Having trouble viewing this email?
View as a webpage.


From 3-D printed bones to refueling drones, check out Engineering’s Senior Design Day

This year’s Senior Design Day showcase is Monday, April 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. The event is free and open to the public.


Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt Tuesday

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.


New initiatives announced to boost Vanderbilt’s international reach, profile

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced strategic initiatives to strengthen the university’s global reach, to be paired with an international strategy developed by the Division of Communications.


Board of Trust names 7 new members and reappoints 3

During its spring meeting, the Vanderbilt Board of Trust appointed four trailblazers—all alumni—to join the board for five-year terms.


Provost’s Open Dore on Location at Peabody Library April 26

The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Peabody Library’s Fireside Reading Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


Women’s tennis wins SEC Championship for second consecutive year

Make more room in the trophy case—the Vanderbilt women’s tennis team is the back-to-back Southeastern Conference Tournament champions. Vanderbilt proved victorious in dominant fashion, securing a 4-0 sweep over No. 9 Florida for the Commodores’ third conference championship in program history.


Ancora inaugural request for proposals announced

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Deerfield Management announce the inaugural request for proposals for Ancora Innovation, LLC, with a due date of June 4.


New effort certification tool launches

A new web-based effort certification tool will launch the week of April 23. Effort certification is a required compliance activity for entities that receive federal funding.


Volunteers needed for Commencement 2018

Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2018 is scheduled for May 9–11, and your help is needed to make the event a success.


Class of 2018: Jalen Dansby sets his sights on medical school and community leadership

As Jalen Dansby approaches Commencement, he has acceptance letters from 10 of the country’s top medical schools, including Yale and Vanderbilt. He’s motivated to become a doctor not just for himself, but also for his community.


Class of 2018: Sarah Robinson bridges cultures through language and music

“Adventurous” is the word that best describes Sarah Robinson. The Blair School of Music student is unafraid of doing things she has never tried before and open to new cultural experiences.


First-ever ‘Party with a Purpose’ to support Nashville Humane Association

The Party celebration during Commencement has morphed into a genuine “all-in” student-hosted event this year, featuring for the first time activities to benefit the Nashville Humane Association.


Q&A: Going to Mars with astronomy professor David Weintraub

We can go to Mars—soon. But should we? Astronomy professor David Weintraub asks the ethical questions in his new book “Life on Mars: What to Know Before We Go.”


Skip Bayless reflects on Vanderbilt experience during campus talk

Skip Bayless, a noted sports journalist, television personality and Grantland Rice Scholarship recipient, credits a high school teacher and his Vanderbilt experience for launching his career path.


VUToday: Guggenheim Fellows, exercise research, Paul Ryan 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 April 16.


Videos from Vanderbilt-sponsored Nashville Transit Plan forums now available online

Vanderbilt’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency recently sponsored a four-part series of forums to discuss Nashville’s proposed transit plan.


Workshop on instructor–student interactions set for April 25

The Office for Inclusive Excellence is sponsoring a workshop April 25 designed for instructors interested in focusing on nuanced classroom climate issues.


Faculty input requested at Research IT town hall April 25

Faculty are invited to a town hall Wednesday, April 25, hosted by the Vanderbilt Research IT Service to share their input on new and planned IT services under development to support researchers.


GetPreCiSe Center’s annual workshop features top genomic privacy researchers April 30

The Center for Genetic Privacy and Identity in Community Settings (GetPreCiSe) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center has set its annual workshop exploring privacy and genomics for April 30.


Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s annual scientific retreat set for May 3

The potential link between the body’s microbiome and cancer is the topic of this year’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Scientific Retreat. The annual event, which features leading cancer investigators from the National Cancer Institute and several prominent universities, will be held Thursday, May 3, at the Student Life Center.


Inclusive Excellence invites women faculty to community writing session May 4

The Office of Inclusive Excellence is hosting writing sessions to help women faculty build community and dedicate time to furthering their scholarly research.


Transgender expert Asa Radix to give May 7 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture

Asa Radix, an internationally recognized medical expert and researcher on the health needs of transgender and LGBTQ people, will give the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Monday, May 7.


Deadline for Digital Learning faculty/staff grants and working-group awards May 10

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning announces deadlines for application submissions for its MacroGrant awards for faculty and staff members, as well as its Faculty Working Group awards. In addition, VIDL invites applications for its 2018-19 graduate fellowships.


Save the date for Employee Appreciation Picnic May 15

Save the date for the university-wide Employee Appreciation Picnic, “Under the Big Top,” scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Magnolia Lawn.


Faculty invited to apply by June 1 for SEC travel grant program

Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to apply by June 1 to the 2018–19 Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program. Grants typically run from $1,500 to $3,500.


Faculty invited to apply for micro-grants to explore connections between sports, society

Faculty proposals for micro-grant funding are due May 21 to support research and curricular enrichment on topics related to sports and society in areas including race, law, gender and more.


Applications now being accepted for ‘Business of VU’ course

After a successful launch last fall, the Business of VU program is preparing to welcome the next cohort in fall 2018. Learn more about the program and apply now for participation this fall.


Recipient of a workplace kindness? Share your story

The C.A.R.E. (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments) Committee is seeking stories from faculty and staff about instances when they’ve witnessed or received an expression of kindness involving a co-worker at Vanderbilt.


Watch Video

NASA’s TESS mission to discover new worlds will use a map developed at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt’s Keivan Stassun serves as a deputy principal investigator on the mission and is tasked with identifying the most promising stars to target in its search for habitable nearby planets.


Take Note

» Grajewski named to 2018 40 Under 40 list

» Bike Too VU initiative sets Bike to Vanderbilt Day for May 2

» Next Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture is May 3

» Department of Cell and Developmental Biology hosts Cell Dynamics Symposium May 24–25

» Registration open for the 2018 Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

» Owen Executive Education: Manage your career more effectively

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Delicious Dishes from Thailand’ May 18

» Register for AquaDores summer swim team at the Rec

» Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec

» Complete Go for the Gold Step 1: Compass Health Assessment

» Start your spring with the Start! Physical Activity Challenge

» Wellcast: ‘Your Financial Health is Important Too’

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 23 — 11 a.m.
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

April 23 — Noon
VU Libraries Present: The Bard's Birthday Bash

April 23 — 4 p.m.
SPICY: Senior Art Show 2018

April 24 — 11:30 a.m.
Faculty Workshop: Principles of Dialogue

Vanderbilt Classifieds

contact us
submit a story
submit a classified ad

myVU Preview provides top news and information each week for
faculty and staff of Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, and Star V Design® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University. ©2016 Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved.