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  Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020  
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Vanderbilt recognizing 19th Amendment centennial throughout 2020; new website launched
Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.
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Make your voice heard: Take the Staff Engagement Survey through Friday
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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Faculty Senate to host community conversation tomorrow 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 this evening. The community conversation will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.
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Mihal, who elevated Vanderbilt’s Asian art resources, has died
Milan Mihal, a noted Asian art historian who shared his expertise with the community during a time of rapidly developing cultural ties between Japan and Tennessee, has died at the age of 91.
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Immersion plan proposals due April 1; series of events planned to help
The April 1 deadline to submit Immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2018. Students in all phases of Immersion project planning will find helpful resources at the “Spring Into Immersion” events hosted throughout the month of March.
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New website to engage VU community in electronic research administration system implementation
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research has launched a new website to engage community members in the replacement of Vanderbilt University’s two electronic research administration (ERA) systems, Coeus and PEER, with a new single Vanderbilt ERA system.
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Vanderbilt Campus Dining earns allergen-free certification
After passing a rigorous and thorough audit by Kitchens with Confidence, a leading independent food service accreditation system, Vanderbilt University has become the first U.S. university where all commercial on-campus kitchens are “Certified Free From” tree nuts and peanuts. In addition, Rand Dining Center’s 2301 platform is “Certified Free From” the top eight allergens as well as sesame.
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Study habits author, NSBE leader to speak tomorrow at Engineers Week
As a part of National Engineers Week at Vanderbilt Feb. 17-21, Karl Reid, author and executive director of the National Society of Black Engineers, will talk about effective study habits at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium, Featheringill Hall 134. A reception at 5 p.m. in Adams Atrium follows the lecture.
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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 Friday, 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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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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Lee discusses the Vanderbilt Way
Candice Storey Lee holds three degrees from Vanderbilt Peabody College and has served as an integral leader at the university and in Athletics for almost 20 years. As a former standout student-athlete, she understands the Vanderbilt Way firsthand.


Take Note

Communications’ Eagles wins two Emmy Awards

LGBTQI Life to host conversation with ‘Buzzfeed News Morning Show’ co-host Zach Stafford Feb. 22

Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2020 awards

Become a member of the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club

Work near intersection of Edgehill and 19th avenues begin this month

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

Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

Unconscious bias training workshops for faculty Feb. 21, 24

‘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

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


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Love to speak at Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series
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  ‘The Netflix-ization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures’
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
· FEB ·
  REDCap Day: registration now open
· FEB ·
  Love Your Heart Expo


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: A scholar of democracy gets a 2020 lab for his ideas
Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is highlighted, and Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Out-of-context photos are a powerful low-tech form of misinformation
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, writes about common forms and sources of visual misinformation.
Vox: Why the coronavirus outbreak might be much bigger than we know
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits U.S. kids
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Interim Athletics Director Candice Storey Lee reflects on David Williams
Candice Storey Lee, interim vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and interim athletic director, is interviewed.
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