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  Monday, Aug. 27, 2018  
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Immersion Vanderbilt launches, resource office opens in Student Life Center
A signature component of the Academic Strategic Plan, Immersion Vanderbilt calls for students to participate in an intensive learning experience that takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in a final project.
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New hires bring diverse backgrounds and expertise to Student Care Network
The Office of the Dean of Students has welcomed new medical practitioners and wellness providers to campus to support the health and wellbeing of all Vanderbilt students through the new Student Care Network.
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August issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente provides an update on our shared spaces, reiterates our shared values, and announces the launch of a new shared initiative in the first “Open Dore” newsletter of 2018-19.
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Come to open house at E. Bronson Ingram College today
Campus Dining will host an open house for faculty, staff and students at E. Bronson Ingram College, Vanderbilt’s newest residential college, on Monday, Aug. 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. All are invited to attend.
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Jason McLennan to discuss ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’ today
Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge and known as “the Steve Jobs of the green building industry,” will discuss future trends in energy, construction and campus culture on Monday, Aug. 27.
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Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists opens Thursday
A chancellor-sponsored exhibition opening Aug. 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery will showcase 31 premier Middle Eastern women artists whose work focuses on building peace.
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Eighth annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception is Aug. 31
The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training will hold its eighth annual Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony on Friday, Aug. 31.
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Can colorful blocks prep preschoolers for a future in math? This study says yes.
Patterning and spatial activities like block play are simple yet powerful activities in which preschoolers develop early math skills, according to a growing body of research by Vanderbilt scholars.
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New online tool will streamline tuition benefits for employees
Employees can now manage tuition benefit programs online through EdAssist.
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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

Oracle Cloud upgrade completed

Executive Education: Step up your performance this fall

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

Register for six-part series on Community Engaged Research

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Health care workforce expert to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture
· AUG ·
  New exhibit opens exploring history of women at Vanderbilt
· AUG ·
  Reception for women faculty is Aug. 28
· AUG ·
  Training for SPIN external funding opportunity database
· SEP ·
  Next Steps at Vanderbilt faculty discussion: ‘A Look Into an Inclusive Classroom’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Business Insider: NYU’s decision to go tuition-free has other top medical schools grappling with how to attract the brightest students
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is mentioned.
Above the Law: Striking out at OCI – what happens now?
Nicholas Alexiou, associate director of career services, writes advice for students about how to proceed if on-campus interviewing does not result in a job offer.
Tennessean: Affordable ‘lifelong learning’ classes offer great options for seniors and other adults
Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is mentioned.
Forbes: Digital credentials and digital pathways poised to revolutionize higher education
A study co-authored by Richard Pitt, associate professor of sociology, is mentioned. The study found that double majoring was up significantly at almost all colleges and universities, with some schools reporting that as many as 40 percent of students are pursuing more than one major.
Scientific American: A molecular reason why obese people have trouble losing weight
Researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan have discovered a critical factor in the rheostatic control of the body weight by the brain. Their findings, reported this week in the journal Science Advances, could lead to a new approach for treating obesity.
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