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Vanderbilt MLK Day celebration explores ‘Justice Through Collective Action’

Vanderbilt University’s 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series will explore “Justice Through Collective Action: Fighting Oppression Without Suppression” and feature a keynote address by Michael Eric Dyson beginning at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 in Langford Auditorium. Other activities planned for the day include the Nashville Freedom March, freedom rides and teach-ins. See the full schedule of events.


Search committee named for new dean of College of Arts and Science

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a search committee comprising faculty, students and alumni from a broad array of disciplines to identify the next dean of Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.


Vanderbilt launches new Title IX and Student Discrimination, Student Access Services, Equal Employment Opportunity offices

Vanderbilt officially launched today its new offices that offer specialized services in three priority areas. Title IX and Student Discrimination, Student Access Services and Equal Employment Opportunity will replace the former Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.


Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Black Cultural Center tomorrow

The first Open Dore On Location of 2018 is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. In addition, the Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants.


Cobb, staff writer for ‘The New Yorker,’ to discuss racial protest in America Wednesday

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 17, featuring Jelani Cobb, the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer for “The New Yorker” magazine. Cobb’s talk is titled “From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Racial Protest in America.”


VUToday: Justice Department’s policy shift on marijuana 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. 8.


Provost addresses USAC, highlights key initiatives

At its first meeting of 2018, the University Staff Advisory Council hosted Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who discussed key university initiatives including Immersion Vanderbilt, graduate education, international strategy, big data and more.


Owen launches new VU2MBA admission option for undergraduates

Vanderbilt Business has launched a new admission offering for current Vanderbilt seniors called VU2MBA, which will allow students to gain desired work experience before returning to graduate school.


SkyVU in-person support now available

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


Noted musical couple to perform all-Schubert program @blairschool

Baritone Nathan Gunn and pianist Julie Gunn will open the Blair School’s 2018 spring concert series with an all-Schubert program Jan. 16 in Ingram Hall.


VIDL studio open house set for Jan. 17

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites all members of the campus community to an open house of its studio on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn how the VIDL studio empowers digital media production for teaching and learning.


Faculty workshops offered Jan. 18

The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two faculty workshops on Thursday, Jan. 18, featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble.


Bruce Morrill to discuss vital role of music in worship rituals

Key findings on the bodily effects of music during the shared human action of divine worship will be explored during a noon Religion in the Arts talk by Bruce Morrill Jan. 18.


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.


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.


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.


Take Note

» ‘In home’ vs. ‘home health’ care discussed Jan. 17

» Holocaust Lecture Series seeks volunteers for genocide prevention simulation Jan. 20–21

» Rabbi David Dalin discusses, signs recent book Jan. 25 at bookstore

» BioVU focus of Research Enterprise Forum Jan. 31

» Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 at Vanderbilt Hospital

» Nominations sought for 2018 School of Medicine faculty awards

» Executive Education offers transformative, relevant, personalized learning

HR News

» Final weigh-ins for Hold the Stuffing Jan. 10-24

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

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

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

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

» Kayak roll clinics available at the VRWC this semester

» Register for boxing classes at the VRWC

» Achieve your New Year’s resolutions with a wellness coach

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 15
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Jan. 15 — Noon
MLK Day Presentation: Debra Barksdale

Jan. 16 — 12:10 p.m.
Clinical Science Brown Bag Series

Jan. 17 — Noon
Boomers, Elders and More Lunchtime Session

Jan. 17 — Noon
Master Class: Nathan Gunn and Julie Gunn

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