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  Monday, Nov. 11, 2019  
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New residential college named for Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos
Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.
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New Military at Vanderbilt website launches on Veterans Day
Vanderbilt has launched a new website designed to showcase the broad array of programs, support and resources available to military service members and veterans at the university.
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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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Global Fellows Program to bring distinguished guests and scholars to campus
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced a new Global Fellows Program that will increase opportunities for the campus to engage with thought leaders from around the world.
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Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall tomorrow
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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Author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 21
Acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will keynote 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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Faculty Senate to host Nov. 22 community conversation follow-up to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with acclaimed author and feminist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie taking place the prior evening.
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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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Valentine appointed new faculty liaison to Oak Ridge National Lab
The Oak Ridge National Laboratory collaboration with Vanderbilt University will grow stronger through a new faculty liaison and enhanced management of travel assistance awards.
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Smetana named to executive governing board of Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
Erik Smetana, executive director for compensation and talent in Vanderbilt Human Capital and Business Services, has been named chair of the finance committee of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. The organization's goal is to promote equity and excellence in the higher education space by advancing the ability of member institutions to recruit and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff.
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2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture Nov. 14
Esther Duflo, recipient of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economics and the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT, will discuss “Good Economics for Hard Times” on Thursday, Nov. 14, as part of the Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture Series.
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Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan to discuss ‘Stories in Porcelain’ Nov. 14
Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan will focus on a unique ceramic depiction of “The Judgement of Paris,” a story in Greek mythology, when he speaks at Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14.
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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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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Nov. 15-16
The quarterly update is scheduled to begin on Friday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday, Nov. 16. Following this update, users will see enhancements within the “Absence Balances” section of the Time and Absence module.  
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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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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

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

Hold the Stuffing kickoff expos Nov. 13 and 14

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

Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event is Nov. 15

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

Dancing with the ’Dores set for Nov. 17

Vanderbilt to host satellite meeting Nov. 19 of National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education

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

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back

Limited Submission Opportunity: Akamai Foundation Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mary Kay Foundation Translational Cancer Research Grant

Vanderbilt-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Macy Faculty Scholars Program-Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation


Coming Up

· 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
· NOV ·
  2019 Vanderbilt GIS Day includes historical Tennessee mapping
· NOV ·
  Caregiver Support Group meets


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Vanderbilt in the News
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Jon Meacham, Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair in American Presidency and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, writes about the political factors that contribute to the possible impeachment of a president.
Huffington Post: Info about your health is more accessible than ever. But does it help?
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The Economist: Litigation finance faces ethical quandaries
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: He was Trump before Trump: VP Spiro Agnew attacked the news media 50 years ago
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History and professor of political science, writes about former Vice President Spiro Agnew’s polarizing 1969 speech “The Responsibilities of Television.”
The Tennessean: The power of choice: 1 in 3 Nashville public school students opt out of neighborhood schools
Claire Smrekar, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
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