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  Wednesday, May. 29, 2019  
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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.
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Owen faculty member to lead Moore College
Mumin Kurtulus, associate professor of operations management at Owen Graduate School of Management, will play an important role in expanding the undergraduate learning experience beyond the classroom as the new faculty head of Moore College, Associate Provost and Dean of Residential Faculty Vanessa Beasley has announced.
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Sheree C. Wright among ‘Best of the Bar’ honorees
Sheree C. Wright has been named to the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 “Best of the Bar” in the category of corporate counsel.
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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 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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Vanderbilt recognized for social media engagement during city’s Commuter Challenge
Vanderbilt University was recognized for its social media engagement during Nashville Connector’s Commuter Challenge with an award presented by Mayor David Briley on May 21.
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Public comments welcome at VUPS accreditation visit June 5
An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit campus to examine all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. As part of the assessment, agency personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Wednesday, June 5, at 5 p.m.
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Vanderbilt to host NCAA Regional following SEC Tournament championship win
The Commodores have been tabbed the No. 2 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Tournament and will welcome Indiana State, McNeese and Ohio State to Hawkins Field for the NCAA Nashville Regional beginning Friday. Vanderbilt leads the nation with 49 victories and captured the SEC regular season championship and SEC Tournament title.
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Inaugural Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day draws crowd for talks, posters, data blitzes
Vanderbilt’s inaugural Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day drew more than 100 attendees to hear faculty lectures on subjects ranging from diet to brain modeling, take in short “data blitzes” on individual areas of research, and visit a 35-station poster session.
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Apply to ‘Business of VU’ program; applications close June 1
The Business of VU program is accepting applications for its third cohort in fall 2019. The program offers the Vanderbilt community an opportunity to learn about the business operations of the university and higher education as a whole.
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Save the date: Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory June 21
Scheduled during the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m., this Employee Appreciation event will feature special events and fun activities to become inspired in science, technology, engineering, math and astronomy.
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SEEK camp for rising 1st through 6th graders now accepting applications
The Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach will host its second annual summer day camp, Science Exploration Experience for Kids (SEEK), during the month of June. The camp, for rising first through sixth graders, is held at Eakin Elementary School for weeklong sessions exploring themes such as animals, engineering, chemistry and robotics.
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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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Construction on campus parking garages underway
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.


Take Note

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grant

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grants

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

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


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Join audience for recording of ‘BBC Arts Hour on Tour’ at Blair
· JUN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
· JUN ·
  Free skin cancer screening
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Atlantic: Why anti-vax doctors are ordering 23andMe tests
James Crowe, Ann Scott Carell Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, is quoted and his research is discussed.
The Tennessean: More than just a teacher for those with disabilities, Mr. A. is their friend for life
Frank Alexander, adjunct instructor in special education, along with recent Vanderbilt graduate Haley Blankenship are quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: What health care execs can learn from Taylor Swift
Larry Van Horn, associate professor of management, is quoted.
Ottawa Citizen: Euthanasia by organ donation: Should we allow doctors to retrieve people’s organs while they’re still alive?
E. Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted extensively about the rules and ethics surrounding assisted death by organ donation.
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