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Vanderbilt University to launch Center for Sports and Society

As sports continues to serve as an important venue for spotlighting societal issues, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has unveiled plans for a new academic center to explore the intersection of sports, race, gender and culture in society.


What’s On My Mind: Lessons that sports teach our society

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks at sports as a gateway to social change in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”


Provost’s Open Dore On Location at Black Cultural Center Jan. 16

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 Jan. 17

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.”


Vanderbilt faculty ranked among top influencers in education

Seven professors on the faculty at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development are once again included in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.


Student loan aversion article tops AERA’s most popular list

Vanderbilt scholars topped the American Educational Research Association’s list of most-read articles in 2017.


Vanderbilt Kennedy Center announces Discovery and Strategic Priorities grants

Three Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants and two Director’s Strategic Priorities Grants have been awarded for 2018-19, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has announced.


SkyVU in-person support now available

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


Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives in recent months that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program.


Vanderbilt donates office supplies to local charity

As offices across Vanderbilt’s campus go more fully digital, they have found themselves with a surplus of physical office supplies. The university recently donated some of these extras to LP Pencil Box, a nonprofit that distributes donated office supplies to Metro Nashville Public Schools.


Exhibition of Andy Warhol Polaroids opens today

Beginning Jan. 11, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery will present the largest selection of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids exhibited to date from the gallery’s collection of 104 works.


‘Looking Back (Looking Forward): The Black Mountain Experience’ opens today

“Looking Back (Looking Forward)” will feature a selection of vintage photographs taken at North Carolina’s Black Mountain College of John Cage, Merce Cunningham and R. Buckminster Fuller, all central figures in mid-20th century avant-garde music, dance and culture, along with works of art by them and others associated with the groundbreaking school.


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 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.


Faculty workshops offered Jan. 18

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


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.


Take Note

» Community Research Partners: ‘Driving While Black Report’ Jan. 12

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

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

» BioVU focus of Research Enterprise Forum Jan. 31

» Community Scholars Program award applications due April 9

» Children and adolescents needed for study on reading and learning

HR News

» 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

» 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

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 11
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Jan. 11 — Noon
Leadership & Crisis Management: A Workshop for Department Chairs, Program Directors & Associate Deans

Jan. 11 — 12:15 p.m.
VISE Spring Seminar with David Sarment, President of Xoran Technologies

Jan. 11 — 4 p.m.
On Beethoven, Blackness and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic

Jan. 11 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session - Schulman Center

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