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Doug Schmidt named associate provost for research development and technologies

Research tech expert and computer scientist Douglas C. Schmidt was named associate provost for research development and technologies by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


School of Nursing receives $1.28 million HRSA grant for future faculty

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.28 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty in U.S. colleges and universities.


Report: How six school districts changed the principal supervisor role to improve support

Principals and districts benefit when principal supervisors move beyond the role of administrator to coach and mentor, according to a new Vanderbilt University report.


Tommy Howe, longtime scientific glassblower for Department of Chemistry, dies

Before his retirement in 2016, Howe made major contributions to the chemistry department’s teaching and research programs as well as to other science departments in the College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering and School of Medicine.


Eddie George’s portrait on display at Fine Arts Gallery

An oil portrait of former Tennessee Titan Eddie George by America’s foremost living portrait artist is on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through July 14.


Mechanical engineering student dives into conservation with Seychelles internship

Rising junior Jillian Bremner is steering beyond her academic focus this summer to explore her passions for scuba diving and ocean conservation, with the aim of eventually combining engineering with a marine career.


‘Vandy Goes to War’ exhibit opens in Central Library

“Vandy Goes to War,” an exhibition highlighting the dramatic effects of two world wars on Vanderbilt’s campus, is on display in the Central Library lobby through Reunion/Homecoming weekend.


‘Dores at the Shores’: VU employees get half-off day passes tomorrow

Get a discount on day passes with the Employee Appreciation ‘Dores at the Shores’ event on Friday, July 13. Members of the Commodore football program will be in attendance to sign autographs and enjoy some fun in the sun.


Vandy Walks: ‘Sustainability Campus Tour’ July 17

This month’s “Vandy Walks” tour will feature a guided tour of Vanderbilt’s sustainable campus features on July 17 from noon to 12:45 p.m.


‘Joyce Tenneson—Botanical Beauty’ opens at Fine Arts Gallery July 26

Selections from two series of flower studies by celebrated portrait photographer Joyce Tenneson will be on view at the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery beginning July 26. Summer gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, noon–4 p.m.; Saturdays, 1–5 p.m.; and closed Sundays and Mondays.


Submit nominations for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

Nominations are open for the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards, which recognize everyday dedication and contributions. The deadline is July 31.


Take Note

» ‘Developing Community Partnerships to Establish an Intergenerational Community Garden Program’ July 13

» Section of 24th Avenue closed for maintenance

» Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘friendship families’

» Changes to SkyVU support contact information effective July 1

HR News

» Boomers, Elders and More: How to talk to your loved one’s heath care provider

» Babies and You: ‘Caring for your newborn’ July 19

» All three steps of Go for the Gold 2018 are available

» Final days for TASTE Challenge registration

» Nashville Farmers’ Market returns to campus through Oct. 25

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