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Janelle Monáe and Yusef Salaam to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2020 MLK Commemorative Series

Dec. 16, 2019—Janelle Monáe, a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, performer, producer and actor, and Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five, formally known as the Central Park Five, will speak at Vanderbilt University on Jan. 19 as the featured panelists for the 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series keynote event in Langford Auditorium.

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Vanderbilt archaeologists discover important medieval and Roman artifacts in ancient port city of Caesarea

Dec. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt archaeologists have uncovered clues to everyday life in the medieval Near East, as well as the best-preserved remains found to date of Herod’s Temple of Rome and Augustus, at the site of what was once a bustling port city on the Mediterranean.

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Wente surprises Peabody’s Armstead, Housing and Residential Experience’s Clark with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards

Dec. 16, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente recently presented the final two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of the year to Randy Clark, area maintenance supervisor in the Office of Housing and Residential Experience, and Ally Armstead, education coordinator in the Department of Psychology and Human Development.

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Former Cheekwood exhibit finds home at Vanderbilt’s Susan Gray School

Dec. 16, 2019—A one-of-a-kind playhouse inspired by the Beatrix Potter story "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" has been installed at The Susan Gray School at Vanderbilt Peabody College. The Peter Rabbit House was designed as part of a Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience project and created in collaboration with Pfeffer Torode Architecture, Daigh Rick Landscape Architects and Peabody College’s Early Childhood and Elementary Education program.

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Protein dynamics in the beating heart

Dec. 16, 2019—To study the dynamics of structural proteins in the heart, Vanderbilt investigators generated a cellular tool they expect will be useful for screening drugs that affect heart muscle contraction.

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The Open Door: Advancing research, scholarship and innovation at Vanderbilt

Dec. 16, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Padma Raghavan, vice provost for research, discusses the innovations, discoveries and partnerships that are hallmarks of Vanderbilt's unwavering drive for excellence, and are making an impact on society.

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Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness launches new website

Dec. 16, 2019—As part of the Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness’ enhanced mission and expanded scope, the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group website has been decommissioned. Information is now maintained on a new website that features university data sources, tools and reports.

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Legacy email address forwarding for VUMC users ends Dec. 15

Dec. 16, 2019—As part of continued efforts toward full separation of the university and Medical Center email systems, the legacy vanderbilt.edu email addresses of VUMC users will no longer be forwarded to their new @vumc.org addresses as of Sunday, Dec. 15.

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Using virtual reality to teach the realities of war

Dec. 13, 2019—More than 150 years after the Battle of Franklin, Military Science Professor Brandon Hulette uses the battleground, and innovative technology, to teach students military tactics and the realities of war.

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 ‘The Future of American Orchestra’ is focus of guest lecture at Vanderbilt Jan. 29

Dec. 13, 2019—Aubrey Bergauer, founding executive director of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Center for Innovative Leadership, will deliver a guest lecture at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

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Brief Skype/Lync outage Dec. 17-18

Dec. 13, 2019—Beginning at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and ending at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, VUIT will perform maintenance on network systems that support the Skype/Lync environment. During this time, you may experience intermittent trouble placing calls, hosting meetings, sending instant messages, or seeing availability.

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Hearsay plays a key role in how children perceive others, new study finds

Dec. 13, 2019—A new Vanderbilt report finds that children are highly influenced by what they overhear adults say about others.

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Vanderbilt mechanical engineers earn top materials research awards

Dec. 13, 2019—Vanderbilt mechanical engineers took home top awards at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Materials Research Society in Boston, Massachusetts. Mechanical engineering professor Kelsey Hatzell received the Materials Research Society Nelson “Buck” Robinson Science and Technology Award for Renewable Energy. Hatzell was selected from more than 25 candidates for her research contributions to renewable energy....

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Vanderbilt rocketeers invited to special NASA Artemis unveiling day

Dec. 13, 2019—Five mechanical engineering seniors got a rare, up-close look at the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.

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Social ‘Dore Semester Round-up

Dec. 13, 2019—As we head into winter break, we want to take a moment to send a shout-out of appreciation to our Social 'Dores. This semester they have captured fantastic content for our social media channels and have been a huge asset to our Instagram strategy. Check out their Fall 2019 highlights.

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