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  Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020  
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MLK Commemorative Series kickoff event set for Jan. 17 at Black Cultural Center
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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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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Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus
As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to achieving zero waste by the year 2030, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office is launching a new program—Sustainability Leaders—to improve sustainability outcomes on campus through culture change, education and the facilitation of actionable goals.
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Make your voice heard! Provide feedback on Nashville’s transportation challenges at upcoming public listening sessions
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation is hosting a series of public listening sessions in January and February to determine Nashville’s transportation priorities for the city’s next transportation plan. Creating an effective transportation plan begins with collecting valuable input from everyone who touches the transportation system—including Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty.
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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 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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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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Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit
The Southeastern Higher Education Recruitment Consortium invites Vanderbilt faculty and staff to attend its inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit. The event is scheduled for March 4-5 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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Vanderbilt prescription benefit vendor launches mobile app
Navitus, Vanderbilt University’s prescription benefit vendor, has a new convenient mobile app to help you get the most out of your pharmacy benefits.
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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt 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.


Take Note

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

 Healthy adults needed for research study

Subjects needed for paid teen depression study

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

Join Health Plus’ Get Up and Go Step Challenge

Phone system hold music temporarily unavailable Jan. 20

‘Tuning in with Tai Chi’ at Blair begins Jan. 21

‘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

‘Free Trip to Egypt’ screening Jan. 26

‘Goal setting for empowerment’ topic of work-life workshop Jan. 29

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Covenant Foundation Signature and Ignition Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 IFPDA Printmaking Grants Program


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Learn more about Master of Public Health program through virtual fair
· JAN ·
  Healthy discipline topic of Parenting Group meeting
· JAN ·
  VKC’s Educate to Advocate public policy training session
· JAN ·
  Opening reception for ‘The Form of Reform’ art exhibit at Curb Center
· JAN ·
  MLK Series: ‘A Dream for Excellence in Research, Practice and Education’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Vox: A political scientist explains why a war with Iran wouldn’t necessarily help Trump in 2020
Cindy Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt to host John Bolton, Anderson Cooper, others for spring lecture series
The lineup of notable speakers for the spring Chancellor’s Lecture Series, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, is highlighted.
USA Today: New York is in uproar over push to ax gifted programs. This school is doing it anyway
David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Fewer Chattanoogans are going broke, but Tennessee and neighboring states still lead U.S. in rate of bankruptcy filings
Larry Ahern, adjunct professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Personalized learning can even playing field for Tennessee’s low-income students
The research of Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, and Ph.D. student Joshua Bleiberg is cited.
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