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  Monday, Jul. 29, 2019  
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Implosion marks new chapter for Vanderbilt campus
Thousands viewed the university’s livestream of the event which marked a significant—and dramatic—shift in the effort to transform traditional residence halls into state-of-the-art residential colleges.
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University recognized for residential college architecture
Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college, E. Bronson Ingram, has received the top honor in the 2019 AIA Gulf States Award Program.
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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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Vanderbilt celebrates opening of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, a new center that brings engineers, business scholars and disabilities researchers together with experts in neuroscience and education to understand, maximize and promote neurodiverse talent, celebrated its grand opening on Thursday, July 25.
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Facilities launches new tool to streamline campus construction and renovation process
Vanderbilt Facilities has launched e-Builder, a third-party cloud-based construction and renovation project management information system. The software will streamline and manage a project from initial request through closeout for all projects managed by Campus Planning and Construction and Renovation and Small Construction.
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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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Join VUSN for Red Sand Project Aug. 2
The School of Nursing will call attention to the growing public health issue of human trafficking on Friday, Aug. 2, by creating an interactive art installation along 21st Avenue South in front of the school.
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Chill out with a free frozen treat during Employee Appreciation event Aug. 8
Vanderbilt University faculty and staff are invited to chill out and enjoy a free frozen treat at Vandy Chills, an Employee Appreciation event, on Thursday, Aug. 8.
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Free Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 10
Vanderbilt Athletics’ annual Dore Jam is set for Saturday, Aug. 10. Commodore fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite student-athletes, get autographs, listen to live music and participate in an array of family-oriented activities.
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Watch the full video of the implosion of Carmichael West Tower 3, visit the Towers store, and learn more about what's next for the West End neighborhood.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Microbiome Venture Fund accepting applications through July 31

Campus Dining offers discount on meal plans for faculty and staff Aug. 5-9

Walk-in piano interviews for Blair Academy lessons are Aug. 10

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

Visit Health Plus tent at Vandy Chills for chance to win a Fitbit or Garmin activity tracker

Children 9-12 needed for speech in noise training study

Speed limits lowered across campus to enhance pedestrian safety


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  17th annual VSSA Student Research Symposium
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  A Healthier You: ‘Home Exercise Program’
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  Vandy Walks: Explore variety of Campus Dining options
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  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
Quartz: The FBI thinks Long Island Iced Tea’s infamous pivot to blockchain was sweetened by insider trading
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Science Magazine: Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery
The research of Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Biomedical Engineering and professor of radiology and radiological scineces, is highlighted.
USA Today: With Ricardo Rosselló out as governor, Puerto Rico ‘needs to regain its moral compass and hope.’ But, how?|
Gabriel Torres Colón, senior lecturer in American studies, is quoted.
Marketplace: Senate Finance Committee to consider drug costs
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Introducing this year’s Academy for Women of Achievement inductees, ‘all purposeful, bold leaders’
Gail Carr Williams, associate director of community relations in the Division of Government and Community Relations, and Consuelo Wilkins, vice president for health equity at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and associate dean for health equity in the School of Medicine, are among the inductees.
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