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  Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020  
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Former student-athlete and longtime Commodore to lead Vanderbilt Athletics as first female athletic director
In a landmark moment, Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Tuesday that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time graduate of the university, has been named interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, effective immediately.
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Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Bolton, Rice on U.S. global leadership
John Bolton and Susan Rice—two prominent voices on foreign policy and national security— will discuss “Defining U.S. Global Leadership” at a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
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Make your voice heard: Staff survey launches today
Vanderbilt University staff and faculty are encouraged to participate in a pair of surveys launching in February. Staff members are invited to complete the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey Feb. 5–21. Faculty will participate in the national COACHE Faculty Job Satisfaction Survey beginning the week of Feb. 10. The goal of both surveys is to create a stronger workplace.
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Survey on Vanderbilt foreign relationships open for all federally funded faculty
Vanderbilt’s Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost is asking all university-employed principal investigators to complete the online Foreign Relationships and Sources survey to assist university compliance and federal disclosure obligations.
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Deadline to submit Discovery Grant proposals is Feb. 10
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants, which are open to all full-time VU-employed (provost-reporting) faculty. The application deadline is Monday, Feb. 10.
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Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring
These sessions will provide opportunities for staff members at Vanderbilt to learn about the Staff Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council’s subcommittees, meet council members, and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.
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New hub encourages sustainable commute options
The Transportation and Mobility Office has launched the MoveVU Commute Hub as a one-stop commuter information resource for the Vanderbilt community. The Commute Hub, which includes a new app and website that tracks users’ commuting behavior, allows Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students to better understand their commute options beyond driving alone.
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Are you the greenest Commodore on campus?
Are you the greenest Commodore on campus? Tag FutureVU Sustainability on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with a picture or video of what you do to make campus more sustainable before Feb. 14 for a chance to win a private suite catered with Chick-fil-A for 20 friends at the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri men’s basketball game on Feb. 26. 
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Employee Appreciation Women’s Basketball Family Fest set for Feb. 20
Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Commodore women’s basketball team as they take on the Missouri Tigers on Thursday, Feb 20. This free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Family Fest at 5 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 7 p.m.
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Blasting, line drilling begins in West End Neighborhood
Line drilling in the West End Neighborhood is currently underway and expected to continue for approximately three months, and blasting for Residential College B is tentatively set to begin the week of Feb. 17.
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Student-athlete Abbey Carlson: Engineer and golfer
The ability to play top-level golf would be enough for most college students. But it barely scratches the surface of what drives VU standout Abbey Carlson.


Take Note

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit

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

REDCap Day set for Feb. 25; registration now open

Unconscious bias training workshops for faculty Feb. 13, 17, 21, 24

VCFC Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 20

Register for two-day Crucial Conversations workshop

Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions Feb. 25-28

‘Halfway,’ short play documenting citizens’ return to society, performed Feb. 6–7

Elder care lunch and learn set for Feb. 11

Kids and emotions topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 13

Be a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

Screening of ‘Remand’ Feb. 17 as part of Curb Center’s Form of Reform exhibit

Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’ Feb. 25

‘Arts in Black History Month’ gallery at Divinity School open through March 14


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Faculty Senate to host town hall discussing Athletics Strategic Plan
· FEB ·
  Research Ethics Grand Rounds Lecture: ‘Sharing the Truth in Research Advertising’
· FEB ·
  Caregiver Support Group meeting
· FEB ·
  Engineering’s Hall Lecture will discuss ‘shapeshifting’ next-generation materials
· FEB ·
  Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘The Patient as our Teacher’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: Coronavirus case treated with Gilead drug may spur wider tests
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
Politico: Who will win the Super Bowl ad battle between Trump and Bloomberg?
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
CNN: Taylor Swift is ready to speak now
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Forward: What books should Jared Kushner have read about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
A list of book recommendations by Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, is featured.
Broadway World: Contemporary harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely releases new album, out now
Kirsten Agresta Copely, adjunct associate professor of harp, and her new age harp album Around the Sun are highlighted.
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