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  Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019  
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Chancellor’s Lecturer Terry Crews urges Vanderbilt to embrace ‘culture of caring’
Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.
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Community collaboration leads to redesigned Fleming Yard
The reimagination of Fleming Yard, an outdoor space located between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn, was the culmination of collaborative efforts among students, faculty and administrators from the Division of Administration.
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NSF funds Vanderbilt graduate trainee program to develop workplace innovations for those with autism
A $3 million NSF grant will establish a new graduate program to train students focused on innovations connecting workforce needs to the talents of neurodiverse individuals.
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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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First Faculty Senate meeting of 2019-20 is tomorrow
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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Sponsored programs reorganized to support launch of new electronic research administration system
New leaders have been appointed in Sponsored Programs Administration in preparation for the implementation of a new electronic research administration system in spring 2020.
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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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Office of Community Relations releases September edition of ‘VanderbiltLocal’
The Office of Community Relations has released the September edition of “VanderbiltLocal,” its monthly newsletter chronicling the university’s impact in the Nashville community and beyond. To receive “VanderbiltLocal,” email
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Open Enrollment: HSA vs. FSA
During Open Enrollment for 2020 benefits, Vanderbilt offers two distinct types of tax-advantaged plans to help pay for health care costs on a pre-tax basis: the Health Savings Account for employees electing the Choice CDHP, and the health care Flexible Spending Account for employees electing the Select PPO or waiving coverage.


Take Note

Register to attend 2019 Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day through Sept. 12

Department of Art faculty and staff exhibition opens Sept. 12

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

Dr. David Satcher to discuss ‘Highs and Lows of Public Health Practice’ Sept. 18

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

Public Health to host Stata and SAS bootcamps throughout September

Single Parent Group announces fall meeting schedule

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

Save the date: 2019 Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 8

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

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

Master’s program in biomedical sciences marks year two

Enroll in Health Plus blood pressure management program

Join the Health Plus ‘You Can Do It’ Challenge

Pregnant women needed for paid research study


Coming Up

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  Gender socialization topic of Parenting Group meeting
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  Caregiver Support Group meeting
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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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  AlertVU test


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Vanderbilt in the News
Scientific American: Is ‘neurolaw’ coming soon to a courtroom near you?
Owen Jones, Glenn M. Weaver, M.D. and Mary Ellen Weaver Professor of Law, Brain and Behavior and professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
Maclean’s (Canada): Signs of a meltdown in the heart of the U.S. Bible Belt
Thomas Alan Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Three black scholars appointed to new positions at universities
Velma McBride Murry’s appointment as University Professor of Human and Organizational Development and University Professor of Health Policy is highlighted.
MSNBC: The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell
John Sides, professor of political science, was interviewed about the potential effects of President Trump’s opponents on the GOP primaries.
Voice of America: With ‘Sharpiegate,’ Trump creates storm of his own in handling Dorian
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, was interviewed regarding criticism around President Trump’s claims that Alabama was in Hurricane Dorian’s predicted path.
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