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Zeppos engages campus community about FutureVU core values, next steps

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday featuring key updates about FutureVU. The topics of accessibility, mobility and transportation, and sustainability were highlighted.


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 through Oct. 23 around the subject of mental health and well-being.


Provost’s Open Dore on Location is at Blair School Oct. 25

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.


Buntin, Denny elected to National Academy of Medicine

Vanderbilt University’s Melinda Buntin, professor of health policy and chair of the department, and Joshua Denny, professor of biomedical informatics and medicine and vice president for personalized medicine, are among 70 new members elected to the National Academy of Medicine.


Vanderbilt connects with North Nashville community that shaped Perry Wallace

Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff have the opportunity this weekend to visit the North Nashville community that shaped Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace.


Benefits Open House today; enrollment labs ongoing

Stop by the Benefits Open House today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Baker Building, 10th floor, for help in deciding which benefits are right for you and your family.


New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald

A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


New faculty: David Ikard

While literary luminaries Toni Morrison and James Baldwin are among the top influencers on David Ikard’s research, he credits everything from political rhetoric to popular television series for sparking his scholarship. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available now.


First-year students explore resilience through Commons programming

Resilience—the ability to adjust to change, recover from setbacks or overcome life’s challenges—is a key theme being explored by first-year students on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons during 2017-18.


Commons iSeminars announced for first-year students

First-year students will have 25 Commons iSeminars to choose from this spring to help get them started on pursuing their passion through a personalized immersive learning opportunity.


VandyHacks IV: 36 hours to invent the next big thing

Hundreds of students, from beginners to experts, will travel to Vanderbilt from across the country to invent software, apps and devices in less than a weekend.


Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center earns LEED Silver certification

The newest addition to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center, the fieldhouse, has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.


Patch your Windows system to protect from Wi-Fi vulnerability; use wired connection for other operating systems

A vulnerability was identified Monday in all wireless internet connections. All VMDP-managed and DTS-managed Windows devices were patched this week and are no longer vulnerable to this attack.


Protect yourself from identity theft by using multifactor authentication

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


New research on the ancient Mediterranean among workshop topics

Researchers from a variety of institutions who study the Late Antiquity will be on campus Oct. 19-20 for a consortium in which Vanderbilt faculty across many academic disciplines will participate.


Black girlhood focus of Vanderbilt symposium

A rapidly growing body of research regarding black girls on issues ranging from media stereotypes to teacher bias is the focus of an Oct. 20 symposium sponsored by the Callie House Research Center.


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 workshop: New format for ‘Charting Your Professional Future’

Instead of three separate sessions, “Charting Your Professional Future” is now offered as a half-day session. This workshop is intended for staff who are serious about their continuing professional and career development and are ready and willing to take ownership of that process.


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.


‘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.


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

International Education Week is Nov. 13–17. 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

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

» Owen Executive Education offers 25 percent VU employee discount

» Limited submission opportunity: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

» Get discount on ‘An American in Paris,’ ‘Les Misérables’ at TPAC

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’ Oct. 19

» Register for American Red Cross Lifeguarding, First Aid/CPR/AED courses

» Register for the Health Plus pumpkin carving competition

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

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 19 — 8 a.m.
The Case for Renewable Power in the Southeast

Oct. 19 — 9 a.m.
Exhibition: Elaine Bradford

Oct. 19 — Noon
Women in the Academy

Oct. 19 — Noon
Finding & Attracting Top Talent: Best Practices for Faculty Searches

Oct. 19 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Oct. 19 — 4 p.m.
Reef Crossings: Navigating the Segregated Spaces of U.S. Empire in the Marshall Islands

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