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Chancellor discusses ‘state of the university,’ impact of staff, with USAC

Feb. 15, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently provided updates on topics ranging from strategic land use planning to increasing leadership opportunities for women, during a wide-ranging talk at USAC.

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Modulating stress circuits

Feb. 15, 2019—Danny Winder and colleagues have demonstrated how norepinephrine and a stress factor call CRF interact, which may lead to new treatments for stress-related disorders.

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The balancing act of cell signaling

Feb. 15, 2019—Lawrence Marnett and colleagues have demonstrated how two enzymes cooperate to maintain even levels of an important cellular signaling molecule.

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Probing H. pylori cancer protein

Feb. 15, 2019—Timothy Cover, john Loh and colleagues have identified how a certain type of mutation influences the risk of premalignant and malignant changes in the stomach.

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YouTube’s ‘Physics Girl’ discusses using videos in science outreach Feb. 28

Feb. 15, 2019—Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s "The Physics Girl," will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4309. Cowern will discuss using videos to share science and enrich the learning experience, in and out of the classroom.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Feb. 15, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes out to @themomalisa_. We try to offer a diverse selection of events to the VU community, and she shared this special moment with best-selling author Angie Thomas from Wednesday evening.

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Angie Thomas, best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give,’ discusses art as activism

Feb. 15, 2019—Hundreds of Vanderbilt and Nashville community members gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening for a lecture hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion featuring best-selling author Angie Thomas. Her talk spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted Thomas to write her debut novel, "The Hate U Give."

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Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’ March 14

Feb. 15, 2019—The talk is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Light Hall, Room 428. The presenters will share insight and information on the home-buying process, including identifying your home needs, selecting a realtor, financing, contracts, inspections, appraisals, and how to successfully close on your home.

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Virtual Private Network to begin using multi-factor authentication March 18

Feb. 15, 2019—Effective March 18, multi-factor authentication will be required for Vanderbilt's virtual private network application, Pulse Secure. 

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Report outside retirement contributions to HR by April 1

Feb. 15, 2019—To help employees avoid tax penalties, Human Resources collects information each spring regarding contributions made to outside retirement plans to help ensure they do not exceed IRS limits.

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Executive Education: Take the next step in your career today

Feb. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt Executive Education’s intensive Emerging Leaders Program will help you develop the skills you need to reach your goals and take big steps in your career.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘The Pastabilities are Endless’ March 13

Feb. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and Health Plus present “The Pastabilities are Endless” on Wednesday, March 13. This installment of Vandy Cooks will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center teaching kitchen.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation V Scholar Awards

Feb. 13, 2019—The V Foundation aims to “achieve victory over cancer” in part by funding cancer research grants. The V Scholar Award supports early tenure-track faculty by funding a range of projects from laboratory based fundamental research through bench to bedside research.

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Prejudice against darker skin continues to depress wages for legal immigrants: Study

Feb. 13, 2019—Legal immigrants with darker skin are paid up to 25 percent less than those with lighter skin, a wage penalty that widened significantly several years after receiving permanent legal status.

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Vanderbilt choral director to make Carnegie Hall debut

Feb. 13, 2019—Associate Professor of Choral Studies Tucker Biddlecombe will make his Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, Feb. 17, helming Morten Lauridsen’s modern-day classic "Lux Aeterna." The production will include singers from the Blair Children’s Chorus program, specifically the Young Men’s Chorus, who will perform with choristers from five states accompanied by the New England Symphonic Ensemble.

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