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  Monday, Feb. 24, 2020  
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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC
More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Jan. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.
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AlertVU test set for tomorrow
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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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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InclusAbility initiative hosts 'Autism 101' tomorrow
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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Transportation and Mobility Office to host MoveVU open house Wednesday
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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VINSE Colloquium Series: ‘Semiconductor Nanomaterials for Electronics that Dissolve in Your Body’
John A. Rogers, the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at Northwestern University, will give a VINSE Colloquium Series lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Marybeth Briney
A classroom of curious 4- and 5-year-olds produces a lot of wiggly, exuberant energy. But it’s no match for Marybeth Briney, an early childhood educator at The Acorn School’s 19th Avenue location.


Take Note

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

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

Flexner Deans’ Lecture March 9: 2020 VUSM Student Lecturers

Save the date: VU-VUMC Neuroimaging Symposium set for May 22


Coming Up

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  ‘Negotiating self-care within your professional identity’ topic of work-life workshop
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
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  Enabling Innovation seminar: ‘Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Bolton: Testimony wouldn’t have changed impeachment outcome
The latest Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring former national security advisors John Bolton and Susan Rice is highlighted.
The Conversation: Can you get rid of your student loans by filing for bankruptcy?
Brent Evans, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, and Matthew Patrick Shaw, assistant professor of public policy and education and assistant professor of law, write about obstacles associated with eliminating student loan debt through bankruptcy.
Newsweek: Coronavirus update: Map shows more than 75,000 confirmed cases, more than 2,000 deaths
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: ‘We’re not the walking dead’: Americans face coronavirus quarantine stigma
Cindy Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Sinclair Broadcast Group: Bloomberg has less than two weeks to recover from bruising debate performance
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
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