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Sports and Society Initiative launches new series examining Olympics from diverse angles

“A World of Possibilities: Examining the Olympics from Diverse Angles” encompasses 14 thought-provoking, educational and entertaining events, including film screenings, panel discussions and presentations by scholars, journalists and authors.


Kimball named director of the Undergraduate Business Minor

Gary Kimball has been named to the position of director of the Undergraduate Business Minor program at Vanderbilt University, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced.


Fassinger, chief admissions and recruiting officer at Owen School, dies

Tami Tinsley Fassinger, a beloved member of the Owen Graduate School of Management community for more than 20 years, died Aug. 15 in Nashville. She was 55.


Make note of traffic changes for Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert at Vanderbilt Stadium 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.


New committee advances research through limited submission opportunities

Twenty faculty members have been appointed to the new Limited Submission Opportunities Plus review committee to help bring innovative research to the attention of external sponsors.


Six projects garner Microbiome Venture Fund awards

Six faculty-led teams have received 2018 Microbiome Venture Fund awards to pursue projects related to the broad category of microbiomes—the totality of microbes in or on an environment.


Rebuilding concrete: Sanchez to help lead $6.7 million Hong Kong research project

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Florence Sanchez is a co-P.I. on an international research team searching for more resilient building materials for marine infrastructure projects.


Help community relocate century-old Midtown building

Vanderbilt University is seeking a preservationist who would be the recipient of a Midtown Queen Anne-style house in exchange for moving and saving it.


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

Online vehicle registration is now open to faculty and staff. Current permits expire on Aug. 31. Physical permits will be replaced by virtual license plate recognition this year. Be sure to register your license plate correctly.


Safe and Sound Week: Slips, trips and falls safety tips – gift card prize available

The Office of Workplace Safety is hosting a photo contest for all university employees to showcase safe work practices in their facilities during this week’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safe and Sound Week.


Employees invited to football open practice today, free food provided

Vanderbilt football will host its annual open practice for university faculty and staff and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided.


Poster session Friday will feature work on next-gen vaccines

The computer-aided design and engineering of antibodies and vaccine candidates that can neutralize viral scourges like influenza and Ebola will be the topic of an Aug. 17 poster session presented by the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.


Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud scheduled maintenance and updates

Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo regular system maintenance and updates during the last two weekends in August. Please plan ahead, as Oracle Cloud will not be available to users during these times.


Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 23

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.


Health care workforce expert to give Aug. 28 diversity lecture

Montana State University’s Peter Buerhaus, a former longtime Vanderbilt School of Nursing professor and an internationally recognized health care economist and workforce expert, will give the School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Aug. 28.


Reception for women faculty is Aug. 28

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence will host a reception for women faculty Aug. 28 in the Central Library Second Floor Gallery.


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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

A Fort Campbell colonel recognized the potential in a match between Army engineers and the Won’dry and has launched a new collaborative process.


Take Note

» ‘An Aging and Healthy Brain Symposium and Community Dinner’ Aug. 22

» Blair School of Music offers music lessons, classes and ensembles

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program

» Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy’ Aug. 16

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Middle Eastern Cuisine’ Aug. 17

» Boomers, Elders and More: ‘The Importance of Knowing your Loved One’s Financial Adviser’

» Wellcast: Manage your medical information with My Health at Vanderbilt

» What’s new in the Health Plus Health Guide

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