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  Monday, Nov. 25, 2019  
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Wente, Balser commend TN members of Congress for research support, urge finalization of funding for FY 2020
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Jeff Balser, president and CEO at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and dean of the School of Medicine, sent a joint letter last week to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation applauding recent bipartisan efforts to invest in programs that support scientific research, public health and education, and urging Congress to finalize funding for fiscal year 2020.
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University administrators to host third staff listening session today
The third stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Blair School of Music’s Turner Recital Hall. All university staff are invited to attend.
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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture Dec. 3
Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham “2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come” at the Dec. 3 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.
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Noguera: Education policymakers are focused on the wrong things
Twenty years after “No Child Left Behind,” America is still failing its most vulnerable students, particularly students of color, said acclaimed education scholar, author and activist Pedro Noguera during his invited lecture at Vanderbilt Peabody College on Nov. 20.
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School of Nursing professor elected to leadership in three organizations
Ruth Kleinpell, the Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, has been elected to leadership roles with three key health care organizations.
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Expect brief WiFi outages on Nov. 26
To maintain security and supportability of the VU wireless networks, VUIT will be working on the networks on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 10-minute WiFi outages in each of the buildings on campus (excluding residence halls) within the maintenance window.
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Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council to hold listening session Dec. 4
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council invites Vanderbilt staff to a listening session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Calhoun Hall, Room 109. The session will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about the council’s work, meet its members and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 20 in new location
Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.
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Last day to nominate staff members for 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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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: A Blaze of History
Roger Williams University, a prominent black university that endured two fires, once was located on the present-day Peabody College campus.


Take Note

Make note of modified hours over Thanksgiving holiday

Heard Libraries survey responses due Dec. 1

Cell and Developmental Biology lecture by Chris Halbrook Dec. 2

Extra discount at Barnes & Noble for faculty and staff Dec. 6

‘A Co-Learning Model for Community Engaged Program Evaluation’ Dec. 6

Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’ Dec. 13

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

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 ·
  Last day for Hold the Stuffing weigh-ins
· DEC ·
  Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges
· DEC ·
  Heard Libraries, Women’s Center Book Club: ‘Giovanni’s Room’
· DEC ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture features Chantell Evans
· DEC ·
  Caregiver Appreciation Celebration


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world
Former Vice President Al Gore’s visit to Vanderbilt, which was part of a global conversation on the climate crisis, is highlighted.
Scientific American: Brain circuit involved in compulsive drinking identified in mice
The research of Cody Siciliano, assistant professor of pharmacology, is highlighted.
The Conversation: Vitamin E and vaping injuries: What’s safe in your diet is rarely safe in your lungs
Cosby Stone, instructor in medicine, writes about findings that implicate a vitamin E additive as the potential cause of lung injury from THC vaping.
Scientific American: How video games can teach us to play well with others
Ph.D. candidate Natalya Ortolano writes about a video game designed to provide instruction on the impact of implicit racial bias. Graduate students Victoria Ng and Alejandro Romero-Morales are quoted.
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