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Tracey George named associate provost for faculty affairs

Professor of Law Tracey E. George will join the provost’s office as associate provost for faculty affairs, helping advance the Academic Strategic Plan and support faculty development programming.


Faculty, staff invited to hear colleagues’ mental health and well-being stories Wednesday

The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering of sharing, listening and solidarity around the subject of mental health and well-being on Wednesday, Nov. 8. All members of the Vanderbilt community are encouraged to attend.


New program provides support to faculty for grant proposals and funding opportunities

The new Leveraged Proposal Organization and Development program — L-POD — supports faculty as they pursue grants and funding opportunities to bolster the university’s competitiveness in research funding.


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.


Exceptions filed by the university in A&S union election

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente shared an update Nov. 3 on the challenged votes in the June 6 union election for non-tenure track faculty in the College of Arts and Science.


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.


FutureVU pop-up park to transform West End neighborhood Nov. 6–12

Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood will be transformed Nov. 6–12 with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park will feature landscaping, open space and a variety of activities.


Vanderbilt to design teacher residency program for Tennessee teachers

A $16,000 grant will support the design of a yearlong residency program pairing prospective teachers with experienced educators in Metro Nashville schools.


VU astronomer heads U.S. study team for space-based gravitational wave detector

A Vanderbilt astrophysicist has been elected chair of a scientific study team that will advise NASA on science issues related to the international Laser Interferometer Space Antenna program.


VUToday: Cyclist’s quest for sepsis cure in weekly roundup of VU news stories

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 30.


Final Relevant Religion lecture examining Holocaust is Nov. 8

Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Relevant Religion series, “Meanings and Implications of the Holocaust: Names/Dates/Numbers,” will be led by Jay Geller and hosted by three West End congregations.


Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference Nov. 10

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.


VIDL offers audio post-production workshop Nov. 10

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning is hosting a series of workshops on recording, editing, mixing and mastering dialogue for podcasts and narrated videos.


Comedian John Cleese to speak at Vanderbilt Nov. 11

British writer, actor, comedian, and self-described “tall person” John Cleese will speak on “Thinking Creatively” at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Cinema Nov. 11.


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. 3-11.


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.


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.


Watch Video

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

» University of Chicago’s Manasi Deshpande presents Emerging Scholars Lecture Nov. 6

» 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

» Yale’s Pinelopi Goldberg presents the 2017 Steine Lecture in Economics Nov. 16

» Get discounts on ‘A Christmas Story,’ Manheim Steamroller at TPAC

» My Southern Health: Learn about the signs of food allergies

HR News

» Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

» HR workshops: ‘Dealing With Change’ and ‘Crucial Conversations’

» HR workshop Nov. 16: ‘Workplace Communication Skills’

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

» Celebrate good health with Hold the Stuffing challenge

» Fall session of Weight Watchers at Work now underway

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 6 — 2 p.m.
Special Neuroscience Seminar

Nov. 6 — 4 p.m.
Who is Screened Out? Application Costs and the Targeting of Disability Programs

Nov. 6 — 4:15 p.m.
The 16th Mitchum E. Warren, Jr. Lecture in Chemistry with Emily P. Balskus

Nov. 7 — 10 a.m.
SIPX training Nov. 7-9

Nov. 7 — 8 p.m.
Guest Recital: Linda Wang, violin, with Caleb Harris

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