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Meacham discusses first year of Trump presidency in latest ‘Zeppos Report’

Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss President Trump’s first year in office on the latest episode of “The Zeppos Report.”


Blasting for new residential college begins Feb. 12; will affect traffic on West End Avenue

Construction crews working at the site of the new residential college in the West End neighborhood will begin blasting on Monday, Feb. 12. Blasting is expected to continue through the end of March.


Deadline today for faculty to submit Research Scholar Grant proposals

The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Research Scholar Grants.


Call for proposals for Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience courses

The Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience steering committee is issuing a call for proposals for DIVE courses.


Civility Tennessee’s inaugural event, flu vaccine research in weekly roundup of news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times weekly. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Feb. 5.


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.


‘Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Conversation’ Feb. 14

A panel discussion on gun violence prevention, along with a moderated public debate, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Medieval architectural historian to deliver Goldberg Lecture

Lisa Reilly, a medieval architectural historian and leading proponent of digital humanities technology, will deliver the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History Feb. 15.


USAC, American Red Cross team up for blood drive Feb. 16

The University Staff Advisory Council will team with the American Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 16. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sarratt Student Center.


Celebration of life for Perry Wallace scheduled for Feb. 19 at Vanderbilt

A public celebration of the life of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace, who integrated Vanderbilt athletics and SEC varsity basketball, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Feb. 19 at Benton Chapel.


Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate, to speak Feb. 20

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.


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.


Ben Bernanke presents Steine Lecture March 14; new location, tickets required

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.


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.


SkyVU in-person support continues

From Jan. 8 through mid-February, the SkyVU team will offer weekly support meetings designed for specific roles.


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.


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 have until March 15 to use their funds and must submit all claims by April 15.


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.


Watch Video

VU Inside: Students dig into super-massive volcanic eruptions

A dozen Vanderbilt students went on a monthlong science adventure of a lifetime, studying super-eruptions, glaciers and earthquakes in New Zealand.


Take Note

» Next Caregiver Support Group meeting set for Feb. 14

» Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 in Benton Chapel

» Curb Center boot camp will explore mindfulness in creative practice Feb. 16

» WOW: ‘Mysticism in Iran: Yesterday and Today’ Feb. 21

» Deadline extended: Nominations sought for 2018 School of Medicine faculty awards

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

» Summer Camp Fair Feb. 23 makes summertime planning easy

HR News

» Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions Feb. 14, 15 and 20

» Know Your Numbers for National Heart Month

» American Red Cross lifeguarding course offered at Rec Center

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

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» 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. 12 — 8 p.m.
Side By Side: A Faculty-Student Chamber Music Encounter

Feb. 13 — 6 p.m.
CEO/CTO Meetup

Feb. 13 — 7 p.m.
Screening of “Whose Streets?”

Feb. 13 — 8 p.m.
Living Sounds

Feb. 14 — 11 a.m.
Freedman’s Bureau Records Transcribe-a-thon in Celebration of Frederick Douglass Day

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