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  Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018  
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Carrasco to lead Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Dr. Nancy Carrasco, a leading figure in the study of iodide transport and its critical role in the thyroid and mammary glands, has been named chair of Vanderbilt’s Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics.
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What’s On My Mind: Upholding our core values
Vanderbilt’s commitment to inclusion, discovery, collaboration, civil discourse and more is driving the university forward in its mission, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first message of the new academic year.
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Fall Faculty Assembly is tomorrow
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss his vision for the upcoming academic year and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty at the fall assembly on Aug. 23.
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Make note of traffic changes for Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert Thursday
Expect traffic changes and heavy volume near Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 23, when Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II” tour makes a stop at Vanderbilt Stadium.
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New exhibit to explore history of women at Vanderbilt
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will open “From Listeners to Leaders: A History of Women at Vanderbilt” on Tuesday, Aug. 28, featuring documents, books, photos, newspaper articles and oral histories about women’s experiences on campus in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
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Save the date: Flulapalooza is Sept. 26
Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get a free flu shot during the eighth annual mass vaccination event, set for Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the area between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
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Dillehay receives $510K to study role of gold mining in colonization of South America
Anthropology professor Tom Dillehay and co-investigators will undertake anthropological, historical, engineering and geological studies to uncover the many forces shaping the development of the southern Andes.
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Mars, Kissinger, jazz among rich topics for Vanderbilt Osher fall term
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt will offer fall classes about life on Mars, the 2018 midterms, American gun culture, and an Oz Arts production on human connections to the environment.
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Chancellor Zeppos reflects on the incoming class
Watch Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discuss the diversity and talent represented in the Class of 2022 and the potential these students have to become the leaders of tomorrow.


Take Note

Online vehicle registration open for faculty and staff – physical permits replaced by license plate recognition

Get to ‘Know Your Numbers’ with Health Plus at upcoming events

LSO: Henry Luce Foundation Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology program

Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud scheduled maintenance and updates

Register for six-part series on Community Engaged Research

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


Coming Up

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  Session for adults with autism to give feedback on study
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  Health care workforce expert to give Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture
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  Reception for women faculty is Aug. 28
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  Training for SPIN external funding opportunity database


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Why the Roman Catholic Church still struggles with sexual abuse scandals
Hilary Scarsella, a doctoral student in theological studies, is quoted.
PBS NewsHour: What will it take to reverse childhood obesity? More than a single solution
Shari Barkin, William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian: Trump’s ‘good person’ defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law, is quoted about the unprecedented nature of President Trump’s public comments about the Manafort trial.
U.S. News & World Report: Genetic testing for cancer lacking for women on Medicare
A new Vanderbilt study found that testing for gene mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer is rare among some Medicare patients who have the cancers and qualify for such tests, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Education Week: Which teachers are most likely to leave school mid-year?
A new Vanderbilt study in the American Educational Research Journal tracks teachers leaving month by month in their first three years on the job. Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, co-authored the study.
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