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  Friday, Feb. 7, 2020  
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Faculty, staff can share opinions in pair of job satisfaction surveys
Vanderbilt University faculty are encouraged to share their views on job satisfaction through an online survey being administered by COACHE starting the week of Feb. 10.
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Stanley Cohen, Vanderbilt biochemist who won Nobel Prize, has died
Stanley Cohen, a legendary Vanderbilt University biochemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of epidermal growth factor and its receptor, died on Feb. 5 at the age of 97.
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Vanderbilt to develop plans for new on-campus university residence as part of FutureVU
Vanderbilt University is developing plans for a potential new university residence to serve as home to future chancellors and as a gathering space for the university community. The plans are part of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU land use framework and would represent a return to the historical tradition of Vanderbilt’s chancellors living on campus.
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Spring staff listening tour kicks off Feb. 14
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for People and Business Services Laura Nairon and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington will continue a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff beginning Friday, Feb. 14.
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West named to board of NAICU
Christina West, associate vice chancellor for federal relations, has been appointed to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. She will serve as an ad-hoc non-voting government relations representative for a three-year term.
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Anthony Abraham Jack to give 12th annual Murray Lecture
Anthony Abraham Jack, a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is the featured speaker for the 12th annual Murray Lecture. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Sarratt Cinema on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
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Workshop to examine impact of global marketplace on Western classical music
A workshop hosted by the GlobalVU initiative to examine the impact of the global marketplace on Western classical music will take place Feb. 10-11 at the Blair School of Music and Alumni Hall.
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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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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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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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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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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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Get discount on tickets to Nashville Soccer Club’s MLS debut Feb. 29
The Nashville Soccer Club will open its inaugural Major League Soccer season against Atlanta United on Saturday, Feb. 29, in Nashville. Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students can get a discount on tickets by using the promo code “VANDY.”
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Report 2019 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1
If you contribute to a non-Vanderbilt University retirement plan through an outside business in which you are at least a 50 percent owner, you should report your 2019 contributions to Vanderbilt Human Resources by April 1.
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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

Vanderbilt launches new hub to encourage sustainable commute options

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

Are you the greenest Commodore on campus?

Blasting, line drilling begins in West End Neighborhood

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

Register for two-day Crucial Conversations workshop

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

Data Science Institute Postdoc Seminar Series: ‘Machine Learning for Ultrasound Imaging Applications’ Feb. 14

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

VCFC Summer Camp Fair is Feb. 20

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

REDCap Day set for Feb. 25; registration now open

Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions Feb. 25-28

Vanderbilt Software Carpentry boot camp set for March 5–6

Faculty and staff invited to attend inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Summit


Coming Up

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  ‘Halfway,’ short play documenting citizens’ return to society, performed Feb. 6–7
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  Elder care lunch and learn
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  Next Caregiver Support Group meeting
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  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
CBS Sports: Vanderbilt athletic director Malcom Turner resigns, Candice Storey Lee steps in to make history
The appointment of Candice Storey Lee as interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director is highlighted.
U.S. News & World Report: Addressing impeachment in the State of the Union
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
International Business Times: Friend or foe? Ants ‘decode’ other ants’ odors before triggering aggression
Lawrence Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences and professor of pharmacology, is quoted.
The Guardian: Iowa app chaos: What is the software that crashed the vote?
Doug Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
Newsweek: ‘Weird’ 200-million-year-old ‘primitive’ reptile discovered In Alaska
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
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