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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals

Dec. 9, 2019—Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.

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Simaan honored as IEEE fellow for robotics advancements

Dec. 9, 2019—Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.

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Save on taxes, impact Vanderbilt with year-end giving

Dec. 9, 2019—The end of the calendar year at Vanderbilt brings not only shorter days and final exams, but also numerous ways to give back to the university. Given unprecedented market strength, certain methods for giving may be more appealing this year, offering donors numerous tax-saving benefits.

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Open Mind: Reflecting on a year of change and continued strength

Dec. 9, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente looks back on an eventful 2019 and reflects on the many pivotal moments that will define the next chapter of Vanderbilt’s history in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt community welcomes Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier at campus reception

Dec. 6, 2019—Hundreds of students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the Student Life Center on Wednesday afternoon to greet Daniel Diermeier, who was named as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor earlier in the day. Diermeier’s term as chancellor will begin on July 1, 2020.

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Chancellor’s Lecture panelists Little, Pinker and Zimmer explore why divisions persist in an age of abundant data

Dec. 6, 2019—Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer joined moderator Jon Meacham for the final Chancellor’s Lecture Series of 2019. The panel discussed how expanded access to data has changed human approaches to every part of our lives.

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Vanderbilt alumna awarded prestigious 2020 Rhodes Scholarship

Dec. 6, 2019—Sarena Martinez, a 2016 Vanderbilt graduate who majored in psychology and minored in French, was recently named a recipient of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She is one of only 32 scholars selected from across the United States for 2020.

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Our favorite #vandygram

Dec. 6, 2019—No matter the season, our 'Dores love exploring the city of Nashville! This week, our favorite #vandygram goes to @jihyepercussion for this fun shot from her orchestra repertoire class. Anyone know which coffee shop she's at? 😉

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Vanderbilt hosts satellite meeting of Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education’s first public summit

Dec. 6, 2019—The Office for Inclusive Excellence and the Office of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost hosted a satellite meeting on the Vanderbilt campus Nov. 19 for the first public summit of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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Programs for Talented Youth announces summer 2020 courses

Dec. 5, 2019—Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Programs for Talented Youth offers on-campus accelerated courses for rising first- through 12th-grade students during June and July.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards

Dec. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU + VUMC, collaboratively) may nominate two candidates to submit an LOI to the Ono Pharma Foundation’s Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards Program.

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Get your W-2 form electronically; update your preference by Jan. 3

Dec. 5, 2019—Active Vanderbilt University employees can opt out of receiving paper W-2 forms by mail and instead access it electronically through Oracle.

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