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Vanderbilt to transform West End into innovative academic and experiential center

Vanderbilt University announced today the launch of its largest-ever capital project, which will replace aging residence halls with innovative residential colleges that will transform West End and support the university’s vision for shaping the leaders of tomorrow.


‘Hip-hop intellectual’ Michael Eric Dyson shares thoughts about MLK, ‘core American ideals’ on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos converses with author and MLK Commemorative Series keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson about racial justice, American values, and sports and society on “The Zeppos Report.”


Vanderbilt alumnus who founded Bain & Company dies

William W. Bain Jr., a Vanderbilt alumnus and emeritus member of the Board of Trust who founded Bain and Company, a global corporate consulting firm, died Jan. 16.


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.


The Conversation: What we can learn from closure of charter school praised by DeVos

On Jan. 11, the D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously to shut down a charter school previously praised by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and first lady Melania Trump. Associate Professor of Public Policy and Education Claire Smrekar breaks down why some charter schools fail and what factors may lead to their success in “The Conversation.”


VUToday: New Center for Sports and Society 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. 15.


Division of Administration keeps campus running during recent winter weather

Essential employees, including many in the Division of Administration, kept the campus running during last week’s winter weather.


SkyVU in-person support now available

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


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.


VKC Science Day to focus on science of development and developmental disabilities

Technology as a tool in research and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be the keynote topics at the 10th annual Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.


‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past’

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


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.


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.


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.


Faculty input sought at Big Data town halls

In partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Data Science Visions Working Group seeks to gather input from faculty colleagues through a series of town hall-style conversations.


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 a deserving Vanderbilt students.


Vanderbilt Kennedy Center exhibit features service dogs of Middle Tennessee

“Doggone Good,” featuring photography by Jen Vogus, is now on display at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and can be viewed for free through March 2018.


Take Note

» Registration now open for 2018 Global Health Case Competition

» Learn to lead your team more effectively with Executive Education

» Typically developing children needed for research study to measure food interest

» Children participants needed for research study on stuttering

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

» My Southern Health: The Tide Pod challenge – what parents need to know

» My Southern Health: Six useful cough remedies for kids

HR News

» 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

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

» Kayak roll clinics available at the Rec this semester

» Register for boxing classes at the Rec

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 22 — Noon
Get Published: A Research & Publication Workshop for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Jan. 22 — 4 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

Jan. 23 — 11:30 a.m.
Taking Play Seriously

Jan. 24 — Noon
Sports and Civil Rights Reading Group with Keith Cartwright

Jan. 24 — Noon
Women in the Academy

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