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  Friday, Nov. 13, 2020  
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Vanderbilt honors 29 distinguished faculty with endowed chairs
Twenty-nine prominent faculty from across campus comprise Vanderbilt University’s latest endowed chair honorees. They include scholars working in diverse areas—from election analysis and lung cancer research to the nascent field of neurolaw.
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Consuelo Wilkins’ transformative public health engagement methods recognized with National Academy of Medicine election
Consuelo Hopkins Wilkins, professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has received one of the highest honors in health and medicine.
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Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell to headline first Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series event for 2020-21
Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell—the 64th and 65th United States secretaries of state, respectively—will discuss the future of U.S. global relations as part of Vanderbilt University’s first Chancellor’s Lecture Series event of the 2020-21 season.
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Faculty Senate to host community conversation Nov. 17 to follow up Albright, Powell CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students beginning at 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with former United States secretaries of state Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell taking place the day prior.
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Vanderbilt receives leadership award from U.S. Green Building Council
Vanderbilt University has been honored with a 2020 Leadership Award from the U.S. Green Building Council for the institution’s achievements in green building and its commitment to creating a healthy, sustainable future.
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Vanderbilt disability inclusion programs receive national recognition
Several Vanderbilt diversity and inclusion programs are spotlighted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs on a list of disability and inclusion resources meeting the agency’s criteria.
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Molly Barth and Vanderbilt Blair Community adapt to performance, teaching challenges catalyzed by COVID-19
Refusing to allow the COVID-19 pandemic to silence her flute, Vanderbilt Blair School of Music Associate Professor Molly Barth devised creative ways to continue playing, among them a solo recording project.
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Human Resources launches new career and compensation website
Vanderbilt University’s new career and compensation framework is designed to provide staff and leadership with a transparent, market-based structure, practical tools and information necessary for navigating careers. In conjunction with the framework, a resource website is now live.
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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers free virtual tour of night sky tomorrow
Take a guided tour of the autumn skies during a star party led by Billy Teets, acting director and outreach astronomer for Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory. Stargaze on Saturday, Nov. 14, and learn how to buy a home telescope from a Vanderbilt astronomer on Thursday, Nov. 19.
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Virtual discussion on the future of health policy scheduled for Nov. 16
Vanderbilt University Medical Center health policy experts share what’s next for drug policy, insurance coverage, health care access and pandemic response in a free virtual discussion on Monday, Nov. 16.
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Vanderbilt Digital Nights computer programming workshop series for high school students begins Nov. 19
High school students, parents and teachers are invited to participate in a series of free hands-on workshops to learn about computer science and programming hosted by Vanderbilt University’s Computational Thinking and Learning Initiative.   
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Applications, nominations for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment accepted through Nov. 30
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are line or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front line supervisor and director.
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21st Avenue southbound closed due to VUMC construction work tomorrow
A partial closure of the southbound lane of 21st Avenue between the entrance to the School of Nursing and the intersection of 21st and Edgehill avenues is schedule for Saturday, Nov. 14, starting at approximately 6:30 a.m.
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Faculty, staff get additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt Dec. 4
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff can receive an additional 10 percent discount at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt on Friday, Dec. 4, during the bookstore’s annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day. 
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Watch: ROTC commanding officers give tour of campus landmarks
The historic legacy of Vanderbilt University’s military veterans is reflected in the buildings and grounds that VU community members inhabit each day.


Take Note

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day is Nov. 13

Kids and decision-making topic of Parenting Group meeting Nov. 13

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence’ Nov. 16

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Navigating -isms in the Workplace’ Nov. 16

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Cornelius Taabazuing Nov. 19

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

Nominations open for faculty awards recognizing research, service

Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Chris Stachurski–Carbon dots, tiny luminescent particles of carbon

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mary Kay Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program–Concept Papers

Limited Submission Opportunity: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation 2021 Creating Opportunity and Independence Program

Tips for enjoying the holidays virtually


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Adena Friedman, president and CEO of Nasdaq, to deliver keynote at Owen Forward
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers free virtual tour of the night sky
· NOV ·
  Noted medieval historian Patrick Geary to give virtual talk
· NOV ·
  Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Former U.S. secretaries of state to speak at Vanderbilt University lecture next week
The upcoming Chancellor’s Lecture Series virtual event featuring former United States secretaries of state Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell is highlighted.
Nashville Post: Metro signs on to solar energy initiative
Vanderbilt’s renewable energy partnership with the city of Nashville, Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service is highlighted.
CNBC: Biden’s plan to fight online harassment could set up new confrontation with tech companies, experts say
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: The student loan crisis led to a debt strike. Experts have other ideas.
Paige Marta Skiba, professor of law, is quoted.
Inverse: This wearable could help you avoid shin splints forever
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering, and Ph.D. student Emily Matijevich are quoted regarding their research.
The Tennessean: Despite no evidence of fraud, Lee, top Tennessee GOP officials decline to recognize Biden as president-elect
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Marketplace: Will a Biden administration try to break up Big Tech?
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
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