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Peter Cummings to teach molecular simulations to grad students in Beijing

Jun. 20, 2018—In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing.

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Watch highlights video from Employee Appreciation Picnic

Jun. 20, 2018—The Employee Appreciation Picnic, “Under the Big Top,” was the first independently hosted Employee Appreciation picnic to thank all university employees for their hard work throughout the year. The event featured multiple food trucks with a variety of cultural foods as well as games. 

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Division of Communications wins national CASE award for eclipse social media campaign

Jun. 19, 2018—A coordinated social media campaign by Vanderbilt's Division of Communications to promote activities surrounding last August's historic solar eclipse and inform the public about Vanderbilt's experts in the field has won a national Bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

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Velez Edwards named to Women’s Health Research leadership

Jun. 19, 2018—Digna R. Velez Edwards, PhD, has been named director of Women’s Health Research, succeeding longtime director and founder, Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD, associate dean of Clinical and Translational Scientist Development and professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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New report: iZone schools show gains; ASD little improvement

Jun. 19, 2018—After five years of implementation, iZone schools continue to show positive gains on student achievement while the students in the Achievement School District did not gain more or less than comparison schools.

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Political leaning influences city water policies as strongly as climate

Jun. 18, 2018—Vanderbilt environmental researchers developed an index of city water policies and gathered data on the climate, water sources, population, economy and political leanings.

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Report: Systemic discrimination worsens health outcomes for minority boys and men

Jun. 18, 2018—Boys and men of color or who identify as LGBTQI experience higher rates of trauma, substance use, depression and violence, and that worsens their overall health, according to a new report coauthored by Derek Griffith, who is part of the American Psychological Association’s Working Group on Health Disparities in Boys and Men.

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School of Nursing buildings to close temporarily starting June 27

Jun. 18, 2018—The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5 due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations.

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A look back: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 18, 2018—When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became a centerpiece of the school’s mission to educate farmers, as well as to train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers. As a result, Peabody became the only teachers college in the United States to open a demonstration farm.

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New phone numbers for EEO, Title IX and Student Access Services offices

Jun. 18, 2018—The offices of Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX and Student Discrimination, and Student Access Services have changed their phone numbers. Please make a note of it.

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Note change to Oracle Cloud sign-on screen

Jun. 17, 2018—The most recent Oracle Cloud maintenance was completed as of June 16, and users will now see a change to the screen that asks for login when a page expires due to inactivity.

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VUToday: Teen suicide rates, Nigeria’s HIV epidemic in weekly roundup of VU news

Jun. 15, 2018—The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of June 11.

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Vanderbilt mourns death of Owen Professor Gary D. Scudder

Jun. 15, 2018—Gary Scudder, the James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management at Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management, has died at the age of 65.

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Employees can get discount on self-guided multicultural food tour

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt employees are eligible for a discount on a passport to Nations in Our Neighborhood, which features 18 participating restaurants.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships

Jun. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt may nominate up to three tenure-track faculty per department for the Sloan Research Fellowships.

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