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  Monday, June 3, 2019  
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VU community invited to Chancellor Search community update Wednesday
Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans and John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and chair of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee, will host a Vanderbilt community update on Wednesday, June 5, in Featheringill Hall to gather input and share information about the priorities and process guiding the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader.
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Bartels elected to American Philosophical Society
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science and co-director of Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, has been elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society, the oldest learned society in the United States.
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Vanderbilt smashes into Super Regionals
Vanderbilt smacked four home runs en route to capturing the NCAA Nashville Regional with a 12-1 victory over Indiana State on Sunday night at Hawkins Field. The Commodores will advance to play Duke in the NCAA Super Regionals next weekend in Nashville.
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Researchers by day, rockers by night, biofunkiest engineers hit the airwaves
The Vanderbilt Initiative of Biofunky Engineers, or VIBE, began performing together in 2017 and have played a handful of gigs, including the biomedical engineering department’s holiday party. Last week they took to the airwaves of Radio Free Nashville.
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BBC’s ‘The Arts Hour on Tour’ to record episode at Vanderbilt today
The BBC will record an episode of “The Arts Hour on Tour” Monday, June 3, at 6 p.m. in Turner Recital Hall at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. The event is open to the public, but reservations are required.
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Public comments welcome at VUPS accreditation visit Wednesday
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. 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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Save the date: Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory June 21
Scheduled during the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, this Employee Appreciation event from noon to 4 p.m. will feature special events and fun activities designed to foster inspiration in science, technology, engineering, math and astronomy.
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Walk with Vanderbilt at Nashville Pride Parade June 22
Vanderbilt’s Office of LGBTQI Life invites the Vanderbilt community to walk in the 2019 Nashville Pride Parade on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 8th Avenue in downtown Nashville. The first 25 people to join the group will receive a Vanderbilt PRIDE t-shirt.
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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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Recent Peabody grad transforming lives of the sight-impaired
James Boehm, who earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Peabody College in May, turned a life-changing incident into a mission to help others recovering from traumatic injuries and blindness.


Take Note

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

VUIT: Password reset for faculty, staff, students

Construction on campus parking garages underway

Nominations open for 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center call for proposals for disabilities research project

Mood, Emotion and Development Lab looking for research participants

Vanderbilt KidTalk seeking toddlers with language delays for research study

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

SEEK camp for rising 1st through 6th graders now accepting applications

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers summer courses

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 NEH Summer Stipends

Host Health Plus’ CORE Nutrition at your office


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
· JUN ·
  Free skin cancer screening
· JUN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Dr. Edward M. Hundert
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: Fighting malaria with fungi: Biologists engineer a fungus to be deadlier to mosquitoes
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, writes about the role of fungus in the fight against malaria.
The New York Times: $146 million default by nursing home chain leaves U.S. on the hook
David Stevenson, professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post: India’s election results were more than a ‘Modi wave’
Tariq Thachil, associate professor of political science, wrote this analysis.
The Washington Post: U.S measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total for any year since 1992
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Science: ‘I will feel actual rage.’ Unusual responses to kind touches could help explain autism traits
Carissa Cascio, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
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