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  Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2019  
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Vanderbilt community invited to Chancellor Search community update today
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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What’s on My Mind: Attracting and developing top faculty
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses how Vanderbilt attracts and develops top faculty members in the latest edition of “What’s On My Mind.”
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Provost announces leadership positions for Beasley, George
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced new appointments for Vanessa Beasley and Tracey George as part of leadership promotions and reorganizations within the provost’s offices.
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David Williams, bowling team to be inducted into Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
Former Vanderbilt Athletics Director David Williams II and the Vanderbilt bowling team were among the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame honorees recently announced and slated for recognition at its induction ceremony on June 15.
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Bleday goes 4th overall in MLB draft; 4 others selected through Wednesday
Vanderbilt right fielder J.J. Bleday was selected fourth overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Miami Marlins on Monday night, becoming the 16th Commodore in the last 15 years to be selected in the opening round. Four other Commodore players were selected through the 10th round going into Wednesday.
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Public comments welcome at VUPS accreditation visit today
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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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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Public meetings scheduled on proposed changes to WeGo Public Transit
WeGo Public Transit is hosting a series of meetings to record public feedback about proposed strategic service reductions for the upcoming fiscal year. These changes would impact several routes that serve the Vanderbilt University area.
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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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Watch: Experience Vanderbilt in 360-degree virtual reality
Experience Vanderbilt University in 360 degrees using a virtual reality headset or the YouTube app on your smart phone (make sure to move your phone around!).


Take Note

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 NEH Summer Stipends

Spring issue of VCFC newsletter includes updates for campus community

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

Mood, Emotion and Development Lab looking for research participants

Host Health Plus’ CORE Nutrition at your office

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offers summer courses

Nominations open for 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center call for proposals for disabilities research project

Vanderbilt KidTalk seeking toddlers with language delays for research study

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

VUIT: Password reset for faculty, staff, students


Coming Up

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  Healthier You: ‘Mindfulness for Stress Reduction’
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  Vandy Walks: Campus in bloom
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  Free skin cancer screening
· JUN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Dr. Edward M. Hundert


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: 23andMe and AirBnB: Is cultural identity a market for consumer genetic-testing companies?
Vanderbilt research about combining genetic testing and travel is mentioned.
Quartz: Yes, you can call me disabled
Anjali Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development, discusses using identity-first language when describing disability.
The Japan Times: Drugs make headway against lung, breast and prostate cancers
Leora Horn, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, is quoted about new cancer treatments.
Well+Good: What moms-to-be learn from each other through group prenatal care
Mavis Schorn, senior associate dean for academics at the School of Nursing, is quoted.
The New York Times: Everett Raymond Kinstler, prolific portraitist, dies at 92
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s 2018 exhibit featuring Kinstler’s work is mentioned.
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