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  Friday, June 21, 2019  
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Campus community invited to ceremony recognizing Vanderbilt for sustainable building practices
Vanderbilt will be recognized for its sustainable building efforts on Tuesday, June 25, when the U.S. Green Building Council presents the university with a plaque designating the Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will join Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain for remarks beginning at 2 p.m.
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Vanderbilt outlasts Mississippi State, takes on Louisville today at College World Series
Vanderbilt senior Stephen Scott crushed two home runs and right-handed freshman pitcher Kumar Rocker was elusive as Vanderbilt notched a 6-3 win against Mississippi State on Wednesday at the College World Series. The Commodores will play Louisville at 6 p.m. Friday for a chance to advance to the CWS finals.
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Vanderbilt community invited to share feedback on chancellor search
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is gathering critical input to inform the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader, and invites all members of the university community to submit their feedback on the Chancellor Search website.
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Chancellor announces paid administrative closure day on July 5
University employees will enjoy an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend this year, as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced an administrative closure day for Friday, July 5.
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Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory is TODAY
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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Offices of Student Accounts, Student Loans relocate to 2309 West End Ave. June 24
The Office of Student Accounts and the Office of Student Loans will move to the third floor of the Admissions and Financial Aid building, located at 2309 West End Ave., effective Monday, June 24.
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‘Opportunities in Defense Health’ webinar set for June 28
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host a webinar on Friday, June 28, to help Vanderbilt faculty learn about funding opportunities from agencies in the Department of Defense that fund health science research.
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Address changes in West End Neighborhood to take effect July 1
As part of FutureVU, the West End Neighborhood continues its transformation into a park-like community atmosphere. The restructuring of this area has necessitated the renumbering of Greek Row houses.
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Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops
Human Resources will host five one-hour workshops throughout June, August and September focused on the Consumer Driven Health Plan and ways to use the Health Savings Account.
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Garland selected 5th by Cleveland in NBA draft
Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland was selected fifth overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA draft Thursday night, becoming the eighth first-round selection and the second-highest pick in Commodore basketball history.
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Walking the red carpet at Cannes … for class credit!
A group of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors took part in “the experience of a lifetime” when they participated in a faculty-led Maymester class that took them across France, including a stop at the Cannes Film Festival. Rising junior Caroline Crawford reflects on the experience.


Take Note

Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Register by June 21: NCI Chemical Biology Consortium Symposium

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center U54 Research Project Grant deadline extended to June 21

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers summer camp for rising 5th and 6th graders

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Register for TASTE nutrition challenge

Wellcast: ‘The Mediterranean Diet Goes Global’

Sync Higi to report blood pressure, weight to Health Plus

Mad vs. sad: Depression is often disguised as anger

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Join the Health Plus Summer Shape-Up Challenge

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Walk with Vanderbilt at Nashville Pride Parade
· JUN ·
  Department of Cell and Developmental Biology seminar
· JUL ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Enjoying Beef in the Mediterranean Diet’
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean (opinion): How Nicholas Zeppos transformed Vanderbilt as chancellor
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos changed the Vanderbilt campus, university financial aid and much more, all for the better, writes Vanderbilt trustee emeritus Michael Ainslie in this opinion piece.
National Geographic: Hyenas once stalked the Arctic, fossils reveal
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Reuters: In challenge to Trump, Oregon votes to cap climate emissions
Matthew Zaragoza-Watkins, assistant professor of economics, is cited.
Vice: Climate change may be spawning flesh-eating bacteria in New Jersey
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
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