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  Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019  
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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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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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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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Chancellor Search feedback opportunities set for Aug. 26-30
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct a weeklong series of feedback opportunities Aug. 26–30 in Sarratt Cinema to gather input and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader.
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University updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety
Updates to the service, formerly known as Vandy Vans, include earlier and longer service times and new routes as part of Vanderbilt’s strategic mobility and transportation plan, MoveVU.
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Love social media? Apply to be a Social ‘Dore!
Vanderbilt’s Division of Communications is looking for a select group of undergraduate and graduate students to assist its social media team in curating content for Vanderbilt’s various channels, and you could be one of them.
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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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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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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

Office 365 email migration is underway

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter

‘VanderbiltLocal’: Office of Community Relations launches newsletter

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October


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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