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  Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020  
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Claim your ticket to America Ferrera Chancellor's Lecture on Feb. 17; quantities limited
A candid conversation with America Ferrera—an award-winning actress, producer and activist—will be the focus of a signature Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Langford Auditorium Feb. 17.
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Faculty Senate to host community conversations Feb. 18 and 20 to follow up Ferrera and Bolton, Rice CLS events
The Faculty Senate will host a pair of community conversations to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series events featuring actor and activist America Ferrera on Feb. 17 and former U.S. National Security Advisors and Ambassadors to the United Nations John Bolton and Susan Rice on Feb. 19. The community conversations will take place on the day following each CLS event.
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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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Standards of Conduct updated to reflect changes in law, emerging issues
Vanderbilt University has updated its Standards of Conduct to reflect recent changes in the law as well as new and emerging issues in higher education. The standards are designed to prevent and detect violations of the law, uphold accreditation standards and promote compliance with university policies.
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Latest issue of ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the fourth issue of its biannual “ON THE HILL” report, which summarizes Vanderbilt’s year-to-date activities at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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Transportation and Mobility Office to host MoveVU open houses; first session Feb. 26
Those who wish to learn more about Vanderbilt’s transportation and mobility efforts are invited to attend a series of MoveVU open house sessions this spring.
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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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Researchers say this simple trick could stop the spread of misinformation on social media
Psychology professor Lisa Fazio conducted a study to see if asking people to explain why a headline is true or false affected their intention of sharing it on social media.
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Survey on Vanderbilt foreign relationships opens 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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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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Leading evolutionary biologist Jonathan Losos to deliver 2020 Darwin Day Lecture
Jonathan Losos, a world-renowned evolutionary biologist whose discoveries have shed light on how organisms diversify, will deliver the 2020 Darwin Day Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
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Center for Teaching’s fourth annual Celebration of Learning set for Feb. 13
The Center for Teaching will host its fourth annual Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers, on Thursday, Feb. 13. The event will feature students from across campus sharing what they have learned, created, designed and discovered.
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Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits
Form 1095-C is a tax form required by the Affordable Care Act. Every employee of Vanderbilt University who is eligible for insurance coverage should receive a 1095-C. The form also can be downloaded from My VU Benefits.
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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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Students have front-row seat for international climate change negotiations
As part of its continuing commitment to understanding and combating climate change issues through education and action, Vanderbilt University is now an accredited, official observer of the United Nations Framework on Climate Change.


Take Note

Work near intersection of Edgehill and 19th avenues to begin in February

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

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

Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

Discussion with Cyntoia Brown and legal team set for Feb. 13

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

Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Global and Local Impact of Mass Violence’ Feb. 17

Myriam Moscona, award-winning Mexican poet, to give CLAS Distinguished Lecture Feb. 17

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

‘Negotiating self-care within your professional identity’ topic of work-life workshop Feb. 25

Vanderbilt to host ‘Stirring the Waters Across America’ Feb. 28 

Get discount on tickets to Nashville Soccer Club’s MLS debut Feb. 29

Vanderbilt Software Carpentry boot camp set for March 5–6

Kefi Collective seeking artwork for ‘Fire’ exhibition through March 14

Report 2019 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Engineering’s Hall Lecture will discuss ‘shapeshifting’ next-generation materials
· FEB ·
  [IM]Perfection Project First Year Speak-Out
· FEB ·
  Data Science Institute Postdoc Seminar Series: ‘Machine Learning for Ultrasound Imaging Applications’
· FEB ·
  Hot Chocolate 15/5k will close roads near campus
· FEB ·
  Screening of ‘Remand’ Curb Center’s Form of Reform exhibit


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fox Business: Health care needs disruption—Trump’s price transparency plan could start it
Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management, law and health policy, writes about the potential impact of health care price transparency.
PBS Newshour: Is novel coronavirus or flu a bigger threat? Experts answer your questions
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: Stanley Cohen, Nobelist, dies at 97; made breakthrough on cell growth
Stanley Cohen, distinguished professor of biochemistry, emeritus, and Nobel Prize winner, is featured.
Publishers Weekly: PLA 2020: General trade publishers find their groove in Nashville
Gianna Mosser, director of Vanderbilt University Press, is highlighted, and Betsy Phillips, marketing and sales manager, is quoted.
Publishers Weekly: PLA 2020: Nashville’s library is what makes it tick
Betsy Phillips, marketing and sales manager of Vanderbilt University Press, is quoted.
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