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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville wants transit overhaul, unsure about mayor’s plan

Concern about Nashville’s future rises as the city’s rapid growth strains transit and affordable housing, according to the latest research by Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.


Nine new endowed chair recipients honored

Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored during a celebration at the Student Life Center Feb. 28.


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.


Jiménez named 2018 AERA fellow

Robert T. Jiménez, professor of language, literacy and culture in the Department of Teaching and Learning, is among 11 scholars selected as 2018 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.


Vanderbilt senior earns prestigious fellowship from Luce Scholars Program

Phillip McGloin, a College of Arts and Science senior from Washington, D.C., has been named to the 2018-19 class of Luce Scholars. McGloin will gain new perspectives through immersive living and working experiences in Asia during the next year.


‘Slow college,’ Chancellor’s 10th anniversary, Vanderbilt Poll in weekly roundup of VU news

The Vanderbilt University 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 Feb. 26.


Vanderbilt Libraries acquire three of Spinoza’s book treasures

Vanderbilt has acquired three rare 17th-century volumes by famed philosopher Baruch Spinoza, thanks to the Provost’s Library Collection Initiative. They will be on public display March 12.


Center for Latin American Studies to host 65th annual SECOLAS conference March 8-11

Several Vanderbilt faculty and students will present papers and serve on panels at the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies conference, scheduled for March 8-11 at Vanderbilt.


Kennedy, Zeppos to discuss mental health and addiction advocacy March 13

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.


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.


Save the dates for Shared Governance town halls 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.


Fine Arts Gallery presents portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler

The Fine Arts Gallery presents its exhibit “America Creative: Portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler” beginning March 23.


‘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.


SEC Academic Conference to focus on cyber security

The 2018 SEC Academic Conference, scheduled for April 8-10 at Auburn University, will focus on cyber security and includes a keynote address by Adm. Michael S. Rogers, United States Navy; commander, United States Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service.


VUIT to separate university, Medical Center voice networks starting 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.


VUIT wants to hear from you: 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.


Take Note

» Caregiver support group to meet March 7

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

» Limited submission opportunity: V Foundation 2018 Translational Research Awards

» Research participants needed for infant language development studies

» Infants sought for two research studies on music and autism

» Research participants needed for neurofibromatosis study focused on reading difficulties

HR News

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

» Deadline to use 2017 FSA funds is approaching

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Decorate your work area for colon cancer awareness

» National Nutrition Month events in March

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 5 — 7:30 p.m.
Curb Youth Symphony

March 6 — 8 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

March 6 — 9 a.m.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Open House

March 8 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture: James P. Allison, Ph.D.

March 8 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

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