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University employees cool off with frozen treats at Vandy Chills

Aug. 11, 2019—Thousands of university employees showed up for frozen treats at Vandy Chills, the annual Employee Appreciation event, on Aug. 8.

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Behavioral science models can help identify the greenest dietary changes

Aug. 9, 2019—Spreading the gospel of veggie-only diets may not be the most effective way to help reduce overall, food-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new model based on behavioral science. In new commentary published Aug. 9 in Nature Sustainability, Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, examines the importance of including realistic examples...

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Aug. 9, 2019—As the school year draws nearer, we are enjoying seeing everything our students have accomplished over the summer! @dmantarctica shared this photo of summer field work he and some students completed in Italy, making it our favorite #vandygram of the week. 

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National student research symposium brings undergrads from across country to campus

Aug. 9, 2019—More than 150 undergraduates from across the nation who participated in the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy presented at the program’s 17th annual student research symposium on Aug. 1.

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Student-athlete: The Champions

Aug. 9, 2019—In the magical run to a national championship, Vanderbilt baseball coach Tim Corbin said he was often asked when he first realized the 2019 edition of the Vandy Boys could be something special. His answer reveals all you need to know about the program he has built over 17 years in Nashville.

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Vanderbilt to host Tennessee Triennial artwork in 2021

Aug. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University will play a key role in the Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art, scheduled for 2021, by hosting artwork for the event in the Fine Arts Gallery. The Tennessee Triennial will be spread across four cities, placing art in museums, contemporary art spaces and universities in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. 

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Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception Aug. 30

Aug. 9, 2019—The Office of Biomedical Research Education and Training will hold its annual Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony on Friday, Aug. 30.

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A probiotic treatment for obesity?

Aug. 8, 2019—Engineered bacteria that produce beneficial compounds — and that could potentially be administered in foods like yogurt — may be a future treatment for obesity and other chronic diseases.

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Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Moore Inventor Fellows

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC combined) anticipates the opportunity to nominate up to two candidates for the Moore Inventor Fellows competition. The Moore Foundation aims to support inventions at an early stage that could lead to proof-of-concept work or advance an existing prototype that tackles an importation problem in the areas of scientific research, environmental conservation, or patient care. Each fellow will receive a total of $825,000 over three years.

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Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Aug. 8, 2019—Blair Academy at Vanderbilt offers seven weekly Kindermusik classes for fall 2019. Taught by Maestro teacher Amy Alley, the tiered program of classes for infants, toddlers, young children and their caregivers teaches age appropriate movement, language, singing and language skills in a joyful and caring way.

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School of Nursing named Center of Excellence

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been designated an NLN Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.

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New window on fibrosis

Aug. 8, 2019—A previously unrecognized role for a cell surface receptor may open new therapeutic options for the treatment of fibrotic diseases.

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Cellular engines of wound repair have distinct roles

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt investigators have now discovered that, in contrast to prevailing dogma, fibroblasts are not all alike; instead, they have distinctive functions following tissue injury.

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Low-level alcohol use increases miscarriage risk

Aug. 8, 2019—Women who consume alcohol during pregnancy — even in small amounts — have a 19% greater risk of miscarriage than women who don’t use alcohol.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 22 

Aug. 7, 2019—All faculty are invited to attend the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 22, as Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente discusses goals and priorities for the 2019-20 academic year and presents the university’s highest honors.

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