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Chancellor presents Facilities’ Knight and Bratton with Heart and Soul Awards

Joey Knight, a journeyman electrician at Vanderbilt for the last seven years, and Jeff Bratton, a power distribution specialist for 30 years, were recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Facilities’ town hall meeting Nov. 1 at the Student Life Center.


Vanderbilt joins other top universities in supporting DACA suit

Vanderbilt University has joined 18 of the nation’s other top universities to express their support for plaintiffs who have filed suit to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.


Faculty and staff invited to hear colleagues’ mental health and well-being stories Nov. 8

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.


Success of Peabody programs inspires exploration of future online opportunities

The success of two new Peabody College online professional programs propels the university’s interest in educational technologies, supporting the goals of the Academic Strategic Plan.


Faculty proposals welcomed for Library Collections Initiative

Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals for the Library Collections Initiative, a chancellor- and provost-sponsored funding program that supports faculty research and scholarship.


VU Divinity School named a Seminary that Changes the World

Vanderbilt Divinity School is among a select group of seminaries and divinity schools named a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service.


Vanderbilt joins Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

The collaborative is a working group of leading scholars, food service business leaders and executive chefs from invited colleges and universities who are accelerating efforts to move Americans toward healthier, more sustainable plant-forward diets.


Nominate a colleague for new diversity award, Commodore Award

Nominations will be accepted for two Vanderbilt University awards through Nov. 15: the 2017 Commodore Award and the new Distinguished Leadership Award to Recognize Staff Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Army Research Lab scientist discusses ‘intelligent things on the future battlefield’

Alexander Kott, chief of the Network Science Division of the Army Research Laboratory headquartered in Adelphi, Maryland, will speak at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Engineering and Science Building. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in coordination with the School of Engineering.


Goldberg Lecturer to offer ‘bird’s eye view’ of Roman art Nov. 2

Bettina Bergmann, a leading expert on Greek and Roman art who creates three-dimensional models to explore the visual and intellectual world of the ancient Romans, will speak at Cohen Hall Nov. 2.


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.


Emergency tabletop exercise scheduled for Nov. 7

Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university who play a key role in disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for an emergency tabletop training exercise on Thursday, Nov. 7.


Final Relevant Religion fall lecture 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.


VIDL to offer series of audio production workshops

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


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

In “Dealing With Change,” the five stages people go through during times of change will be discussed, as well as practical ways to navigate those stages and deal with the anger, pressure and stress that change can produce. In “Crucial Conversation,” the emphasis is on learning how to speak and be heard while encouraging others to do the same.


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.


Commodore Giving: Donate tickets for final three 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 our final three home games this season against Western Kentucky on Nov. 4, Kentucky on Nov. 11, and Missouri on Nov. 18.


Take Note

» TESOL president to speak at Peabody Nov. 2

» Information sessions for Keegan Traveling Fellowship Nov. 2, 14 and Dec. 8

» Campus gaming tournament set for Nov. 4

» Limited Submission Opportunity: NSF Research Traineeship Program

» Limited Submission Opportunity: TN Arts Commission Art Access Annual Grant

HR News

» VRWC’s Third Annual Crate Stacking Competition is Nov. 2

» 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. 2 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Nov. 2 — 4 p.m.
Tired and Torn: Mending Ourselves, Mending Our Children

Nov. 2 — 5:30 p.m.
A Language-based Approach to Content Instruction for English Learners

Nov. 2 — 7 p.m.
Nat Robinson: Creating a Cash Cow in Kenya

Nov. 2 — 8 p.m.
Blair Jazz Choir

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