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  Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020  
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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES
Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.
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MLK Commemorative Series explores the ability of storytelling to connect
Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through programs, lectures, interactive teach-ins, community service projects and more as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.
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The Open Dore: Using data effectively and responsibly
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, Olivia Kew-Fickus, assistant provost and executive director for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, discusses PIE’s goal of helping Vanderbilt use data responsibly in order to deliver better outcomes and improve transparency and efficiency.
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Apply to be an orientation leader, welcome new students next fall
Applications for upper-division students to serve as fall 2020 orientation leaders for new undergraduates—including transfer and international students—are now open.
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Staff WAVE Council to host work-life conversations Feb. 4, 6, 12
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council’s Subcommittee on Work-Life Issues invites Vanderbilt staff to a series of conversations about work-life integration at the university.
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Nasir, Love to speak at Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series
Forging connections between identity and learning will be the focus of the next two installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.
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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.


Take Note

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

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

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

VKC lecture: ‘Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder’ Jan. 30

‘Traveling Stanzas: Poets for Science’ exhibit Feb. 3–5

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

Register for 2020 Global Health Case Competition

Jump start your New Year’s resolutions with Go for the Gold

Upgraded biweekly time card now live in Oracle Cloud

Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. trainings with LGBTQI Life

Campus Dining now serving lunch at Kissam

Join FutureVU Sustainability Leaders and help foster a sustainable campus

Healthy adults needed for research study

Subjects needed for studies on teen depression, teens and moms

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


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  ‘Navigating Elder Care: Key Issues and Where to Find Help’
· JAN ·
  M.S. in Data Science information session
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale
· JAN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Soups to Warm Up January Days’
· JAN ·
  ‘Free Trip to Egypt’ screening


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Vanderbilt in the News
ABC Australia: ‘I want to be a good man’: Martin Luther King Jr. and the challenge of moral perfectionism
Paul Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and professor of African American and diaspora studies, writes about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ambition to achieve excellence in the Christian ministry.
Los Angeles Times: Why Trump may never get much of a boost from the economy
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: Higher ed leaders as online Ed.D. students
Ed.D. student Gina Clark des Cognets writes about her career in higher education and current enrollment in the online doctor of education program at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.
The Washington Post: Andrew Yang: A conversation with the Washington Post Editorial Board
The book Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is cited.
Everyday Health: No flu shot and now you have the flu: What to do?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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