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  Monday, Aug. 26, 2019  
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Chancellor Search feedback opportunities this 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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Murry named University Professor
Velma McBride Murry, who holds the Lois Autrey Betts Chair in Education and Human Development, has been named University Professor of Human and Organizational Development and University Professor of Health Policy.
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State legislature honors Corbin, VandyBoys
The Tennessee General Assembly on Aug. 23 honored Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores for winning the 2019 College World Series, with the House of Representatives unanimously passing a resolution.
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Barnes receives Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award
Professor of Human and Organizational Development Sandra L. Barnes is the 2019 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association. The ASA presented the award to Barnes at its annual meeting in New York City Aug. 11.
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ImmersionHub launched; Class of 2022 can submit plan proposals, faculty can submit student opportunities
Vanderbilt students and faculty now have access to ImmersionHub, a project management system designed to track the progress of Immersion Vanderbilt projects and provide information about the recently launched undergraduate degree requirement.
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Vanderbilt 403(b) plan settlement email legitimate communication, not spam
Many VU employees received an email on Friday, Aug. 23, from Please be advised that this email is a legitimate communication and is not spam.
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College Colors Day is Friday
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.
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Save the Date: Vanderbilt University Employee Tailgate set for Sept. 28
Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 28, prior to the Vanderbilt vs. Northern Illinois football game. Employee Tailgate will feature food, music and fun.


Take Note

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Next meeting of Caregiver Support Group is Sept. 11

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

Boomers, Elders and More series to discuss self-care for caregivers Sept. 18

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

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

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

Office 365 email migration is underway

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus Wellness Commodores

Blair Academy offers adult tai chi classes

Healthy adults needed for research study

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants


Coming Up

· 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’
· SEP ·
  Neuroscience Seminar Series: ‘Brain, Mind and Society’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Street in front of Memorial Gym renamed for Perry Wallace
A portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gym has been ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in honor of the civil rights trailblazer who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967.
Time: Body cavity searches, indefinite detention and no visitations allowed: What conditions were like for migrant kids before the Flores Agreement
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: Why you should be interviewing even if you aren’t looking for a job
Katharine Brooks, lecturer in human and organizational development and Evans Family Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Career Center, is quoted.
BNN Bloomberg: Trump’s Republican rivals keep teasing primary runs despite long odds
John Sides, professor of political science, is quoted.
Associated Press: Survey: 1 in 3 teachers would leave for higher pay
Results from Peabody College’s annual Tennessee Educator Survey are highlighted.
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