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Saggi named interim dean of College of Arts and Science

Kamal Saggi has been appointed interim dean of the College of Arts and Science. His term began Jan. 1 and will continue through June 30, 2018, while the search for the next dean is underway.


Vanderbilt redesigns equal employment, student accessibility and Title IX services

Vanderbilt University’s Division of Administration on Jan. 15 will launch a new design for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.


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.”


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.


Important information about employee parking fee payments

Employee parking fees will become an after-tax deduction effective January 2018 due to new federal tax law.


VUToday: David Williams’ honor in weekly roundup of Vanderbilt 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. 1.


AAIDD honors Peabody special education scholars

The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities has selected two Vanderbilt scholars for its annual awards.


Does watching Sesame Street makes kids kinder?

A grant of more than $100,000 from Sesame Workshop will support a new Vanderbilt study on kindness.


Children’s Bible storybook has Vanderbilt Divinity ‘voices’

Creating a children’s Bible storybook that reflects excellence in biblical scholarship and diversity in families were among goals for a new publication featuring many Divinity School voices.


What you need to know about this year’s flu

Discover what strains are prominent, how effective this year’s vaccine is, and how hard the virus has hit Tennessee so far. Got the flu? Here’s why you need to stay home.


SkyVU in-person support now available

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


Deadline to nominate faculty and staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award is today

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award will be presented Monday, Jan. 15, to a faculty or staff member in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing or Vanderbilt University Medical Center who emulates the principles of King through their work.


Advocate for nurses and Americans 50-plus to give VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture Jan. 9

Alicia Georges, a leading nursing advocate and the national volunteer president-elect of the 38 million-member AARP, will be the first speaker in the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing’s 2018 Dean’s Diversity Lecture series.


Learn about MLAS program at open house Jan. 9

Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science program is now accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester.


‘Looking Back (Looking Forward): The Black Mountain Experience’ opens Jan. 11

“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.


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.


Watch Video

Why a VU junior studies squirrels on campus

Vanderbilt junior Dara Craig is studying the squirrel population on campus as a project for an earth and environmental sciences class.


Take Note

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

» Work on your New Year’s resolutions with Owen Executive Education

» Adult males 50–65 needed for study on relation between brain chemistry and decision-making

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

» Get discounts on ‘Smart People,’ ‘Illusionists,’ ‘Cabaret,’ Robert Cray, more at TPAC

HR News

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

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

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

» Health Plus comes to you

» Watch: ‘No Shame, No Blame – Secrets to Living Well’

» Watch: ‘Unclutter Your Mind, Revitalize Your Life’

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 8
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Jan. 8 — 4 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

Jan. 9 — 8:30 a.m.
USAC January 2018 Meeting

Jan. 9 — 2 p.m.
Seminars in Personalized Medicine

Jan. 10 — Noon
Caregiver Suppport Group

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