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  Friday, Aug. 31, 2018  
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What’s On My Mind: Honoring the lessons that John McCain taught us
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos remembers Senator John McCain and how he modeled civil discourse through his service to our country in this week’s edition of his column.
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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies
The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt’s first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.
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Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought
As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.
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New faculty chair in Vanderbilt’s Basic Sciences created in memory of biochemist Richard Armstrong
A $1 million gift has established a new faculty chair within the School of Medicine’s Basic Sciences that is named in honor of the late biochemist Richard Armstrong.
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Committee report on University Press recommends bold changes for future direction
A new committee report recommends improvements to the University Press to better engage faculty and the Vanderbilt community and build on regional strengths, positioning the press for success.
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FutureVU lecture and visioning session focuses on sustainability
More than 150 community members participated in a two-day series of events focusing on FutureVU’s BlueSky Vision.
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Vanderbilt to offer dockless bike and scooter options on campus
Vanderbilt will begin allowing dockless and electric bike and scooter companies to operate on campus starting Sept. 6.
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VU teams take top two slots, $45K at 36|86 student pitch competition
Two teams of Vanderbilt University entrepreneurs involved with the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps training program took home the top prizes at Tuesday’s 36|86: Student Edition pitch competition.
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Faculty encouraged to register for fall writing sessions
The Office for Inclusive Excellence invites all faculty to upcoming writing sessions designed to build community and offer dedicated time to work on writing projects. The first session is Sept. 7.
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Immersion pathways workshops begin Sept. 3
A series of Immersion Vanderbilt pathways workshops, which help first-year students launch their immersion experiences, kicks off Sept. 3 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.
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Student proposal deadline for Undergraduate Research Fair is Sept. 6
All undergraduate students involved in research, independent scholarship or creative activities in the past year are invited to showcase their work at the Sept. 27 event. Register online today.
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DIVE to host four boot camps during fall semester
On the heels of Immersion Vanderbilt’s formal launch, DIVE offers four boot camps this fall for students, faculty and staff. Register online via Anchor Link.
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Vehicle and pedestrian route closings on Peabody campus to begin Sept. 6
Faculty, staff and and students should note changes to vehicle and pedestrian routes on and around the Peabody College campus effective Sept. 6.
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Campus Dining expands options, updates menus at Branscomb, Kissam
Beginning Sept. 3, community members can now enjoy expanded options and menu offerings at the Branscomb and Kissam dining locations.
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Anchor Down with the Class of 2022
Watch Coach Derek Mason, the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and other members of the Vanderbilt community rally first-year students as they gather to take the Class of 2022 photo.


Take Note

Executive Education: Take your leadership skills to the next level

Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop, Parenting Group

Be a leader for wellness – become a Wellness Commodore

Three ways to ‘Know Your Numbers’ for Go for the Gold

Session for adults with autism to give feedback on study

Insomnia treatment workshop available through EAP

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception
· SEP ·
  Diverse ’Dores Day set for Sept. 4
· SEP ·
  Next Steps at Vanderbilt faculty discussion: ‘A Look Into an Inclusive Classroom’
· SEP ·
  Women’s Center kicks off series of events in honor of 40th anniversary
· SEP ·
  ‘Developing Educational Materials on Precision Medicine for Hispanic Patients’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: Tentative deal to replace NAFTA puts pressure on Canada in win for Trump
Tim Meyer, professor of law, writes about the significance of recent NAFTA negotiations.
The Washington Times: Trump’s 2020 chances narrow as resistance holds firm: ‘He’s got his base, and that’s all he’s got’
Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, is quoted in this article regarding President Trump’s reelection chances.
Romper: How this simple toy can help preschoolers with math now and in the future, according to new research
A new Vanderbilt study suggests colorful blocks can improve preschoolers’ math skills.
Inside Philanthropy: “A moral imperative.” Exploring the idea of donor-funded free tuition
Vanderbilt’s $600 million residential college fundraising effort is mentioned as an example of recent “blockbuster” fundraising campaigns.
Chicago Tribune: The 5 most popular Starbucks orders on college campuses
Vanderbilt is listed with other schools from the Southeast whose students enjoy the Starbucks Doubleshot on Ice.
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