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Chancellor advocating to protect scholarships, research in tax debate

Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, is working to make its voice heard on Capitol Hill about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan being considered by lawmakers. Vanderbilt University has serious concerns with the bill, particularly provisions that could erode support for graduate students and affect financial aid.


SEC to honor Dillard, Wallace with Michael L. Slive Award

Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace, two former Vanderbilt basketball players who helped break the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference 50 years ago, have been named recipients of the Michael L. Slive Distinguished Service Award. In addition, students got a sneak preview of a film honoring Perry Wallace Wednesday evening at the Belcourt.


Faculty, staff tell stories of triumph over mental health challenges at GO THERE event

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted more than 100 members of the Vanderbilt community Wednesday to hear their colleagues’ personal stories as part of the GO THERE mental health campaign.


Chancellor presents Biological Sciences’ Wiley with Heart and Soul Award

Carol Wiley, grant manager for the Department of Biological Sciences and a 17-year veteran of the university, is the latest recipient of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.


Provost’s Open Dore on Location is at Owen School Nov. 16

The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Averbuch Auditorium. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


Reminder: University Courses proposals due from faculty Nov. 13

Faculty proposals for the 2018 cycle of University Courses, which promote new and creative trans-institutional learning, are due Monday, Nov. 13.


AAMC lauds Hill’s contributions to health care equity

The Association of American Medical Colleges honored nine individuals and one medical school for their outstanding contributions to academic medicine at an awards presentation Nov. 5 at the AAMC’s Annual Meeting in Boston.


New award aims to recognize staff for acts of compassion and inclusion

Vanderbilt is filled with staff who are dedicated not only to their work, but also to making the university a better, more inclusive community. The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion wants to recognize these dedicated staff members in a significant way.


Facilities Review Committee can assist with special requests to modify campus environment

Faculty, students and staff seeking to alter the campus environment through a display, event or related activity can work with the Facilities Review Committee. The FRC meets every Thursday at 8 a.m.


Kensington Place pop-up park open through Sunday

Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood has been transformed with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park features landscaping, open space and a variety of activities.


Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.


Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.


Vanderbilt Opera Theatre presents Mozart’s ‘Marriage of Figaro’ as reality TV

Vanderbilt Opera Theatre, Vanderbilt University Orchestra and the Department of Cinema and Media Arts present Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” Nov. 10 and 12 as a reality TV show in Ingram Hall.


Final performances: VU Theatre performs alumnus’ adaptation of absurdist comedy

VU Theatre performs a modern adaptation of the 1920s Italian comedy “Six Characters in Search of an Author”—with five students playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves—Nov. 9-11.


Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-17

International Education Week, scheduled for Nov. 13-17, will feature a roster of diverse programs across campus.


Vanderbilt presents ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime conversation at Frist Center

In partnership with The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Vanderbilt University presents “Food for Thought,” a three-part series of lunchtime conversations with Vanderbilt professors, Frist Center curators, and other members of the Nashville community. The next event is Nov. 14 at noon.


‘Knowledge on Demand’ topic of Engineering’s Schmidt Lecture Nov. 15

David E. Wilson, who leads a global team at National Instruments responsible for defining and promoting the software technologies of the company’s platform in education and industry, will deliver the School of Engineering’s annual Schmidt Family Educational Technologies Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 15.


‘What’s Risk Got to Do With It 2.0’ set for Nov. 16

The Office of Risk and Insurance Management will host its second annual risk management session Nov. 16. Enjoy light refreshments and door prizes in honor of National Risk Management Month.


HR workshop Nov. 16: ‘Workplace Communication Skills’

Improve your workplace communication skills and gather tools to increase your effectiveness at this HR workshop Nov. 16.


Making connections in autism research across VU and VUMC focus of Nov. 17 event

“Surprising Connections in Autism and Innovation,” a day of presentations, poster sessions and cross-discipline conversations, will be held Friday, Nov. 17, at The Commons Center, rooms 237 and 235.


For Veterans Day, how will you honor those who have served our nation?

Human Resources offers some suggestions for how you and your office can honor our military-service personnel for Veterans Day.


Commodore Giving: Donate tickets for final home football games to Nashville youth

Following a successful first year of giving the next generation of Commodore fans the opportunity to experience Vanderbilt game day, the athletic department is continuing the program for the final home games this season against Kentucky on Nov. 11 and Missouri on Nov. 18.


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Career ended by devastating crash, cyclist turns toward curing sepsis

Sinead Miller was headed for the Olympic games. Now, thanks to a Department of Defense grant to find new sepsis treatments, the Vanderbilt Ph.D. has developed a device that cleans the blood.


Take Note

» Faculty, students and alumni will deliver ‘ideas worth sharing’ at TEDx event Nov. 12

» Information sessions for Keegan Traveling Fellowship Nov. 14 and Dec. 8

» WOW: ‘Explore Azerbaijan, the Land of Fire’ Nov. 15

» Owen School hosts Creativity Carnival Nov. 16

» Lung cancer survivors and caregivers invited to VUMC event Nov. 16

HR News

» Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

» Babies and You: ‘Caring for Your Family and Yourself’ Nov. 16

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Fall, a Time for Sharing the Harvest’ Nov. 17

» Celebrate good health with Hold the Stuffing challenge

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 9 — 4:10 p.m.
'Nostalgia For The Future' Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Nov. 9 — 4:15 p.m.
Chemistry Forum Series: Eric Huseman

Nov. 9 — 7 p.m.
Reading: Camille Dungy

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