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  Friday, May 17, 2019  
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Vanderbilt announces plan to build graduate housing development in Midtown
The university will begin work later this year on its graduate and professional student housing village, starting with an approximately 600-bed project to be located on Broadway between Lyle and 20th avenues.
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New hub for Graduate School students, postdoctoral fellows in Alumni Hall
Newly renovated space on the first floor of Alumni Hall is designed to become a robust hub for student life within the Graduate School community.
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West named associate vice chancellor for federal relations
Christina West has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations.
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Vanderbilt wins NASA’s 2019 Student Launch Competition, sixth in 12 years
Vanderbilt’s Aerospace Design Laboratory again has earned top honors in NASA’s National Student Launch Competition, the lab’s sixth national championship and second consecutive win in 12 years.
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Sophomore earns Department of Defense SMART Scholarship
Vanderbilt sophomore Rachel Strons has been selected as a SMART Scholar—which stands for Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation—by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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In new simulation lab, nursing and divinity students train together
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s $23.6 million expansion includes the state-of-the-art Simulation and Skills Lab, where nurse practitioner students and divinity students learn together.
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Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards
Nominations are being accepted through July 31 for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards. The awards celebrate Vanderbilt staff members’ dedication to the campus community.
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Oracle Cloud update to include new features
A key feature of the Oracle Cloud update, scheduled to begin Friday, May 17, at 9 p.m. and end on Saturday, May 18, is an enhanced interface for all users on the “Expenses” module. A downtime notice will be displayed on the SkyVU website while the update is underway.
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VUIT: Password reset for employees
As the academic year ends, VUIT is reminding faculty and staff to change their ePassword, the password associated with VUnetID.
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The Graduates
For this installment of the student-athlete series, we take a look at three seniors from the Class of 2019.


Take Note

‘The Iris at Vanderbilt and Peabody’ topic of new exhibit at Vanderbilt’s Special Collections

Know Your Numbers during Employee Health and Fitness Month

Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium is Aug. 8

Blair Children’s Chorus to hold auditions in May, August

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers summer courses

Registration open: 2019 BRET Annual Career Symposium, ‘Influencing Human Health with Your PhD’

Blair’s precollege and adult summer program open for registration

Summer Kindermusik classes available at Blair

Nominations open for 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center call for proposals for disabilities research project

Wellcast: ‘There’s an App for That! Self-Monitoring Your Healthy Habits’

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Get moving with Health Plus Body Weight Exercise video

‘Business of VU’ program to welcome third cohort this fall; applications due June 1


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Learn about MLAS program at open house
· MAY ·
  Data network services temporarily unavailable
· JUN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
· JUN ·
  Free skin cancer screening


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: The electric vehicle revolution will come from China, not the U.S.
Jack Barkenbus, a visiting scholar at the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment, writes about electric car trends.
New York Post: Most health care industry profits go to drug companies
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Gov. Lee and McNally have called on Casada to step down, will other Republicans follow? It’s likely.
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Inverse: Trump’s moon obsession could mean less money for college students in need
Brent Evans, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, is quoted.
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