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  Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019  
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What’s On My Mind: Making Way for Something New
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explores what Saturday’s implosion means for Vanderbilt’s bold pursuit of its vision for residential colleges.
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Road closures, blast perimeter for Carmichael Tower 3 implosion this Saturday
Ahead of the implosion of Carmichael Tower 3 this Saturday, West End Avenue from 23rd Avenue to 25th Avenue, and 24th Avenue from Elliston Place to Kensington Place on the Vanderbilt campus, will close beginning at 8 a.m. In addition, a blast perimeter will be established around the implosion site to keep members of the community at a safe distance.
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Speed limits lowered across campus to enhance pedestrian safety
Speed limits across Vanderbilt’s campus have been lowered as part of the university’s ongoing commitment to pedestrian safety. Signage illustrating the updated speed limits was installed in early July, and the updated limits were painted on the pavement of each of the affected roadways.
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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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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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Violin and cello summer program at Vanderbilt brings world-class instruction to Nashville children
The Nashville Suzuki Institute is part of the pre-college programs at the Blair School of Music.
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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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‘Research squad’ propels student during two summer immersions
Chemistry major Puxin Xuanyuan put her creativity to work this summer while splitting time between an immersion experience at a medical biotech startup in Toronto and conducting cancer-fighting research on the Vanderbilt campus.


Take Note

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

Vanderbilt Microbiome Venture Fund accepting applications through July 31

Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking with Herbs’ Aug. 14

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

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

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt fall registration now open

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

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Vandy Walks: ‘Civil War Battle of Nashville’
· JUL ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale
· AUG ·
  17th annual VSSA Student Research Symposium
· AUG ·
  Vanderbilt Child and Family Center to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with tea party
· AUG ·
  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony, like his report, promises an ink-blot test for partisans
Thomas Alan Schwartz, professor of history and political science, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville remembers Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years later, looks to future of space exploration
Rick Chappell, research professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Science: If this type of dark matter existed, people would be dying of unexplained ‘gunshot’ wounds
Robert Scherrer, professor of physics and professor of communication of science and technology, is cited.
The Tennessean: Nathan Bedford Forrest Day: Why Tennessee has honored a slave trader and KKK leader for nearly 100 years
Richard Blackett, Andrew Jackson Professor of American History, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt PD scooter safety course
Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s e-scooter safety course is highlighted in a video and photo gallery.
Knoxville News Sentinel: It’s ‘highly, highly unlikely’ KPD is documenting harassment, says policing expert
Laurie Woods, lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
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