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  Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019  
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Video: Getting to know Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente
Students, alumni, faculty and staff who have worked with Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente describe her as an educator, innovator and leader.
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Vanderbilt welcomes first cohort of seven veterans to Bass Military Scholars Program
Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program begins its inaugural year with the arrival of seven new scholars on campus this semester. The scholars, all of whom are U.S. military veterans, are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt’s schools.
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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus
As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.
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Chancellor Search feedback opportunities taking place Aug. 26-30
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is conducting 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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Ann Price named Vanderbilt faculty athletics representative
Alumna Ann Hutcheson Price, an associate dean in the School of Medicine, will serve as Vanderbilt’s faculty athletics representative, following her appointment by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
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‘Open Dore’ newsletter to feature new voices
Susan R. Wente will share authorship of “The Open Dore” with members of the vice provost team while she serves in the interim chancellor role. Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, discusses the importance of integrating discovery into the student experience in this month’s newsletter.
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Latest issue of ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the third issue of its “ON THE HILL” government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s year-to-date activities at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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‘SEC Nation’ to broadcast live from The Ingram Commons Saturday
“SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, will kick off week 1 of the 2019 football season from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this Saturday, when Vanderbilt plays host to Georgia. The show airs live from 9 to 11 a.m., and Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Kickoff for the game is slated for 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network.
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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.
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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.
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Nashville legend teaches Vanderbilt students the art of ‘slow fashion’
Vanderbilt students took a hands-on look at the history of fashion and sustainability with the help of Nashville fashion icon Manuel Cuevas, best known for creating couture “rhinestone cowboy” designs for Elvis, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and more.


Take Note

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Parking registration open for faculty and staff

Get discount on VU apparel at Vandyville pop-up shop Aug. 31

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

Weight loss study looking for African American male participants

Be a leader for wellness with Health Plus Wellness Commodores

Healthy adults needed for research study

Blair Academy offers adult tai chi classes


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  REDCap training: ‘Getting Started with Forms and Surveys’
· AUG ·
  Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary
· 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
Reuters: Explainer: What tools could Trump use to get U.S. firms to quit China?
Tim Meyer, professor of law and director of the International Legal Studies Program, is quoted.
Motherly: Math lessons start with playtime, mama
Erica Zippert, a postdoctoral scholar in Developmental Science, is quoted about how kids can learn math through playful teaching experiences.
Gizmodo: Which animal will develop human-level intelligence in the future?
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
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