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  Friday, March 6, 2020  
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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente regarding COVID-19
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares an update on campus preparations for novel coronavirus and guidance for the Vanderbilt community.
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Athletics to host donation drive tomorrow; VU, Navitus assist those affected by tornadoes with prescription renewals
Vanderbilt Athletics will host a donation drive on Saturday, March 7, to assist with Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGugin Center parking lot. In addition, Vanderbilt has partnered with Navitus to help those affected by the tornadoes access their prescription medications without disruption. Visit the Vanderbilt tornado impact webpage for additional resources and updates.
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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains
A new partnership between the Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt.
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Women’s History Month event series kicks off Monday
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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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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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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Basic Sciences Mental Health and Wellness Summit set for March 17
Vanderbilt Basic Sciences will host a Mental Health and Wellness Summit on Tuesday, March 17, featuring keynote addresses for faculty and staff and for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars by Sharon Milgram, director of the National Institutes of Health Office of Intramural Training and Education.
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‘Are We Under-investing in Education?’ topic of Steine Lecture March 24
David Card, the Class of 1950 Professor of Economics at the University of California–Berkeley and director of the Labor Studies Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, will give a talk titled “Are We Under-investing in Education?” on Tuesday, March 24, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall. 
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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.


Take Note

Staff WAVE Council to host listening sessions, workshops this spring

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

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

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

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers transformative cancer research funding opportunity

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate National Nutrition Month in March with Health Plus

Become a member of the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  REDCap introductory training
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Athletics to host donation drive for tornado victims
· MAR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: 2020 VUSM Student Lecturers
· MAR ·
  Caregiver Support Group to meet
· MAR ·
  REDCap intermediate training


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Trump: Premature to declare national emergency due to coronavirus
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Joe Biden just killed the momentum theory of politics
Vanderbilt research is cited.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University looks to battle hypertension at black-owned barbershops
David Harrison, Betty and Jack Bailey Chair in Cardiology and professor of medicine, molecular physiology and biophysics and pharmacology, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Procedural issue could scuttle abortion clinic challenges
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, is quoted.
The (Nashville) Jewish Observer: Rabbis highlight ties that bind through Torah
Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, is quoted.
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