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Zeppos elected vice chair of Association of American Universities

Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was elected vice chair of the Association of American Universities at its semiannual meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.


Chancellor calls on federal policymakers to sustain investments in science, higher education

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked members of Congress during a visit to Capitol Hill this week for rejecting the administration’s proposed budget cuts that would cripple American innovation and economic growth.


Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.


VU and VUMC partner to redesign Mental Health Services

After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.


TIPs pre-proposals due Monday; 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.


Visitors tour new facility that will boost nanoscale research

The VINSE Cleanroom in the Engineering and Science Building more than triples the space that researchers have used in the Stevenson Center since 2003.


Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends on Oct. 31. 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.


New faculty: Tuya Pal

A high school science class discussion about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another inspired Tuya Pal to pursue a career in clinical genetics. Pal is a physician who specializes in cancer health disparities among diverse populations. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


New faculty: Daniel Work

Daniel Work can’t think of a better place to research traffic issues than Nashville. He’s bringing his expertise on applying cyber-physical systems—the combination of physical systems with technological advances—to transportation to a city that adds roughly 85 new residents per day. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


October issue of Faculty Senate’s ‘Engage’ newsletter now available

The latest issue of the Faculty Senate newsletter features important legislation coming before the faculty this year. Learn about a proposed change that will be discussed at the November meeting.


Fourth annual VandyHacks draws record number of schools, participants

Buses unloaded students from Illinois, Indiana, Georgia and Florida outside the Engineering and Science Building for 36 hours of coding and creativity Oct. 20-22.


For young black men, HIV prevention program reflects innovations

HIV infections in the United States have declined 18 percent in recent years, but in the African American community, the figures remain disproportionately high.


Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

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


Protect yourself from malware by changing your computer habits

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its annual campaign to make the university community aware of various security issues and how to respond.


Hume-Fogg student reaches semifinals in prestigious Siemens competition

Lu Zheng has been recognized for her work as a student at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt.


‘Dismantling Ableism’ to feature panel of disability advocates Oct. 26

Disability advocates will share their personal and professional journeys and discuss how to dismantle ableism.


Cole Lectures to examine unorthodox religious practices in the borderlands

Daisy L. Machado will examine what lived religion looks like in the borderlands, including unorthodox practices, when she delivers the Divinity School’s Cole Lectures Oct. 26-27 at Benton Chapel.


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.


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.


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

» TESOL president to speak at Peabody Nov. 2

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

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: Macy Faculty Scholars Program

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Mary Kay Foundation Cancer Research Grant

» LSO: Arthur Vining Davis Higher Education, Interfaith Leadership and Religious Literacy, and Public Educational Media Grants

» Limited submission opportunity: Henry Luce Foundation Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology

» Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes and obesity

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

HR News

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

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

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

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

» Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

» How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

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

» Great news about the retirement plan for eligible faculty and staff

» Work/Life Connections–EAP recommends annual depression checkup

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 26 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Oct. 26 — 3 p.m.
A Bipartisan Agenda for Health Care Reform

Oct. 26 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series

Oct. 26 — 4 p.m.
Guy & Rebecca Forman Lecture in Science Education

Oct. 26 — 5:10 p.m.
Max Kade Lecture Series: 'Against Continental Disunity - Writers on a Constitution for Europe'

Oct. 26 — 8 p.m.
Side by Side: A Faculty-Student Chamber Music Encounter

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