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  Friday, Sept. 13, 2019  
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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council to host town hall Sept. 25
A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.
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Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee
A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.
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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities
Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.
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Faculty development workshops for fall 2019 announced
Faculty are invited to a series of development workshops, webinars and writing sessions to be held throughout the fall 2019 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life.
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Faculty and staff invited to electronic research administration system vendor demos in September
Sponsored Programs Administration in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research invites Vanderbilt faculty and staff to upcoming product demonstrations by the two vendors, InfoEd and Huron, under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next electronic research administration system.
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‘Thinking 3D: Visualizing the Brain from the Renaissance to the Present’ open at Eskind Biomedical Library
“Thinking 3D,” an exhibition exploring the origins of modern neuroscience—including imagery of the brain—is open at the Eskind Family Biomedical Library and Learning Center.
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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement
“A Short History of Anger,” centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.
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Faculty invited to Sept. 19 funding and resource fair
The Office of the Provost will host a funding and resource fair for faculty on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Library. All faculty are invited to attend.
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Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 19
The sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The event will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20
The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.
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Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 8
Nominations are now being sought for the annual Levi Watkins Jr. Faculty Award and Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards.
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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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Office of Community Relations releases September edition of ‘VanderbiltLocal’
The Office of Community Relations has released the September edition of “VanderbiltLocal,” its monthly newsletter chronicling the university’s impact in the Nashville community and beyond. To receive “VanderbiltLocal,” email
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I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets
Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery.


Take Note

Department of Art faculty and staff exhibition now open

Dr. David Satcher to discuss ‘Highs and Lows of Public Health Practice’ Sept. 18

Blair Academy Festival of Music set for Sept. 22

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

Vanderbilt Woman’s Club to host events for newcomers Sept. 28, Oct. 19

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

Third annual March for Black Women in STEM is Oct. 12

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Enroll in Health Plus blood pressure management program

Join the Health Plus ‘You Can Do It’ Challenge

Subjects needed for paid research study on effects of nut consumption

Mood, Emotion and Development Lab looking for research participants

Pregnant women needed for paid research study

Registration open for Mr. C’s Kids Club

Security Notice: Sexual assault–unwanted contact


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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: ‘I’ll have what she’s having’ – How and why we copy the choices of others
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Marketing, co-authored a study about how and why people mimic others’ consumer behavior.
The New York Times: What draws Atheists, Jews and Catholics to a Presbyterian church
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
Forbes: The four social media horsemen of the scarcity apocalypse
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted.
Stat: New evidence shows why the HPV vaccine is as important for boys as girls
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Drug prices keep rising amid political pressure, but not as fast
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy and Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, is quoted.
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