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MyVU university newsletter launched for students

Starting Feb. 22, students will begin receiving the university biweekly newsletter “MyVU.” Sent on Mondays and Thursdays, the newsletter contains information about university news, priorities, events and the accomplishments of Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff.


Vanderbilt and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace’s remarkable life celebrated

The extraordinary courage that Distinguished Alumnus Perry Wallace displayed as the SEC’s first African American basketball player was remembered during a celebration of life service Feb. 19. At the service, the new Perry E. Wallace Jr. Basketball Scholarship supporting student-athletes at Vanderbilt was announced.


What’s On My Mind: A lesson on public discourse from a Wyoming bookstore

Vanderbilt’s role in bringing faculty scholarship, insights and knowledge into the public discourse is the focus of a new university initiative, “Enhancing Faculty Voices in the Public Sphere.” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses the effort in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”


Fiorina talks leadership, citizen involvement at Chancellor’s Lecture

Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina discussed her views on leadership and issues of the day Feb. 20 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.


February issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses fostering a culture of respect for women and for everyone at Vanderbilt in the February issue of “The Open Dore,” now available online.


Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center opens new spaces to serve students

Vanderbilt leaders, students, faculty and staff celebrated the opening of three new dedicated spaces Feb. 16 to serve students and build community at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.


Implementation Planning Group named to develop, launch Counseling Center

The new Implementation Planning Group, made up of faculty and staff, will provide recommendations on Vanderbilt’s network of care as well as guidance on the strategic development of the University Counseling Center.


Graduate and professional student housing project moves to next step

The next phase of planning for a graduate and professional student village will engage an advisory firm tasked with identifying the best site, time frame and management model for the project.


Rosenthal awarded Herty Medal for achievements in chemistry, STEM education

Sandra Rosenthal, the Jack and Pamela Egan Professor of Chemistry and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is being recognized for her development of nanocrystal probes for neuroscience and white-light emitting nanocrystals, as well as her leadership in the NSF-funded TN-SCORE program.


VU BreakThru: Impact of school choice in affluent districts

School choice is often touted as a way for students in low-income areas to attend better schools. But what benefits does school choice offer for students in affluent areas with access to high-performing schools? As part of Vanderbilt’s Sterling Ranch TIPs program outside of Denver, two Peabody graduate students investigated these high-choice, high-status environments to find out. Read more about TIPs grants and other internal faculty funding programs—including University Courses, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VU BreakThru blog.


Design competition makes Vanderbilt libraries more meaningful for students

Developing a formal plan to bring more librarians’ expertise into the undergraduate research experience was among the winning ideas in the Wild Bunch Library Design Challenge for Vanderbilt students.


Second Academic Pathways symposium set for Friday

This symposium will feature presentations by finalists for the 2018 Academic Pathways Fellowship program, which prepares postdocs to be highly competitive candidates for academic leadership roles.


Panel discussion on Nashville Transit Plan is Friday

The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend a lunch-and-learn panel discussion about the proposed Nashville Transit Plan Feb. 23.


Love and changing gender roles explored in VU Theatre production

“Orlando,” an adaptation of a novel by Virginia Woolf that explores love and changing gender roles, continues at Vanderbilt University Theatre Feb. 23 and 24.


Women’s Center seeking nominations for 2018 awards

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.


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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.


Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 22 — 3:30 p.m.
Capitalism with a Conscience: A Conversation about Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability and Human Rights

Feb. 22 — 4 p.m.
Bogitsh Lecture with Paul Lim: 'Reformation, Race and Rights - An Underexplored Narrative of Modernity'

Feb. 22 — 4:10 p.m.
Senseable Cities/John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture

Feb. 22 — 5 p.m.
Master Class: Norman Krieger, piano

Feb. 22 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

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