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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 20 in new location

Nov. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.

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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: A Blaze of History

Nov. 24, 2019—Roger Williams University, a prominent black university that endured two fires, once was located on the present-day Peabody College campus.

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Noguera: Education policymakers are focused on the wrong things

Nov. 22, 2019—Twenty years after “No Child Left Behind,” America is still failing its most vulnerable students, particularly students of color, said acclaimed education scholar, author and activist Pedro Noguera during his invited lecture at Vanderbilt Peabody College on Nov. 20.

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What leads to compulsive alcohol use? With new experiments into binge drinking, researchers are finally getting answers

Nov. 22, 2019—New study from neuroscientists at Vanderbilt provides initial answers to long-standing scientific questions on what causes the transition from moderate to compulsive alcohol consumption – and what makes some drinkers particularly vulnerable to developing alcohol use disorders.

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Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies

Nov. 22, 2019—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.

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Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the "flagship" presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.

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Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council to hold listening session Dec. 4

Nov. 22, 2019—The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council invites Vanderbilt staff to a listening session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Calhoun Hall, Room 109. The session will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about the council’s work, meet its members and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt earns regional Emmy nominations

Nov. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University has received four regional Emmy nominations from the Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in television and video, the industry’s highest honor.

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Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment during Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 22, 2019—The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The world-renowned Nigerian author spoke to a completely full audience at Langford Auditorium, receiving standing ovations at several points throughout her lecture.

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Employee Engagement: Baker Building’s Movable Feast

Nov. 22, 2019—Looking for more ways to engage your employees? Why not try a movable feast? On Nov. 19, the Baker Building hosted its annual Movable Feast, with every office in the building providing a different course and hosting a fun game.

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Expect brief WiFi outages on Nov. 26

Nov. 22, 2019—To maintain security and supportability of the VU wireless networks, VUIT will be working on the networks on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 10-minute WiFi outages in each of the buildings on campus (excluding residence halls) within the maintenance window.

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Division of Administration issues FutureVU progress report

Nov. 22, 2019—Sustainable building and landscape projects, safety and accessibility improvements and transportation and mobility accomplishments are just a few of the many achievements outlined in the first FutureVU progress report, released online by the Division of Administration.

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SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault

Nov. 22, 2019—On Nov. 21, 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 Nov. 15, 2019.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Nov. 22, 2019—Once you're part of the Vanderbilt family, you're in it for life! This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @sevargo for sharing these snapshots of her and Vandy friends at their 10-year reunion.

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Carter, professor of biological sciences, emeritus, has died

Nov. 22, 2019—Clint E. Carter, an emeritus professor of biological sciences whose research focused on immunology and tropical diseases, died Nov. 9. Carter is being remembered by former colleagues and students for his unfailing kindness and warmth.

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