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  Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019  
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Last day to nominate staff for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul 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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Apply for VLE, new leadership development opportunity for managers, through Aug. 9
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment (VLE) 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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Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety
VandySafe, the safety app launched by Vanderbilt University Public Safety, will now send push notifications to users in the event of an emergency on campus. The update broadens safety efforts to communicate real-time notifications to community members in addition to the students, faculty and staff notified through AlertVU.
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10 tips to save energy this summer
As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher during the summer months, VU Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office are reminding faculty, staff and students to reduce energy consumption across campus.
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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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Fallen trees from summer storms given new life across campus
In a partnership between FutureVU and Plant Operations, fallen and removed trees on campus are being given a second life for projects throughout campus.
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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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Vanderbilt students dive into U.K. theater world of ‘Harry Potter,’ Shakespeare
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.


Take Note

Road closure: Vanderbilt Place paving to begin Aug. 1

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

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

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

Speed limits lowered across campus to enhance pedestrian safety

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

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


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
The Tennessean: Hundreds watch the implosion of Vanderbilt’s Carmichael tower
The implosion of Carmichael Tower 3 is highlighted.
Chicago Tribune: Doctors are finding new ways therapy dogs can help human patients. But how does the work affect the dogs?
Mary Jo Gilmer, professor of nursing and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Forbes: New research sheds more light on Alzheimer’s in women
Vanderbilt research is highlighted. Dark matter hasn’t killed anybody yet—and that tells us something
Robert Scherrer, professor of physics, is quoted.
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