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Tennessee may become second state in periodic table

The provisional name for the newly discovered superheavy element 117 is “tennessine.” The name was chosen by Vanderbilt nuclear physicist Joseph Hamilton to honor the state where three members of the international collaboration that made the discovery are located.


Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee seeks input at staff town hall

The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, in Sarratt Cinema.


SkyVU website launched

A new website has been launched for SkyVU, the cloud-based system that will replace current e-business services and provide a modern, synchronized environment to allow university faculty and staff to spend less time on paperwork and more time on efforts that contribute to the university’s mission.


Portions of 24th Avenue South, Garland Avenue to close beginning June 11

A project to install chilled water lines from Vanderbilt’s Power Plant to the new Engineering and Science Building and Olin Hall continues, closing parts of 24th Avenue South as well as Garland Avenue for several weeks this summer.


Nashville Farmers’ Market at VUMC opens TODAY

After an unexpected delay of its scheduled launch on June 2, the 2016 Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will open this Thursday, June 9. Visit the market on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Medical Center plaza near Eskind Library.


My Southern Health: Tips for putting food safety first at farmers’ markets

When shopping at your local farmers’ markets, keep food safety in mind.


University employees: Share feedback on 2016 employee picnic, enter to win prize

Vanderbilt University’s Employee Appreciation team wants you to “dish” on this year’s employee picnic.


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Electric eels make leaping attacks

Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.


Take Note

» Submit poster abstracts now for 2016 Kennedy Center Science Day

» Nominations sought for Brain Research Foundation award

» VU-VUMC Limited submission opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program

» Organization mentors graduate students

HR News

» Registration open for high-intensity interval training clinic at VRWC

» Life Phase Series TODAY: Making the most of your retirement savings

» Lunch and Learn June 15: Aging and injury

» Babies and You June 16: Postpartum care

» Vandy Walks June 16: ‘Architecture – Past and Present’

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 9 — 10 a.m.
Space 204: A Red Wheel Barrow

June 10
Sports Concussions: State of the Science

June 10 — Noon
Exhibition Opening: Pastorals, Landscapes and the Arcadian Vision

Jun. 11 — 5 a.m.
ADA Nashville Tour de Cure

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