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  Wednesday, July 3, 2019  
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Vanderbilt named a top employer for women for second year in a row
“Forbes” has named Vanderbilt University one of the best employers for women in the United States for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based on an independent national survey of more than 60,000 employees who work in organizations that employ at least 1,000 workers.
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CLAS shares collegiate knowledge with K-12 educators nationwide
Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies has launched an interdisciplinary summer institute aimed at helping K-12 teachers and students make the connection between environmental concerns in Latin America and their impact on the larger world.
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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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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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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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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers summer camp for rising 5th and 6th graders
The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle school students in their exploration of science, math, engineering and technology and open their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Spots are still available for the camp for rising fifth- and sixth-graders scheduled for July 8-12, and financial aid is available.
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Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders
Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking Friendship Families for its international fellows during the 2019-20 academic year.
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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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Special webinar: ‘Introduction to the Department of Justice’ July 18
This faculty webinar will provide an introduction to the Department of Justice, including cross-cutting trends and funding priorities. Discussion will cover tips on how to navigate the current landscape, including best practices on applying for grants and engaging with the DOJ.
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Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training for faculty and staff July 22
The P.R.I.D.E. (Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity) program aims to create a visible network of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex individuals and their allies by providing an avenue through which any member of the Vanderbilt community can show their support. 
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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.


Take Note

Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Address changes in West End Neighborhood take effect July 1

Vanderbilt Travel Clinic moves to Brentwood

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops

VU limited submission opportunity: The TD Ready Challenge 2019

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


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Paid administrative closure day
· JUL ·
  Center for Science Outreach High School Student Research Symposium
· JUL ·
  Community Research Partners: ‘Understanding Client Success in a Lifestyle and Fitness Intervention’
· 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 New York Times (opinion): A lot of candidates may make it seem like democracy is working, but it isn’t
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor of Public Policy and Social Science, writes about the presidential nomination process.
Associated Press: Vanderbilt pledges $2M for African American music museum
Vanderbilt’s donation to the National Museum of African American Music is highlighted.
CBS News: Florida woman’s death from flesh-eating bacteria shines light on necrotizing fasciitis
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted about the effects of contracting the serious bacterial infection.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Poll: Many Hamilton County residents support tax increase for schools
John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science, is quoted.
Time: 15 unsung moments from American history that historians say you should know about
Sarah Igo, associate professor of history, writes about the assignment in 1936 of the first Social Security numbers.
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