Having trouble viewing this email?
View as a webpage.


What’s On My Mind: Tax reform

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explores some key points of the effects of proposed federal tax reform legislation on higher education, students and families in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”


Former U.S. attorney general reflects on his journey of service for ‘The Zeppos Report’

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales joins fellow legal scholar Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in conversation for the latest episode of “The Zeppos Report.”


Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans are more moderate than people think

After a historic election in Alabama, the latest Vanderbilt Poll underscores Tennessee’s role as a political bellwether in 2018.


December issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the December 2017 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


TIPs grant funds groundbreaking LGBT policy lab

Funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, the Vanderbilt LGBT Policy Lab connects interdisciplinary faculty and students to broaden the university’s international reputation on scholarship surrounding the correlates, causes and consequences of LGBT-related public policies. This blog entry profiles one of the lab’s key faculty—Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society—and talks about how she uses her research to influence health, legal and social policies in both the domestic and global arenas. Read more about the policy lab and internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.


Astronomy professor wins $1M grant, takes multifaceted approach to keeping minorities and persons with disabilities in STEM

Keivan Stassun was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Million-Dollar Professor for promotion of minorities in the physical sciences.


Vanderbilt researchers win R&D100 Award for MultiWell MicroFormulator

A team of Vanderbilt University scientists and engineers led by Professor John P. Wikswo has won an R&D 100 Award–called the “Oscar of Innovation”–for their MultiWell MicroFormulator.


Nashville historical marker honors VU graduate’s LGBT activism

Community leaders, family and friends of the late Penny Campbell, a Vanderbilt graduate and LGBT activist, came together to celebrate a Nashville historical marker being placed in her honor Dec. 8.


‘Cultures in Clay’ exhibit showcases 4,000-year-old writing system

“Cultures in Clay,” a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.


Teenage boys of color invited to ‘Why We Can’t Wait’ film seminar

“Why We Can’t Wait,” a weeklong film seminar intended for teenage boys of color, will be led by Professor Gilman Whiting at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center Dec. 18-21.


College of Arts and Science celebrates teaching and advising excellence

The College of Arts and Science recognized a select group of faculty and graduate students for outstanding teaching, mentoring and advising during its annual awards ceremony Dec. 5.


Public Safety announces improvements to Vandy Vans services

Undergraduate students designed a Vandy Vans shelter to be installed at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. In addition, a new stop at the Highland Quadrangle boasts increased safety for riders.


Nurse saves baby born in back seat of car in Medical Center East parking lot

School of Nursing student Steven Welton will never forget the first baby he delivered. Welton took charge when Elijah Youssef was born unexpectedly in the back seat of the family’s Honda outside Medical Center East last week. Welton is halfway through VUSN’s ASN to MSN program for registered nurses who have associate degrees, but he’d never before delivered a baby nor assisted in a delivery.


SkyVU Flight Check-In: ‘Student Pay’ is today

SkyVU will host its fourth Flight Check-In on Dec. 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. in The Commons Center’s Multipurpose Room. In addition, SkyVU in-person support will be available beginning Jan. 8.


VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate “Remembering the Refuseniks,” a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.


Annual Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss is tomorrow

Get your free turkey, tofurkey or oven mitt at Vanderbilt University’s annual Turkey Toss on Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to midnight at Langford Auditorium.


University users to begin placing telephone orders with new form Dec. 15

Starting Friday, Dec. 15, university users will begin submitting a new form to place telephone orders and to request any voice service previously ordered in eProcurement.


Parking changes to start Dec. 18 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.


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.


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.


Make a gift, and receive a 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.


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.


Watch Video

Sorry, Grumpy Cat: Study finds dogs are brainier than cats

The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.


Take Note

» Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal-plan discounts—offer ends tomorrow

» Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

» VU cheerleading and dance teams host annual Game Day Experience Feb. 17

» Get discounts on ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘The King and I’ at TPAC

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Getting Back in Shape After Baby’ Dec. 14

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

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 14
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Dec. 14 — 4 p.m.
Emerging Scholars Lecture: Dr. Arion Kennedy

Dec. 14 — 7 p.m.
Israeli Dance Session at the Schulman Center

Dec. 14 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support

Dec. 16 — 7 p.m.
State of the Word

Vanderbilt Classifieds

contact us
submit a story
submit a classified ad

myVU Preview provides top news and information each week for
faculty and staff of Vanderbilt University.

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, and Star V Design® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University. ©2016 Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved.