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  Monday, June 24, 2019  
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Vanderbilt announces plan to demolish towers on West End Avenue
Vanderbilt University will bring down one of its tallest campus buildings when it conducts a controlled implosion of the Carmichael West Tower 3 residence hall on Saturday, July 27.
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Vanderbilt reaches College World Series finals
The Commodores staged a late rally to drop Louisville, 3-2, at the College World Series on Friday night, clinching a spot in the championship in Omaha. Vanderbilt will face off against Michigan in a best-of-three series for the NCAA title beginning Monday at 6 p.m.
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Fans invited to Hawkins Field for College World Series watch parties
With the Vanderbilt baseball team advancing to the College World Series finals, Vanderbilt Athletics is hosting watch parties at Hawkins Field for each championship game. All events will be free to the public, and free t-shirts and food will be given to the first 500 fans. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
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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 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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Employees, families enjoy afternoon of fun at Dyer Observatory
More than 200 Vanderbilt employees and their family members enjoyed wonderful weather and participated in fun activities at this year’s Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer event.
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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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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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‘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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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

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Chancellor announces paid administrative closure day on July 5

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

Construction on campus parking garages underway

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

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

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Join the Health Plus Summer Shape-Up Challenge

Register for TASTE nutrition challenge

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

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


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Department of Cell and Developmental Biology seminar
· JUL ·
  Save the date: Center for Science Outreach High School Student Research Symposium
· JUL ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Enjoying Beef in the Mediterranean Diet’
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
Newsweek: Scientists recreate the mysterious feeding habits of this bizarre 500 million-year-old organism
Graduate student Brandt Gibson’s research regarding the eating habits of early, complex organisms is highlighted.
Vox: Exclusive: Kamala Harris’ new plan to train unemployed and underemployed workers, explained
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
TechCrunch: Tripping grad students over and over for science (and better prosthetic limbs)
Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is quoted about Vanderbilt’s research on prosthetic limb improvements.
The Conversation: 7 ways to build your child’s vocabulary
David Dickinson, Margaret Cowan Professor of Teaching and Learning, writes about early childhood vocabulary development.
CNN: After surgery, how patients fare may depend on how their doctor behaves, study says
William Cooper, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, and Gerald Hickson, Joseph C. Ross Professor of Medical Education and Administration, are quoted.
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