Can’t see this email? View it in your browser. Friday, July 19, 2019
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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Say goodbye to Carmichael Tower 3 with a BOOM! Limited-edition implosion merchandise available
    On July 27, Carmichael West Tower 3 will go “boom!” The implosion marks the end of an era, and also a fresh start—making way for new living-learning residential colleges. Check out, where you can watch a livestream of the event and buy limited-edition merchandise that will benefit exciting future developments.   [ Read More ]
2.   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. [ Read More ]
3.   Watch Nashville firefighters train in Vanderbilt’s 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. [ Watch Now ]
4.   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. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
     This week, Vanderbilt employees across campus enjoyed a pop-up event put on by HR – Vandy Pops! Each department was sent supplies for a fun popcorn party, and although there were a lot of great photos shared, our favorite #vandygram goes to @veronicalauren18 for this great shot from the Department of Alumni Relations’ celebration! [ Read More ]
6.   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. [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
8.   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. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Microbiome Venture Fund accepting applications through July 31
    Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students can now apply for pilot funding of a project that connects microbiome scholarship with diverse topics and investigators. [ Read More ]
10.   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. [ Read More ]
11.   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. [ Read More ]
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