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  Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019  
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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council town hall is today
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 today.
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University administrators to launch staff listening tour this Friday
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. this Friday.
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Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2
George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original “Star Trek” television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.
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Faculty Senate to host Oct. 3 community conversation follow-up to George Takei CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with George Takei taking place the prior evening.
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West End Neighborhood transforms with new green spaces
The Vanderbilt community can now enjoy new green spaces in the West End Neighborhood featuring pedestrian- and bike-friendly pathways as well as grassy areas ideal for studying, relaxing and hosting outdoor gatherings.
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Flulapalooza happening today
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host its ninth annual mass influenza vaccination event today. Flulapalooza 2019 will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a tent between Light Hall and the Veterans Administration Hospital. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get a free flu shot during the event.
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Nursing professor named Psychiatric Nurse of the Year
Susie Adams, longtime director of the School of Nursing’s psychiatric program and currently VUSN’s Faculty Scholar for Community Engaged Behavioral Health, has been named the 2019 Psychiatric Nurse of the Year by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
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Heard Libraries’ cookbooks exhibit showcases historical connection of cooking and medicine
The evolution of cookbooks over hundreds of years and their connections to medicine and health are the focus of a new cross-disciplinary exhibit at the Vanderbilt Central Library.
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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 and staff invited to electronic research administration system vendor demos this week
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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Space archaeologist and TED Prize winner to deliver University Course special lecture tomorrow
Archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak, whose work on using modern satellite imagery to study ancient civilizations has received worldwide acclaim, will speak at Vanderbilt tomorrow as part of a special University Course guest lecture. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 30
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2019 report will be available after Sept. 30.
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Why should you complete Open Enrollment?
Vanderbilt’s annual Open Enrollment is a great time to review your benefit elections and reevaluate if last year’s elections are still a good fit for you and your family.
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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 28, at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature a cap and T-shirt combo for $13.99.
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Find Your Impact: Jeffrey Bennett shows how much words matter in the treatment of diabetes
Communication studies professor Jeffrey Bennett wants everyone to understand how the way we talk about health shapes the way we understand and treat disease.


Take Note

Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo is Oct. 2

Kids and social media topic of Parenting Group meeting Oct. 3

A Healthier You: ‘An Ergonomics Approach to Creating a Healthy Workplace’ Oct. 3

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 8

Life Phase Series: Powers of attorney, advance directives discussed Oct. 10

NROTC National Security Symposium set for Oct. 18

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

Software Carpentries boot camp set for Oct. 24–25

Save the date: Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is Nov. 18

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Make note of upcoming road, accessible pathway closures in Peabody Neighborhood

New employee recognition strategy launched

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’
· SEP ·
  ‘we continue to sustain ourselves: a Space 204 performance’
· SEP ·
  Department of Energy webinar on federal funding
· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt Woman’s Club to host events for newcomers Sept. 28, Oct. 19
· OCT ·
  Robert Bullard, ‘father of environmental justice,’ to give keynote lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Tennessee’s abortion wait period law faces court arguments
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The New York Times: Original or copied? ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is back in court
Joseph Fishman, associate professor of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Why the United Auto Workers GM strike is headed for failure
Joshua Murray, assistant professor of sociology, writes about the history of successful strikes against General Motors and what it suggests about the nationwide strike currently underway.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery delves into the collective unconscious in ‘Symbols and Archetypes’
A new exhibition opening Thursday at Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery is highlighted.
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