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  Monday, Oct. 28, 2019  
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A message from Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans: Checking in on the Chancellor Search
A strong sense of community and connection to mission is guiding the search for the university’s ninth chancellor, and the process is on schedule and now in its confidential phase, writes Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt
Former Vice President Al Gore will return to Vanderbilt University Nov. 20 for a global conversation on the climate crisis and its solutions. The presentation—part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project, which he founded and chairs—will be in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
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Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt
Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students.
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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature presidential historians Goodwin and Meacham Thursday
“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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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, richly diverse first-year class
The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.
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Vanderbilt and Posse Foundation mark 30 years of partnership with Reunion gathering
Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.
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Athletics and Campus Dining employees receive Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente presented the first two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of 2019-20 to Elizabeth Wright from the Division of Athletics and Oscar Cole from Campus Dining.
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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31; all benefits-eligible employees must enroll
Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2020 coverage.
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Last day for university staff to enter to win 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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$6.4M awarded to Vanderbilt to provide intensive training for special education doctoral students
The No. 1 ranked Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt Peabody College has received funding for intensive intervention training for educators who work with children with severe behavioral and learning disabilities.
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Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award
Nominations are open for the 2019-20 Diversity Leadership Awards recognizing staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership that puts the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 25.
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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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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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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.


Take Note

Introduction to Corporate and Foundation Relations training session Oct. 28

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

Health Plus sponsors pumpkin carving contest Oct. 31

Close out LGBTQI History Month with rainbow cake Oct. 31

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 6

Graduate programs in economics to host information session 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

2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

Comic strips from VU community sought for upcoming Eskind Library exhibit

Register for the 2019 Tennessee Adult Brothers and Sisters Conference


Coming Up

· 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
· NOV ·
  ¡BLAIR! Tribute to the People of Venezuela


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Vanderbilt in the News
PBS Newshour: Ransomware and data breaches linked to uptick in fatal heart attacks
Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: YWCA honors Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance director and five other ‘brave women’ in Nashville
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine and executive director of the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, is highlighted as one of six women being inducted into the YWCA’s Academy for Women of Achievement.
Fox News: Yogurt, fiber can lower lung cancer risk, study claims
Xiao-Ou Shu, Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, is quoted.
Bloomberg Businessweek: What Big Tech could look like under President Elizabeth Warren
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is mentioned as an unpaid adviser on Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s campaign policy team.
The Tennessean: Opinion: If Tennesseans are going to trust Bill Lee on Medicaid block grant plan, he needs to talk to them
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
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