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  Friday, Aug. 9, 2019  
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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 22 
All faculty are invited to attend the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 22, as incoming Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente discusses goals and priorities for the 2019-20 academic year and presents the university’s highest honors.
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School of Nursing named Center of Excellence
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.
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National student research symposium brings undergrads from across country to campus
More than 150 undergraduates from across the nation who participated in the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented at the program’s 17th annual student research symposium on Aug. 1.
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Vanderbilt to host Tennessee Triennial artwork in 2021
Vanderbilt University will play a key role in the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, scheduled for 2021, by hosting artwork for the event in the Fine Arts Gallery. 
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Final day to apply for VLE, new leadership development opportunity for managers
Applications are now being accepted for 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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Last day for Campus Dining meal plan discount offer for faculty and staff
Enjoy cuisine from Vanderbilt’s award-winning chefs, all within walking distance of your office, at a limited-time special price: 15 meals for the price of 10.
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Free Dore Jam fan event tomorrow
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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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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Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception Aug. 30
The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training will hold its annual Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30.
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Save the date: Open Enrollment is
Oct. 17-31
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for you to update or choose the benefits that best meet your needs. All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment during October 2019 for calendar year 2020 benefits.
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The Champions
In the magical run to a national championship, Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin said he was often asked when he first realized the 2019 edition of the Vandy Boys could be something special. His answer reveals all you need to know about the program he has built over 17 years in Nashville.


Take Note

Arts and Science Dean’s Office moves to Buttrick Hall Aug. 15

Office 365 email migration is underway

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Free club at Vanderbilt will make math fun for 6-12th graders

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

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

Health professionals who serve individuals with disabilities needed for research study

Children 9-12 needed for speech in noise training study

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

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

Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October


Coming Up

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  Walk-in piano interviews for Blair Academy lessons
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking with Herbs’
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  Learn about MLAS program at open house
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  Software Carpentries boot camp offers basic research programming skills Aug. 19-20


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Vanderbilt in the News
Time: Donald Trump’s own words undermine his case after El Paso shooting 
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
National Geographic: Saber-tooth surprise: Fossils redraw picture of the fearsome big cat
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post: After a weekend of mass shootings, Democrats are cursing inaction on guns—literally
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Science News: How pieces of live human brain are helping scientists map nerve cells
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of biological sciences and associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
CNBC: The top 10 colleges for financial aid
Vanderbilt is ranked No. 2 among private universities for best financial aid.
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