Health and Fitness Day celebration is today
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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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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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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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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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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Free skin cancer screening June 15
Vanderbilt Dermatology is offering free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks.
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Using Science to Spark Innovation: Jasper Lu, BS’19, MS’19
Creative writing and computer science classes in middle school and high school inspired Jasper Lu to pursue a liberal arts education at Vanderbilt, where he could explore all his passions and identify connections between them.
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Did you take the Nashville Commuter Challenge today?
The challenge invites Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to try one new transportation mode other than driving alone during the week.


Take Note

Get Campus Dining meal plan discount for a limited time

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

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

American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity Office relocates to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Get free hearing screening May 1-3

Register for Regression Modeling Strategies short course May 14-17

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

Men 35-64 needed for weight-loss study

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium is Aug. 8


Coming Up

· 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
· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Vaccine Center Seminar Series: Brandon DeKosky


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Vanderbilt in the News
PolitiFact: A guide to possible paths to impeachment (or not) in the House
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: Is insulin’s high cost keeping diabetes patients from taking their medicine?
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted
NBC News: Blame my brain: A killer’s bold defense gets a court hearing
Owen Jones, Glenn M. Weaver, M.D. and Mary Ellen Weaver Professor of Law, Brain and Behavior, is quoted.
Education Week: Are principals perfect? If you ask most of them, the answer is yes
Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, is quoted.
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