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  Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020  
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University update on March 3 tornado impact
Though the Vanderbilt campus escaped damage from a March 3 tornado, some members of the university community have been significantly impacted, including losing their homes, following the storm that hit Nashville during the early morning hours. University officials continue to reach out to students, faculty and staff to determine the impact for, and provide assistance to, those who live off-campus.
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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus
Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.
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Food trucks on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays this spring
Vanderbilt Campus Dining will sponsor local food trucks on campus every Tuesday and Thursday from March 10 to the end of the spring semester as part of the Taste of Nashville program.
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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry boot camp set for March 5–6
The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6.
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Women’s History Month event series kicks off March 9
Women’s History Month at Vanderbilt will begin with a kickoff event hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center on Monday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Promenade. Throughout March, educational programs, workshops, film screenings, lectures and more are planned.
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Q&A with director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy March 9
Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will participate in a question-and-answer session on Monday, March 9, from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kissam Center Multipurpose Room, C210.
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InclusAbility initiative to host Autism Tennessee presentation March 10
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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Employee Appreciation presents ‘A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora’ March 12
Employee Appreciation will host “A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora” on Thursday, March 12, at the Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to attend a pre-concert reception at 7 p.m. followed by the performance at 8 p.m. by the Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Vanderbilt University Singers.
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Faculty and staff invited to learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs at March 13 event
The Office of the Provost will host the annual TIPs Fair on March 13, providing an opportunity to hear about programming, learn how to contribute to the interdisciplinary initiative, and engage with current Trans-Institutional Programs awardees.
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Author Joan Johnson to give March 19 Women’s History Month lecture at Vanderbilt
Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
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Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters
Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.


Take Note

Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

Become a member of the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with Health Plus

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes’ March 13

Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab Conference March 13: ‘Election 2020 – What’s at Stake for LGBT Rights?’

‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion

Fair aims to connect data science grad students to research opportunities March 17

Work/Life Connections–EAP to host open house March 18

Middle Tennessee Geospatial Summit set for March 26–27

Report 2019 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is April 24

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

2020 NIH S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants

Healthy adults needed for research study


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: A.J. Hinton
· MAR ·
  Single Parent Group meeting
· MAR ·
  Healthier You: ‘The Good, the Fad and the Ugly’
· MAR ·
  REDCap introductory training
· MAR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: 2020 VUSM Student Lecturers


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Some states make it harder for college students to vote
Vanderbilt student Will Newell is quoted.
Vox: The coronavirus diagnostic testing snafu, explained
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
ABC News: Trump campaign turning MAGA rallies into slick, locally targeted TV ads
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
The New York Times: From a doctor, a reminder to keep pushing on
Jay Wellons, professor of neurological surgery and professor of pediatrics, writes about a life-changing emergency medical experience.
Huffington Post: America’s broken social safety net can’t withstand the coronavirus
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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