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Chancellor Charter tour explores the immigrant and refugee experience in Nashville

Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Saturday for a tour through the city’s “international corridor” to hear from citizens and leaders in Nashville’s immigrant and refugee communities.


Former NATO commander talks about global leadership on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Retired four-star Adm. James Stavridis joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the latest edition of the podcast to discuss 21st-century global security and the role of American universities.


Journalists hear from chancellor, four Vanderbilt professors on big issues ahead

The Poynter-run institute’s sessions covered global trade, the Affordable Care Act, cybersecurity, climate change and hate groups.


Meet Vanderbilt’s first Academic Pathways fellows

Seven outstanding Ph.D.s with diverse backgrounds and experiences have come to Vanderbilt to pursue postdoctoral training with an eye toward academic careers.


TIPs pre-proposals due today; watch a message from Provost Wente

Pre-proposals for the 2018 round of Trans-Institutional Programs are due Monday, Oct. 30. All full-time faculty are eligible to participate.


Last chance to complete Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends tomorrow. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don’t plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage. Learn more at vu.edu/oe.


VUToday: The genetic gift from Neanderthals in weekly roundup of VU news stories

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, twice weekly. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 23.


Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity 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.


School of Nursing receives HRSA grant for Clinic at Mercury Courts mental health providers

The two-year Title VIII grant from the Health and Human Services Administration allows the Clinic at Mercury Courts, a nurse-managed primary care clinic located in one of Nashville’s most economically depressed areas, to add a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner, social worker and psychiatrist to its existing primary care team.


Ph.D. student publishes ‘Farzana’s Journey’ to help kids understand water quality issues

Chelsea Peters, a Ph.D. student in environmental engineering, recently returned from giving out 500 copies of her book to children in Bangladesh.


Commodore Giving: Donate tickets for final three football home 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.


SustainVU: Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Are energy vampires lurking around your home or office, tricking you into using extra energy? Find out which electronics are the culprits.


Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 30

The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” and “30 Rock” star will speak at Langford Auditorium in a lecture sponsored by the Office of LGBTQI Life.


Enjoy safe trick-or-treating with Greeks and student-athletes Oct. 31

Vanderbilt’s Office of Greek Life and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee host the annual Trick-or-Treat with Greeks and Student-Athletes from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31.


Herculano-Houzel featured at (Lunch) Box talk Nov. 1

A noted neuroscientist who studies the number of neurons present in the brains of different species, including humans, will discuss her groundbreaking work during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Nov. 1.


Relevant Religion fall series continues Nov. 1

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.


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.


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.


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.


Join campus effort for Puerto Rico hurricane relief

The Office of Graduate Medical Education is collecting supplies to aid residents of Puerto Rico as it recovers from Hurricane Maria.


Take Note

» Women’s Center sponsors salary negotiation workshops Nov. 1

» TESOL president to speak at Peabody Nov. 2

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

» 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

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

» Owen Executive Education offers 25 percent VU employee discount

HR News

» Final day! Get up to $240 wellness credit for completing Go for the Gold by Oct. 31

» Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’ Oct. 31

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

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

» Ensuring your VUNetID and password are ready for Open Enrollment: A step-by-step guide

» How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

» Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 30 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Oct. 30 — 4 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

Oct. 30 — 8 p.m.
Blair Brass Quintet

Oct. 30 — 8 p.m.
Quebec Roots Band: Genticorum

Oct. 31 — Noon
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