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Committee defines digital literacy, creates white paper with suggestions for VU campus

An ad hoc committee comprising faculty, administrators and staff from across the university has created a working definition of digital literacy for the Vanderbilt campus and produced a white paper that suggests both curricular and noncurricular ways of implementing digital literacy to advance the university’s mission.


Vanderbilt’s Mellon-funded humanities partnership expands

Vanderbilt’s efforts to strengthen humanities education through a partnership with three schools expands to Fisk University, thanks to a $1.93 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Faculty encouraged to submit Discovery and Research Scholar grant proposals

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


Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony is tomorrow

The 2017 employee Service Award Ceremony is Tuesday, Jan. 30, beginning at 2:45 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom.


University’s plan to reshape West End Neighborhood in weekly roundup of VU news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 22.


Vanderbilt disability rights activist named to ‘Emerging Scholars’ list

“Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” has selected Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt for its 2018 Emerging Scholars issue. Forber-Pratt, an elite wheelchair racer who earned two bronze medals at the Paralympic Games, also will speak at an upcoming conference in South Korea on disability rights.


School of Nursing pinning ceremony recognizes student completion of programs

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized Nurse-Midwifery and Doctor of Nursing Practice students with pinning ceremonies that marked the completion of their programs in December.


Celebration of Learning is today

On Monday, Jan. 29, from 2 to 5 p.m., the Center for Teaching will hold a Celebration of Learning, an exhibition of students as producers. The event will feature posters, presentations and projects by students from across campus, sharing what they have learned, created, designed and discovered.


Oliver Hart, Nobel laureate in economics, to deliver Steine Lecture today

Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the 2016 Nobel laureate in economics, will give the Steine Lecture in Economics on Jan. 29.


‘What is Nashville’s Transit Plan?’ topic of lunchtime discussion tomorrow

Vanderbilt’s Office of Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations and the Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency will host a lunch-and-learn event Tuesday, Jan. 30, discussing Nashville’s proposed transit plan.


Monique Morris to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 1 on criminalization of black girls

Monique W. Morris, an award-winning author and social justice scholar, is the featured speaker for the next installment of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.


Vanderbilt Orchestra performs ‘Symphonie Fantastique’ Feb. 1

The Vanderbilt University Orchestra and conductor Robin Fountain will take on French composer Hector Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” an important masterwork of the Romantic era, on Thursday, Feb. 1. A special pre-concert reception for Vanderbilt University employees and their guests will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Ingram Hall lobby.


Art department, the Wond’ry present symposium about Black Mountain College’s immersive teaching Feb. 1–2

The art department and the Wond’ry present a two-day interdisciplinary symposium Feb. 1–2 to examine the contemporary relevance of Black Mountain College’s unique pedagogical approach to art, design and education.


Vanderbilt’s libraries host design competition to improve user experience

Starting Feb. 3, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will co-host a student competition that promotes the application of design thinking to improve the library user’s experience.


Tenth annual Murray Lecture is Feb. 5

Linda Gordon, a professor at New York University and the author of “The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition,” will discuss the themes of her book Monday, Feb. 5, at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The event is the 10th annual Murray Lecture at Vanderbilt.


Stephanie Carlson delivers Educational Neuroscience talk Feb. 5

The University of Minnesota’s Stephanie M. Carlson will deliver the talk “Executive Function: Development and Relevance for Education” as part of the Educational Neuroscience Speaker Series.


African American history spotlighted at Central Library

A lecture related to little-known African American sports history on Feb. 7 will lead off a series of events celebrating African American History Month at the Central Library.


ScholarSips, fundraiser for VU student scholarships, is Feb. 24

The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club will host the 12th annual ScholarSips, a dinner, dance and silent auction event benefiting the Ada Bell Stapleton/Blanche Henry Weaver Scholarship Fund, from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Vanderbilt Legends Club. The scholarship fund provides financial assistance to deserving Vanderbilt students.


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.


SkyVU in-person support now available

Through mid-February, the SkyVU team will offer weekly support meetings designed for specific roles.


W-2 forms have been mailed; also available in C2HR

On Jan. 19, W-2 forms were mailed to current and former employees who earned money during 2017 from Vanderbilt University. This form contains important information about your income, taxes withheld from your paychecks, and some benefits information that you will need to complete your 2017 income tax return.


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.


Re:VU brochures for 2018 now available

The annual Re:VU brochure of Vanderbilt University’s most commonly requested facts and figures is now available for 2018. Request your copies today.


Are you the greenest group on campus?

Waste Management, the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, and Vanderbilt Athletics present the 2018 Vanderbilt Basketball Sustainability Competition in search of this year’s greenest group on campus.


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

» Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on workplace nutrition Jan. 31

» Johns Hopkins’ Dionna Williams to give Emerging Scholars Lecture Feb. 1

» Enabling Innovation Initiative: ‘David Black, Accidental Entrepreneur’ Feb. 2

» Hot Chocolate 15/5k will close roads near campus Feb. 17

» Research study: Looking for ways to reduce stress in your family?

» Become a master at influencing people through Executive Education

» My Southern Health: Why young men should pay attention to high blood pressure

HR News

» Celebrate American Heart Month with Count on Your Heart events

» Life Phase Series: ‘Getting Older – Tips on Legal Planning’ Feb. 8

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

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

» Be a leader for wellness this year with Wellness Commodores

» Eating healthier this year? Health Plus brings CORE Nutrition to your department

» Register for spring group and private swim lessons at the Rec

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 29 — 12:10 p.m.
2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Lecture

Jan. 29 — 4:15 p.m.
Chemistry Colloquium Series: Prof. Dipankar Koley

Jan. 30 — Noon
From 9/11 to the Trump Era: Reflections on 15 Years of ACLU Advocacy for Immigrants

Jan. 30 — Noon
Seminar: Making Knowledge in Early-Modern Europe

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

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