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  Friday, Aug. 16, 2019  
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‘No pause button’: Wente takes the helm as interim chancellor
As Susan R. Wente assumes the role of Vanderbilt’s interim chancellor, she looks to further the university’s commitment to learning, discovery and creative expression with the same drive and optimism she’s cultivated as an academic leader, scholar and mentor.
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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 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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Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with Aug. 30 celebration
The Posse Scholars program will recognize its 30th anniversary with a campus celebration on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to join in the event.
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Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter
Read about construction progress made at Peabody College over the summer months, as well as upcoming milestones, student Move-In plans, events and more.
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Public comments welcome for VUPS Communications Unit accreditation visit
An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit Vanderbilt University’s campus on Aug. 19 to examine all aspects of the Vanderbilt University Public Safety Communications Unit’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
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Oracle Cloud update to include new features
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade Aug. 16-17. Following this update, users will see an enhanced mobile-responsive interface in additional applications.
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2019 Commodore Quake to feature Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy; tickets on sale Aug. 23
Vanderbilt’s 19th annual Commodore Quake will feature headliner Megan Thee Stallion and Bren Joy performing on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23.


Take Note

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

Office 365 email migration is underway

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology’s Monday Seminar Series begins Aug. 19

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

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

2020 health care benefits—active enrollment required

Upload height, weight, blood pressure to Health Plus for credit toward Go for the Gold

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

‘VanderbiltLocal’: Office of Community Relations launches newsletter


Coming Up

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  Software Carpentries boot camp offers basic research programming skills Aug. 19-20
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  Arts and Science Dean’s Office moves to Buttrick Hall
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  REDCap training: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
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  Show that your black and gold never fade on College Colors Day
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  Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt will sell alcohol at football games, which will help fund facility projects
Vanderbilt Athletics has announced that alcohol will be available for purchase at home football games this season.
Associated Press: Shooter’s ex-girlfriend: The dilemma of when to intervene 
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted about the factors that contribute to carrying out a mass shooting and the decision of others to intervene after recognizing warning signs.
Fatherly: Toddler learning videos don’t work because young brains don’t get screens
Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is quoted about the ability of young children to learn from video chat experiences.
Money: The 25 best colleges in America according to 19,000 data points on cost and quality
Vanderbilt University was ranked No. 15 among 700 four-year institutions for cost and quality of attendance.
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