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Five graduate students named Eisenhower Fellows

Jan. 21, 2020—Five engineering Ph.D. students have received prestigious Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowships and one of them was named the top Eisenhower Fellow in the U.S.

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Monáe, Salaam emphasize the interconnectedness of storytelling and truth in MLK Commemorative Series keynote

Jan. 20, 2020—During the keynote event of the 2020 MLK Commemorative Series, Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam discussed how stories have the power to bring truth to light, amplify inclusive narratives and shape the future.

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MLK Day events include march and convocation, teach-ins and blood drive

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt's MLK Commemorative Series, which honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., continues today with the annual MLK Day march, convocation and campus teach-ins.

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Kopstain announces new structure of Title IX and EEO offices

Jan. 20, 2020—Stephanie Roth has been appointed interim associate vice chancellor for Title IX and equal employment opportunity, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain announced today. Roth also will serve as the university’s Title IX coordinator. The Office of Title IX and Student Discrimination and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity both will report directly to Roth.

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Annual report on campus sustainability efforts now available

Jan. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 7 percent per square foot compared to FY17-18, and 18.5 percent compared to calendar year 2016. The findings are among those showcased in the annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.

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Upgraded biweekly time card now live in Oracle Cloud

Jan. 20, 2020—An updated user interface for biweekly time cards is now available in Oracle Cloud, effective for the Jan. 12-25 time period. This update will provide a consistent experience for users across both desktop and mobile platforms. 

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Jump start your New Year’s resolutions with Go for the Gold

Jan. 20, 2020—The Go for the Gold program can help you achieve a healthier and more productive life by identifying health risks and encouraging you to take action to reduce those risks.

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David Williams II honored with Pat Summitt Award

Jan. 20, 2020—David Williams II, former vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been named the recipient of the 2020 NCAA President’s Pat Summitt Award. Gail Williams will accept the award on her late husband’s behalf Jan. 23 at the NCAA Convention in Anaheim, California.

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Prominent Peabody scholar on education for visually impaired dies

Jan. 17, 2020—Randall Harley, a retired professor of special education at Peabody College who was noted for his scholarship on visual impairment education, has died.

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REDCap introductory training

Jan. 17, 2020—This is an in-depth introductory training to REDCap, including designing a project, adding data/disseminating a survey, and viewing data. The training is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Light Hall, Room 214.

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Apply for Experience Vanderbilt 2020 Executive Board by Jan. 26

Jan. 17, 2020—Applications for the 2020 Executive Board are now open. All students who are passionate about financial inclusivity are encouraged to apply.

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Security Notice: Sexual assault

Jan. 17, 2020—On Jan. 16, VUPD received a report from a Campus Security Authority that a female student was sexually assaulted by a male student in a residential housing facility on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.

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‘Spatial and Temporal Control of Synaptic Transmission’ Jan. 20

Jan. 17, 2020—Shigeki Watanabe, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss “Spatial and Temporal Control of Synaptic Transmission” on Monday, Jan. 20, beginning at 12:15 p.m. in MRBIII, Room 1220.

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Register for 2020 Global Health Case Competition

Jan. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council is hosting the 2020 Global Health Case Competition. Interdisciplinary teams will work together to develop innovative solutions for a current global health problem. The case topic will be revealed on Feb. 13, and the competition is scheduled for Feb. 22.

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Faculty development workshops for spring 2020 announced

Jan. 17, 2020—Faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout the spring 2020 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life and are presented by faculty and other senior leaders representing various disciplines.

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