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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Daniel Diermeier named Vanderbilt University's ninth chancellor
    Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. Diermeier currently is the provost at the University of Chicago, where he previously served as dean of the Harris School of Public Policy. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt community welcomes Diermeier at campus reception
    Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Student Life Center on Wednesday afternoon to greet Daniel Diermeier, who was named as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor earlier in the day. Diermeier’s term as chancellor will begin on July 1, 2020. [ Read More ]
3.   Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in age of abundant data
    Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt alumna awarded prestigious 2020 Rhodes Scholarship
    Sarena Martinez, a 2016 Vanderbilt graduate who majored in psychology and minored in French, was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is one of only 32 scholars selected from across the United States for 2020. [ Read More ]
5.   FutureVU Advisory Committee announced
    A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram
    No matter the season, our ‘Dores love exploring the city of Nashville! This week, our favorite #vandygram goes to @jihyepercussion for this fun shot from her orchestra repertoire class. Anyone know which coffee shop she’s at? 😉 [ Read More ]
7.   Improving financial inclusion and community, one experience at a time
    A student-led, university-supported initiative called Experience Vanderbilt is working to minimize the monetary constraints associated with participating in extracurriculars and create more financial inclusion at the university. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit
    The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. [ Read More ]
9.   2020 VUSRP applications now open
    Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member. Students can use their VUSRP experience to satisfy Immersion Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
10.   Submit your Green Fund application during the Vanderbilt Green-a-thon
    This year, applications for the Vanderbilt Green Fund will be submitted via a special one-hour event: the Vanderbilt Green-a-thon. [ Read More ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
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