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Virginia George, originator of VUSN’s family nurse practitioner program, dies

Aug. 1, 2018—Virginia Maxwell George, professor of nursing, emerita, and an early champion of nurse practitioners, died July 26 in Nashville. George was founding director of Vanderbilt’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program, one of the first in the Southeast.

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The Conversation: ‘Why I use Harry Potter to teach a college course on child development’

Aug. 1, 2018—Associate Professor of Psychology Georgene Troseth explains how she uses Harry Potter books to make child development more relatable to her first-year Vanderbilt students, many of whom grew up on the wildly popular tomes, for "The Conversation."

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Check out ‘The Star Chamber’ during a Day at Dyer Observatory Aug. 10

Aug. 1, 2018—A “Day at Dyer” is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 10, from noon to 4 p.m. and will feature fun activities for both children and adults. One of Dyer’s unique features is “The Star Chamber,” a land sculpture and camera obscura conceived by artist Chris Drury.

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ApoE4 Alzheimer’s Gene Screening on Aug. 3

Aug. 1, 2018—The Center for Cognitive Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in partnership with the Generation Program will be offering ApoE4 Alzheimer’s Gene Screening on Friday, August 3.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program

Aug. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt University can submit one application or the Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program. This annual program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese studies in the United States. 

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Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Faculty Grants Program

Aug. 1, 2018—Vanderbilt University can submit 2 proposals for the VentureWell Faculty Grants Program. The program supports the creation of new or transformation of existing courses and programs to help students develop novel, STEM-based inventions and gain the necessary entrepreneurial skills needed to bring these ideas to market. The grant will provide $30,000 (overhead not allowed)for a duration of 1-3 years.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Middle Eastern Cuisine’ Aug. 17

Aug. 1, 2018—Join Chef Jesse Kraft, senior culinary planning manager for the Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Sodexo team, to create Chickpea and Rice Stew.

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SeRenade Program: ‘Parents, Peers and Musical Play for Families of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’ Aug. 3

Jul. 31, 2018—The SeRenade Program uses small, group music classes for families with young children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families learn strategies for promoting social and other positive behaviors through music.

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Message from Provost Wente and Interim Vice Chancellor Smith on offensive email

Jul. 31, 2018—Dear colleagues, Late last night, we became aware that a deeply disturbing email containing racist language and promoting white supremacy was sent to members of the Vanderbilt community. The language and sentiment contained in this message are abhorrent and antithetical to our values as a university community. We condemn this message and the tactics of...

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Vanderbilt archive founded to hold media accountable turns 50

Jul. 30, 2018—The Vanderbilt Television News Archive, founded in 1968 as a three-month "experiment" to explore possible bias in network newscasts, is marking its 50th year of continuous operation.

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Vanderbilt begins search for next VIRG executive director

Jul. 30, 2018—Vanderbilt has launched a national search to find the next executive director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group.

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Seven faculty awarded Sports and Society microgrants

Jul. 30, 2018—Seven Vanderbilt faculty were awarded microgrants through the Sports and Society Microgrant Program to investigate how sports and society impact each other across disciplines.

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Facilities University celebrates graduates, opens next enrollment to campus community

Jul. 27, 2018—Twelve Vanderbilt staff and faculty members graduated from Facilities University on July 9. Classes are open to all campus community members for the next academic year.

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VUToday: Best value colleges, America’s lost buildings and early voting in weekly roundup of news

Jul. 27, 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 July 23.

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Minority undergraduates explore nursing during VUSN summer programs

Jul. 27, 2018—Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.

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