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Arts and Humanities micro-grants fund three new faculty projects

Feb. 21, 2019—New faculty projects that include a performance at Carnegie Hall, symposium and podcast on disability practices have been created with Arts and Humanities micro-grant funding.

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Queer People of Color Social Feb. 26

Feb. 21, 2019—Celebrate the intersection of identities at the Queer People of Color Social on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 5-7 p.m. in the BCC Auditorium.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: VSA Arts Connect All – Workshop/Residency Program

Feb. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt University may submit one application to the Very Special Arts (VSA) Arts Connect All-Workshop/Residency Program. As the nation’s performing arts center, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has a goal of providing powerful, culturally relevant educational experiences for all. To this end, the Kennedy Center’s VSA programs extend across the United States to address a variety of disability-related, arts education initiatives in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts (theater, dance, music).

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New algorithm calculates drug synergy; initial tests involve melanoma, lung cancer

Feb. 20, 2019—Drug combinations used for the treatment of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and melanoma aren’t as effective as they could be. Oncologists haven’t had the right tools to predict drug interactions, other than in costly clinical trials. That could change with a new algorithm developed by a cross-disciplinary Vanderbilt University team for calculating drug synergy.  The...

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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus during spring lectures

Feb. 20, 2019—A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured over the next two months of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.

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President George W. Bush to visit for Chancellor’s Lecture March 11

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, for a conversation on Monday, March 11.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain reflects on her father, civility at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2019—During her Chancellor's Lecture Series appearance Tuesday evening, Meghan McCain, political analyst, best-selling author and co-host of "The View," said she loves visiting universities and talking to young people about politics because they’re more curious and open than older generations.

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LGBTQI Life hosts 2019 OUT in Front Conference Feb. 23

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt's Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will host the 2019 OUT in Front conference Feb. 23. The keynote speaker is award-winning author, musician and dancer Brontez Purnell.

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Apply for fall 2019 study abroad by Feb. 27; get incentives

Feb. 20, 2019—The Global Education Office encourages students to consider several incentives for fall 2019 study abroad. Applications for most fall 2019 programs are due Feb. 27.

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Voice services ordering to be streamlined through SerVU system

Feb. 20, 2019—The SerVU system includes new order forms and an automated approval process that will streamline and speed the voice services ordering process for the university.

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Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Feb. 20, 2019—Learn gentle Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques with instructor Cindy Hui-Lio to help ease chronic stress and anxiety. Learn how to “tune in” to your body and balance your movements.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University may nominate one humanities professor to each of the Whiting Foundation programs: the Public Engagement Fellowship and the Public Engagement Seed Grant.

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Chancellor to host open faculty hours on Feb. 25

Feb. 19, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host open office hours with faculty on Monday, Feb. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Alumni Hall Lounge. All university faculty members are welcome to attend and discuss any topic of their choice with the chancellor. RSVPs are required.

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Vanderbilt Magazine: Launch Pad

Feb. 19, 2019—Vanderbilt's internationally acclaimed student rocket team has propelled many alumni into the science of spaceflight.

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Schorr, leading expert on social entrepreneurship, dies

Feb. 19, 2019—James Schorr, who started the social entrepreneurship program at Vanderbilt University, where he was an adjunct professor at the Owen Graduate School of Management and Peabody College of education and human development, has died. He was 51.

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