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  Friday, Jan. 17, 2020  
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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program
Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife, Cathy, have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.
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MLK Commemorative Series kicks off today at Black Cultural Center
The MLK Commemorative Series begins at noon today at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. Events continue through Monday, with the Joint Day of Service on Saturday, Jan. 18, the MLK keynote event at Langford Auditorium featuring Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam on Sunday, Jan. 19, and the MLK Day march, convocation and teach-ins on Monday, Jan. 20.
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Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies
Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.
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VU Press launches Little Free Library as part of 80th-year celebration
A new Little Free Library, designed to resemble the historic Kirkland Hall, offers a selection of books published by Vanderbilt University Press and other titles donated by community members.
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Faculty development workshops for spring 2020 announced
Faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout the spring 2020 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life and are presented by faculty and other senior leaders representing various disciplines.
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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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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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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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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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 ‘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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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.


Take Note

Phone system hold music temporarily unavailable Jan. 20

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

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

‘Free Trip to Egypt’ screening Jan. 26

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

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus

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

Join Health Plus’ Get Up and Go Step Challenge

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Henry Luce Foundation American Art Exhibition Competition

Subjects needed for studies on teen depression, teens and moms

 Healthy adults needed for research study

Security Notice: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· 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’
· JAN ·
  ‘Spatial and Temporal Control of Synaptic Transmission’
· JAN ·
  REDCap introductory training
· JAN ·
  M.S. in Data Science information session


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt University plans to divert 90 percent of waste
Vanderbilt’s announcement of its goal to achieve zero waste on campus by 2030 is highlighted.
Inverse: Scientists discover the reason why anxious people smoke marijuana
Sachin Patel, James G. Blakemore Professor of Psychiatry, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: Team Trump says administration’s action on health care ‘is working.’ Is it?
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Verge: DNA from detained immigrants will change the nature of the FBI’s genetic database
Bradley Malin, professor of biostatistics, biomedical informatics and computer science, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor: Behind Latin America’s protests, a fading faith in democracy
Elizabeth Zechmeister, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair, professor of political science and director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
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