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  Friday, Nov. 8, 2019  
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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21
Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will give the keynote lecture for a signature event as part of the Vanderbilt University Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. The event, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is free and open to the public.
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David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Sunday
The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Sunday, 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 to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free.
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Tipper Gore to speak at Peabody Library anniversary celebration today
Peabody College alumna Tipper Gore will speak at the Peabody Library on Friday, Nov. 8, when she takes part in its centennial celebration.
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Visit by acclaimed war journalist to mark Veterans Day at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt will commemorate Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11, with several events highlighting the unique roles and sacrifices of military medical workers, with a focus on those who served during the Vietnam War.
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Wente, Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Tuesday
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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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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Crawford Lecture and Dean’s Dinner mark first Patterson Fellowship events of 2019-20
A lecture by human rights activist and author Supriya Vani on Oct. 30 and a Dean’s Dinner with an acclaimed theater and education professor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Erica Halverson, on Nov. 5 marked the first visits by Patterson Fellows for the 2019-20 academic year.
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Churchwell, Meharry’s Hildreth lead summit for black men interested in health professions
Dr. André L. Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, co-led a half-day summit recently for black men interested in pursuing health professions. The event, co-led by Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, attracted more than 100 high school and college students from across the state and region.
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month spotlights the ‘extraordinary’
The Vanderbilt community celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout October and into early November with events honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Vanderbilt community celebrates LGBTQI History Month
Vanderbilt marked LGBTQI History Month in October with a series of events honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex narratives and history, and by engaging community members in meaningful reflection, programming and education.
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2019 Vanderbilt GIS Day includes historical Tennessee mapping
Vanderbilt will celebrate 2019 GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, with workshops and sessions around a theme of mapping Tennessee from the Civil War to the present.
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vummiv WiFi outage Nov. 13-16, 19-25 in preparation of network retirement
Vanderbilt’s vummiv WiFi network will be retired on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 a.m. In preparation of the retirement, vummiv will be unavailable from 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, and again from 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25.
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Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education
Vanderbilt will host a satellite meeting of the first Public Summit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. The campus event is set for Nov. 19 in The Commons Center Multipurpose Room.
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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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Human Resources celebrates Thankful Thursday
This week’s “Thankful Thursday” theme was gratitude. HR celebrated its employees with cake. Look for more “Thankful Thursday” exercises in upcoming Wednesday editions of MyVU.
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Army pilot’s mission to serve the most vulnerable leads her to Vanderbilt
U.S. Army combat veteran Mandi Mizner has devoted her life to serving her country and others. She’s continuing that mission of service at Vanderbilt School of Nursing as a Bass Military Scholar.


Take Note

Construction hours to change this weekend for West End Tower crane extension

Caregiver Support Group meets Nov. 13

Hold the Stuffing kickoff expos Nov. 13 and 14

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

Salk Institute’s Kathy DelGiorno to speak on pancreatic tumorigenesis Nov. 14

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

‘Unlocking the Promise of Medicine through Academic and Biotech/Pharma Innovation’ Nov. 15

Webinar: ‘Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding’ Nov. 15

Dancing with the ’Dores set for Nov. 17

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Identity-Based Burnout’ Nov. 19

Books and games for kids topic of Parenting Group meeting Nov. 21

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  REDCap: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· NOV ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Rava Idli and Sambhar’
· NOV ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture to discuss caring for urban homeless populations
· NOV ·
  Life Phase Series: ‘Celebrating Native American Heritage’
· NOV ·
  Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Reginald Cannady


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Former Tennessee governors talk bipartisanship at forum
Former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam’s Vanderbilt-hosted discussion on bipartisanship is highlighted.
The Conversation: Why Joe Biden was denied communion at a church
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies and professor of theology, writes about why a Catholic pastor refused to give communion to Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
U.S. News & World Report: Daylight Saving Time bad for health, expert claims
Beth Ann Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development, professor of neurology and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Nature: Genomes trace origins of enslaved people who died on remote island
Jada Benn Torres, associate professor of anthropology and director of the Laboratory of Genetic Anthropology and Biocultural Studies, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: Nothing about us without us
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and the College Inclusion Summit held last week on Vanderbilt’s campus are highlighted. Student Elysia Tillman and alumna Claire Bennett are quoted.
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