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Vanderbilt Software Carpentry boot camp set for March 5–6

Jan. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt Software Carpentry two-day boot camp is scheduled for March 5–6.

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Vanderbilt commits to first-of-its-kind renewable energy partnership with TVA, NES

Jan. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has entered into a pioneering agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority and Nashville Electric Service to procure off-site large-scale renewable energy to help mitigate the campus’ greenhouse gas emissions. The 20-year agreement will support Vanderbilt’s goal to power its campus entirely through renewable energy and become carbon neutral by the year 2050.

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The Open Door: Using data effectively and responsibly

Jan. 22, 2020—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Olivia Kew-Fickus, assistant provost and executive director for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, discusses PIE’s goal of helping Vanderbilt use data responsibly in order to deliver better outcomes and improve transparency and efficiency.

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Apply to be an orientation leader, welcome new students next fall

Jan. 22, 2020—Applications for upper-division students to serve as fall 2020 orientation leaders for new undergraduates—including transfer and international students—are now open.

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Faculty development workshops for spring 2020 announced

Jan. 17, 2020—Faculty are invited to a series of professional development workshops to be held throughout the spring 2020 semester. Each session will present advice and tools for how to navigate a specific aspect of professional academic life and are presented by faculty and other senior leaders representing various disciplines.

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VU Press launches Little Free Library as part of 80th-year celebration

Jan. 17, 2020—A new Little Free Library, designed to resemble the historic Kirkland Hall, offers a selection of books published by Vanderbilt University Press and other titles donated by community members.

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Vanderbilt alumnus makes $5M gift to advance Commodores basketball program

Jan. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt University today announced that Seattle-area businessman and Vanderbilt alumnus George B. Huber, BA’79, and his wife Cathy have made a $5 million gift to support the men’s basketball program. The gift will be used to enhance facilities and support services.

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Graduate, professional students asked to complete survey regarding preferences for future Graduate Village

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt graduate and professional students are asked to participate in a survey that will help shape the future of graduate and professional student housing at the university. The confidential survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and those who participate will be entered in a drawing to win an Amazon gift card.

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InclusAbility initiative to host series of educational events and forums throughout 2020

Jan. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt’s InclusAbility initiative is expanding its offerings in 2020 through a series of monthly events and programs to engage community members across the university.

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GlobalVU Initiative set to host spring workshop series

Jan. 13, 2020—The GlobalVU Initiative will launch a workshop series this spring showcasing Vanderbilt’s research to scholars, intellectuals and policymakers from around the globe.

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Cooper, Ferrera, Bolton, Rice to speak at spring Chancellor’s Lecture Series

Jan. 10, 2020—The 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series returns this spring with a stellar lineup of accomplished thought leaders—including a renowned journalist, an award-winning actress and activist, and prominent international experts—all of whom are driving conversations on global issues.

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Nominations open for sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 6, 2020—The nomination window is open for the sixth cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The Chancellor Faculty Fellows program invests in newly tenured faculty at a critical point in their scholarly careers to support their research, scholarship and creative expression.

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