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Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Vanderbilt University 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.


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 March 22–23.


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.


Expedited construction timeline for Greek Row modifies West End Neighborhood project

The West End Neighborhood project has accelerated its timeline by a year and a half for construction of five houses and a community event house.


Third installment of transit series features Kopstain, Getz

More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the March 13 transit forum hosted by Vanderbilt at the Student Life Center. The final forum is set for April 10.


Virtual reality world offers drug addicts low-risk place to just say no

Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no—through virtual reality.


‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor at Penn State whose work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change led to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20.


Panel to examine whether carbon tax can address climate change

Representatives from the Manhattan Institute and the Partnership for Responsible Growth will join two Vanderbilt University professors for a conversation about carbon tax proposals on Wednesday, March 21, at Vanderbilt Law School.


Annual Cuninggim Lecture, Women’s Center Awards will be March 21

The 2018 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society—presented Wednesday, March 21, by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center—will feature Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of “Teen Vogue,” who was responsible for the magazine’s increased focus on politics and social justice issues.


Faculty can learn more about internal funding, resources at March 22 event

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; feedback invited

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 is at the Wond’ry March 22

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.


2018 Antoinette Brown Lecturer studies diverse families

Ethicist Thelathia “Nikki” Young, whose research includes a focus on black, queer and transgender people, will deliver the Antoinette Brown Lecture at 7 p.m. March 22 in Benton Chapel.


Second annual Vanderbilt Football Spring Showcase set for March 24

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.


Vanderbilt’s 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.


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.


Faculty invited to submit nominations for top awards

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


Career Center hosts sessions on competitive student scholarships, fellowships

The Career Center will present several informational sessions and workshops throughout March and April for students interested in applying for competitive national honors scholarships and fellowships.


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

» Enabling Innovation Initiative to feature MIT’s Wittrup March 23

» VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house March 23

» Final Neuroscience Graduate Seminar Series lecture set for March 28

» Registration open for 2018 Tennessee Disability MegaConference

» Limited submission opportunity: Aetna Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program

HR News

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Celebrate National Nutrition Month with events in March

» Submit claims for 2017 FSA funds by April 15

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 19
Registation Open for Sarratt Youth Art Institute

March 19 — 2 p.m.
P.R.I.D.E. Training with the Office of LGBTQI Life

March 19 — 8 p.m.
Mariano Barreiro Tango Trio: Tango from Buenos Aires

March 20 — 8 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

March 20 — 12:10 p.m.
Between the Law and Action: Citizenship in Mexico and the U.S. in the 19th Century

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