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  Monday, Jan. 27, 2020  
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Open Mind: Growing side by side with Nashville
Vanderbilt’s growth is intertwined with Nashville’s, and the successes and challenges of both are shaped and reflected by the other, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest “Open Mind” column.
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Holocaust survivor to lecture today for International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Holocaust survivor Marion Weinzweig will speak at 7 p.m. today in Alumni Hall, Room 201, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Her talk is part of Vanderbilt's 42nd annual Holocaust Lecture Series, which continues throughout the spring semester and focuses on the theme “It Can’t Happen Here?”
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InclusAbility spring series kicks off with 'Deaf Awareness and Culture 101' tomorrow
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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Explorations in Research networking event set for Wednesday
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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Deadline to submit proposals for Research Scholar Grants Feb. 3, Discovery Grants Feb. 10
Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.
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CLAS to host fourth annual Haiti Week Feb. 3–6
Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies, along with several collaborating departments and centers across campus, will host the fourth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 3–6.
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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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Faculty Senate to host town hall discussing Athletics Strategic Plan
Feb. 5
The Faculty Senate is partnering with Vanderbilt Athletics in its effort to develop a new Athletics Strategic Plan. The senate will host a town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the School of Nursing’s Frist Hall, Room 140.
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Unconscious bias training workshops for Faculty Senate senators Feb. 13, 17, 21, 24
The Faculty Senate, in partnership with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Office for Inclusive Excellence, will host a series of unconscious bias training workshops for Faculty Senate senators during February.
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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

American Historical Association, Modern Language Association directors to discuss ‘Humanities for the Next Generation’ Jan. 29

P.R.I.D.E. training with LGBTQI Life Jan. 29

‘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

REDCap Day set for Feb. 25; registration now open

Make your voice heard! Provide feedback on Nashville’s transportation challenges at upcoming public listening sessions

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

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

Campus Dining launches instant feedback tool

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 ·
  ‘Decoding Animal Development at Single Cell Resolution’
· JAN ·
  ‘Goal setting for empowerment’ topic of work-life workshop
· JAN ·
   ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture
· JAN ·
  VKC lecture: ‘Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder’
· JAN ·
  Want to get more out of your health savings account?


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt University reaches deal on renewable energy push
Vanderbilt’s announcement of a first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service is highlighted.
Newsweek: Elizabeth Warren says she’s ‘a capitalist to my bones’ and positions herself as FDR’s heir
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair, professor of political science and professor of law, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: How Obamacare helped some Southern states
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Outbreak sparks biotech booms but vaccine funding is missing
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: 200 years of exploring Antarctica—the world’s coldest, most forbidding and most peaceful continent
Daniel Morgan, principal senior lecturer of earth and environmental sciences, writes about the discovery and exploration of Antarctica.
The Tennessean: Juveniles stealing cars are on the rise in Nashville. What does it mean for the city?
Maury Nation, associate professor of human and organizational development, is quoted.
Newsweek: Leading teacher education programs 2020
Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development is highlighted.
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