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What’s On My Mind: Our commitment to residential colleges

In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.


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

Read the January 2018 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


FutureVU begins spring semester by continuing efforts to engage campus community

The FutureVU team is providing key project updates to kick off a busy spring semester.


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

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.


Vanderbilt IRIS Initiative: Shaping the infrastructure of tomorrow

Vanderbilt is a recognized leader in the innovation of civil infrastructure, and the Vanderbilt Initiative for Intelligent Resilient Infrastructure Systems builds on that foundation by defining strategies to protect the nation from floods. Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Caglar Oskay explains the group’s work in this VU BreakThru blog post.


January issue of ‘Engage’ newsletter now available

The latest issue of the Faculty Senate’s newsletter features information about upcoming town halls hosted by the Data Science Visions Working Group and the Shared Governance Committee.


Griffith receives national recognition for health behavior research

Derek M. Griffith, director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health, has been selected for the newest fellows class of the American Association of Health Behavior.


Whiting honored for research

Associate Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies Gilman Whiting recently was honored with two prestigious awards.


‘I Am More’ video series highlights VU student-athletes’ passions outside of sports

Vanderbilt Athletics is spotlighting student-athletes who harbor passions away from the sports they play. The “I Am More” series will feature new videos each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


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.


‘A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past’ Jan. 26

Jennifer Teege will discuss her international best-selling memoir Friday, Jan. 26, in Benton Chapel as part of the Holocaust Lecture Series.


Celebration of Learning is Jan. 29

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 Jan. 29

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 Jan. 30

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.


Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony set for Jan. 30

Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony recognizes employees who celebrated significant service milestones in 2017. You can share in the fun and congratulate your colleagues on their accomplishments by attending this year’s ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Student Life Center.


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

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.


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.


SkyVU in-person support now available

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


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

» Registration now open for 2018 Global Health Case Competition

» Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core seeking mini-grant applicants

» Get discount to upcoming performances by Nashville Ballet

HR News

» Celebrate American Heart Month with Count on Your Heart events

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Warm Up with Soups’ Jan. 26

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

» 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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 25 — 4 p.m.
The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World

Jan. 25 — 4:10 p.m.
Absent Jews and Invisible Antisemitism in Postwar Vienna: Der Prozess (1948) and The Third Man (1949)

Jan. 25 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

Jan. 25 — 7 p.m.
Davis Dalin Book Signing

Jan. 25 — 7 p.m.
Joy Castro Reading

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