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  Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019  
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Fall Faculty Assembly is tomorrow
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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Moving forward, together: A message for the new academic year from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses her guiding principles of trust, transparency and teamwork, and the ways in which those principles are demonstrated at Vanderbilt, in a message to the university community marking the start of a new academic year.
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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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Benbow reappointed as dean of Peabody College
Camilla P. Benbow has been reappointed as dean of Peabody College of education and human development for a five-year term, starting July 1, 2020.
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Portion of 25th Avenue South to be renamed ‘Perry Wallace Way’ in honor of civil rights trailblazer
The portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium will be ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in memory of the trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967.
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Dean of Students offices reorganized to advance student success
The Office of the Dean of Students has reorganized its structure into three main clusters to help create new synergies, strengthen collaboration and advance student success and well-being.
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VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20
In addition to a new, streamlined onboarding process for connecting to vuNet, there are now three more ways to connect to Wi-Fi on the Vanderbilt University campus: vuGuest, eduroam and vuDevices.
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See Global Education Office’s 2019 photo contest winners
Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office, home of the undergraduate study abroad program, has announced the winners of its 2019 photo contest.
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VU Mail Services now offering free, convenient return service for online retailers
Vanderbilt University Mail Services is partnering with Happy Returns, a free, convenient return system for select online retailers. Happy Returns allows in-person, box-free returns to select retailers, with refunds initiated immediately.
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Enroll in WAVU, one-day immersive academic experience for 7th-12th graders, beginning Sept. 10
Do you have a gifted 7th-12th grader looking for accelerated coursework? Enroll your student in Weekend at Vanderbilt University (WAVU).
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Incoming students celebrated at Founders Walk
Incoming students were enthusiastically welcomed into the Vanderbilt community on Sunday during the university’s traditional Founders Walk.


Take Note

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

Office 365 email migration is underway

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

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

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

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

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

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter


Coming Up

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  Arts and Science Dean’s Office moves to Buttrick Hall
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  Tickets for 2019 Commodore Quake featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy go on sale
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  REDCap training: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
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  Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with campus celebration
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  Show that your black and gold never fade on College Colors Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Scientific American: Trials test if C-section babies benefit from mom’s microbes
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted
Foreign Policy: White supremacists want a dirty bomb
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice in anthropology, is quoted.
Scientific American: An innovative robotic exosuit boosts both walking and running
Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
The Economist: Music and morals in New York’s ragtime age
Dale Cockrell, professor of musicology, emeritus, is highlighted regarding his new book that explores sex, music and dance in old New York.
The Tennessean: Nashville commemorates 19th Amendment with yearlong celebration
Vanderbilt is set to host an event focused on editing Wikipedia pages about the women of Peabody College.
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