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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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Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event tomorrow
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 first-year students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14.
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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.


Take Note

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

Department of Art faculty and staff exhibition opens Sept. 12

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

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

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

Master’s program in biomedical sciences marks year two

Pregnant women needed for paid research study


Coming Up

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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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