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  Friday, Jul. 12, 2019  
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Fourteen faculty selected as 2019-20 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows
Fourteen exemplary faculty members from across the university have been named to the Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program. The 2019-20 cohort comprises faculty from the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering, School of Nursing and Vanderbilt Law School.
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Vanderbilt faculty earn $1.2M grant to support STEM majors who want to teach
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to Vanderbilt to establish scholarships that serve the national need of recruiting and preparing high-quality STEM teachers for high-need school districts. 
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Weigh in on priorities for chancellor search, qualities of VU’s next leader
Through a feedback form, students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and members of the broader community can provide their thoughts on what qualities the next chancellor should hold and the priorities that should be considered during the search process.
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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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Brief outage of internet access for VU on July 18
On Thursday, July 18, between 4 and 6:30 a.m., VUIT will replace some network equipment in the Hill and Bryan data centers. During this replacement, VU will experience a brief outage of internet service.
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Free electric scooter safety class set for July 20
The event hosted by Vanderbilt University Public Safety will provide an overview of the electric scooter program in Nashville and on the VU campus, information on how to safely and responsibly ride and park scooters, and how to report accidents and issues. The vendor Spin will provide unlocked scooters and helmets for the July 20 class.
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Nominations open for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards
Nominations are being accepted through July 31 for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards. The awards celebrate Vanderbilt staff members’ dedication to the campus community.
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Office 365 email migration is underway
Vanderbilt University Information Technology is enhancing email features and services by migrating Outlook/Exchange email to Microsoft Office 365 in the cloud.
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Log in to Skype with your primary email address
Earlier this summer, all VU Microsoft Office 365 login credentials were changed from users’ to users’ primary email addresses (usually Last week, VUIT successfully aligned 1,603 Skype account logins from users’ secondary email addresses to their primary email addresses.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science now accepting nominations through Sept. 30

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Vanderbilt Microbiome Venture Fund accepting applications through July 31

Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt fall registration now open

Health Plus ‘Connection’ newsletter now available

All three steps of Go for the Gold now available

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Register now for 2019 Vanderbilt Shared Resource and Core Retreat

Health professionals who serve individuals with disabilities needed for research study


Coming Up

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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Enjoying Beef in the Mediterranean Diet’
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  Babies and You: ‘Caring for your Newborn’
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  Office of LGBTQI Life offers P.R.I.D.E. training for faculty and staff
· JUL ·
  VU community discussion of 2019 Commons Reading
· JUL ·
  Vandy Walks: ‘Civil War Battle of Nashville’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: There’s a big new headache for the Green New Deal
Research by David J. Hess, James Thornton Fant Chair in Sustainability Studies and professor of sociology, on the effects of state-level climate policies is cited.
U.S. News & World Report: Small vessel disease leaves patients vulnerable to leg amputation
Joshua Beckman, professor of medicine, is quoted about research that looks at the correlation between microvascular disease and risk for lower-limb amputation.
The New York Times: To reduce hospital noise, researchers create alarms that whistle and sing
Research by Joseph Schlesinger, associate professor of anesthesiology and hearing and speech sciences and assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is highlighted.
Roll Call: States grapple with Medicaid work requirements
John Graves, associate professor of health policy and associate professor of medicine, is quoted about states considering work requirements for Medicaid.
Money: 7 ways to go to college for free
Vanderbilt is highlighted.
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