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  Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019  
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Wente announces new council to advance university’s efforts around diversity and inclusion; annual diversity reports released
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the details of a new council to advocate for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the university. The council’s work will be informed and guided by the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Diversity Report, released today.
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Actor, activist Terry Crews to give Chancellor’s Lecture Sept. 9
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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Former Gov. Bill Haslam joins Vanderbilt faculty
Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has joined Vanderbilt’s faculty as a distinguished visiting professor of political science this fall. Haslam will bring a practitioner’s perspective to a popular undergraduate course on political leadership co-taught by Vanderbilt professors John Geer and Jon Meacham.
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ImmersionHub launched; Class of 2022 can submit plan proposals, faculty can submit student opportunities
Vanderbilt students and faculty now have access to ImmersionHub, a project management system designed to track the progress of Immersion Vanderbilt projects and provide information about the recently launched undergraduate degree requirement.
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Three VU doctoral students receive 2019 Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity and inclusion in science
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers. The grants are designed to support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences.
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‘The Open Classroom: Five Days of Teaching Visits’ set for Sept. 9-13
The Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Five Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 9–13. This program will showcase examples of effective and innovative teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.
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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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Take a photo with VU Baseball’s championship trophy tomorrow
The VU community is invited to take photos with Vanderbilt’s 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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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 are available on the Tailgate 2019 website.
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Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to update or choose the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment during October 2019 for calendar year 2020 benefits.


Take Note

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Gender socialization topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 11

Single Parent Group announces fall meeting schedule

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

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

Save the date: 33rd Middle Tennessee Geriatric Update Conference Oct. 18

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

Blair Academy offers adult tai chi classes

Healthy adults needed for research study

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

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  Neuroscience Seminar Series: ‘Brain, Mind and Society’
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  Healthier You Presentation: ‘Meal Prep 101’
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  REDCap training: ‘REDCap/eStar Integration and Use’
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  Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops


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Vanderbilt in the News
Time: Climate change is likely to devastate the global food supply. But there’s still reason to be hopeful
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English and in communication of science and technology, writes about the effects of climate change and human population growth on the global food supply.
Vox: Why it’s been so lucrative to destroy the Amazon rainforest
Maria Luisa Jorge, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: No single ‘gay gene’ determines same-sex sexual behavior, DNA analysis finds
Nancy Cox, Mary Phillips Edmonds Gray Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Nature: A better future for graduate student mental health
Mark Wallace, dean of the Graduate School, Louise B. McGavock Chair and professor of hearing and speech sciences, psychiatry and behavioral sciences and pharmacology, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: Parents, here’s why your most important partner may be your child’s teacher (and vice versa)
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education and professor of leadership, policy and organizations, writes about ways to build positive parent-teacher relationships.
Environmental Leader: Vanderbilt University eliminates single-use plastic bottles from operations
Vanderbilt’s move to eliminate all single-use plastic bottles from campus operations is highlighted.
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