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Chris Matthews walks through 50 years of politics on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Best-selling author and political commentator Chris Matthews joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for the latest edition of “The Zeppos Report” podcast.


Chancellor’s Lecture with Joe Biden sold out; overflow viewing options announced

Free tickets to the April 10 Chancellor’s Lecture with Vice President Joe Biden in Langford Auditorium sold out almost instantly when they were released March 28. To provide more members of the VU and VUMC communities with an opportunity to view the event live, the university has established two overflow viewing options.


Gould wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Kathleen Gould, Louise B. McGavock Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, is Vanderbilt’s winner of the 2018 Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.


Ford honored for commitment to desegregation of gifted education

Vanderbilt special education professor Donna Y. Ford has been recognized for her unwavering commitment to the desegregation of gifted education and for mentoring African American students, higher education faculty and P–12 professionals.


New residential faculty to join E. Bronson Ingram College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Vanderbilt University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs has appointed four new residential faculty to help expand the student learning experience beyond the classroom, beginning this fall.


VUToday: Middle ground for Dems and Republicans, VU’s $65M commitment to life sciences

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 March 26.


Nursing professor’s video wins ADDY awards, heads to nationals

A video created to recruit families for a research study run by Terrah Akard, associate professor of nursing and pediatrics, has advanced to the national American Advertising Awards competition.


ArtLab explores intersections of art and science

Whether art can boost a scientist’s creativity is just one of the intriguing questions a group of faculty, students and staff explore in ArtLab, an ongoing workshop started by a postdoctoral student.


Horvitz YouthAbility donates to Perry E. Wallace Jr. Basketball Scholarship

The Horvitz YouthAbility program, a Cleveland, Ohio, organization that serves disabled and at-risk youth, has made a donation to the Perry E. Wallace Basketball Scholarship after its members read Wallace’s biography and visited Nashville to walk in his footsteps.


Inaugural Edible Books Festival today

Vanderbilt’s inaugural Edible Books Festival, where the worlds of food and books collide in creative and delicious ways, is scheduled for Monday, April 2, in the Central Library Community Room.


FutureVU pop-up park to transform Central Neighborhood April 2-6

Vanderbilt’s Central Neighborhood will be transformed into an interactive pop-up park April 2-6. Scheduled events include breakfast on the go, a movie night and several activities sponsored by the Recreation and Wellness Center.


National Public Health Week events set for April 2-6

Join the Vanderbilt Master of Public Health Program, along with students, faculty and staff from across the university and Medical Center, to discuss issues important to improving health and wellness in our community and around the world.


Amitav Ghosh to speak on ‘Commodities, Conflict and Climate Change’ April 4

Author Amitav Ghosh will examine how historical conflicts over resources in Asia have become a major driver of climate change in the Indian Ocean during an April 4 lecture presented by Asian Studies.


Spring Faculty Assembly is April 5

Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.


Inclusive Excellence invites women faculty to community writing session April 6

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


Mark Seidenberg delivers Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

The lecture will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between language used in the home and in schools.


Rocket team’s novel two-part design addresses NASA challenge; launch is April 7

Engineering students in the Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory will demonstrate their solution to a common rocket dilemma at the 2018 NASA Student Launch Competition on April 7.


Get firsthand look at Nashville’s distant past during Fossils at the Fort April 7

Kids of all ages can find and take home a 400 million-year-old souvenir and learn about the hunt for clues to the ancient past at Fort Negley April 7.


Experience ‘The Sound of Silent Voices’ at Central Library April 10

The Vanderbilt Libraries will host “The Silent Voices Project” on Tuesday, April 10, in the Central Library’s Community Room. Under the artistic direction of Blair faculty member Zachary Ebin, the Toronto-based Ton Beau String Quartet will perform trios and quartets by young composers based on poetry written by children of the Holocaust.


‘Work, Family and Life’ topic of April 11 lecture hosted by Inclusive Excellence

The Office for Inclusive Excellence is hosting a lecture by Washington State University’s Kelly Ward as part of “Gender, Work and Money,” a weeklong series of activities April 9-11 organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s 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.


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.


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.


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

» Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning offering workshop on audio production for dialogue

» Library Passover exhibition features Amsterdam Haggadah

» Seventh annual Susan Gray School Golf Tournament is April 19

» Center for Science Outreach introduces summer STEM Exploration Experience for Kids

» NIH requests comments on proposed animal-welfare regulatory changes for laboratories

HR News

» Life Phase Series: ‘First-Time Home Buying’ April 3

» Celebrate National Walking Day April 4

» Vandy Cooks features state agricultural specialist Tammy Algood April 6

» Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 2 — 11 a.m.
America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

April 2 — Noon
The Silent Epidemic: Mental Health On University Campuses

April 2 — 8 p.m.
Blair Brass Quintet

April 3 — 8 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

April 3 — 8 a.m.
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