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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Monday, June 15, 2015

Chancellor visits D.C. to support federal research and education investments

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress last week to discuss the recommendations of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education and to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.

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Commodores scheduled to resume play Monday

Sunday night's Vanderbilt-Cal State Fullerton game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha was suspended due to rain. Vanderbilt trails 3-0 in the bottom of the 6th. The Commodores and Titans are scheduled to resume play at 11 a.m. Monday on ESPN2.

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Virtual reality sheds new light on how we navigate in the dark

A series of immersive reality experiments has confirmed that the human brain’s internal navigation system works in the same fashion as the grid cell system recently found in other mammals.

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Study: Feedback can hinder kids’ math outcomes

When doing math, some children do worse on subsequent problems after receiving feedback.

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White House honors Peabody graduate student for mobile Makerspace

The White House has recognized Gokul Krishnan, a Ph.D. student in learning sciences at Vanderbilt's Peabody College, for his Makerspace project at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Owen School awards scholarship to United Way executive

Meagan Flippin has been selected for a full-tuition scholarship to the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Executive MBA program.

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St. Thomas Medical Group providers no longer in Aetna network

Effective June 2, the St. Thomas Medical Group has terminated its network agreement with Aetna Insurance Company. This change will affect nearly 300 valued Vanderbilt employees.

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Fans send off Commodores to College World Series

Vanderbilt baseball fans came out to cheer on the Commodores June 11 as the team boarded buses en route to the College World Series in Omaha.

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VUCast: Easing allergies; Are your cleaning products safe?

In the latest VUCast: See which simple food can ease your allergies; learn about Vanderbilt's role in testing man-made chemicals; and what new invention can help reduce drought? Watch now!

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Take Note

» Kindermusik for Families classes begin Tuesday; try first class for free

» Pre-purchase parking passes for Luke Bryan concert July 11

» Red Cross blood drive is June 26

» Recovery support meetings offered each Tuesday

» Universitywide limited submission opportunity: Searle Scholars Program

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HR News

» VRWC offers ‘Biggest Winner’ summer weight-loss program

» Wellcast: ‘Organic vs. conventional foods’

» Vandy Walks: ‘Annuals and Perennials in Bloom’ with Laura Barker June 15

» Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding—a positive choice’ June 18

» Private boxing lessons offered at VRWC

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June 15 — 7 p.m.
"Body Farm" novelists to sign latest thriller at Barnes & Noble

June 18 — 9:30 a.m.
2015 Leon W. Cunningham Award for Excellence in Biochemistry

June 23 — 5 p.m.
Vanderbilt University Medical Staff and Vanderbilt Medical Group Annual Meeting

June 24 — noon
"What is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?"

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