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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on humanities

Building on current strengths and “seizing opportunities to make the humanities at Vanderbilt truly exceptional” are at the core of the report from the Chancellor’s Committee on the Humanities, posted online today.


Provost announces expanded COACHE website with actions in response to faculty report

Providing ongoing updates on initiatives related to the 2016 COACHE faculty satisfaction survey is the aim of the expanded COACHE website launched today by the Provost’s Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs.


Deadline today: Faculty and staff invited to submit GO THERE stories

As part of the campuswide GO THERE mental health campaign, the Office of the Chancellor invites submissions for faculty and staff GO THERE stories around the subject of mental health and well-being. The deadline for submitting stories is tonight at 11:59 p.m.


Provost’s Open Dore on Location at Blair School Wednesday

The next Open Dore On Location is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Blair School of Music. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 30

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


New educational technologies website showcases digital learning collaborations

In support of the Academic Strategic Plan, the site highlights initiatives that bolster Vanderbilt’s commitment to new technologies and practices that advance teaching, learning and discovery.


New faculty: Renã A. S. Robinson

Renã A. S. Robinson, an analytic chemist, is investigating the science behind dementia. She is employing the emerging field of proteomics to study the process of aging as well as neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


New faculty: Erin Calipari

Erin Calipari could be described as a code breaker. Using technologies that allow her to probe the activity of single neurons in awake and behaving animals, she is piecing together the neural code that controls motivation and decision-making. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


It’s not just about the money, say STEM students of color

In a new study, black and Latinx students said it was important for them to use their careers to help others.


VUToday: Our three-dimensional universe in weekly roundup of VU news

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. 16.


How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits is happening now. If you have a spouse who works for another employer that offers benefits, be sure to carefully consider the options that work best for your family. Also, save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment.


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.


Reminder: Learn about SkyVU updates in new blog post

Check out the latest SkyVU blog on its website. Posts capture updates regarding business processes and SkyVU programs, along with upcoming events and important dates.


Implications of the Holocaust topic of Relevant Religion fall series

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.


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.


‘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.


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.


Celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13–17; event proposals now accepted

International Education Week is Nov. 13–17, 2017. An opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide, IEW is now accepting event proposals through Oct. 25.


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.


Vanderbilt Police Department offers safety tips for your holiday season

By staying alert and following a few crime-prevention tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


Take Note

» Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on working parents Oct. 23

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

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

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

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Moore Inventor Fellows

» My Southern Health: How to assess your breast cancer risk

HR News

» Register for the Health Plus pumpkin carving competition

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

» All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment

» 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. 23 — Noon
Faculty Talks: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Veterinarians in Life'

Oct. 24 — 2:30 p.m.
Guest Master Class: Eric Ohlsson, Oboe

Oct. 24 — 3 p.m.
VINSE Open House Ribbon Cutting

Oct. 24 — 3 p.m.
Department of Psychology Colloquium Series presents Jeremy M. Wolfe, Ph.D.

Oct. 24 — 6:30 p.m.
Move Closer: An Exploration of the Tango

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