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  Friday, June 7, 2019  
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Evans, Geer host community update on chancellor search
The anticipated timeline for the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor and the search firm that will support the process were discussed at a town hall-style gathering for the Vanderbilt community on June 5.
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New leadership announced for the Wond’ry
Dave Owens, a management professor and expert on innovation, has been named the Evans Family Executive Director of the Wond’ry.
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Tennessee stands at a political crossroads: Vanderbilt Poll
Despite opportunities for broad consensus, Tennessee’s long history of pragmatic politics could be affected by rising polarization along party lines, according to the most recent statewide Vanderbilt University Poll.
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Baseball takes on Duke in Super Regionals
The Vanderbilt Commodores host the Duke Blue Devils in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series at Hawkins Field starting Friday at 5 p.m. Commodore fans can stock up on gear before the games by visiting the Vanderbilt pop-up shop located off Jess Neely Drive near the front entrance of the McGugin Center, across the street from the main entrance gate to Hawkins Field. The pop-up shop will be open 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, weather permitting each day.
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Goldring appointed ‘AERJ’ editor-in-chief
Vanderbilt University professor Ellen Goldring has been appointed editor-in-chief of the American Educational Research Association’s flagship publication, the “American Educational Research Journal.” She will head the editorial team for the journal’s 2020–22 volume years.
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Vanderbilt University to enhance hiring process with SkillSurvey 
The new tool, an automated reference-checking resource, will allow the university to efficiently conduct an applicant’s reference check in as little as two business days, dropping up to 10 days off the average time spent collecting reference responses.
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Save the date: Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory June 21
Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Government and Community Relations to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory for university employees and their families. Scheduled during the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m., the event will feature activities focused on 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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VUIT: Don’t forget to check your spam filter
VUIT’s spam filter, VUmailguard, protects against unwanted emails by using the spam protection in Microsoft Office 365. A notification email is sent if there is a quarantined message requiring review. Users can either release the message from quarantine or ignore it.
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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

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

Join the Health Plus Summer Shape-Up Challenge

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Host Health Plus’ CORE Nutrition at your office

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

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Nominations open for 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar

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

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 NEH Summer Stipends


Coming Up

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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Eating Right for a Good Night’s Sleep’
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  Vandy Walks: Campus in bloom
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  Free skin cancer screening
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Dr. Edward M. Hundert
· JUN ·
  Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding—A Positive Choice’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Conversation: How ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Kodi Lee shattered stereotypes about disability
Stan Link, associate professor of the composition, philosophy and analysis of music, writes about the common stereotypes surrounding people with disabilities.
Education Week: Districts struggle to hire black teachers. Is the solution hiring more black principals?
A working paper by Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, and graduate student Brendan Bartanen is cited.
U.S. News & World Report: Is investing in rideshares a good idea?
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Above the Law: Pete Buttigieg’s court-reform plan is exciting, unconstitutional and a bit naïve
Associate Professor of Law Ganesh Sitaraman’s proposal for reforming the Supreme Court is outlined.
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