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  Friday, Jan. 10, 2020  
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Cooper, Ferrera, Bolton, Rice to speak at spring Chancellor’s Lecture Series
The 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series returns this spring with a stellar lineup of accomplished thought leaders—including a renowned journalist, an award-winning actress and activist, and prominent international experts—all of whom are driving conversations on global issues.
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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Jan. 17 at BCC
The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series will begin Friday, Jan. 17, with a kickoff event at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, beginning a four-day celebration of King’s life, legacy and impact as part of the university’s annual commemorative series.
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VU researchers featured prominently in 2020 Edu-Scholar rankings
Seven professors from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development are on the 2020 list, as well as one from the College of Arts and Science.
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Voter registration deadline for Tennessee primary is Feb. 3
The deadline to submit a registration form to vote in the 2020 presidential primary is Monday, Feb. 3. Vanderbilt University strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to register to vote and participate in the democratic process.
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Commodores to honor winning teams of SEC regular season titles
The 1965, 1974 and 1993 Southeastern Conference regular season championship teams will be honored during three Commodore men’s basketball games this season, with the 1974 team to be recognized first this Saturday during Vanderbilt’s game with Texas A&M at Memorial Gym.
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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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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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Jan. 13 deadline to update ePassword for VUnetID
Vanderbilt University faculty and staff are required to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID, on an annual basis. If you have not updated your ePassword in the last year, you must do so by midnight on Monday, Jan. 13.
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Explorations in Research networking event set for Jan. 29
The Office of Immersion Resources and the Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organization have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.
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Campus Dining now serving lunch at Kissam
The Kissam Kitchen at Warren and Moore Colleges is now open weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Options include made-to-order deli sandwiches featuring Bakery by Frothy Monkey rustic and artisan breads, a rotating selection of soups, and fresh handmade salads. 
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Apply now for Programs for Talented Youth’s summer 2020 programs
Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Applications are now available for summer PTY programs for advanced learners currently enrolled in grades K-11.


Take Note

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

VU Pride game is Sunday vs. South Carolina

VKC’s Educate to Advocate public policy training session set for Jan. 16

Healthy discipline topic of Parenting Group meeting Jan. 16

Opening reception for ‘The Form of Reform’ art exhibit at Curb Center is Jan. 17

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

‘Navigating Elder Care: Key Issues and Where to Find Help’ Jan. 22

M.S. in Data Science information session set for Jan. 23

Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Soups to Warm Up January Days’ Jan. 24

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale Jan. 24

Register for 5th Annual Turner Family Center Social Venture Summit Jan. 31–Feb. 1

‘Visionary Aponte: Art and Black Freedom’ opens at Cohen Hall

Join Health Plus’ Get Up and Go Step Challenge

 Healthy adults needed for research study

Subjects needed for paid teen depression study


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity
· JAN ·
  Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being’
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt to screen silent film ‘The Ten Commandments’ with live organist
· JAN ·
  Top LGBTQ researcher to speak at School of Nursing
· JAN ·
  Learn more about Master of Public Health program through virtual fair


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios: The medications that are thrown away
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt study: Medicaid expansion protects poor people from declining health
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Education Week: When national security threats influence education policy and politics
Ph.D. student Joshua Bleiberg is quoted.
The Conversation: Trump’s Twitter threat to destroy Iran’s cultural sites is a historic mistake
David Wasserstein, Eugene Greener, Jr. Professor of Jewish Studies, writes about President Trump’s threat to destroy Iranian cultural heritage sites.
The Tennessean: TVA’s push for lengthy utility deals could set back green initiatives in Tennessee cities
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Unrest in Latin America makes authoritarianism look more appealing to some
Ph.D. candidate Paula Armendariz Miranda writes about increasing support for authoritarian governments following protests in Latin America.
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