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  Friday, Dec. 14, 2018  
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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new home
VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing health care techniques from the lab to patients.
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December issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente names her top 10 highlights for the fall semester in this month’s edition of “The Open Dore.”
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Get your free turkey today
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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S&P affirms AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds
Standard and Poor’s has affirmed its AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds and its A-1+ short-term rating on the university’s commercial paper.
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Lee popular as he enters office; health care top priority for Tennesseans: Vanderbilt Poll
Medicaid expansion and vocational education are both popular among Tennesseans, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll.
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Choice CDHP enrollees can now activate health savings accounts
Vanderbilt employees who enrolled in the Choice Consumer Driven Health Plan for 2019 must activate their health savings accounts on Fidelity in order to contribute to, and use funds from, the account.
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Closing celebration highlights four Local OACS DIVE projects benefitting refugee populations
Students and faculty involved with four Local OACS DIVE projects gathered in the Kissam Multipurpose Rooms Dec. 6 for a closing celebration to share and learn about the prototypes designed by students and their nonprofit community partners.
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Blair student selected to 2018 SEC Student Music Ensemble
Blair School of Music junior Hiram Rodriguez was among the seven SEC student musicians who used the activities surrounding the 2018 SEC Football Championship Game in early December to showcase their jazz and improvisational music skills to thousands of SEC administrators, staff and fans as part of the third SEC Student Music Ensemble.
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Vanderbilt Public Safety seeks community feedback
Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting participation in a short survey that will allow the community to provide feedback about safety enhancements, programming, ideas for further improvements and safety concerns.
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Parking and roadways to close in West End Neighborhood
Many parking lots within the West End Neighborhood will close permanently over winter break, including fraternity and sorority lots, as the area transforms to become more accessible and pedestrian-centric.
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New faculty: Lisa Monteggia
Lisa Monteggia is professor of pharmacology and Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute.


Take Note

Last day! Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal plan discounts for a limited time

VU and VUMC phone service temporarily unavailable Dec. 16

IRS announces 2019 retirement plan contribution limits

Expert Q&A: Staying healthy during the holidays

Make sleeping better your resolution for the new year

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

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

Master of Public Health program accepting applications for fall 2019

Executive Education: The best leaders never stop learning

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life


Coming Up

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  Turkey Toss is today
· DEC ·
  Health Plus presents ‘Eat Well, Live Well: A Nutrition Presentation’
· DEC ·
  Babies and You: ‘Getting Back in Shape after Baby’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Politico: How the migrant caravan built its own democracy
Ph.D. student Tristan Call discusses the migrant caravan’s “hyper-local” government.
Scientific American: The end of DACA would be a blow to science
Eliminating DACA could endanger valuable scientific research. Kricia Ruano Espinoza, a first-year master’s student in the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. program, is featured.
Gizmodo: Physicists create incredible ‘quark soup’ droplets that expand like little Big Bangs
Julia Velkovska, professor of physics, is quoted.
Science: $125 million gift from Microsoft co-founder launches new institute to probe immune system
Eric Skaar, Ernest W. Goodpasture Professor of Pathology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Tennessee districts are honing in on strategies to address struggling schools
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education Gary Henry’s research suggests five factors that can drive improvement at low-performing schools.
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