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  Monday, March 9, 2020  
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Open Mind: Our united community and responsibilities
In her “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente addresses the community’s response to the March 3 tornado and the global outbreak of the coronavirus.
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Beware of widespread phishing scam
VUIT is actively responding to an intense phishing campaign that started on Thursday, March 5. Several VU accounts have already been compromised. Please do not open the link in the email or a link in any other email if you are unsure of its validity or security.
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Faculty and staff invited to learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs at Friday 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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Get involved with Disability Awareness Week programming and events March 9–13
From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.
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Women’s History Month event series kicks off today
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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Sports and Society Committee to host luncheon and discussion March 19
Faculty are invited to join a roundtable session on Thursday, March 19, focusing on research success stories from the Sports and Society Micro-Grant Program.
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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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Employee Appreciation presents ‘A Night of Music: Moonrise and Aurora’ Thursday
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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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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Watch: Vanderbilt’s William Schaffner gives tips on staying healthy
Vanderbilt University’s Dr. William Schaffner, an internationally renowned infectious disease specialist and public health expert, provides tips on how to stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.


Take Note

University update on March 3 tornado impact

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

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

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core seeks mini-grant proposals for spring 2020

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center offers transformative cancer research funding opportunity

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Become a member of the Vanderbilt Woman’s Club


Coming Up

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  InclusAbility initiative: 'The Basics of Behavior' presented by Autism Tennessee
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  Caregiver Support Group to meet
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  REDCap intermediate training
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  ‘Ordinary Girls’ author to discuss memoir at Howard Lecture
· MAR ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Meals in Under 30 Minutes’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: First U.S. colleges close classrooms as virus spreads. More could follow.
A Vanderbilt student who studied abroad and has tested positive for the coronavirus is mentioned.
Politico: Trump gets a fact check on coronavirus vaccines—from his own officials
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Voice of America: Trump weighs in on Democrats after Biden’s Super Tuesday
Thomas Alan Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Wearable devices take ergonomics to a new high-tech place
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.
Parents: Why you should encourage your child’s love of graphic novels
Emily Pendergrass, associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Business Insider: 11 mind-blowing facts that show how coronavirus could create a new financial crisis for everyday Americans
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
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