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  Friday, Aug. 30, 2019  
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Actor, activist Terry Crews leads off 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series
Actor, activist and former pro athlete Terry Crews will lead off the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 9. The theme of the fall series is “Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring.”
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Faculty members appointed to 2019-20 provost committee focused on preventing sexual misconduct
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed 12 faculty members to the 2019-20 Provost’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention Committee. The committee will support the university’s ongoing work of creating a campus environment that is safe and friendly for all members of the Vanderbilt community.
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Senior leaders participate in daylong unconscious bias education workshop
Vanderbilt University’s senior leaders came together Aug. 28 for a daylong education workshop on unconscious bias. The event was conducted in support of the university’s commitment to embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of respect and belonging across campus.
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New web portal is online face of arts and humanities at Vanderbilt
A robust arts and humanities web portal, one of several initiatives designed by the Office of the Provost to champion the arts and humanities on campus and elevate their importance, is now live.
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Chancellor Search feedback opportunity today at noon
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct the final feedback opportunity in a weeklong series today from noon to 1 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The purpose of the sessions has been to gather input and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader.
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Twelve School of Nursing faculty, alumni named as fellows
Twelve faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing have been named fellows by the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse-Midwives.
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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeking affiliates and fellows
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its new membership program, which will allow Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due Sept. 15.
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Show your college colors today with the hashtag #CollegeColorsDay
Commodore fans on campus and across the nation are encouraged to show their black and gold through photos and video on social media using the hashtag #CollegeColorsDay.
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‘SEC Nation’ to broadcast live from The Ingram Commons tomorrow
“SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, will kick off week 1 of the 2019 football season from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this Saturday, when Vanderbilt plays host to Georgia. The show airs live from 9 to 11 a.m., and Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Kickoff for the game is slated for 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
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Reserve your tickets for Employee Tailgate on Sept. 28
Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 28, before the Vanderbilt vs. Northern Illinois football game. Online registration for tickets to the game and pregame tailgate party begin today at 10 a.m. and are available on the Tailgate 2019 website.
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Find community and support at 6th annual Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 3
Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade.
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Take a photo with VU Baseball’s championship trophy Sept. 5
The Vanderbilt community is invited to take photos with the national baseball championship trophy on Thursday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. The trophy will be displayed in front of the newly designed entryway between Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall that features a Commodore Baseball backdrop.
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Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 16
Cultivating seeds of peace will be the focus of the Sept. 16 Dean’s Diversity Lecture at Peabody College featuring Arun Manilal Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
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Student-athlete: Jared Pinkney
Jared Pinkney could have heard his name called on the second day of the NFL Draft. Graded a “second- to fourth-round prospect,” Vanderbilt’s star tight end had a decision to make: turn pro, or return to the university to finish out his senior season.


Take Note

Get discount on VU apparel at Vandyville pop-up shop tomorrow

New ‘Hands Free Tennessee’ law focuses on distracted driving

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

Single Parent Group announces fall meeting schedule

Gender socialization topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 11

Next meeting of Caregiver Support Group is Sept. 11

Life Phase Series: ‘Fall Gardening with the Experts’ Sept. 17

Boomers, Elders and More series to discuss self-care for caregivers Sept. 18

Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’ Sept. 25

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science now accepting nominations through Sept. 30

Blair Academy offers adult tai chi classes

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

Healthy adults needed for research study


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Posse Scholars celebrate 30th anniversary with campus celebration
· AUG ·
  Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception
· SEP ·
  ‘Trade Wars, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning between the U.S. and China’
· SEP ·
  Neuroscience Seminar Series: ‘Brain, Mind and Society’
· SEP ·
  Healthier You Presentation: ‘Meal Prep 101’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: U.S. task force to recommend wider screening for hepatitis C
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
CNN: The U.S. eliminated measles in 2000. The current outbreak could change that
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg Businessweek: Making new elements doesn’t pay. Just ask this Berkeley scientist
Joseph Hamilton, Landon C. Garland Distinguished Professor of Physics, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Bones pulled from the La Brea tar pits show the perils of being a picky eater
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences and of Earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Bloomberg News: Is a printed gun free speech? This isn’t your 1791 right to arms
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
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