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Diversity leader James E. Page Jr. named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.


Vanderbilt Data Science Institute launched

Vanderbilt has established the Data Science Institute to advance foundational research and data science skills across campus and to leverage the university’s collaborative culture.


School of Engineering, 2U partner to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University School of Engineering and digital education company 2U, Inc. today announced they’re partnering to deliver Engineering@Vanderbilt, a suite of two online graduate engineering degrees: a master of science in computer science and a master of engineering in engineering management.


Vanderbilt launches Global Research and Engagement Micro-Grant program

The Office of the Provost has announced a micro-grant funding program for the 2018-19 academic year to help faculty pursue international research, scholarship and creative expression projects or to pursue strategic, time-sensitive opportunities for global research and engagement.


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Soldiers, students meet up in the Wond’ry to revolutionize prototyping, production

A Fort Campbell colonel recognized the potential in a match between Army engineers and the Won’dry and has launched a new collaborative process.


Engineering’s Zelik named Emerging Leader by Chamber, YP Nashville

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Karl Zelik has been named an Emerging Leader by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville. Zelik received the distinction in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction category.


School of Nursing pins record-breaking number of graduates

The largest number of students—370 graduates—in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 108-year history graduated from their academic programs and were celebrated in pinning ceremonies Aug. 5.


Plan ahead for Oracle Cloud scheduled maintenance and updates

Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo regular system maintenance and updates during the last two weekends in August. Please plan ahead, as Oracle Cloud will not be available to users during these times.


FutureVU lecture: Jason McLennan on ‘The Power of Transformative Goals’ Aug. 27

Jason McLennan, creator of the Living Building Challenge and known as “the Steve Jobs of the green building industry,” will discuss future trends in energy, construction and campus culture in a manner that is thought-provoking, humorous and inspiring.


Training for external funding opportunity database is Aug. 29

Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to attend a campuswide training on SPIN, Vanderbilt’s external funding opportunity database, on Wednesday, Aug. 29, hosted by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations.


VUToday: Cost of human life, Harry Potter in the classroom in weekly roundup of news

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 Aug. 6.


Safe and Sound Week fire safety tips – gift card prize available for employee participation

The Office of Workplace Safety is hosting a photo contest for all university employees to showcase safe work practices in their facilities during this week’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration Safe and Sound Week.


Employees enjoy Vandy Chills appreciation event

Thousands of employees cooled off and enjoyed Vandy Chills, an Employee Appreciation event that offered a variety of frozen treats.


Employees invited to football open practice Thursday, free food provided

Vanderbilt football will host its annual open practice for university faculty and staff and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided.


Poster session Friday will feature work on next-gen vaccines

Computer-aided design and engineering of antibodies and vaccine candidates that can neutralize viral scourges like influenza and Ebola will be the topic of an Aug. 17 poster session presented by the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.


Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 23

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss his vision for the upcoming academic year and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty at the fall assembly on Aug. 23.


Exhibit by Middle Eastern women artists celebrates quest to build peace

A chancellor-sponsored exhibition opening Aug. 30 at the Fine Arts Gallery will showcase 31 premier Middle Eastern women artists whose work focuses on building peace.


Enjoy Nashville’s Shakespearean tradition on West End

The Nashville Shakespeare Festival will perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” through Sept. 9 at Centennial Park, with significant support from Vanderbilt and other community partners.


Take Note

» First 2018-19 Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series event is Aug. 13

» Blair School of Music offers music lessons, classes and ensembles

» LSO: Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program

» My Southern Health: Smart strategies for avoiding child heatstroke in the car

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy’ Aug. 16

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Middle Eastern Cuisine’ Aug. 17

» National Diabetes Prevention Program available for employees

» New Game Plan for Your Health video available

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