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  Friday, May 3, 2019  
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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead
Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor.
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Venus Williams, chancellor’s final address highlight three days of Commencement activities
An expected 1,701 undergraduates and 2,125 graduate students will celebrate at events May 8-10 marking their incredible accomplishments.
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Six new endowed chairs from Medicine, A&S, Owen and Law School honored
Vanderbilt’s six newest endowed chairs were honored by colleagues, university leaders, family members and donors at a ceremony on April 30 in the Student Life Center.
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Provost’s Women’s Initiative announces subcommittee members
Faculty, students and postdocs serving on four subcommittees of the Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women have been announced.
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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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Griffith, Bruce co-edit new reference texts on health equity
Experts from Vanderbilt’s Center for Research on Men’s Health have authored two reference texts highlighting the unique health equity concerns among male populations, as well as the impact of racism in health care settings.
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Nursing professor named American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador
Sheila Ridner, Martha Rivers Ingram Professor and director of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s Ph.D. in nursing science program, has been named a 2019 American Cancer Society ResearcHERS Ambassador. In this role, Ridner will advocate for her fellow women researchers and raise funds to support their work.
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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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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 Appreciation Picnic: At the County Fair to feature free food trucks
If the words “free food” aren’t enough to motivate you to come to the Employee Appreciation Picnic, we don’t know what will! Food trucks are back this year, including Califarmia, King Tut and Roscoe’s Smoked BBQ. The event is set for Tuesday, May 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Magnolia Lawn.
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A scientific mind and a heart for women’s issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19
As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies.
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Did you take the Commuter Challenge this week?
The challenge invited Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to try one new transportation mode other than driving alone during the week.


Take Note

Academic Strategic Plan Spring 2019 Progress Report published

Last day to get Campus Dining meal plan discount

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Blair Children’s Chorus to hold auditions in May, August

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

Free skin cancer screening June 15

Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium is Aug. 8

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Office relocates to Loews Vanderbilt Plaza

VUIT to implement new wireless options in May

Outlook/Exchange email moving to cloud

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Men 35-64 needed for weight-loss study


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Get free hearing screening
· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Vaccine Center Seminar Series: Brandon DeKosky
· MAY ·
  Register for Regression Modeling Strategies short course May 14-17
· MAY ·
  Informational meeting for MacArthur 100 & Change proposals
· MAY ·
  Data network services temporarily unavailable


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Battle over subpoenas escalates between Trump, Democrats
Vanessa Beasley, associate provost and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is interviewed regarding President Trump’s political rhetoric.
Business Insider: Meet 7 inspiring students who got into dozens of schools and received millions in scholarships
Jalil Mitchell, who was accepted to 11 colleges, will be attending Vanderbilt.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Poll: Fewer Nashvillians view city as on the ‘right track’
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, and Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, released the results of the most recent Vanderbilt Poll.
The New York Review of Books: Sex, art and misogyny
Professor of History of Art Vivien Fryd’s book Against Our Will: Sexual Trauma in American Art Since 1970 is reviewed.
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