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  Monday, Jan. 20, 2020  
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Monáe, Salaam emphasize the interconnectedness of storytelling and truth in MLK Commemorative Series keynote
During the keynote event of the 2020 MLK Commemorative Series, Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam discussed how stories have the power to bring truth to light, amplify inclusive narratives and shape the future.
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MLK Day events include march and convocation, teach-ins and blood drive
Vanderbilt’s MLK Commemorative Series, which honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., continues today with the annual MLK Day march, convocation and campus teach-ins.
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David Williams II honored with Pat Summitt Award
David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Gail Williams will accept the award on her late husband’s behalf Jan. 23 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.
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Kopstain announces new structure of Title IX and EEO offices
Stephanie Roth has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for Title IX and equal employment opportunity, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain announced today. Roth also will serve as the university’s Title IX coordinator. The Office of Title IX and Student Discrimination and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity both will report directly to Roth.
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Annual report on campus sustainability efforts now available
Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 7 percent per square foot compared to FY17-18, and 18.5 percent compared to calendar year 2016. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.
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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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Jump start your New Year’s resolutions with Go for the Gold
The Go for the Gold program can help you achieve a healthier and more productive life by identifying health risks and encouraging you to take action to reduce those risks.
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Upgraded biweekly time card now live in Oracle Cloud
An updated user interface for biweekly time cards is now available in Oracle Cloud, effective for the Jan. 12-25 time period. This update will provide a consistent experience for users across both desktop and mobile platforms. 
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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

‘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

Explorations in Research networking event set for Jan. 29

 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt Jan. 29

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

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

Register for 2020 Global Health Case Competition

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus

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

Campus Dining now serving lunch at Kissam

 Healthy adults needed for research study

Subjects needed for studies on teen depression, teens and moms


Coming Up

· 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 ·
  ‘Navigating Elder Care: Key Issues and Where to Find Help’
· JAN ·
  M.S. in Data Science information session


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Industrial exoskeletons unlikely to weaken workers, says Vanderbilt University expert
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
CNN: The Methodist Church will probably split in two over homosexuality, and that’s bad for all of us
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: As Senate career draws to end, Lamar Alexander weighs whether to stick with Trump
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
CNN: A teen’s final days with the flu
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, and Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, are quoted.
Associated Press: Vandy alum donates $5 million to men’s basketball program
Vanderbilt Athletics announced a $5 million gift from alumnus George B. Huber and his wife, Cathy, to support the men’s basketball team.
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