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  Monday, Jan. 6, 2020  
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Janelle Monáe, Yusef Salaam to speak 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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Nominations open for sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows
The nomination window is open for the sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.
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Thirteen faculty members receive Provost Research Studios for 2019-20
Thirteen faculty members from across the university have been awarded a Provost Research Studio for the 2019-20 academic year. The goal of the PRS is to support the professional development of full-time faculty who are not full professors or otherwise at the top of their promotion ladder.
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Corbin inducted into American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame
Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin was one of six individuals inducted in the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame class of 2020 on Friday night as part of the 76th annual ABCA/Diamond Sports Hall of Fame banquet held in Nashville.
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Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute announces spring 2020 grant recipients
The Russell G. Hamilton Graduate Leadership Institute ended 2019 on a high note with the announcement of the spring 2020 Travel Grant and Dissertation Grant recipients.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals
Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.
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Facilities department to host West End Neighborhood town hall Thursday
The Vanderbilt Facilities department will host a town hall meeting to discuss progress in the West End Neighborhood on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Carmichael Towers East Lounge.
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Top LGBTQ researcher to speak at School of Nursing Jan. 14
Tonda Hughes, an international authority on addiction and mental health in sexual minority women, will present “From Gay Bars to Marriage Equality: Building a Program of Research Focused on a Stigmatized and Marginalized Population” on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Yasmine Mukahal
With both Nashville and Vanderbilt on skyrocketing trajectories, the university finds itself competing with a host of global organizations for the best workforce possible. Yasmine Mukahal says Vanderbilt offers potential employees something more.
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Music takes engineering major into the lab and across the country
When biomedical engineering major Brett Koolik first started learning piano as a child, he wasn’t motivated solely by his love of music. He also wanted to figure out how a piano works.


Take Note

MLK Series: ‘A Dream for Excellence in Research, Practice and Education’ Jan. 20

Nominate faculty, staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness launches new website

Make note of changes to W-4 form in 2020

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt spring registration now open

Programs for Talented Youth announces summer 2020 courses

VU-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Awards

Health Plus Hold the Stuffing final weigh-ins are Jan. 6-17

Healthier You: ‘Cheers to the New Year’ Jan. 9

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale Jan. 24

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Get a mindful start to 2020 with Health Plus video

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  LGBTQI Life hosts welcome back brunch
· JAN ·
  Next Caregiver Support Group meeting
· 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
Politico: How will history books remember the 2010s?
Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Professor of American History, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Why Trump isn’t getting credit from voters for good economic news
John Sides, professor of political science, writes about indications that President Trump is less popular than recent positive economic numbers would predict.
The Wall Street Journal: Trade-court lawsuits take on Trump’s tariff campaign
Tim Meyer, professor of law, is quoted.
The Hill: A unity slate to save the Democrats—and the republic
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor of American History, co-authored this piece about the benefits of Democratic candidates creating a unity slate for the 2020 presidential election.
The Tennessean: Opinion: Vanderbilt University leads on curbing plastic pollution. Others should follow suit.
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Vanderbilt alumnus, writes about Vanderbilt’s efforts to eliminate the use of single-use plastic water and soda bottles on campus, and encourages other institutions to follow the example.
The Tennessean: Study: Nashville students less likely to have positive relationships with adults as they age
Maury Nation, associate professor of human and organizational development, is quoted.
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