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Bold $125 million investment supports landmark graduate student scholarships and leadership institute

Both the scholarship program and the leadership institute will be named for the influential late Vanderbilt scholar and Graduate School dean Russell G. Hamilton and will launch at the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester.


Former NATO commander to discuss global security with Zeppos, Meacham tomorrow

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 3, featuring retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.


Vanderbilt is No. 10 in Thomson Reuters’ ‘World’s Most Innovative Universities’

The ranking is based on a number of indicators, including patent filings and research paper citations.


Provost issues call for proposals for TIPs, University Courses

The provost’s office is issuing a call for proposals for two internal faculty funding programs, Trans-Institutional Programs and University Courses, key initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.


Design phase begins for university’s West End Neighborhood

Following up on a series of community meetings and working group efforts, Vanderbilt shared the current status of planning for the West End Neighborhood’s transformation.


Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety now available

Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university.


VUToday: VU ranks among world’s most innovative universities in weekly news roundup

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 Sept. 25.


Attend the SkyVU fair on Oct. 3 to learn more about training

During the fair, participants can learn more about Oracle Cloud from the experts, view system demonstrations, and sign up for training sessions.


Eat and learn about the history of violence at lunchbox talk Oct. 4

A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.


Faculty/staff discounts offered for Commodore Quake Oct. 5

This year’s Commodore Quake, the annual concert event held during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend, features Migos and SZA.


Florida Congressman Ted Deutch to speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 6

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida will participate in a public dialogue with a Vanderbilt Law School professor during a visit on Friday, Oct. 6.


Impact of war on modern beauty culture topic of Goldberg Lecture Oct. 9

David Lubin, author of a book about World War I soldiers’ facial injuries and their significance to modern plastic surgery and beauty culture, will deliver the Goldberg Lecture in Art History Oct. 9.


16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture set for Oct. 10

Dr. Levi Garraway, senior vice president for global development and medical affairs for Lilly Oncology, will present the 16th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture Oct. 10.


‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 18

Filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose works include the Oscar-nominated “I Am Not Your Negro,” will speak on campus Oct. 18, and two of his films will be screened at Sarratt Cinema Oct. 4 and 16.


SEMO in search of the ‘greenest group on campus’

Waste Management Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and Vanderbilt Athletics are looking for the greenest group on campus for this year’s Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition.


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Tolerance, participation in local government up in the Americas

New data gathered by the Latin American Political Opinion Project (LAPOP) include some upticks but also discouraging news about the state of democracy in the Americas.


Take Note

» Reminder: Register for NSF workshop; RSVP by Oct. 2

» Vanderbilt to host symposium on bone marrow disorders Oct. 13

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

» VINSE announces new facilities open house Oct. 24

» New Skype for Business phones available

» Adult participants needed for study on relation between brain chemistry and decision-making

» Host families needed to give international students taste of American culture

HR News

» Think Pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Expo is Oct. 4

» Are you a breast cancer survivor?

» All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment

» Register for group or private swim lessons at the VRWC

» Work/Life Connections–EAP recommends annual depression checkup

» Wellcast: ‘Real-life Benefits of the Diabetes Prevention Program’

» Work/Life Connections–EAP offers tips to prepare your family for emergencies

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 2 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Oct. 2 — Noon
Making International Refugee Law Relevant Again: How to Move Beyond Crisis Thinking

Oct. 3 — 11 a.m.
The Foreign Language Edge: Vanderbilt and Beyond - Info Fair

Oct. 3 — Noon
The Travels of Rosey E. Pool Through the Deep South, 1959-60

Oct. 3 — 6 p.m.
Panel Discusssion on Green Jobs

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