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Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Zeppos: Making way for something new
    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explores what Saturday’s implosion of the Carmichael Tower 3 residence hall means for Vanderbilt’s bold pursuit of its vision for residential colleges in the latest edition of “What’s On My Mind.” [ Read More ]
2.   Road closures for Carmichael Tower implosion tomorrow; watch livestream at
    Ahead of the implosion of Carmichael Tower 3 this Saturday at 9 a.m., West End Avenue from 23rd Avenue to 25th Avenue will close beginning at 8 a.m., and a blast perimeter will be established around the implosion site to keep members of the community at a safe distance. Watch a video livestream of the implosion beginning at 8:30 a.m. at [ Read More ]
3.   ‘SEC Nation’ will kick off 2019 football season from Vanderbilt
    “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, will kick off week 1 of the 2019 football season on the Vanderbilt campus Saturday, Aug. 31, when the Commodores plays host to the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The location of the SEC Network’s presence on campus will be announced at a later date. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    As a couple of storms rolled through Nashville, @amywolfvandy captured this great photo of Kirkland Hall, making it our favorite #vandygram of the week. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt students dive into U.K. theater world of ‘Harry Potter,’ Shakespeare and more
    As all devoted “Harry Potter” fans know, July 31 is namesake character Harry Potter’s birthday (and author J.K. Rowling’s birthday, too). Earlier this summer, a group of Vanderbilt students immersed themselves in the world of “Harry Potter” and the thriving performing arts scenes of London and beyond in a special Maymester theater class. [ Read More ]
6.   ‘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. [ Read More ]
7.   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. [ Read More ]
8.   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 ]
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 ]
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