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  Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019  
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Wente celebrates early Thanksgiving with students staying on campus during the break
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente joined nearly 150 undergraduate students on Nov. 25 for a Thanksgiving-style dinner in the Student Life Center Ballroom. The students were among those staying on campus during the weeklong break.
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Eight Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows for 2019
Eight Vanderbilt University faculty members have been named 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.
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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture
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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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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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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Ask Fidelity: Pizza Party Social scheduled for Dec. 4
Do you have questions about your 403(b) retirement account? Are you wondering how to invest your health savings account? Come get your questions answered at the Ask Fidelity: Pizza Party Social on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
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Vanderbilt will host screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Dec. 12
Vanderbilt will host a screening of the documentary film “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public, and free popcorn, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.
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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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Thankful Thursday: Reflection and relaxation
Tomorrow is the most Thankful Thursday of all. Enjoy your time off tomorrow, as Vanderbilt says “thank you” for all of your contributions and support.
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Lifelong learners over 50 invited to sign up for Vanderbilt Osher winter classes
Winter 2020 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include the history of Fort Negley, memoir writing, brain disorders and a Shakespeare production.
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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

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back

School of Nursing announces recent faculty honors and awards

Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Heard Libraries survey responses due Dec. 1

Cell and Developmental Biology lecture by Chris Halbrook Dec. 2

Next meeting of Single Parent Group is Dec. 5

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


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Hold the Stuffing weigh-ins continue through Nov. 27
· 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
People: Al Gore calls climate change a ‘life or death battle’—but feels ‘good’ about new youth leaders
Former Vice President Al Gore’s visit to Vanderbilt to kick off the “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action” global climate crisis event is highlighted. A photo of Gore and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is featured.
The New York Times: Four problems with 2016 Trump polling that could play out again in 2020
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Mashable: Are coding robots worth your kids’ time?
Corey Brady, assistant professor of learning sciences and assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
Everyday Health: Steroid shots offer no long-term relief for low-back pain
Byron Schneider, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.
Healio: ‘Shorter is better, just enough is best’ for antibiotic therapy in kids
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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