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  Monday, July 15, 2019  
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Vanderbilt Heard Libraries make leap in research library rankings
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries continue to climb in the Association of Research Libraries rankings, rising to the No. 36 spot in the newly released 2018 data.
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Vanderbilt hosts picnic to meet mayoral, Metro Council candidates
More than 50 candidates running for mayor, vice-mayor and Metro Council in the Aug. 1 election participated in a recent meet-and-greet picnic for the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.
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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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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 tomorrow
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’ Thursday
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 Thursday
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 Saturday
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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Child and Family Center to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with tea party Aug. 7
Join the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center during “Spill the Tea,” a tea party for the campus community to honor breastfeeding caregivers. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Living Room of the Godchaux Nursing Annex.
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Software Carpentries boot camp offers basic research programming skills Aug. 19-20
Vanderbilt Software Carpentries, a two-day boot camp scheduled for Aug. 19-20, aims to help graduate students and other researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching basic research computing skills.


Take Note

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

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt fall registration now open

Health and Wellness ‘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

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

Office 365 email migration is underway

Log in to Skype with your primary email address

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Babies and You: ‘Caring for your Newborn’
· JUL ·
  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’
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Census has been subject of legal wrangling for decades
Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Chair in American History and associate professor of political science, of sociology and of law, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University establishes partnership with the National Museum of African American Music 
Vanderbilt’s recent donation to the National Museum of African American Music is highlighted.
Healio: Researchers investigate power of human-animal interactions among children with cancer
Mary Jo Gilmer, professor of nursing, is interviewed.
Healthline: Why some children still get questionable medical exemptions for vaccines
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt lands $1.2M grant for STEM work
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.
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