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VU Mail Services now offering free, convenient return service for online retailers

Aug. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University Mail Services is partnering with Happy Returns, a free, convenient return system for select online retailers. Happy Returns allows in-person, box-free returns to select retailers, with refunds initiated immediately.

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See Global Education Office’s 2019 photo contest winners

Aug. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office, home of the undergraduate study abroad program, has announced the winners of its 2019 photo contest.

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Rare study of Earth-sized planet uses technique pioneered by Vanderbilt professor

Aug. 19, 2019—A groundbreaking study, using data from NASA and a technique pioneered by a Vanderbilt professor, is giving humankind a glimpse at a distant exoplanet with a size similar to Earth and a surface which may resemble Mercury or Earth’s Moon. Located nearly 49 light-years from Earth, the planet known as LHS 3844b was first discovered...

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

Aug. 19, 2019—VU can nominate one candidate for the Chemistry and one candidate for the Physical Science & Engineering award categories. VU and VUMC are holding a joint competition to select one candidate for the Life Sciences award category.

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New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support

Aug. 19, 2019—A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services.

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Chancellor Search feedback opportunities set for Aug. 26-30

Aug. 19, 2019—The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct a weeklong series of feedback opportunities Aug. 26–30 in Sarratt Cinema to gather input and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader.

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Chancellor Search listening session for staff set for Aug. 23

Aug. 19, 2019—The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct a listening session on Friday, Aug. 23, to gather feedback from staff and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader. The event is scheduled from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

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Chancellor Search listening session for faculty set for Aug. 23

Aug. 19, 2019—The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will conduct a listening session on Friday, Aug. 23, to gather feedback from faculty and answer questions about the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader. The event is scheduled from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

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Celebrate Vanderbilt Move-In 2019 at The Ingram Commons

Aug. 19, 2019—Watch as the newest Vanderbilt students from the Class of 2023 join the amazing tradition of Move-In at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event Sept. 12

Aug. 19, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an ice cream social for all students on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Central Library Community Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Build-your-own sundaes catered by Ben & Jerry’s will be available while supplies last.

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Vanderbilt to enhance fan experience with alcohol sales

Aug. 19, 2019—Alcohol will be available for purchase by the general public at Vanderbilt Stadium beginning Aug. 31, when the Commodores face Georgia in the 2019 football season opener. Proceeds from the sales will provide additional resources to invest in helping student-athletes succeed on and off the field, such as through facility enhancements and more.

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Preschoolers can do more math than you think

Aug. 16, 2019—More complex math concepts can be easily introduced through simple games and tasks at home, according to a new Vanderbilt report.

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Mahadevan-Jansen elected to global photonics society’s presidential track

Aug. 16, 2019—Anita Mahadevan-Jansen, Orrin H. Ingram Professor of Engineering and director of the Biophotonics Center at Vanderbilt University, has been elected to serve as the 2020 vice president of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Mahadevan-Jansen will serve as president-elect in 2021 and as the society’s president in 2022.

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Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with Aug. 30 celebration

Aug. 16, 2019—The Posse Scholars program will recognize its 30th anniversary with a campus celebration on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to join in the event.

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Tickets for 2019 Commodore Quake featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy on sale Aug. 23

Aug. 16, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 19th annual Commodore Quake will feature headliner Megan Thee Stallion and Bren Joy performing on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23.

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