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  Monday, Jan. 13, 2020  
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Open Mind: Telling our stories of diversity and hope
In her latest “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the words carved into the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.: “Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
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Vanderbilt University commits to achieving zero waste goal by 2030
Vanderbilt has announced its commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030 as part of the university’s comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and drive positive change in the world.
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42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series to include photo gallery, lectures, educational programming
The 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which will take place throughout the spring semester, will focus on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?” The series, sponsored by the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life in partnership with Vanderbilt Hillel, will include numerous programs, lectures, gallery talks and more.
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GlobalVU Initiative set to host spring workshop series
The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.
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InclusAbility initiative hosts series of educational events and forums throughout 2020
Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility initiative is expanding its offerings in 2020 through a series of monthly events and programs to engage community members across the university.
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Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 21.
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Deadline to update ePassword for VUnetID is midnight
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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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Friday 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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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture Jan. 29
Aubrey Bergauer, founding executive director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Center for Innovative Leadership, will deliver a guest lecture at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
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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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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 strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to register to vote and participate in the democratic process.


Take Note

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

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

Campus Dining now serving lunch at Kissam

Apply now for Programs for Talented Youth’s summer 2020 programs

Join Health Plus’ Get Up and Go Step Challenge

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Covenant Foundation Signature and Ignition Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 IFPDA Printmaking Grants Program

 Healthy adults needed for research study

Subjects needed for paid teen depression study


Coming Up

· 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
· JAN ·
  Healthy discipline topic of Parenting Group meeting


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New Yorker: The trouble with crime statistics
Vanderbilt research is cited.
The Tennessean: Rev. Clay Stauffer: Will Christianity remain relevant in the future?
Clay Stauffer, adjunct assistant professor of American studies, writes about the societal role of Christianity and the importance of its relevance in the future.
Science: Experiments into amorphous carbon monolayer lend new evidence to physics debate
Sokrates Pantelides, William A. & Nancy F. McMinn Chair in Physics and University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, is quoted.
Medium: The Democratic Party’s impeachment strategy isn’t as futile as it appears
The research of John Sides, professor of political science, is cited.
Daily Kos: The Constitution’s economic compromise
Professor of Law Ganesh Sitaraman’s book, The Crisis of the Middle-class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, is cited.
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