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  Friday, July 19, 2019  
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Zeppos honored by university staff
The University Staff Advisory Council passed a resolution at its July 9 meeting commending Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos “for his distinguished service to Vanderbilt University” as its eighth chancellor.  
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New leadership development program for managers launched
HR Learning and Organizational Development has launched the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program. VLE is designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front-line supervisor and director.
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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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Madhur receives Presidential Early Career Award
Meena Madhur, assistant professor of medicine and assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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Goldring, Grissom, Rubin commissioned to produce reports
on K-12 leadership
Peabody College faculty will be among a cohort of experts to produce reports on key leadership issues in K-12 education.
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Rasmussen named Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar
Megan Rasmussen, a Ph.D. student in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been selected as the 2019 Vanderbilt Prize Student Scholar.
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USAC begins new term
At its July meeting, outgoing USAC President Jenny Mandeville passed the torch to Jeff Loudin, who welcomed new and returning representatives and introduced the officers and Executive Committee chairs for the 2019-20 term.
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Free electric scooter safety class tomorrow
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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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.
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Online scheduling now available for Occupational Health Clinic
Vanderbilt’s Occupational Health Clinic, including the OHC Faculty/Staff Express Care, now offers online scheduling for same-day and next-day sick visit appointments.
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Watch Nashville firefighters train in Carmichael Tower 4
Nashville firefighters deployed hoses, operated ladders, forced open doors and practiced search-and-rescue tactics when they took part in a unique training opportunity at Vanderbilt’s 14-story Carmichael Tower 4 residence hall in June.


Take Note

Simply Mac accepting pre-orders for Tax Free Weekend July 26-28; VU discounts apply

Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale July 26

Vanderbilt Microbiome Venture Fund accepting applications through July 31

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

Register now for 2019 Vanderbilt Shared Resource and Core Retreat

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt fall registration now open

Health professionals who serve individuals with disabilities needed for research study

Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders

Office 365 email migration is underway

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops

All three steps of Go for the Gold now available

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Networking event to discuss recruitment of individuals with disabilities
· 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 ·
  Vanderbilt Child and Family Center to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with tea party


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: ‘Teflon Don’: Some say Trump’s racist remarks could hurt him — but history suggests otherwise
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Pacific Standard: ICE raids divide American Christians
Sandra Barnes, professor of human and organizational development and professor of sociology of religion, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Report: Tennessee’s Achievement School District is failing students, unlikely to succeed
Gary Henry, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, is quoted.
Healthline: Why we don’t know more about rare polio-like illness
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
USA Today: Is college worth it? Here are the top 50 schools that pay off the most
Vanderbilt is highlighted.
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