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  Friday, Sept. 7, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Strengthening Vanderbilt’s impact on the global stage
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos outlines the importance of amplifying Vanderbilt’s reach and reputation globally in this week’s “What’s On My Mind” column.
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Nominations open for Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship for faculty
Nominations are now being accepted for the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a new program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty research through media training and enhanced strategic communications.
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Student-athlete Turner Cockrell fights cancer with help of VU teammates
Turner Cockrell, a tight end on the Vanderbilt football team, was diagnosed with melanoma last November and will undergo a procedure Friday in hopes of staving off more cancerous cells. Throughout his battle, Cockrell has remained a Commodore—and his Vanderbilt family has stood by him.
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Faculty invited to fall research proposal development workshops
L-POD, the Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development Program, invites faculty to two research proposal development workshops this fall.
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Faculty invited to Center for Teaching ‘Open Classroom’ sessions
During the Sept. 24-26 event, more than a dozen faculty hosts will open their classrooms to visitors to foster authentic observations of and reflections on teaching at Vanderbilt.
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Faculty involvement, interest help draw incoming nursing students
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing welcomed 421 new students in August. Incoming master’s, doctor of nursing practice and Ph.D. in nursing science students each named the school’s faculty as one of the reasons they chose to attend.
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Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza Sept. 26
Volunteers are needed for Flulapalooza—for clinical and non-clinical staff as vaccinators, vaccinator helpers, documenters and for help with patient flow.
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VU celebrates employees with pregame tailgate tomorrow
Vanderbilt University will celebrate its employees by hosting a pregame tailgate this Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Rob Roy Purdy Field. 
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Celebrate Immersion Vanderbilt with Choir!Choir!Choir! event
Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate the spirit of Immersion Vanderbilt—exploration, collaboration and creativity—with Choir!Choir!Choir! Sept. 12.
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From ‘Vanderbilt Magazine’: Deep Healing
Two VU alumni are making waves in drug discovery by plumbing the oceans’ depths for new therapeutic molecules.


Take Note

Dollar General Literacy Foundation awards Youth Literary grant to VKC Reading Clinic

Osheroff to receive Richard Armstrong Mentoring Award

Vehicle and pedestrian route closings on Peabody campus

Experience Vanderbilt funding for 2018-19 open to students

Executive Education: Lead change effectively

CPR/AED/First Aid certification courses available

International Lens film series announces fall schedule

2018 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum: Call for posters, deadline Sept. 17


Coming Up

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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Violence Seen through a Public Health Lens’
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  Center for Cognitive Medicine open house and Alzheimer’s screening
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  VKC TRIAD’s Families First program celebrates 10 years with festival
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Health Inequities in our Backyard and Strategies to Address Them’
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  ‘ESPN The Magazine’ writer, best-selling author Howard Bryant to visit VU


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nature: ‘Bow ties’ break record for bottling up light
Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, has developed an innovative method for trapping light.
Newsweek: Will science ever prove that God does or does not exist?
Over recent decades, the idea that science can discover the existence or non-existence of God has gained some momentum. Scott Aikin, assistant professor of philosophy, is quoted.
Business Insider: The 50 best colleges in America, ranked
Vanderbilt is among the top 20 best colleges in America.
Washington Post: In Va., Kaine and Stewart offer differing views on the opioid crisis
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, assistant professor of economics, is mentioned regarding varying viewpoints on the opioid crisis.
Scientific American: ‘Bone-crushing’ dogs left evidence in their poop
Larisa Desantis, professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
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