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  Friday, Aug. 2, 2019  
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Deadline to apply for VLE, new leadership development opportunity for managers, is next week
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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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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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in August newsletter
Over the summer months rapid progress was made in the West End Neighborhood. Read about upcoming milestones, student move-in plan, events and more.
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Chill out with a free frozen treat during Employee Appreciation event next Thursday
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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Toddler brains resist learning from screens, even video chat
Vanderbilt study finds little ones need to interact with real, live humans in order to learn new information.
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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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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.


Take Note

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

Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core mini-grant awards available

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


Coming Up

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  Join VUSN for Red Sand Project
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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
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  Save the date: VICB Annual Symposium
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  Learn about MLAS program at open house


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: In Puerto Rico, uncertainty grows over Gov. Rosselló’s promise of an ‘orderly transition’
Gabriel Torres Colón, senior lecturer in American studies, is quoted.
Psychology Today: When it’s OK to be a little selfish
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
Forbes (India): Would you want a computer to judge your risk of HIV?
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
The Boston Globe: In a rare concert, the return of Amy Beach
Research by Douglas Shadle, assistant professor of musicology, is cited in this article about an upcoming performance of American composer Amy Beach’s 1896 Gaelic Symphony. Shadle’s book, Orchestrating the Nation: The Nineteenth-Century American Symphonic Enterprise, is mentioned.
The Conversation: Political polarization is about feelings, not facts
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and associate professor of philosophy and political science, authored this Conversation piece.
The Conversation: What’s the scoop on kids and dirt? Get enough to help, but not enough to hurt, a doctor advises
Cosby Stone, instructor in medicine, authored this Conversation piece.
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