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  Monday, Dec. 9, 2019  
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Open Mind: Reflecting on a year of change and continued strength
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente looks back on an eventful 2019 and reflects on the many pivotal moments that will define the next chapter of Vanderbilt’s history in her latest “Open Mind” column.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals
Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.
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Simaan honored as IEEE fellow for robotics advancements
Nabil Simaan, professor of mechanical engineering, has been elevated to fellow by the Board of Directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The award recognizes Simaan for contributions to dexterous continuum robotics for surgery.
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2020 VUSRP applications now open
Applications are now open for the summer 2020 cycle of the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program, which provides awards of $5,000–$6,000 to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors engaged in 10 weeks of full-time research with a Vanderbilt faculty member.
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Save on taxes, impact Vanderbilt with year-end giving
The end of the calendar year at Vanderbilt brings not only shorter days and final exams, but also numerous ways to give back to the university. Given unprecedented market strength, certain methods for giving may be more appealing this year, offering donors numerous tax-saving benefits.
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Vanderbilt will host screening of ‘Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace’ Thursday
Vanderbilt will host a screening of the documentary film “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace” on Thursday, Dec. 12, in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public, and free popcorn, soft drinks and hot chocolate will be provided.
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Campus Dining offers discount on meal plans for faculty and staff
Dec. 9-13
Campus Dining is offering Vanderbilt University faculty and staff members a limited-time discount on meal plans during the week of Dec. 9-13. Enjoy cuisine from award-winning chefs, all within walking distance of your office, at a special price: 15 meals for the price of 10.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 20 in new location
Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.
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Programs for Talented Youth announces summer 2020 courses
Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Programs for Talented Youth offers on-campus accelerated courses for rising first- through 12th-grade students during June and July.
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Search committee reflects on selection of Diermeier
Members of the Chancellor Search Committee reflect on the selection of Daniel Diermeier as Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor and discuss the qualities he brings to the role.


Take Note

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt spring registration now open

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Commodore Award nominees announced

‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: Braitmayer K-12 Innovative Practices Grants


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  School choice topic of Parenting Group meeting
· DEC ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’
· DEC ·
  Enabling Innovation seminar: ‘Attracting Capital to Fuel Your Biotech/Scientific Startup’
· JAN ·
  Register now: Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Meet Miguel Wattson, the electric eel lighting his aquarium’s Christmas tree and tweeting about it
This article about Miguel Wattson, an electric eel at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, features a video with Kenneth Catania, Stevenson Chair in Biological Sciences.
Scientific American: Influenza: A serious threat for adults with chronic health conditions
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Wonkhe: A strained environment: Tackling sexual violence and harassment in U.S. colleges
Olivia Kew-Fickus, assistant provost and executive director for planning and institutional effectiveness, writes about the American Association of Universities’ second survey on sexual assault and misconduct.
Healthline: MRSA for the holidays? How to avoid spreading bacteria this season
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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