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  Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018  
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Chancellor extols virtues of higher education in speech to Nashville business leaders
In a speech to the Rotary Club of Nashville, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos emphasized the broad, enduring benefits of higher education—to individuals, society and the city of Nashville itself.
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Women’s Center to kick off series of events in honor of 40th anniversary
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is kicking off a series of events Thursday, Sept. 6, to mark its 40th anniversary this year, culminating in a birthday celebration on Nov. 1.
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Download VandySafe, upgraded safety app from VUPD
SafeVU has been upgraded and renamed VandySafe. Features include emergency calling, reporting, services and guides, improved aesthetics and more.
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Fauchet announces new roles, responsibilities in Engineering dean’s office
Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of the School of Engineering, has announced a new structure for his office with a number of colleagues taking on new roles and responsibilities.
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$1.6M grant renews CLAS’ designation as National Resource Center
The Department of Education grant allows Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies to retain its status as one of the nation’s top educational resources for subjects pertaining to Latin American society and culture.
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Library offers campus free access to ‘NYTimes’ and ‘WSJ’
Reading award-winning news stories in “The New York Times” and “Wall Street Journal” is now easier, thanks to a News Desk portal just added to the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.
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The Conversation: A conservative activist’s quest to preserve all network news broadcasts
Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz discusses the origins of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, called the “preeminent video resource for scholars of TV news,” in this Conversation piece. The archive celebrates 50 years of continuous operation this August.
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Author of ‘Cuz,’ a fierce family memoir, to deliver Howard Lecture
Danielle Allen, a political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture Thursday, Aug. 30.
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‘ESPN The Magazine’ writer, best-selling author to visit VU Sept. 11
The Vanderbilt University Sports and Society Initiative will host best-selling author Howard Bryant on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as part of its new series, “A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles.”
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Unleash your black and gold for College Colors Day, enter to win prizes
Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 31, when faculty, staff and students don their black-and-gold apparel ahead of the Sept. 1 football season opener against Middle Tennessee.
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First sustainable, app-based VandyVans shelter launched
Students can now follow their VandyVans route and van in real time at the new shelter located at the Hank Ingram stop near The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Take Note

Equal Employment Opportunity director speaks to USAC

New online tool will streamline tuition benefits for employees

Register vehicles by Aug. 31 – physical permits replaced by license plate recognition

Vanderbilt Executive Education offers complimentary webinar

Vandy Fit informational tours offered throughout September

Join ‘Yoga on the Lawn’ in September and October

Kayak clinics offered at the Rec

Register for six-part series on Community Engaged Research

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Training for SPIN external funding opportunity database
· AUG ·
  Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists opens
· AUG ·
  Eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception
· SEP ·
  Next Steps at Vanderbilt faculty discussion: ‘A Look Into an Inclusive Classroom’
· SEP ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: ‘Violence Seen through a Public Health Lens’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Washington Post: Republicans struggle to run with Trump but against his trade wars
John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
MSNBC: Morning Joe
Morning Joe interviewed Jon Meacham, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, about the significant role John McCain has played in America’s history.
Yahoo Finance: Google Chrome Incognito Mode has a flaw
Vanderbilt research investigated the security of information on Google. Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Computer Science, is quoted.
The Globe and Mail: Cylons, they are not. These intelligent and friendly robots are designed to help the elderly live a better life
Nilanjan Sarkar, professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Tennessean: When we have mental health crises, are our schools, churches or doctors offices prepared?
Nathaniel Clark, associate professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted
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