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  Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019  
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Engineering and Science Building, Eskind Biomedical Library designated LEED Gold by USGBC
U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam presented Vanderbilt with a plaque designating the university’s Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status at a community-wide gathering on Tuesday afternoon in the Engineering and Science Building lobby.
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Weiss to lead VINSE starting July 1
Sharon Weiss, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering, professor of electrical engineering and physics and deputy director of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, will become the new director of VINSE, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.
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Vanderbilt stops Michigan in Game 2, forces winner-take-all for national title
Freshman pitcher Kumar Rocker struck out 11 and drew only three hits in six and one-third innings, and Vanderbilt got to Michigan’s shaky bullpen, in a 4-1 win in Game 2 of the College World Series finals on Tuesday night. The Commodores forced a winner-take-all Game 3 set to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.
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University announces enhanced, inclusive adoption, fertility and surrogacy benefits
Effective July 1, university adoption, fertility and surrogacy benefit programs will be enhanced to better support all eligible employees. 
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Biweekly time card deadline accelerated due to July 4 holiday
Time cards for all biweekly employees must be both submitted by the employee and approved by the employee’s manager before 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1, to accommodate the accelerated schedule.
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Enroll in direct deposit by Friday, June 28, to avoid delay in pay during July 5 administrative closure
Vanderbilt’s Human Resources office will be closed on Friday, July 5, due to the administrative closure day. Employees and student workers who are not enrolled in direct deposit are encouraged to do so by Friday, June 28, to avoid a delay in receiving their July 5 paychecks.
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VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading set for July 23
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host a discussion of the 2019 Commons Reading, “The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity” by Kwame Anthony Appiah, on Tuesday, July 23. All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to read the book and join in the discussion.
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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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‘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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Vanderbilt University to enhance staff hiring process with SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is an automated reference-checking resource that will allow the university to efficiently conduct a job applicant’s reference check in as little as two business days, eliminating up to 10 days from the average time spent attempting to collect reference responses.
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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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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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New dean of The Ingram Commons changing mindsets around math learning
Vanderbilt professor and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gresalfi wants people to stop hating math. She’s researching and teaching new ways to embrace the subject’s potential for creativity.


Take Note

Fans invited to Hawkins Field for College World Series watch parties

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

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

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Join the Health Plus Summer Shape-Up Challenge

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

Limited submission opportunity: Community Foundation Discretionary Grants

Offices of Student Accounts, Student Loans relocate to 2309 West End Ave. June 24


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Paid administrative closure day
· 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
Voice of America: Trump counting on his base to deliver in 2020
Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communication studies and associate dean of residential faculty, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: Hands-on learning drives teachers and students at the only Montessori school in Tennessee’s turnaround district
Catherine McTamaney, associate professor of the practice of teaching and learning, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Here’s why Trump is threatening federal layoffs if Congress won’t shut this agency down
David E. Lewis, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, writes about the Trump administration’s plans to reorganize the Office of Personnel Management. Black men in same sex relationships seek church, internet for support
Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development, is quoted.
Diverse: Prejudice ‘strikes’ again: Corporal punishment is hitting black students the most
Donna Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education, writes about the negative impact surrounding the disproportionate use of corporal punishment on black students.
Huffington Post: Rare stamp to be auctioned decades after it helped carry couple’s forbidden love
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
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