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Stress and trauma in earliest years linked to reduced hippocampal volume in adolescence

Dec. 19, 2018—There may be a "sensitive period" in which stress is more likely to affect brain development in adolescence, according to Kathryn L. Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt and lead author of a new study.

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Green named vice chancellor for public affairs

Dec. 19, 2018—Leading government strategist Nathan Green has been named vice chancellor for public affairs at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Film seminar on campus over Winter Break to engage teenage boys of color

Dec. 19, 2018—​Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.

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Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

Dec. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 16-Jan. 4, and Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break for employees will run from Monday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 31, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday on Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend

Dec. 18, 2018—Regularly scheduled maintenance will take place Dec. 21-22. Biweekly employees should submit their time cards, and their managers should approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed on Friday, Dec. 21.

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Biweekly employees: Submit time cards in advance of Winter Break

Dec. 18, 2018—Biweekly employees are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers should approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed on the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, unless work will continue during the break.

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Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program

Dec. 18, 2018—The mission of VerifyU is to improve the technology that secures our data, increase awareness of cybersecurity risks, and implement industry-standard best practices.

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Employees to receive paycheck credit after federal parking tax update

Dec. 18, 2018—Active employees who have been paying for campus parking on a post-tax basis during 2018 will receive an adjustment in their final paycheck of December to credit them for parking-related taxes withheld during the year.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break

Dec. 17, 2018—Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Nearly 12,000 turkeys distributed at Employee Appreciation event

Dec. 17, 2018—Thousands of Vanderbilt faculty and staff members dropped by Langford Auditorium last Friday for the annual “Turkey Toss” Employee Appreciation event.

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Vanderbilt marks milestones on expanding educational opportunity

Dec. 17, 2018—Opportunity Vanderbilt is an integral part of how the university is working with the American Talent Initiative to help talented, lower-income students receive a world-class education.

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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries

Dec. 17, 2018—Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use.

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