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  Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020  
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Albright and Powell urge national unity, rebuilding during Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture
Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell called for a return to civility, communication and compromise in domestic politics and foreign relations during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 16. Vanderbilt community members may watch a full, archived video of the event.
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The Open Dore: Being thankful
The Herculean effort by many across campus to allow Vanderbilt’s mission to continue during the COVID-19 pandemic is just one reason to be thankful as the Thanksgiving break from classes approaches, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in the November edition of “The Open Dore.”
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‘Around the World in 18 Hours’ event designed to connect remote and international students
How do you engage Vanderbilt’s remote-learning and international students and connect them to each other while navigating time zones around the world? Keep a virtual party going for 18 hours straight. 
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Call for applications: Undergraduate student summer immersion funding
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites undergraduate students to apply for funding to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences during the summer of 2021.
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Anchor Down. Step Up. merchandise store reopens, new items available
By popular demand, the Anchor Down. Step Up. Pop-up Store is open again for a limited time and features three new items.
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Inaugural conference on race justice to feature internationally known scholars
The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a daylong virtual conference on Saturday, Dec. 5, featuring internationally known scholars and leaders Marc Lamont Hill, Gloria Ladson-Billings and Bettina Love, among others, who will address a range of questions about racial justice as the issue applies in educational settings and more broadly.
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Noted medieval historian Patrick Geary to give virtual talk today
Patrick J. Geary, emeritus professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, will present “The Challenges and Dangers of integrating Genomic Data into History” on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
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Former FBI special agent, cybercrime expert to deliver Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture tomorrow
Retired FBI Special Agent Scott Augenbaum will deliver the School of Engineering’s 2020 Schmidt Family Digital Technologies Lecture, “Cybercrime: How To Prepare So You Don’t Become The Next Victim,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. The lecture is open to the public, but registration for the online webinar is required.
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Oracle Cloud: Plan ahead for updates
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Nov. 20–21. In addition, learn more about biweekly time reporting over the upcoming holidays and preparing for the transition to Oracle Recruiting and Onboarding.


Take Note

Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Cornelius Taabazuing Nov. 19

Master of Public Health program information sessions set for Nov. 30, Dec. 1

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Tara Westover’s ‘Educated’ Dec. 2

Vanderbilt Blair’s Molly Barth presents ‘Ineffable’ online Dec. 4

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Isom Kelly–porous silicon nanoparticles

VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: ‘Our neighbors, our family members’: Small-town hospitals overwhelmed by COVID-19 deaths
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian: How marijuana legalization made strides across the U.S. in this election
Robert Mikos, professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: Million MAGA March borrows name from Civil Rights Movement, will host white supremacists
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
The New York Times: The pandemic is showing us how capitalism is amazing, and inadequate
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Never Trump, forever
John Sides, professor of political science and William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair in the College of Arts and Science, is quoted.
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