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New Vanderbilt basketball scholarship pays tribute to civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace has been honored with a new scholarship that will provide support for student-athletes at the university.


Chancellor to host ‘Scholars in the Public Sphere’ town hall Tuesday

To gather input from a diverse array of voices across campus, the Committee on Enhancing Faculty Voices in the Public Sphere has asked Vanderbilt’s deans to recommend faculty liaisons representing the university’s schools to inform its work, and will conduct a town hall meeting hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Tuesday, Feb. 20.


Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate, to speak Tuesday

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, featuring former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.


Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Law School is today

The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Vanderbilt Law School, Room 105. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


Supermassive black holes, federal budget, climate change in weekly roundup of 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. 12.


Koutsoukos honored as an IEEE Fellow

Xenofon Koutsoukos, professor of electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the board of directors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The honor recognizes Koutsoukos for his contributions to the design of resilient cyber-physical systems.


U.S. presidents focus of Vanderbilt library exhibit and lecture

“The American Presidency” exhibition, drawing on rare memorabilia and biographies in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries’ Special Collections, will open with a talk by presidential historian Thomas Alan Schwartz on Tuesday, Feb. 20.


Lim to discuss impact of Reformation on social justice struggles

Associate Professor of the History of Christianity Paul Lim will discuss the significance of the Reformation on struggles over human rights and equality in 2018 when he delivers the Bogitsh Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School on Thursday, Feb. 22.


Visionary Italian architect, engineer to show how sensing technologies can reshape cities

Carlo Ratti, director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab and an architect and engineer by training, will deliver the School of Engineering’s John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22. The lecture also will be streamed live.


Second Academic Pathways symposium set for Feb. 23

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 Feb. 23

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


Employee Appreciation Women’s Basketball Fan Fest set for Feb. 25

Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team as they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks Sunday, Feb. 25. The free Employee Appreciation event begins with a Fan Fest at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial Practice Gym, followed by the game at 2 p.m.


Credit Union annual membership meeting and open house is March 1

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 the credit union has planned for 2018 and beyond.


Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chair, presents Steine Lecture March 14

Ben Bernanke, former chair of the Federal Reserve, will participate in “A Conversation with Ben Bernanke” March 14 as part of the Steine Lecture Series.


Save the dates for Shared Governance town halls

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.


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 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.


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.


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.


USAC sponsoring February food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank

The University Staff Advisory Council is working with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food items around campus during the month of February.


Take Note

» Panel discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace Feb. 22

» Summer Camp Fair Feb. 23 makes summertime planning easy

» Women’s History Month kickoff at Women’s Center Feb. 28

» Women’s Center presents: ‘The Meaning of Money’ March 1

» SENSE Theatre presents ‘HATS’ March 9-10

» Kindergarteners needed for developmental study on numbers learning

» Vanderbilt-wide LSO: 2018 V Foundation V Scholar Awards – all cancer research

» Limited submission opportunity: Breast Cancer Research Alliance Exceptional Project Grants

HR News

» CampVandy 2018 registration now open

» Celebrate Recreational Sports & Fitness Day with VandyRec

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

» Get $10 off all 60- and 90-minute massages at the Rec through Feb. 28

» Vandy Cooks features Indian cuisine March 21

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Work/Life Connections–EAP offers food for thought for Eating Disorders Awareness Month

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

» Work/Life Connections–EAP offers guidance on talking about sexual assault and harassment

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 19 — 4 p.m.
Partners in Health Co-founder Paul Farmer Discusses Haiti and Health Care

Feb. 19 — 4:15 p.m.
Chemistry Colloquium Series: Prof. Peter Wolczanski

Feb. 20 — 8 a.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Feb. 20 — 8 p.m.
Guest Artist: Norman Krieger, Piano

Feb. 21 — 1 p.m.
Python Working Group

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