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Biden’s conversation with chancellor calls for bipartisanship, optimism

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s message to a packed Langford Auditorium on Tuesday revolved around two themes: a call for bipartisanship and a plea for Americans to remember who they are.


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State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on Wednesday.


Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt April 24

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.


VU invests further in faculty as committees explore options for multiuse facility

In the university’s continuing program to invest in faculty, two committees have been appointed to develop ideas for a dynamic multiuse facility designed to spur faculty development and collaboration.


Barone named to lead role in International Student Programs

Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs Cynthia J. Cyrus has appointed Susan Barone as executive director of International Student Programs.


Nancy Ransom, first director of Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, has died

Nancy Ransom, founding director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt and a champion of women’s rights, education and gender equality, died recently in Wilmington, Delaware, from complications of ALS. She was 89.


VU rocket rolls and captures payload design award at NASA launch contest

The Vanderbilt rocket team collected a key award at the NASA Student Launch Challenge and followed up with a successful flight of their rocket April 8 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.


Commodores to volunteer at Nashville-area elementary school

In the coming weeks, Vanderbilt student-athletes and staffers will participate in several volunteer opportunities for the first time at Nashville’s Buena Vista Elementary School, a unique chance for the Commodores to make an impact in the Nashville community.


Vanderbilt’s Central Neighborhood activated by pop-up event

The FutureVU team held its last pop-up park event for the 2017-18 academic year at the Central Neighborhood April 2-6.


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.


Vanderbilt education faculty to showcase research at AERA April 13-17

The American Educational Research Association’s annual conference, “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education,” will be held in New York City.


Alum’s research on Byzantine architecture paired with Divinity student project

Jelena Bogdanovic, a leading historian of medieval art and architecture at Iowa State University, will discuss “The Canopy and the Byzantine Church” April 14 at the Divinity School.


Faculty input requested at Research IT town halls April 16 and 25

Faculty are invited to two town halls this month hosted by the Vanderbilt Research IT Service to share their input on new and planned IT services under development to support researchers.


‘The Nashville Transit Plan: Decision Time’ April 17

Vanderbilt will host a final forum discussing the Nashville Transit Plan before the May 1 referendum vote. The discussion is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Student Life Center Ballroom.


Yoga and meditation on Wyatt Lawn April 17

Join the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center for a 30-minute outdoor yoga class and a 30-minute meditation class led by Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, that will rejuvenate and energize your afternoon.


All are invited to April 19 closing celebration for local DIVE projects

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service invites students, faculty and staff to the April 19 DIVE closing celebration, set for 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at The Commons Center.


Faculty can learn more about TIPs at April 20 event

The provost’s office is hosting a TIPs fair and reception at 11 a.m. April 20 in the Student Life Center to highlight ongoing trans-institutional projects and encourage faculty to participate.


Get tickets to Rites of Spring Music Festival April 20-21

This year’s two-day event features headliners Gucci Mane and DNCE, with other artists set to appear including Cheat Codes, H.E.R., Goldlink, Kiiara and Born Animal.


Blair, Library honor Violins of Hope project with series of upcoming performances

Twenty-two violins—most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—have arrived in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have planned several special events in honor of the initiative throughout April.


Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday on Library Lawn

The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will hold the Bard’s Birthday Bash—marking the 454th birthday of William Shakespeare—April 23 on Library Lawn.


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.


Faculty invited to submit nominations for top awards

Nominations are due April 15 for the university’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence.


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.


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.


Take Note

» ‘Can We Speak of a Divine Purpose to the Holocaust?’ April 12

» Bach’s ‘St. Matthew Passion’ performed at Blair School April 13

» VU-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Mallinckrodt Grant Program

» Owen Executive Education: Take your leadership skills to the next level

» Get discount on Nashville House Concerts, ‘Bubble Guppies Live’ at TPAC

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Coping with the Stresses and Emotions of Pregnancy’ April 19

» Register for AquaDores swim team spring clinic at the Rec

» Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec

» Start your spring with the Start! Physical Activity Challenge

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 12 — 11 a.m.
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

April 12 — 11:30 a.m.
InsideOut of the Lunchbox - Nashville Ballet's Modern Masters

April 12 — 1:10 p.m.
I Think You Changed the World: The Poetics of Experiment in the Works of Pat Parker and Audre Lorde

April 12 — 4:10 p.m.
The Invention of the Judeo-Christian Tradition: New Perspectives of French and American Secularisms

April 12 — 7 p.m.
Bryn Chancellor and Matthew Baker Reading

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