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  Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019  
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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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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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The Open Dore: Supporting the faculty
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs, discusses the importance of faculty support and how Vanderbilt is leveraging data as a means to better understand the current campus climate.
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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges Dec. 2
Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to a Dec. 2 open house.
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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. Selected proposals will be awarded a $500 stipend.
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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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2019 Nobel Prize winner in economics to give Steine Lecture tomorrow
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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Native American Heritage Month continues with Frist Art Museum visit tomorrow
On Thursday, Nov. 14, community members can participate in a dinner and visit to the Frist Art Museum for a talk by featured artist Rose B. Simpson. The first 20 people to RSVP will be able to participate in a dinner at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, followed by a bus ride to the Frist for Simpson’s talk.
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Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan to discuss ‘Stories in Porcelain’
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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Metro Councilmember Zulfat Suara to speak at Wyatt Center Rotunda Nov. 15
On Friday, Nov. 15, Vanderbilt and Nashville community members are invited to attend “An Evening with Metro Council Member-At-Large Zulfat Suara,” who will give a talk at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 7 to 8 p.m.
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Webinar: ‘Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding’ Nov. 15
A special faculty webinar, “Building Relationships for Federal Research Funding,” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing is available with advanced registration.
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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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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville on Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday, Nov. 16, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature a selection of products in honor of the Salute to Service game.
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Thankful Thursday: Expressing gratitude
Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” Consider that someone special in your work life who’s always there for you, and send them a handwritten thank you note expressing your gratitude.
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HOD major goes beyond her comfort zone for high-tech international immersion experience
HOD major Porter Geer wanted to be pushed out of her comfort zone, so she applied for an immersion experience at a Nashville start-up that specializes in using blockchain technology in health care.


Take Note

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back

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

‘Intersection: Possibilities with Art’ forum set for Nov. 16-17

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

Hold the Stuffing weigh-ins continue through Nov. 27

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

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

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

VU Mail Services now offering free, convenient return service for online retailers


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  2019 Vanderbilt GIS Day includes historical Tennessee mapping
· NOV ·
  Caregiver Support Group
· NOV ·
  Hold the Stuffing kickoff expos Nov. 13 and 14
· NOV ·
  Salk Institute’s Kathy DelGiorno to speak on pancreatic tumorigenesis
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Guardian: Bolivian police in La Paz join ‘mutiny’ against Evo Morales
Carwil Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
International Business Times: After strike, scandal, U.S. auto union faces reckoning
Joshua Murray, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Everyday Health: First new HIV strain discovered in nearly 20 years
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: ICE may circumvent California’s ban on private immigrant detention centers
Darwin Hindman, adjunct professor of law, is quoted.
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