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Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Aug. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture.

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Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud scheduled maintenance and updates

Aug. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo regular system maintenance and updates during the last two weekends in August. Please plan ahead, as Oracle Cloud will not be available to users during these times.

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Employees enjoy Vandy Chills appreciation event

Aug. 10, 2018—Thousands of employees cooled off and enjoyed Vandy Chills, an Employee Appreciation event that offered a variety of frozen treats.

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Safe and Sound Week fire safety tips – gift card prize available for employee participation

Aug. 10, 2018—The Office of Workplace Safety is hosting a photo contest for all university employees to showcase safe work practices in their facilities during this week’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safe and Sound Week.

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Vanderbilt launches Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program

Aug. 10, 2018—The Office of the Provost has announced a micro-grant funding program for the 2018-19 academic year to help faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.

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Training for external funding opportunity database is Aug. 29

Aug. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend a campuswide training on SPIN, Vanderbilt’s external funding opportunity database, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, hosted by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

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School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

Aug. 10, 2018—The largest number of students—370 graduates—in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Aug. 5.

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My Southern Health: Smart strategies for avoiding child heatstroke in the car

Aug. 10, 2018—During this time of year, it is important to remember that heatstroke can and does happen to children left in hot cars. The safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt want you to know that every minute counts.

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VUToday: Cost of human life, Harry Potter in the classroom in weekly roundup of news

Aug. 10, 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 Aug. 6.

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FutureVU lecture: Jason McLennan on ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’

Aug. 10, 2018—Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge and known as "the Steve Jobs of the green building industry,” will discuss future trends in energy, construction and campus culture on Monday, Aug. 27.

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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

Aug. 9, 2018—A Fort Campbell colonel recognized the potential in a match between Army engineers and the Won’dry and has launched a new collaborative process.

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Study finds behavioral changes insufficient at preventing early childhood obesity

Aug. 9, 2018—New research by Shari Barkin shows that improving nutrition and increasing opportunities to be more active were insufficient in achieving sustained reduction in childhood obesity in poor neighborhoods.

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Study to explore how rising medication costs impact elderly

Aug. 9, 2018—A team led by Stacie Dusetzina has received a grant to determine whether rising drug prices and out-of-pocket expenses are causing older Americans enrolled in Medicare Part D to delay or never fill their prescriptions.

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Repairs in the basement membrane

Aug. 9, 2018—New research by Andrea Page-McCaw shows that a membrane that wraps around most animal tissues can heal within 24 hours, but does leave a scar.

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Genetic balancing act

Aug. 9, 2018—David Cortez and colleagues have found that a protein called RADX helps modulate a protein called RAD51 in order to make sure exactly the correct amount of DNA repair occurs.

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