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Cobb reflects on racial justice, First Amendment on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Professor and author Jelani Cobb talked with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about the historical narratives of race in America in the latest episode of the podcast.


‘Hidden Figures’ author discusses female STEM pioneers, shared history

“Hidden Figures” author Margot Lee Shetterly discussed the importance of African American role models in telling America’s story during a campus visit Feb. 20.


Vanderbilt experts showcase research at second transit forum

The second installment of the spring transit forum series featured four Vanderbilt professors sharing findings that brought further context to Nashville’s proposed transit plan.


VUToday: Perry Wallace scholarship, Billy Graham, public perceptions of Trump

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. 19.


Two engineers named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows

Robert W. Pitz and Sankaran Mahadevan are members of the 2018 class of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellows. They join 20 other members from academia, industry and government honored by the AIAA.


Disconzi named Alfred P. Sloan Fellow

Marcelo Disconzi, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded a $65,000 fellowship for early career researchers from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


Women’s History Month kickoff at Women’s Center Wednesday

March is Women’s History Month. The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will kick off the month with a celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Women’s Center located on West Side Row.


Credit Union annual membership meeting and open house is Thursday

Please join the Vanderbilt Credit Union staff and board of directors at the annual membership meeting to learn more about the past year and what your credit union has planned for 2018 and beyond.


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.


Save the dates for Shared Governance town halls

The Shared Governance Committee will host a pair of town hall meetings March 22 and 27 to discuss and receive feedback on its report regarding shared governance at Vanderbilt.


Fine Arts Gallery presents portraits by Everett Raymond Kinstler beginning March 23

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


UCSB’s Jeffrey F. Milem to speak on race relations and education April 2

The Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series, featuring Jeffrey F. Milem of the University of California–Santa Barbara, is April 2.


Mark Seidenberg delivers Educational Neuroscience talk April 6

The lecture will focus on the need to look closely at linguistic differences between the language used in the home and in school.


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.


Deadline to use 2017 FSA funds is approaching

Vanderbilt University employees with funds remaining in 2017 health care or dependent day care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) have until March 15, 2018, to use their funds and must submit all claims by April 15, 2018.


Registration now open for Vanderbilt Event Coordinator and Planner conference

The Vanderbilt Event Coordinator and Planner (VECAP) organization is hosting its first event planner conference March 6 and 7 at the Student Life Center.


Enroll now in Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes

Nashville’s thriving sports scene, 21st-century American cities and the latest brain research are among the spring 2018 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.


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Religion in the Arts features works by Nashville artist Omari Booker

An exhibition by African American artist Omari Booker, whose works include themes of social justice and changing neighborhoods, is on display at Vanderbilt Divinity School through Feb. 28.


Take Note

» School of Medicine presents three upcoming Flexner Dean’s Lectures

» ‘You Are My Sunshine’ at Neely Auditorium Feb. 27

» ‘Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan’ performed Feb. 28

» Duke’s Gustavo Silva to give Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture March 1

» Limited submission opportunity: 2019 Takeda Innovators in Science Award

» Competition announcement: 2018 NIH S10 Shared and High-End Instrumentation Grants

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

HR News

» Health Plus presents the Love Your Heart Expo Feb. 28 for National Heart Month

» National Nutrition Month kicks off March 2

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

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Changes to Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan’s investment lineup

» Work/Life Connections-EAP offers resources for financial health

» CPR/AED/first aid certification course available at the Rec

» Tips for coping with reactions to recent school shootings

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 26 — 4 p.m.
Sewing 101

Feb. 26 — 4:10 p.m.
Chambers Lecture with Bruce Evans: Venture Capital Fundraising Process

Feb. 26 — 8 p.m.
Blair Woodwind Quintet

Feb. 27 — 11:30 a.m.
Taking Play Seriously Seminar

Feb. 27 — 1:30 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

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