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  Monday, Sept. 9, 2019  
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Open Mind: Charting the path for the future
In the debut of her “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares her perspective on the values, opportunities, challenges and priorities that drive Vanderbilt’s mission.
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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities
Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.
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Vanderbilt shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named a ‘best value’ for need-based financial aid
Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s best universities in “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also received high marks for its approach to need-based financial aid.
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Deadline for Chancellor Search feedback form is today
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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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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Third Friendship House connects young adults with disabilities and Divinity School students
Friendship House, a residential community that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently celebrated the opening of its third house in Nashville’s Chestnut Hill area.
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Chang, Englot receive $3M NIH grant for epilepsy imaging work
A team led by an engineering professor who specializes in techniques to analyze functional neuroimaging data and a neurosurgeon-scientist has received a $3 million National Institutes of Health grant for epilepsy research.
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Hatzell wins ECS Toyota 2019-20 Fellowship
Kelsey Hatzell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is one of five recipients of an Electrochemical Society Toyota 2019-20 Young Investigator Fellowship awarded this year for projects in green energy technology.
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AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 17
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system, which rapidly sends messages to the Vanderbilt community in the event of an imminent threat or danger, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.
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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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Experience PARK(ing) Day Sept. 20
The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.
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Free bike safety class, guided city bus trip scheduled for Saturday
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will offer a free bike safety class, and VUPS and WeGo will partner to offer a guided city bus trip for students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14.
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Find Your Impact: HOD major expands music dreams with immersion capstone
Human and organizational development major William Hall is taking his music dreams to the next level with a capstone immersion experience at Nashville’s acclaimed Blackbird Music Studio.


Take Note

Master’s program in biomedical sciences marks year two

Gender socialization topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 11

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

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

Single Parent Group announces fall meeting schedule

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

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

Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

VUIT debuts new Wi-Fi upgrades for 2019-20

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Healthy adults needed for research study


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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  ‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement
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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 workshops


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Demands on urban school chiefs keep tenures short
Jason Grissom, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
Nature: Ancient worm fossil rolls back origin of animal life
Simon Darroch, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Voice of America: Should President Trump mix business with governing?
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The Conversation: How to get preschoolers ready to learn math
Postdoctoral scholar Erica Zippert and Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Antonio M. and Anita S. Gotto Chair in Teaching and Learning and professor of psychology, write about ways to support children in learning math skills.
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