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  Monday, Aug. 20, 2018  
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‘Big and Bold’ annual impact report showcases university accomplishments
Vanderbilt’s highest-ever national ranking, transformational investments in residential colleges and graduate education and research, and the most diverse first-year class ever are among the accomplishments highlighted in the university’s new annual impact report.
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Incoming students celebrated at Founders Walk
First-year, transfer and Next Steps students were welcomed into the Vanderbilt community on Sunday during Vanderbilt’s traditional Founders Walk.
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New academic year brings new look, expanded schedule for MyVU
MyVU, your source for news and information about the Vanderbilt community, has updated the look of its newsletter, which will expand to three days per week beginning today.
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Fall Faculty Assembly is Thursday
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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New leaders appointed to enhance research support, development
Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan has appointed two new leaders to manage research operations and support faculty in advancing their research.
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Make note of traffic changes for Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert Aug. 23
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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Upside-down jellyfish teach land-locked teens about ocean conservation
More than a dozen Cassiopea were given to the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt by the Tennessee Aquarium.
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FutureVU lecture: Jason McLennan on ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’
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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Vanderbilt welcomes the Class of 2022
Service is synonymous with Vanderbilt’s culture. On Move-In Day, that means hauling lots of boxes, clothes, mini fridges and “must haves” for the newest class moving into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

Take Note

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center seeking child participants for listening study

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

Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud scheduled maintenance and updates

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2019 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Register for six-part series on Community Engaged Research

Coming Up

· AUG ·
  ‘An Aging and Healthy Brain Symposium and Community Dinner’
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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 external funding opportunity database is Aug. 29
Vanderbilt in the News
Market Watch: What the Princeton Review didn’t reveal about its annual college financial-aid ranking
Princeton Review’s rankings aim to add transparency around expensive colleges offering surprisingly large financial-aid packages. Douglas Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs, dean of admissions and financial aid, is quoted.
New York Times: A playlist for commutes
Music can affect mood and overall well-being. Joy Calico, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Musicology, is quoted.
Health: 5 things everyone needs to know to protect yourself from this year’s flu
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted about ways to avoid the flu.
Bloomberg Law: MGM’s legal bid against mass shooting victims could be model
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted about the origin of modern class action lawsuits and the concern at the time that companies would sue a class of potential plaintiffs to stave off potential suits.
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