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  Monday, Feb. 17, 2020  
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Next Steps at Vanderbilt, TN’s first inclusive higher ed program for students with intellectual disability, celebrates 10 years of impact
For the past decade, students with intellectual disability have found an inclusive postsecondary education experience through Next Steps at Vanderbilt. The program, housed in Peabody College of education and human development’s Department of Special Education, is marking its 10th anniversary with events and commemorations throughout 2020.
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Chancellor’s Lecture featuring America Ferrera canceled; series continues with John Bolton, Susan Rice on Wednesday
The Chancellor’s Lecture Series event this evening, Feb. 17, with America Ferrera is canceled. Ferrera had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances. The series continues on Wednesday, Feb. 19, with former National Security Advisors and Ambassadors to the United Nations John Bolton and Susan Rice, who will discuss “Defining U.S. Global Leadership” during a conversation at Langford Auditorium.
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The Open Door: Immersion Vanderbilt reaches a new milestone
In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore,” Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, discusses the importance of discovery as an integral part of Immersion Vanderbilt.
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Make your voice heard: Take the Staff Engagement Survey through Feb. 21
There’s still time for Vanderbilt University staff to participate in the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey, a confidential way for university leaders to collect feedback in order to recognize what Vanderbilt is doing well and where improvements are needed. The survey remains open through Friday, Feb. 21.
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U.S. competitiveness among topics discussed during Fauchet’s visit to Capitol Hill
United States competitiveness, workforce development and university partnerships were the topics of interest for Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, and members and staff of the Tennessee congressional delegation earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
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GPS co-creator is E-Week speaker at School of Engineering
Hugo Fruehauf, the chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks, will visit the School of Engineering as part of 2020 National Engineers Week events Feb. 17-21.
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Join group bus ride to downtown public listening session on Nashville's transportation challenges tomorrow
The Mayor’s Office of Transportation is hosting a series of public listening sessions in January and February to determine Nashville’s transportation priorities for the city’s next transportation plan. Creating an effective transportation plan begins with collecting valuable input from everyone who touches the transportation system—including Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty.
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Faculty Senate to host community conversation Thursday to follow up Bolton, Rice CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with John Bolton and Susan Rice taking place the prior evening. The community conversation will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.
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GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel
“Terrorism, Healthcare and Displacement in the West African Sahel,” the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the GlobalVU initiative, will take place Feb. 21 at the Student Life Center.
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French Ambassador Philippe Étienne to visit Vanderbilt Friday
Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the United States, will discuss “French-American Relations in 2020” at a lunch-and-learn event open to all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff on Friday, Feb. 21.
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VU Theatre performs classic ‘Uncle Vanya’ with modern twists through Feb. 22
Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform an acclaimed translation of Anton Chekhov’s tragicomedy “Uncle Vanya” Feb. 14-22 at Neely Auditorium.
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Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud updates Feb. 21-22
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Feb. 21-22.
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AlertVU test set for Feb. 25
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
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InclusAbility initiative to host 'Autism 101' program Feb. 25
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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Blasting, line drilling underway 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.


Take Note

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

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

Study habits author, NSBE leader to speak at Engineers Week Feb. 20

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

Transportation and Mobility Office to host MoveVU open houses; first session Feb. 26

Love Your Heart Expo is Feb. 26

2020 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop set for Feb. 28

Data Science Institute Postdoc Seminar: ‘Methods and Applications in the Study of Meaning for Political Science’ Feb. 28

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

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

Report 2019 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Work near intersection of Edgehill and 19th avenues underway

Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits

VWell Connect: Connect with others at VU who share your activity interests


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Myriam Moscona, award-winning Mexican poet, to give CLAS Distinguished Lecture
· FEB ·
  Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Global and Local Impact of Mass Violence’
· FEB ·
  Screening of ‘Remand’ as part of Curb Center’s Form of Reform exhibit
· FEB ·
  Fourth Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium
· FEB ·
  ‘The Netflix-ization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures’


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Vanderbilt in the News
MarketWatch: Big Tech keeps getting bigger, as antitrust inquiries continue to multiply
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Most coronavirus cases are mild, complicating the response
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor
Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, and Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, write about employment discrimination against transgender people.
Mashable: This emoji could mean your suicide risk is high, according to AI
Lindsey McKernan, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: The left’s search for the ‘right’ cash
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
The Conversation: Trump’s big bet on career and technical education
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, writes about President Trump’s proposal to substantially increase funding for career and technical education.
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