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  Monday, Aug. 19, 2019  
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Fall Faculty Assembly is Thursday
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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Chancellor Search listening session for faculty set for Friday
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct a listening session on Friday, Aug. 23, to gather feedback from faculty and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader. The event is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.
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New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support
A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services.
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Mahadevan-Jansen elected to global photonics society’s presidential track
Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to serve as the 2020 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Mahadevan-Jansen will serve as president-elect in 2021 and as the society’s president in 2022.
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Vanderbilt to enhance fan experience with alcohol sales
Alcohol will be available for purchase by the general public at Vanderbilt Stadium beginning Aug. 31, when the Commodores face Georgia in the 2019 football season opener. Proceeds from the sales will provide additional resources to invest in helping student-athletes succeed on and off the field, such as through facility enhancements 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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Preschoolers can do more math than you think
More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.
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Celebrate Move-In 2019 at The Ingram Commons
Watch as the newest Vanderbilt students from the Class of 2023 join the amazing tradition of Move-In at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Take Note

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

Office 365 email migration is underway

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

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

2019 Commodore Quake to feature Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy; tickets on sale Aug. 23

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

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

Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter

‘VanderbiltLocal’: Office of Community Relations launches newsletter


Coming Up

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  Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary
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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt saves elements of Manuel House
Mike Perez, associate vice chancellor for administration and chief facilities officer, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘Huddled masses’ in statue of liberty poem are European, Trump official says
Paul Kramer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Voice of America: Biden still leads Democratic pack despite doubts
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
USA Today: Weeks since Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton: What if motives behind mass shootings never emerge?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Pew study: Faculty-student diversity divide persists
Ebony McGee, associate professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
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