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  Friday, May 24, 2019  
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Vanderbilt community invited to share feedback on chancellor search
The Chancellor’s Search Advisory Committee has begun its work to gather critical input to inform the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor, and is now inviting all members of the university community to submit their feedback on the chancellor search website.
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Chancellor, provost advocate for federal investments in science and education in Washington
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente emphasized the need to reaffirm the longstanding partnership between the federal government and America’s leading research universities when they met with members of the Tennessee congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., this week.
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Nominations open for spring 2020 Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship
Nominations are open through Friday, May 31, for the second cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, designed to amplify the impact of faculty research through media training and enhanced strategic communications.
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Vanderbilt University Press Editorial Committee announced
Thirteen faculty members have been selected to support the continued excellence and growth of the Vanderbilt University Press for the 2019-20 academic year.
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Fort Negley receives international recognition thanks to work of Vanderbilt scholars
As communities throughout the South struggle to determine appropriate ways of recognizing Civil War history, Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Postdoctoral Fellow Angela Sutton have worked to draw attention to Fort Negley as a site that teaches the tragedy of slavery as well as celebrates the contributions of free and enslaved black people to Nashville and the nation’s history.
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Stassun appointed to Astro2020 Steering Committee
Vanderbilt University astrophysicist Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was named Tuesday to the National Academies’ Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics (Astro2020) Steering Committee.
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Women’s Center, American Studies partner to amplify thought leadership among women and underrepresented groups
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the American Studies Program recently partnered to host the OpEd Project, a social venture and leadership organization with a focus on increasing the number of women and underrepresented experts contributing to key commentary forums in their respective fields.
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Rising juniors selected for Fulbright Summer Institutes in the U.K.
Druv Vohra and Colin Fricker have been selected by the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission to participate in the Fulbright Summer Institutes, one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide. The Summer Institutes support the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission’s work to promote leadership, learning and empathy between nations through educational exchange.
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Construction on campus parking garages to begin next week
Effective Tuesday, May 28, the west entrance to Terrace Place Garage (entrance closest to the Baker Building) will close until June 10, then again from June 20 through June 26.
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Microsoft Office 365 sign-in enhancements coming in June
Over the next several months, VUIT will migrate all Outlook/Exchange mailboxes of VU faculty, staff and most graduate students from on-campus servers to Microsoft Outlook Office 365 in the cloud. To prepare for the Outlook/Exchange mailbox migration to Office 365, VUIT will be updating the way users sign in to Office 365 applications.
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Men’s golf’s quest for national championship begins Friday
The No. 4 Commodores’ quest for a national championship begins Friday afternoon at The Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas, when they tee up with the nation’s top teams at the NCAA Championships.
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Baseball advances in SEC Tournament
Top-seed Vanderbilt stifled Mississippi State with runners on base and made the most of its three hits, advancing to the SEC Tournament semifinals while blanking the No. 2-seed Bulldogs 1-0 on Thursday night in Hoover, Alabama. The Commodores will face the winner of No. 5-seed LSU and Mississippi State on Saturday, in a game tentatively scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. 


Take Note

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

VUIT: Password reset for faculty, staff, students

Join audience for recording of ‘BBC Arts Hour on Tour’ at Blair

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 Ph.D.’

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

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Get moving with Health Plus Body Weight Exercise video

Vanderbilt KidTalk seeking toddlers with language delays for research study

Take a mindful break with Health Plus

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant


Coming Up

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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
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  Free skin cancer screening
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Nashville Civil War fort gets ‘slave route’ designation
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, is highlighted. Postdoctoral fellow Angela Sutton is quoted in related pieces in The Tennessean and Nashville Scene.
The New York Times: Why high-class people get away with incompetence
Jessica Kennedy, assistant professor of management, is quoted regarding the psychology of overconfidence.
The Conversation: An outlaw yeast thrives with genetic chaos – and could provide clues for understanding cancer growth
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, and graduate student Jacob Steenwyk discuss how budding yeast mirrors cancer growth.
The Tennessean: Should Nashville ban scooters? Rise in injuries rekindles debate.
Oscar Guillamondegui, professor of surgery, is quoted.
Science News: Finding common ground can reduce parents’ hesitation about vaccines
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
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