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Eleven students chosen as newest class of Ingram Scholars

Eleven incoming first-year students have been selected from among more than 1,600 applicants as the newest members of the Ingram Scholars Program.


Zeppos, Kennedy 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.


Vanderbilt Divinity professor and committed community activist dies

Eugene TeSelle, a retired Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1.


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.


Vanderbilt alumna finalist for inaugural Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Vanderbilt University alumna Lisa Muloma was a finalist for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a new prestigious scholarship that fully funds graduate-level work in any field at Stanford University.


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.


Symposium suggests ways to make environmental regulations more palatable

A March 12 panel of law and environmental experts will discuss making environmental regulations more palatable to conservatives by limiting where they’re enforced and moving responsibility from the federal level to state and local governments.


‘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 VU 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.


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.


Shared Governance town halls scheduled for March 22 and 27

The Shared Governance Committee will host a pair of town hall meetings in March to discuss and receive feedback on its report regarding shared governance at Vanderbilt.


‘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.


Daylight saving time begins Sunday; avoid becoming a time change zombie

Banking up on sleep ahead of the March 11 time change is a smart way to avoid the frantic feelings and lingering fatigue associated with daylight saving time—if you do it the right way, according to a specialist at the Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center.


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.


Last day! Take survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card

Vanderbilt IT has released its annual Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. This online survey is confidential and should take about five minutes to complete.


VUIT separating university, Medical Center voice networks in March

As part of the Vanderbilt University and Medical Center reorganizations, VUIT will continue its voice network separation project to realign phone lines by building.


Protect yourself from phishing scams during tax season

This year the Internal Revenue Service has reported an increase in scams through phishing emails and fake phone calls. Remember, the IRS will never contact you by phone.


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 for research and advocacy on disability rights.


Take Note

» Road closure: Garland Avenue March 10-11

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

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

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

» Community Scholars Program award applications due April 9

» High school cheer and college/pro dance team workshops offered April 14

HR News

» Life Phase Series: ‘Flower Gardening – Tips and Trends’ March 8

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

» National Nutrition Month Expo is March 15

» Deadline to use 2017 FSA funds is approaching

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 9 — 3 p.m.
Kit Building Workshop

March 9 — 7 p.m.
Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

March 10 — 2 p.m.
Book Signing: Daniel Dark, 'Knife's Tell'

March 12 — Noon
French/Francophone Cultural Seminar with Rebecca Spang

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

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