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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 University 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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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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Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event Thursday
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an ice cream social for all students on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Central Library Community Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Build-your-own sundaes catered by Ben & Jerry’s will be available while supplies last.
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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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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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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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Experience Vanderbilt funding for 2019-20 open to students
Experience Vanderbilt provides students who qualify for need-based financial aid with up to $500 for extracurricular experiences or an event pass to purchase tickets for on-campus events. The upperclass application for 2019-20 is open until Friday, Sept. 13. The first-year and transfer student application is open Sept. 30-Oct. 18.
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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

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

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

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

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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  ‘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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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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