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Fiorina shares thoughts on leadership, civil society on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talks about her career, new foundation and what might be next for her on the latest episode of “The Zeppos Report” podcast.


Kennedy, Zeppos to discuss mental health and addiction advocacy Tuesday

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Tuesday, March 13. “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.


Lisa Monteggia to lead Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Leading neuroscientist Lisa Monteggia has been named the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.


Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline 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.


Faculty invited to submit nominations for top awards

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


YES portal to include optional pronoun selection

Beginning today, a new module will provide all students the option to specify their chosen pronouns through Your Enrollment Services, the university’s online student services and academic information portal.


VUToday: Teen’s reaction to VU acceptance in weekly roundup of VU news

Vanderbilt’s 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 5.


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.


‘Additional Perspectives on the Nashville Transit Plan’ set for March 13

The Office of Community, Neighborhood & Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency invite the Vanderbilt community to attend a lunch-and-learn panel discussion about the future landscape of Nashville as well as the impact of mobility on land use at Vanderbilt.


Author of fierce family memoir ‘Cuz’ to deliver Howard Lecture

Danielle Allen, a Harvard political theorist who has written a family memoir about the life and tragic death of her previously incarcerated first cousin, will deliver the Harry C. Howard Lecture on March 13.


Corporate and foundation funding training session is March 14

Vanderbilt University’s Corporate and Foundation Relations Office is hosting a campus-wide training Wednesday, March 14. Get tips on what makes a successful proposal.


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

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


TEDxNashville 2018 to include Herculano-Houzel, Ikard and Talisse

College of Arts and Science professors Suzana Herculano-Houzel, David Ikard and Robert Talisse are among the speakers at the TEDxNashville event March 16–17 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.


Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt closed March 18 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.


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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


Vanderbilt Football season tickets now on sale

Among this year’s road games, the Commodores will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in South Bend. A limited number of tickets to the game are still available, and 2018 season ticket holders will receive priority seating. In addition, read frequently asked questions regarding how the new tax law affects season ticket purchases.


Watch Video

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

» Elder Care Fair offers help in navigating the caregiver maze March 14

» ‘Christians, Jews and Muslims in Late Antique Palestine and Jerusalem’ March 14

» South African scholar to discuss Black Consciousness Movement founder March 14

» VUIIS Center for Small Animal Imaging open house March 23

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

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 approaching

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 12 — 7 p.m.
Vanderbilt Libraries to Celebrate Three Philosophical Book Treasures

March 12 — 8 p.m.
The Percussion Collective: Robert van Sice

March 13 — 12:10 p.m.
Science Studies Seminar with Matthew Klingle

March 13 — 12:30 p.m.
The Brazilian Studies Reading Group with Joel Wolfe

March 13 — 5:30 p.m.
P.R.I.D.E. Training with the Office of LGBTQI Life

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