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Vanderbilt recognizes trailblazers, marks 50th anniversary of SEC basketball integration

Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.


Zeppos: Don’t reform taxes on the backs of students

Tax reform legislation currently proposed by the U.S. House and Senate will undercut financial aid efforts at universities around the country, among other negative impacts to the Vanderbilt community, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in the “Tennessean.” Infographic: Tax reform’s impact on student finalcial aid


Vanderbilt continues to oppose ‘travel ban,’ support international students, scholars

Vanderbilt continues to voice its opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban” and has signed on to two additional amicus briefs in support of individuals from around the globe being able to continue to enter the United States to share their unique skills and perspectives.


International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to deliver Senior Day address

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will receive Vanderbilt’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.


New proposal development program hosts visit from Army Research Lab’s chief scientist

The Army Research Lab’s top scientist came to Vanderbilt to explore research collaborations with faculty through the provost’s new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program.


Faculty grant allows Janusek to delve into mystery of stone giants

With a provost-funded Research Scholar Grant, John Janusek has been able to expand his decades-long research into Tiwanaku, one of the Andes’ earliest cities and an influential religious center. With the grant funding, the associate professor of anthropology has turned his focus to the massive pre-Columbian stone giants of the area and the important role they play in the Tiwanaku of today. Read more about Janusek’s research and other internally funded projects at the VU BreakThru blog.


Three A&S professors discuss ‘Hollywood’s Gender Problem’

“Hollywood’s Gender Problem,” a Belcourt Theatre three-part seminar, will be led by Arts and Science professors Bonnie Dow, Claire Sisco King and Jennifer Fay three Saturdays—December 2, 9 and 16.


Faculty input sought at upcoming Shared Governance town halls

The Shared Governance Committee has scheduled a series of town hall-style conversations to gather feedback from faculty about shared governance at Vanderbilt.


Research assistant fulfills longtime dream of ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance

Kyle Becker works on curing cancer at Vanderbilt, but his hobby of playing along with a game show landed him on television.


ORNL science and technology deputy to speak Friday

Michelle Buchanan, deputy for science and technology at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will discuss ORNL’s “Current Capabilities and Future Directions” from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Engineering and Science Building.


Strengthening Tennessee’s education labor market focus of Dec. 4 colloquium

Jason Grissom will discuss his new research on school leadership Monday, Dec. 4, at the Wyatt Center Rotunda.


Second vendor demo for new proposal submissions, grant and contract management systems is Dec. 5

A demonstration for the second of the two finalists, InfoEd Global, is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.


SkyVU Town Hall scheduled for Dec. 7

Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Langford Auditorium. During this one-hour event, members of the executive steering committee will discuss program updates. In addition, the SkyVU Flight Check-In, “Student Impacts,” is scheduled for Dec. 14.


Employee Assistance Program open house is Dec. 7

Vanderbilt’s Work/Life Connections–Employee Assistance Program will host an open house for university faculty and staff from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7. EAP counselors and staff members will be available to discuss the wide range of services provided by the office.


VIDL Macrogrant applications due Dec. 7

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning invites applications for Macrogrant awards for the fall 2017 cycle. These grants provide seed funding to promote development and research in digital learning.


Williams to moderate sports panel featuring VU basketball great, former Titans Dec. 8

Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion Friday, Dec. 8, titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back.” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams will moderate the event at Vanderbilt’s McGugin Center.


Software Store temporarily unavailable for departmental transactions beginning Dec. 11

In preparation of SkyVU going live, Vanderbilt IT has determined that the final day to make any departmental purchases using cost centers in the university’s Software Store is Monday, Dec. 11.


Annual Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 15

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.


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.


Employee Hardship Fund provides support for Vanderbilt community

Help support Vanderbilt’s Employee Hardship Fund by signing up for Kroger Community Rewards.


SkyVU wants to hear from you: Take survey for chance to win $50 Amazon gift card

SkyVU has released a follow-up survey to measure the university community’s preparedness to navigate upcoming process changes and to use Oracle Cloud’s new software tools.


Participate in survey gathering feedback on pedestrian and cyclist safety

Faculty, students and staff can access and fill out a five-minute survey created by Vanderbilt Public Safety until Dec. 15.


Executive Education offers transformative, relevant, personalized learning

Refine your skills and further your career with the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Executive Education program.


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.


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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

» Women’s Center presents workshop on maintaining physical health at work Nov. 30

» Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival coming Dec. 1-9

» ‘Navigating the MNPS school choice application’ Dec. 5

» BioVU MEGA Project fall update is Dec. 5

» Barnes & Noble offers faculty and staff additional discount Dec. 8

» Attention commuters: Participate in survey on HOV lane effectiveness

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Holiday Desserts Served Up Healthy’ Dec. 8

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

» Health Plus comes to you

» Sync your Higi account to send weight and blood pressure measurements to Health Plus

» SkyVU transition necessitates temporary retirement plan contribution freeze

» IRS announces 2018 retirement plan contribution limits

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 30 — Noon
Opening Reception for “The Once and Future Book” Exhibit and Curators’ Tour

Nov. 30 — 3:30 p.m.
Making College Work: Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged Students

Nov. 30 — 4 p.m.
Advocacy and Collaborations: Working Together to be a Voice for the Profession

Nov. 30 — 8 p.m.
Blair Big Band

Nov. 30 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support

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