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  Friday, Jan. 24, 2020  
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Luce Foundation renews funding for Vanderbilt Divinity anti-racism initiative
A Vanderbilt Divinity School collaboration committed to harnessing the power of public theology to combat racism will expand its reach, thanks to renewed support from the Henry Luce Foundation.
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7 changes to transportation and mobility on campus you should know      
With the spring semester well underway, you might not know about some of the changes happening with transportation and mobility on campus this academic year. While most of these new features directly affect students, Vanderbilt faculty and staff can take advantage of some of them as well.
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InclusAbility series kicks off with 'Deaf Awareness and Culture 101'
Jan. 28
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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Want to get more out of your health savings account?
Join Fidelity for a virtual workshop, “Discover the Potential of Your HSA,” on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m. Learn the benefits of saving and investing money in your health savings account to help you prepare for medical expenses now and in retirement.
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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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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry boot camp set for March 5–6
The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6.
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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. 


Take Note

Provide feedback on Nashville’s transportation challenges at upcoming public listening sessions

Campus Dining launches instant feedback tool

‘Decoding Animal Development at Single Cell Resolution’ Jan. 27

Next P.R.I.D.E. training with LGBTQI Life is 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

Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture: ‘Sharing the Truth in Research Advertising’ Feb. 6

Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘The Patient as our Teacher’ Feb. 12

Register for 2020 Global Health Case Competition

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

Campus Dining now serving lunch at Kissam

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Career Development Award

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale
· JAN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Soups to Warm Up January Days’
· JAN ·
  ‘Free Trip to Egypt’ screening
· JAN ·
  ‘Goal setting for empowerment’ topic of work-life workshop
· JAN ·
   ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ focus of guest lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: As new virus spreads from China, scientists see grim reminders
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
CNN: Boom and bust: Economy and impeachment capture the forces that will determine Trump’s fate
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals give tech giants access to detailed medical records
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Why democracy is troubled (and how to fix it)
Vanderbilt research is cited.
National Review: Texas lieutenant governor affirms support of partisan judicial elections
The research of Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is cited.
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