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  Friday, Oct. 25, 2019  
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Wente appoints new Sports and Society Committee, launches 2nd round of micro-grant funding
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today new appointments for the 2019-20 Sports and Society Committee, which will provide oversight to the Sports and Society Initiative. In addition, the committee will review applications for Sports and Society Micro-Grant funds, the second round for which launches today.
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David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Nov. 10, will honor history of Negro Baseball League
The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled for 10 a.m. at Hawkins Field, will be free.
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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature presidential historians Goodwin and Meacham
“Lessons of Presidential Leadership” will be the focus of a conversation between presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event Oct. 31.
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Faculty Senate to host Nov. 1 community conversation follow-up to Doris Kearns Goodwin CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham taking place the prior evening.
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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center celebrates 35 years
The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.
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MLK Commemorative Series seeking proposals for interactive and educational teach-in sessions
Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and professional students are invited to submit proposals to lead teach-ins during the university’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.
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Students invited to Oct. 29 open house for Nichols Humanitarian funding
Students are invited to attend an Oct. 29 open house for the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, which can be used to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences. The application window for awards through the fund is Nov. 4–Dec. 16.
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University staff can enter to win free tickets to Nov. 16 UK game or Nov. 23 ETSU game, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente
University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch Vanderbilt play Kentucky on Nov. 16 or ETSU on Nov. 23 at Vanderbilt Stadium, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
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Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment
To have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2020, you must elect it during Open Enrollment. FSAs save you money by allowing you to use pretax dollars to pay for qualifying expenses.
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vummiv WiFi network outages Oct. 30-31 in preparation for retirement
In December 2019, Vanderbilt’s vummiv WiFi network will be retired. In preparation for the retirement, vummiv will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
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Lutz honored by Legion Fund for mentoring Army Special Forces officer
The Legion Fund honored Vice Chancellor for Information Technology John Lutz with a special presentation Oct. 14 for his mentoring of the retiring deputy commanding officer of the 5th Group Special Forces (Airborne), the Green Beret unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Campus Dining staff member named Greenest Commodore on Campus
Suzanne Herron, the sustainability coordinator for Campus Dining, has been named the 2019 Greenest Commodore on Campus.
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Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award
Nominations will be accepted through Nov. 20 for the 2019 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor. The annual award recognizes staff members who have made significant contributions to Vanderbilt University’s pursuit of excellence in education, research and community service each year.
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Follow these recommendations for cybersecurity while traveling
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month Vanderbilt University Information Technology will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on cybersecurity while traveling.
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From Antarctica to The Ingram Commons
Dan Morgan, faculty head of Memorial House and principal senior lecturer of earth and environmental sciences, leads with optimism.


Take Note

Comic strips from VU community sought for upcoming Eskind Library exhibit

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session Oct. 28

Close out LGBTQI History Month with rainbow cake Oct. 31

Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’ Oct. 31

Health Plus sponsors pumpkin carving contest Oct. 31

Strategies to reduce HPV, related cancers in African American men topic of CERC meeting Nov. 1

¡BLAIR! Tribute to the People of Venezuela is Nov. 3

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 6

Master of public health information session Nov. 6

‘Preventing and Managing High Blood Pressure’ Nov. 7

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Nov. 11 to discuss caring for urban homeless populations

Life Phase Series: ‘Celebrating Native American Heritage’ Nov. 12

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference

Oracle Learning access for enrolled students


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Work-Life Workshop: ‘Managing Imposter Syndrome’
· OCT ·
  Impact of Open Access on Latin American research topic of talk
· OCT ·
  Peabody College to host professional programs open house
· OCT ·
  Trick-or-Treat with Greeks and Athletes
· NOV ·
  Department of Medicine mini-research retreat


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Tensions running high in Washington over impeachment, Syria
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History and professor of political science, is quoted.
The New York Times: The loudest bird in the world has a song like a pile driver
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: Wizards, prophets and ‘The Fate of Food’
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, and her book, The Fate of Food, are highlighted.
Associated Press: Ballistics database helps bring Houston gang war into focus
Laurie Woods, senior lecturer of sociology, is quoted about challenges surrounding the use of the National Integrated Ballistic Information Network in crime investigations.
Business Insider: Republican lawmakers are challenging Trump more often, but they won’t abandon him until his base does
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History and professor of political science, is quoted about signs of wavering support among Republican senators for President Trump.
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