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  Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019  
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VIRG to become Office for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
A new office announced by the provost brings together data analysis and assessment skills into one central resource on campus.
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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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Six years later, iZone schools see moderate gains; ASD schools have not improved
According to a new Vanderbilt study, school turnaround strategies in Tennessee are not working as intended.
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Special webinar: ‘Introduction to the Department of Justice’ tomorrow
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 tomorrow
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.
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Vanderbilt 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.
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Learn about MLAS program at open house Aug. 15
Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science program offers a flexible graduate degree for adult learners who wish to pursue their intellectual passions. Vanderbilt faculty and staff are eligible for a 70 percent discount on MLAS course tuition. 
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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. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management and task automation.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Jonathan Ertelt
The Vanderbilt greenhouses are a lush, light-filled retreat in the heart of campus, and Jonathan Ertelt is charged with making sure each of their inhabitants thrives.


Take Note

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops

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


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
Business Insider: Trump’s ICE raids on thousands of immigrants are ‘a big show to scare people’ and won’t solve anything, immigration experts warn
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted about immigration raid methods and the impact on mixed-status families. Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, study finds
Research by Patrick Greiner, assistant professor of sociology, is highlighted.
Toronto Sun: Coping with SAD in the summer sun
Vanderbilt research is mentioned.
Romper: 7 old wives’ tales about headaches that are totally bonkers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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