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  Monday, Aug. 12, 2019  
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‘Strong Foundations’ reports VU’s rise as a top U.S. research university
Vanderbilt’s continued ascent as one of America’s leading research universities is chronicled in the university’s 2018-19 annual report, “Strong Foundations,” released today by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
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Search committee announced to find next dean of Blair School of Music
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the Blair School of Music.
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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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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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School of Nursing receives $5M to increase nurse practitioners in rural, underserved areas
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received two awards totaling more than $5 million from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of nurse practitioners working in rural and underserved communities lacking primary care providers.
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University employees cool off with frozen treats at Vandy Chills
Thousands of university employees showed up for frozen treats at Vandy Chills, the annual Employee Appreciation event, on Aug. 8.
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Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud Aug. 16-17
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Aug. 16-17.
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Employees invited to open football practice on Thursday
Vanderbilt employees are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Commodore football team under the direction of sixth-year head coach Derek Mason. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided by Tri-Star BBQ for all who attend.
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Show that your black and gold never fade on College Colors Day
Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 30, when faculty, staff and students don their black-and-gold apparel ahead of the Aug. 31 football season opener at Vanderbilt Stadium against the University of Georgia.
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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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Move-In is Earth-friendly with the VU Cardboard Crew and FutureVU Sustainability
The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam and plastic film wrapping during this year’s Move-In, and FutureVU Sustainability will host booths at the upcoming student resource fairs sharing tips on how students can minimize waste and recycle as they return to campus.
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Student-athlete: 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

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

Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

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

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Health professionals who serve individuals with disabilities needed for research study

Children 9-12 needed for speech in noise training study

Limited submission opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

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


Coming Up

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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Cooking with Herbs’
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  Arts and Science Dean’s Office moves to Buttrick Hall
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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
Nashville Business Journal: The Commodore’s farewell
With Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the helm, Vanderbilt University boomed with the rest of the city, and he became an important voice in the Nashville business community. Nashville Business Journal also published a sidebar piece about Zeppos’ role in shepherding the university through the legal separation from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The Wall Street Journal: NRA donor files suit over CEO’s expenses
Brian Fitzpatrick, professor of law, is quoted.
PBS News Hour: Why mental illness can’t predict mass shootings
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
The Conversation: Americans’ support for immigration is at record highs–but the government is out of sync with their views
Mariano Sana, associate professor of sociology, writes about current American attitudes toward immigration.
U.S. News & World Report: Trump’s strategy: Distract, divert, repeat
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
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