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Join national experts for symposium focused on race and reconciliation

Fulfilling a pledge he made when Memorial Hall was renamed, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Vanderbilt University’s inaugural conference on race, reconciliation and reunion this Thursday and Friday.


What’s On My Mind: Changing the discussion around mental health and wellbeing

Mental illness and wellbeing concern all of us, but the surrounding stigma can prevent people from reaching out and getting help. It’s time to change, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his column this week.


Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on mental health and wellbeing

A report by the Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee, made up of faculty, students, staff and alumni, recommends a multifaceted approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing at Vanderbilt.


How a Vanderbilt political scientist ended up on a Chinese reality show—and VU found a star freshman

Ten Chinese high school students competing for an invitation to apply to an English-speaking college. Five judges from elite universities. Learn how a Vanderbilt professor discovered one amazing freshman.


Vanderbilt graduate schools among the nation’s best

Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools remain among the nation’s best, according to the latest “U.S. News & World Report” rankings.


Vanderbilt and ofo partner to bring dockless bike sharing to campus

As part of its ongoing mobility and transportation strategy, Vanderbilt is launching a six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program beginning Tuesday, March 27. The kickoff event will feature bike demos, rider education and giveaways.


Heard Libraries’ Keen receives Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Award

James “Tristan” Keen, mailroom manager for the nine libraries in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries system, is the final recipient of a Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award for the 2017-18 academic year.


Engineering’s Cummings to receive 2018 FOMMS Medal

Peter Cummings, John R. Hall Professor and associate dean for research at the Vanderbilt School of Engineering, will receive the 2018 FOMMS Medal in July at the seventh triennial Foundations of Molecular Modeling and Simulation conference, where he will deliver the FOMMS Medal Lecture.


Peabody’s Price receives NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development Grant to Gavin R. Price, assistant professor of psychology at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.


Inclusive Excellence invites women faculty to community writing sessions

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


Export control office provides faculty, staff with expertise

Export controls can be complex, but the Vanderbilt Export Compliance office is ready to help.


Faculty can learn more about internal funding, resources today at Central Library

More than 15 programs, including internal funding initiatives and professional development opportunities, will be showcased March 22 at the Faculty Funding and Resource Fair.


Shared Governance Committee releases draft report; town hall today

The Shared Governance Committee has released a draft report of its work and invites feedback from all faculty ahead of a pair of town hall meetings scheduled for March 22 and 27.


Provost’s Open Dore on Location at the Wond’ry today

The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at the Wond’ry Innovation Center, Room 104. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


Second annual Vanderbilt Football Spring Showcase set for Saturday

The second annual Vanderbilt Football Spring Showcase, the team’s featured practice of spring drills, is scheduled for Saturday, March 24, and will include activities for Commodore fans of all ages.


Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 26–28

Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, this year features Chris Matthews, best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s “Hardball”; Hasan Minhaj, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”; and Jessica Carbino, sociologist for the social and dating app Bumble.


‘Economics of Popular Music’ topic of McGee Public Policy Lecture March 26

Alan Krueger, the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and current vice president of the American Economic Association, will discuss “Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music” on Monday, March 26.


Inaugural Edible Books Festival set for April 2

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.


UCSB’s Milem to speak at Vanderbilt on race relations and education

The Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series, featuring Jeffrey F. Milem of the University of California–Santa Barbara, is April 2.


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.


Seidenberg to deliver Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mark S. Seidenberg will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between language used in the home and in schools.


Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Vanderbilt April 10

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in conversation on Tuesday, April 10. The talk is free and open to the public.


Campus Dining named Greenest Group on Campus

Vanderbilt Campus Dining was named the winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition. The group celebrated its title of “Greenest Group on Campus” at the game against Missouri Feb. 27.


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

» ‘Lemonade and Wax Cylinders’ March 22

» VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house March 23

» Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

» InsideOut of the Lunchbox to feature Nashville Opera’s ‘Susannah’ March 29

» Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on managing conflict April 3

» Limited submission opportunity: Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship and Seed Grant

HR News

»Scope Out Colon Health Expo is March 28

» VU goes blue March 29

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

» Get your scuba diving certification at the Rec

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 22 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture: Dane Wittrup, Ph.D.

March 22 — 6:30 p.m.
Modern Challenges in Ancient Art

March 22 — 7 p.m.
Dolores Film Screening & Discussion

March 22 — 7 p.m.
Kendra DeColo Reading

March 23 — 11:10 a.m.
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