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  Monday, Dec. 16, 2019  
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Janelle Monáe, Yusef Salaam to appear at 2020 MLK Commemorative Series
Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formally known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.
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Wente surprises Peabody’s Armstead, Housing and Residential Experience’s Clark with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente recently presented the final two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of the year to Randy Clark, area maintenance supervisor in the Office of Housing and Residential Experience, and Ally Armstead, education coordinator in the Department of Psychology and Human Development.
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The Open Door: Advancing research, scholarship and innovation
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, Padma Raghavan, vice provost for research, discusses the innovations, discoveries and partnerships that are hallmarks of Vanderbilt’s unwavering drive for excellence, and details how they are making an impact on society.
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Vanderbilt launches Ph.D. program in health policy
Vanderbilt University is now accepting applications for a new doctoral program in health policy. The program is being launched at a time when health care is consistently one of the most important issues to Americans at home and at the polls.
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Vanderbilt rocketeers invited to special NASA Artemis unveiling day
Five mechanical engineering seniors got a rare, up-close look at the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.
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Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School
A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The structure was originally part of the Storybook Houses exhibit at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens earlier this year.
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Brief Skype/Lync outage Dec. 17-18
Beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and ending at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, VUIT will perform maintenance on network systems that support the Skype/Lync environment. During this time, you may experience intermittent trouble placing calls, hosting meetings, sending instant messages, or seeing availability.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Friday 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.


Take Note

Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness launches new website

Legacy email address forwarding for VUMC users ends Dec. 15

Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals

Save on taxes, impact Vanderbilt with year-end giving

Commodore Award nominees announced

‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt spring registration now open

Programs for Talented Youth announces summer 2020 courses

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Wellcast: Learn about new diabetes treatment technology

Limited Submission Opportunity: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Register now for the Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference on Jan. 10
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity
· JAN ·
  Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: Study: This institution has a nearly $12B impact on Tennessee
Vanderbilt’s Economic Impact Report is highlighted.
The New York Times: Trump has a gift for tearing us apart
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
Medium: An alarmingly deep dive into the science of Baby Yoda
The research of Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology and associate professor of biological sciences, is cited.
The Hechinger Report: Preschoolers can learn complex math topics. Here’s how to help them.
Postdoctoral scholar Erica Zippert is quoted. Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Antonio M. and Anita S. Gotto Professor of Teaching and Learning, is mentioned.
Vox: Genetic testing is an inexact science with real consequences
Postdoctoral fellow James Hazel is quoted.
Parade: ‘Research is the reason I’m alive’: Lung cancer survivors share their heart-wrenching cancer journeys
Christine Lovly, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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