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S&P affirms AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds

Dec. 14, 2018—Standard and Poor’s has affirmed its AA+ rating on Vanderbilt University’s bonds and its A-1+ short-term rating on the university’s commercial paper.

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December issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Dec. 14, 2018—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente names her top 10 highlights for the fall semester in this month's edition of the newsletter.

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Ansari to deliver educational neuroscience talk Jan. 16

Dec. 14, 2018—Ansari will challenge the common assumption that symbols for numbers acquire their meaning by being mapped onto the pre-existing, phylogenetically ancient system for the approximate representation of non-symbolic numbers.

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Engineering and surgical collaborators celebrate new ‘home’

Dec. 14, 2018—VISE celebrated its opening of dedicated space in Medical Center North Dec. 12 with a technology showcase of more than two dozen cross-disciplinary collaborations advancing healthcare techniques from the lab to patients.

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Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt created

Dec. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt School of Medicine and Peabody College have established a transinstitutional Policies for Action Research Hub to better understand and develop recommendations to address the needs of some of Tennessee’s most vulnerable children, including those in immigrant families and with prenatal exposure to opioids.

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Lean vs. obese adipose tissue cells

Dec. 14, 2018—New research led by Alyssa Hasty shows that diet-induced weight loss in obese individuals increases levels of a white blood cell that promotes metabolic health in fatty tissues, but not in the liver.

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The exocyst dynamo

Dec. 14, 2018—Mukhtar Ahmed and colleagues say the methods they employed to understand the mechanisms by which exocysts--protein complexes essential to life--function have the potential to revolutionize our understanding of cell dynamics.

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Blair student selected to 2018 SEC Student Music Ensemble

Dec. 13, 2018—Blair School of Music junior Hiram Rodriguez was among the seven SEC student musicians who used the activities surrounding the 2018 SEC Football Championship Game in early December to showcase their jazz and improvisational music skills to thousands of SEC administrators, staff and fans as part of the third SEC Student Music Ensemble.

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Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Dec. 13, 2018—Learn gentle Tai Chi movements and breathing techniques with instructor Cindy Hui-Lio to help ease chronic stress and anxiety. Learn how to “tune in” to your body and balance your movements.

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Make sleeping better your resolution for the new year

Dec. 13, 2018—Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program is offering a five-week workshop to help improve sleeping habits. Utilizing the first-line treatment Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, this workshop will teach you new tools to guide you toward a better rest for success.

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Health Plus presents ‘Eat Well, Live Well: A Nutrition Presentation’ Dec. 18

Dec. 13, 2018—Join Health Plus health educators Marissa Wertheimer, a registered dietitian, and Emily Cox, a certified health education specialist, to receive the information and tools you need to make better food choices.

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Babies and You: ‘Getting Back in Shape after Baby’ Dec. 20

Dec. 13, 2018—Health Plus wants to support you in having a healthy pregnancy by offering Babies & You, a pre- and postnatal education program to encourage consistent care.

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Choice CDHP enrollees can now activate health savings accounts

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt employees that enrolled in the Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan for 2019 must activate their health savings account on Fidelity in order to contribute to, and use funds from, the account.

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Closing celebration highlights four Local OACS DIVE projects benefitting refugee populations

Dec. 13, 2018—Students and faculty involved with four Local OACS DIVE projects gathered in the Kissam Multipurpose Rooms Dec. 6 for a closing celebration to share and learn about the prototypes designed by students and their nonprofit community partners.

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Study links soy formula feeding and menstrual pain

Dec. 13, 2018—The report authored by Margaret Adgent adds to the increasing evidence supporting the reproductive health consequences of early-life exposure to soy formula.

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