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  Friday, Sept. 6, 2019  
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Deadline extended for Chancellor Search feedback form
To prolong momentum in the search for Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor and enable as much participation in the search process as possible, the deadline for filling out the online feedback form has been extended to Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. CT.
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Academic Strategic Plan’s five-year progress report shows transformative impact
A newly released five-year progress report on the Academic Strategic Plan highlights many new initiatives, including several that enhance the student experience and elevate teaching and discovery.
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University launches centralized gender harassment web portal
A new gender harassment web portal, a cross-campus collaborative effort led by the Office of the Provost, is designed to advance Vanderbilt’s prevention of and response to gender harassment.
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Faculty Senate gearing up for year focused on community, civility and engagement
As the Faculty Senate prepares to hold its first meeting of the fall semester on Sept. 12, Faculty Senate Chair John McLean is laying the groundwork for a year focused on engaging with faculty members and creating a tone of community and civility.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light
Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.
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Posse Scholars program celebrates 30 years of impact at Vanderbilt
More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program.
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‘The Open Classroom: Five Days of Teaching Visits’ set for Sept. 9-13
The Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Five Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 9–13. This program will showcase examples of effective and innovative teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.
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Faculty Senate to host Sept. 10 community conversation follow-up to Terry Crews CLS event
The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with Terry Crews taking place the prior evening.
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Faculty invited to Immersion info session Sept. 10
Faculty from all schools and colleges are invited to join members of the Immersion Faculty Steering Committee, which provides guidance to the Office of Immersion Resources, and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Vanessa Beasley for an Immersion Vanderbilt information session on Tuesday, Sept. 10.
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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement
“A Short History of Anger,” centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.
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Faculty invited to Sept. 19 funding and resource fair
The Office of the Provost will host a funding and resource fair for faculty on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Library. All faculty are invited to attend.
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Space archaeologist and TED Prize winner to deliver University Course special lecture on Sept. 26
Archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak, whose work on using modern satellite imagery to study ancient civilizations has received worldwide acclaim, will speak at Vanderbilt on Sept. 26 as part of a special University Course guest lecture. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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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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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in September newsletter
The West End Neighborhood is quickly transforming, as areas such as the Kensington beautification and the new Commons/Lawn are completed. Read about upcoming milestones and more in the September newsletter.
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Tickets sold out for Vanderbilt University employee tailgate on Sept. 28
Online ticket registration for the Sept. 28 Employee Appreciation football game and pregame tailgate party is closed. If you’d like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to


Take Note

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

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

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

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

Healthy adults needed for research study

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

Blair Academy offers adult tai chi classes

New ‘Hands Free Tennessee’ law focuses on distracted driving

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

Single Parent Group announces fall meeting schedule

Gender socialization topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 11

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Save the date: 33rd Middle Tennessee Geriatric Update Conference Oct. 18

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources


Coming Up

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  Actor, activist Terry Crews leads off 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series
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  Next meeting of Caregiver Support Group
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  Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to speak at Vanderbilt
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  Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshop
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  Life Phase Series: ‘Fall Gardening with the Experts’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Ex-Gov. Haslam joins Vanderbilt as visiting professor
The announcement that former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has joined the Vanderbilt faculty this fall as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science is highlighted.
Business Insider: Trump will likely survive his primary challenge from Joe Walsh—but history suggests that it could hurt him in the general election
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
U.S. Army: Soldiers partner with Vanderbilt University to create a new model for innovation
Vanderbilt faculty and research are highlighted.
The Wall Street Journal: For those who don’t identify as male or female, growing acceptance—and accommodation
Jessica Clarke, professor of law, is quoted.
Gizmodo: The plan to use Fitbit data to stop mass shootings is one of the scariest proposals yet
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
The Conversation: Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Ph.D. students Cristina Robinson and Kate Snyder write about using birdsongs to study how humans learn vocal language.
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