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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 March 22–23.


Silence, denial keep America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.


Zeppos speaks to USAC, calling staff the lifeblood of the university

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos spoke to the University Staff Advisory Council on Tuesday, saluting the nearly 4,500 staff members for their role in Vanderbilt’s upward trajectory.


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 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.


Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016.


Vanderbilt advocates for humanities funding

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Executive Director Mona Frederick and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Christina West met with congressional delegates at the National Humanities Alliance’s recent annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C.


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.


Mixing hard science and humanities focus of visiting scholar’s talk today

Amy Cheng Vollmer, a Swarthmore College biology professor who is working to bridge the gap between science and the humanities, will speak at Vanderbilt Law School March 15.


Divinity School hosts ‘The Body Is Not an Apology’ author, activist Friday

Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning performance poet, activist and founder of “The Body Is Not an Apology” movement, will speak at a Divinity School community brunch March 16.


Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt closed Sunday for inventory

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt will be closed Sunday, March 18, due to the store’s annual inventory count. The store will re-open at 8 a.m. Monday, March 19.


‘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 discuss “The Dangers of Climate Change Denial” on Tuesday, March 20.


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.


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.


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.


Violins of Hope come to Nashville, VU campus

In March, 22 violins—most most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—will arrive in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are serving as programming partners for the visit.


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.


Blair School of Music announces precollege scholarship auditions for 2018-19

The Blair School of Music invites students in grades 1-12 to apply and audition for merit- and need-based scholarships for private lesson instruction during the 2018-19 academic year.


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Olympic-size goals drive Paralympian and Peabody professor

Courage and determination runs through the veins of two-time Paralympian and Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt. Now she’s using her drive in research and advocacy on disability rights.


Take Note

» TeSelle’s life to be celebrated at March 17 service

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

» VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house is March 23

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

» Community Scholars Program award applications due April 9

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Award

HR News

» De-stress with yoga on Alumni Lawn March 15

» Babies and You: ‘Basics of Infant Safety at Home and in the Car’ March 15

» Deadline to use 2017 FSA funds is today; submit all claims by April 15

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» National Nutrition Month Department Challenge now open

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 15
Registration opens for Sarratt Youth Art Institute

March 15 — 4:10 p.m.
Saint Louis du Senegal: The Making of an Indigenous City in the Atlantic World, from the French Revolution to WWI

March 15 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

March 15 — 7 p.m.
Tales of an Ecotourist: What Travel to Wild Places Can Teach Us about Climate Change

March 16 — 11:10 a.m.
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