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Chancellor Zeppos hosts seven lucky winners at the Predators’ season opener

Seven lucky Vanderbilt staff members joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Nashville Predators’ season opener Oct. 10 at Bridgestone Arena.


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.


Chancellor’s Town Hall on accessibility, transportation and sustainability is Tuesday

The campus community is invited to a town hall meeting about prominent updates regarding FutureVU. This will take place Oct. 17 in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.


2017 Southern Festival of Books, C-SPAN to feature Vanderbilt authors

Two Vanderbilt Law School professors who are among featured authors at the Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word will be on panels to be broadcast live on C-SPAN Oct. 14.


Divinity School renovation to reflect its values, culture

A significant portion of the front of the Vanderbilt Divinity School has been removed—one of many signs of progress on the building’s $11.5 million renovation and addition—scheduled to open in August 2018.


New faculty: Rhonda Williams

Middle Tennessee gains a community activist along with a respected historian with the addition of Rhonda Y. Williams to the Vanderbilt faculty. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available the week of Oct. 16.


New faculty: James Booth

One of James Booth’s biggest research challenges is keeping his young subjects from getting wiggly while measuring their brain activity during an MRI scan. As a neurocognitive researcher, he uses functional magnetic resonance imaging to tease out how children’s brains develop academic skills. Read profiles of select new faculty members in the fall print issue of “MyVU,” available the week of Oct. 16.


Historian + scientist = New University Course

A historian pairing with a computer scientist to teach a course on virtual reality? A new University Course, Virtual Reality for Interdisciplinary Applications, offers just that, with the overarching goal that everyone can, and should, be technically confident. Faculty-designed, cross-disciplinary curriculum is at the heart of the University Courses initiative, tapping into the natural synergies across Vanderbilt’s schools and colleges. Read more about the University Courses and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants—at the VUBreakThru blog.


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.


Get your VUNetID and password ready for Open Enrollment: A step-by-step guide

All benefits-eligible employees will need their VUnetID and password to enroll in 2018 benefits. Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31. Visit vu.edu/oe to learn more.


Community members learn about Oracle Cloud training at SkyVU Flight School event

On Oct. 3, SkyVU held its Flight School Learning Fair in the Student Life Center ballrooms to kick off its Oracle Cloud training program.


Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching its annual campaign to make the university community aware of various security issues in a series of blog posts.


Rand Hall roof gets green update

The roof on the third floor of Rand, outside the wall of windows and across from the Anchor, has been covered in trays containing sedum. Watch a time lapse of the green roof installation.


John Seigenthaler’s extraordinary life depicted in new exhibit opening today

The First Amendment Center will open an inspiring photo and text display on the life and priorities of the center’s founder, John Seigenthaler, Oct. 12.


Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

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


Free luncheon Oct. 16 to recruit volunteers to support ACA open enrollment

Come for a box lunch and hear how you can help others sign up for the Affordable Health Care Act.


‘I Am Not Your Negro’ to screen Oct. 16; filmmaker to speak Oct. 18

Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated “I Am Not Your Negro,” will speak on campus Oct. 18.


Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jesse Eisinger to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 17

Investigative reporter Jesse Eisinger will speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 17.


Writer of ‘Best Book of the Year’ to speak at Central Library Oct. 17

Martin Seay, author of the acclaimed novel “The Mirror Thief,” will discuss the future of reading at the Central Library Oct. 17.


HR workshop: ‘Leading Teams Through Stages of Change’ Oct. 18

In this session, the five distinct stages people frequently go through when confronted with change will be discussed, as well as strategies to effectively lead a team through them.


Take Note

» Lane closures on Medical Center Drive Oct. 14

» Learn about the forest that inspired Winnie the Pooh’s Hundred-Acre Wood

» VINSE announces new facilities open house Oct. 24

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

» Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 NSF Research Traineeship Program

HR News

» Fall session of Weight Watchers at Work now underway

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Latin American and Caribbean Cuisine’ Oct. 18

» 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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 12 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Oct. 12 — Noon
InsideOut of the Lunchbox: Fun Home

Oct. 12 — 12:10 p.m.
Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

Oct. 12 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Oct. 12 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series

Oct. 12 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support

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