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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Career Development Award

Jan. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate one candidate for the 2020 Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Career Development Award. The Rally Foundation aims to support the development of independent research of highly qualified individuals still early in their careers.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation Grant Program

Jan. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit only one application to the Richard Davoud Donchian grant program. The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation provides funds to nonprofit organizations whose programs result in the strengthening of the human spirit and the enhancement of personal integrity.

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Luce Foundation renews funding for Vanderbilt Divinity anti-racism initiative

Jan. 23, 2020—A Vanderbilt Divinity School collaboration committed to harnessing the power of public theology to combat racism will expand its reach, thanks to renewed support from the Henry Luce Foundation.

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Insights on diabetic retinopathy

Jan. 23, 2020—A drug that targets multiple pathogenic steps in diabetic retinopathy may be an ideal therapeutic strategy for the disease, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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HDL-cholesterol and breast cancer risk

Jan. 23, 2020—Genetic analyses suggest that high circulating HDL-cholesterol levels may increase breast cancer risk — a surprising finding since increased HDL-cholesterol is thought to be healthy.

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Vanderbilt student discovers power of alumni network

Jan. 22, 2020—The Vanderbilt alumni network is a tremendous resource for students who are preparing for life after graduation. Last summer Carson Crocker, a sophomore at Peabody College, enjoyed a rewarding six weeks at the Dallas digital marketing agency Belo+Company thanks to an opportunity made available by Tim Storer, BE’96.

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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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‘Traveling Stanzas: Poets for Science’ exhibit Feb. 3–5

Jan. 22, 2020—The Communication of Science and Technology program will host the Wick Poetry Center’s Traveling Stanzas: Poets for Science exhibit Feb. 3-5 at the Engineering and Science Building atrium/lobby.

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2020 MLK Commemorative Series explores the ability of storytelling to connect

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through programs, lectures, interactive teach-ins, community service projects and more as part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series.

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Upcoming P.R.I.D.E. trainings with LGBTQI Life

Jan. 22, 2020—The P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support.

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Staff WAVE Council to host work-life conversations Feb. 4, 6, 12

Jan. 22, 2020—The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council's Subcommittee on Work-Life Issues invites Vanderbilt staff to a series of conversations about work-life integration at the university.

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VKC lecture: ‘Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder’ Jan. 30

Jan. 22, 2020—Geraldine Dawson, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development at Duke University, will discuss "Paradigm Shifts in Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention in Autism Spectrum Disorder" on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, One Magnolia Circle Building, Room 241.

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The Open Door: Using data effectively and responsibly

Jan. 22, 2020—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Olivia Kew-Fickus, assistant provost and executive director for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, discusses PIE’s goal of helping Vanderbilt use data responsibly in order to deliver better outcomes and improve transparency and efficiency.

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Apply to be an orientation leader, welcome new students next fall

Jan. 22, 2020—Applications for upper-division students to serve as fall 2020 orientation leaders for new undergraduates—including transfer and international students—are now open.

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Nasir, Love to speak at Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series

Jan. 21, 2020—Forging connections between identity and learning will be the focus of the next two installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development.

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