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What’s On My Mind: Year-end reflections

This semester, the Vanderbilt community committed to going big and bold for its shared mission, and rose to meet myriad challenges facing the university and higher education, reflects Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”


Watch: 2017 Year in Review

It will soon be the start of a new year. Before we enter 2018, let’s look back at the moments that shaped Vanderbilt in 2017.


Make a gift, receive limited-edition pair of Vanderbilt socks

Now through Dec. 31, when you make a gift of $35 or more, Vanderbilt will send you a pair of limited-edition socks as our way of saying thanks.


Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holidays

Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over the holidays. Reductions in energy use across the Vanderbilt community can have a large impact.


Vanderbilt Police Department offers safety tips for your holiday season

By staying alert and following a few crime-prevention tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


Parking changes underway to accommodate West End neighborhood utility work

Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.


SkyVU in-person support available beginning Jan. 8

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


Nominate faculty and staff for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

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 Jan. 9

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


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

» Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

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

» Limited Submission Opportunity: St. Baldrick’s Foundation research grants

» My Southern Health: The importance of organ donation—a young mother’s story

HR News

» Health and Wellness announces holiday hours

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

» Surviving grief during the holidays

» Mindful Breaks come to you—just in time for the SkyVU launch

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 21
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Dec. 21 — 11 a.m.
Know Your Numbers - Baker Building, Human Resources, 10th Floor Training Room

Dec. 21 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session at the Schulman Center

Dec. 21 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support

Dec. 24 — 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve Worship Service

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