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  Friday, June 28, 2019  
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Commodore Nation celebrates Vandy Boys’ national championship
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Nashville Mayor David Briley, and Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Athletics and Athletics Director Malcolm Turner joined hundreds of Commodore fans on Thursday at Vanderbilt’s Multipurpose Facility to celebrate the baseball team’s College World Series championship win.
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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music
Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.
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Dobson, Noble appointed to new leadership positions to advance inclusive excellence and student success
Seasoned university leaders Frank Dobson and Rosevelt Noble have been appointed to new roles to further advance inclusive excellence programming and resources as part of the undergraduate experience.
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16 faculty receive 2019 Research Scholar Grants
Research Scholar Grants awarded for 2019 will fund 16 faculty projects to advance research, scholarship and creative expression.
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11 faculty proposals awarded 2019 Discovery Grants
Eleven Vanderbilt faculty projects have been awarded 2019 Discovery Grants to advance new ideas and cutting-edge scholarship in core disciplines.
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Rauch to lead Office of Employee Immigration Services
Jennifer Rauch will lead the Office of Employee Immigration Services, which works with university administrators and employees to provide information and advice on immigration matters. The office can be found in the Division of Administrations’ Office of Business Services, located in the Baker Building, Suite 1100.
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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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Dean Whittier, professor of biological sciences, emeritus, has died
Dean P. Whittier, an emeritus professor of biological sciences at Vanderbilt and an internationally known researcher on the biology of ferns, died May 29. He was 83.
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Owen School Accelerator launches global immersion program based in Guatemala
This December the inaugural Accelerator Global Immersion program will combine classroom instruction from renowned Vanderbilt faculty with hands-on projects led by regional business leaders. The program will run from Dec. 15 through 21 and will be based in the city of Antigua, Guatemala, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Central America’s most beautiful and historic cities.
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Vanderbilt to host meet-and-greet picnic for mayoral, Metro Council candidates July 10
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host a meet-and-greet picnic in advance of the upcoming election for Nashville’s next mayor, vice mayor and members of the Metro Council.
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Employee Appreciation: Vandy Pops is July 16
To thank university employees for their contributions to the success of Vanderbilt’s mission each and every day, Employee Appreciation invites them to gather in their respective breakrooms across campus for popcorn, collegiality and a moment to unwind on Tuesday, July 16.
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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in June newsletter
Summer 2019 is an exciting time for the university and its students, faculty, staff and alumni, as rapid progress is being made in the West End Neighborhood. Read about upcoming milestones including the Carmichael Tower 3 implosion, fall move-in and more.
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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for July 4 holiday
VU Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office are reminding faculty, staff and students to power down before leaving the office or home for the July 4 holiday. Small, collective efforts can have a large impact across the entire university.
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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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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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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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Chancellor lauds Vandy Boys’ ‘character, integrity, intelligence’
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos sent a special message to Vanderbilt baseball head coach Tim Corbin and team, lauding them for exemplifying “the Vanderbilt way” at the College World Series and beyond.


Take Note

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

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

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

Limited submission opportunity: Community Foundation Discretionary Grants

Limited submission opportunity: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence


Coming Up

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  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
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt sets implosion date for West End tower
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted about the shift from providing Vanderbilt undergraduates with a traditional housing experience to immersing them in living-learning environments.
The Tennessean: Scooters are here to stay in Nashville. We have to make it work.
This opinion piece was written by graduate student William Barbour; Craig Philip, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation Research; Erin Hafkenschiel, executive director of mobility at Vanderbilt; Leigh Shoup, chief of staff in the Division of Administration; and Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.
The Tennessean: Watch out, uber Uber Eaters: Online food delivery can lead to overspending and isolation
Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing, is quoted about the consequences of frequently ordering food online.
Time: What the science really says about grilled meat and cancer risk
Vanderbilt research is highlighted.
The New York Times: The flower that came back from the dead
Elsie Quarterman, professor of biology, emerita, is highlighted.
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