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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory offers summer camp for rising 5th and 6th graders

Jun. 18, 2019—The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle school students in their exploration of science, math, engineering and technology and open their minds to future career possibilities in these fields. Registration remains open for the camp for rising fifth- and sixth-graders, and financial aid is available.

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Scott receives Karen Dolan Spirit Award, USAC recognizes service at year-end meeting

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council concluded its year by recognizing council members for their service during 2018-19. Carjamin Scott, associate director of admissions operations at the Owen Graduate School of Management, was honored with the Karen Dolan Spirit Award, which recognizes a USAC representative for stewardship, devotion and service to the council.

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Weather pushes Vanderbilt, Mississippi State game to Wednesday

Jun. 18, 2019—Due to inclement weather in Omaha on Tuesday, Vanderbilt's College World Series matchup against Mississippi State has been postponed to Wednesday at 1:07 p.m. from TD Ameritrade Park. The game can be seen on ESPN and heard on WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and VUCommodores.com.

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Why are STEM students abandoning academic career paths?

Jun. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt researchers have found that many Ph.D. STEM students today do not pursue an academic career track because of the pressure-filled norms and culture of the tenure process.

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It’s not always dog-eat-dog: Sometimes not having enough makes us more generous

Jun. 18, 2019—In a recent TEDx Nashville talk, Vanderbilt marketing professor Kelly Goldsmith discussed how being a contestant on "Survivor" helped illustrate a novel finding in behavioral science: Sometimes not having enough actually makes you...nicer.

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Address changes in West End Neighborhood to take effect July 1

Jun. 18, 2019—As part of FutureVU, the West End Neighborhood continues its transformation of a park-like community atmosphere. The restructuring of this area caused the renumbering of Greek Row houses.

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Human rights treaties benefit the world’s most oppressed

Jun. 17, 2019—International human rights treaties really do work, and they work most effectively against the most repressive governments, argues political scientist Emily Hencken Ritter in a new book.

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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center U54 Research Project Grant deadline extended to June 21

Jun. 17, 2019—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development announces a call for proposals for the U54 Research Project Grant. This grant award competition is open to VU and VUMC faculty who are investigators or members of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, or who have begun the process for membership at the time of the application submission.

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Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers

Jun. 17, 2019—More than 800 Nashville firefighters from across Davidson County will participate in a unique training opportunity on the Vanderbilt campus June 18-29, when they conduct high-rise fire response drills in the university’s Carmichael West Tower 4 residence hall, slated for demolition later this summer.

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Best wishes to the Vandy Boys at the College World Series

Jun. 16, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and alumnus Willie Geist wish the Vanderbilt baseball team luck as they embark on their quest for a national title at the 2019 College World Series.

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Vanderbilt wins College World Series opener

Jun. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt's Austin Martin crushed two homers—including a two-run shot in the seventh inning—to lift the second-seeded Commodores to a 3-1 win against seventh-seeded Louisville in their College World Series opener on Sunday afternoon at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha.

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‘Opportunities in Defense Health’ webinar set for June 28

Jun. 16, 2019—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host a webinar on Friday, June 28, to help Vanderbilt faculty learn about funding opportunities from agencies in the Department of Defense that fund health science research.

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Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer

Jun. 14, 2019—André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Jun. 14, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @beingbotanical, who spent some of this last week exploring the @vugreenhouses! As we keep saying, Vanderbilt has something for everyone. 😉

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Study seeks to expand treatment options for rare airway disease

Jun. 14, 2019—Idiopathic subglottic stenosis is an unexplained narrowing of the windpipe just below the vocal cords. The disease is progressive, slowly affecting the patient’s ability to breathe, and can be fatal due to airway obstruction if left untreated.

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