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  Friday, Aug. 23, 2019  
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Wente charts path forward to build on university’s strengths at Fall Faculty Assembly
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.
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Wente to host influencers for fall Chancellor’s Lecture Series
A preeminent novelist, accomplished thought leaders and journalists on the frontlines of global issues, and pioneering cultural influencers comprise this fall’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series lineup at Vanderbilt University.
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11 faculty members honored at Fall Faculty Assembly
Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.
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Chancellor Search feedback opportunities set for next week
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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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeking affiliates and fellows
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its new membership program, which will allow Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due Sept. 15.
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Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. One thing you can do ahead of the Open Enrollment period is get your VUnetID and password ready.
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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.


Take Note

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Life Phase Series: ‘Fall Gardening with the Experts’ Sept. 17

Vandy Cooks: ‘CSA Boxes Bring Local Produce to You’ Sept. 25

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

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

VU Mail Services now offering free, convenient return service for online retailers

Enroll in WAVU, one-day immersive academic experience for 7th-12th graders, beginning Sept. 10

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Healthy adults needed for research study

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

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

Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus Wellness Commodores


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Tickets for 2019 Commodore Quake featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy on sale now
· AUG ·
  REDCap training: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· AUG ·
  Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with campus celebration
· AUG ·
  Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception
· SEP ·
  ‘Trade Wars, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning between the U.S. and China’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: Vanderbilt’s board chair targets key traits in future chancellor
Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans is quoted about the main characteristics he is looking for in the university’s next leader.
Associated Press: Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted
Scientific American: Visual task may offer a brain marker for autism
Mark Wallace, Louise B. McGavock Chair and professor of hearing and speech sciences and dean of the Graduate School, is quoted.
The Washington Post: This allergist thinks some dirt and grime can be good for your kids
Cosby Stone, instructor in medicine, writes about common risk factors for allergic diseases.
The Tennessean: Tennessee hepatitis A outbreak: 13 deaths, more than 2,200 infected
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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