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  Friday, Nov. 15, 2019  
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Owen Graduate School of Management turns 50
Today, the Owen Graduate School of Management competes with the nation’s best business schools while staying true to its original vision of an intentionally small school where students and faculty can develop strong relationships, and where teamwork, individualized programs of study and experiential learning remain key components of the curriculum.
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Acorn School teachers, chemistry department administrator honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards
Kennadria Lloyd and Crystal Macias, two teachers at The Acorn School, and Magdalena Paszewska, administrative officer in the Department of Chemistry, are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.
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Churchwell establishes Diversity Liaison Committee to scale best practices across university
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell has established a new committee charged with helping to foster equity, diversity and inclusion within each functional area at Vanderbilt.
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McCabe elected fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Clare McCabe, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the highest grade of membership awarded by the AIChE and achieved only through election by the organization’s board of directors.
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Center for Teaching’s One Button Studio now available
The Center for Teaching’s new One Button Studio, an automated video studio that can be used without any previous video production experience, is now available for faculty and other instructors to use in support of their teaching.
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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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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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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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Metro Councilmember Zulfat Suara to speak at Wyatt Center Rotunda tonight
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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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud this weekend
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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Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 18–22
International Education Week, an annual opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, will be observed at Vanderbilt Nov. 18-22 with a series of events on campus.
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Tissue engineering expert to deliver Hall Lecture Nov. 18 on lessons from use of biomaterials in surgery
Jennifer Elisseeff, an expert in tissue engineering who recently received the prestigious NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, will deliver a public talk on Monday, Nov. 18, about lessons learned from biomaterials used in orthopedics and plastic surgery.
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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.


Take Note

Nominations open for 2019 Commodore Award

Nominate a staff member for the Diversity Leadership Award

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

Chat with VU Master of Public Health representatives during virtual fair Nov. 20

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

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Daylong Vanderbilt Diabetes Day event
· NOV ·
  ‘Unlocking the Promise of Medicine through Academic and Biotech/Pharma Innovation’
· NOV ·
  ‘Intersection: Possibilities with Art’ forum set for Nov. 16-17
· NOV ·
  Dancing with the ’Dores
· NOV ·
  Al Gore to hold ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Atlantic: How America ends
Vanderbilt research is cited.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt honors late AD with David Williams Fall Classic
The David Williams Fall Classic, which honored the late Vanderbilt vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director and paid tribute to the Negro Baseball League, is highlighted. Head baseball coach Tim Corbin is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt honors Zeppos with building name
Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans is quoted about the naming of a future residential college in honor of Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos.
The Conversation: DACA argued at the Supreme Court: 6 essential reads
Mariano Sana, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ triggers federal inquiry
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
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