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History and vision of residential colleges topic of USAC talk

Nov. 28, 2018—Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley shared the history and vision of Vanderbilt's residential college system during her talk at the November meeting of the University Staff Advisory Council.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Recordings at Risk program

Nov. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Recordings at Risk program. Recordings at Risk is a national regranting program administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) to support the preservation of rare and unique audio and audiovisual content of high scholarly value through digital reformatting.

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Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture: Angelina Hernandez-Carretero Dec. 6

Nov. 28, 2018—Angelina Hernandez-Carretero, a staff scientist at the City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, will discuss "Novel Regulators of Obesity-Induced Insulin Resistance and Diabetes" on Thursday, Dec. 6, as part of Vanderbilt's Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture Series.

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Walkway closure at School of Nursing, Central Library

Nov. 28, 2018—The stairs and walkway connecting 21st Avenue South to campus between the Central Library and School of Nursing will be closed beginning Thursday, Nov. 28, so that the walkway can be replaced. The work is expected to take several weeks.

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Nominate faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Nov. 28, 2018—The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 21, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who truly emulates the principles of King through his or her work.

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The ‘clean plate’ mentality drives us to overeat. To-go bags can help.

Nov. 27, 2018—We’re more likely to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over, and we justify it by convincing ourselves it’s not as unhealthy as it is, according to new research by marketing professor Kelly Haws.

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Five faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nov. 27, 2018—Five Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. 

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November issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Nov. 26, 2018—The key to Vanderbilt's success to date—and to its continued success—relies on building and sustaining an ecosystem and culture that fosters innovation, writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in this month’s newsletter.

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Tips on supporting a positive body image during the holiday season

Nov. 26, 2018—In general, it is best to keep comments about peoples’ bodies to a minimum.

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Turkey Toss set for Dec. 14

Nov. 26, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s 2018 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14, from 6 a.m. to midnight in the Langford Auditorium Lobby. Employees can choose either a free turkey, tofurkey or Vanderbilt apron.

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Three Commodore coaches reflect on winning national titles

Nov. 26, 2018—What does it take to win a national championship? Three head coaches at Vanderbilt—Bowling's John Williamson, Baseball's Tim Corbin and Women's Tennis' Geoff Macdonald—can answer that question from firsthand experience.

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Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Buttrick Hall Nov. 27

Nov. 26, 2018—The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Buttrick Hall, Room 206. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.

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Event to promote organ donation, recognize engineering alum is Nov. 29

Nov. 26, 2018—Because Justin Langford was an organ donor, today five lives have been saved and 70 lives have been improved through eye, tissue and skin donation. On Thursday, Nov. 29, Bryan and Janice Langford, and Kyle, Justin’s brother and a Vanderbilt biomedical engineering graduate in medical school here, will share the important message of organ donation during a special event in Featheringill Hall’s Adams Atrium at noon.

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Community invited to town hall on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect Dec. 6

Nov. 26, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a town hall meeting with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence, on Thursday, Dec. 6.

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Rediscovered: A Lecture Concert on the Music of Florence Price

Nov. 26, 2018—Florence Price was the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra—in 1933. Vanderbilt Assistant Professor of Musicology Douglas Shadle, the Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, Tennessee State University countertenor Patrick Dailey and Vanderbilt Associate Professor of Choral Studies and Choral Director Tucker Biddlecombe will perform some of Price’s arrangements of African American spirituals in a free concert Nov. 27 in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall at Blair School of Music.

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