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Yates emphasizes importance of civil discourse, public service on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on “The Zeppos Report” to discuss the importance of civil discourse and her 27-year career in the Department of Justice.


Fired for refusal to defend travel ban, Yates candid on Russia investigation, DACA, presidential pardon

Titled “The Presidency and the Rule of Law,” the conversation among former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham kicked off the Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2017-18.


Vanderbilt’s PARK(ing) Day entry recognized by Nashville Civic Design Center

Vanderbilt took home top honors in the “Wow Factor” category at the Sept. 27 Golden Cone Awards, which celebrated the best community “parklets” from Nashville’s 2017 PARK(ing) Day celebration.


Utility work planned to begin mid-December for reimagined ‘West End neighborhood’

Construction and utilities work is planned to begin in December to bury overhead utilities in preparation for new residential colleges and a beautification effort along the West End corridor of Vanderbilt’s campus.


Vanderbilt statement regarding potential use of Major League Soccer stadium for university events

Vanderbilt University has issued a statement regarding efforts to bring a Major League Soccer team to Nashville and the potential use of a new stadium for university events.


Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows application opens Oct. 1

The Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship program is a research/mentorship program administered by the Graduate School designed to bridge fellows between academic training and entry-level faculty positions.


Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 29

Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report will be available after Sept. 29.


All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is Oct. 17–31. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don’t plan to make changes to current elections or you wish to waive coverage.


Center for Effective Lawmaking announces highest-scoring members of Congress

The most effective legislators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate were identified by the new Center for Effective Lawmaking in Washington, D.C.


Workshop will chart the future of television news preservation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded funding to Vanderbilt for a workshop and planning effort to examine and address the challenges of preserving TV news in the 21st century.


Reinhart-King named Biomedical Engineering Society fellow

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering and professor of biomedical engineering, is a member of the 2017 class of fellows of the Biomedical Engineering Society.


Vanderbilt Divinity School racial justice initiative launches today

Vanderbilt Divinity School invites the community to help launch its new Luce Foundation-funded Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Ruby.


Seigenthaler Series features Pulitzer Prize winner today

Eric Eyre, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for investigative reporting, will discuss his series on the opioid crisis at Vanderbilt’s John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 28.


VU Theatre opens new season with adventure tale staged as radio drama

Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform “Kid Simple: A Radio Drama in the Flesh,” an imaginative play that uses sound effects to help tell the story, for two weekends starting Sept. 29.


March for Black Women in STEM slated for Saturday at Vanderbilt

In solidarity with the Black Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development will host a march for Black Women in STEM at Vanderbilt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.


Vanderbilt celebrates LGBTQI+ History Month in October

Emmy-nominated actor Tituss Burgess, “I Am Not Your Negro” filmmaker Raoul Peck, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Shea Couleé highlight the October schedule for LGBTQI+ History Month at Vanderbilt University.


Technology change freeze in place from Oct. 1 to Feb. 28

VUMC and VU leadership will institute a change freeze to support the Medical Center’s migration to Epic and the university’s replacement of financial and HR systems with Oracle Cloud applications.


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. In addition, take the SkyVU survey by Sept. 30 for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


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

Joel Harrington, 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.


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.


Special symposium to honor Moses’ cancer research contributions is Oct. 11

A research symposium honoring the career of Harold (Hal) Moses, who founded and served as director emeritus of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, has been slated for Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the Student Life Center.


Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth accepting 2018 course proposals

Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is now accepting instructor course proposals for its summer 2018 student programs.


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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

» Portion of 21st Avenue South closed Sept. 29-30

» ‘Journalism in the Trump Era’ panel set for Sept. 30

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

» Spencer to give Emerging Scholars Lecture Oct. 5

» Nominations for School of Medicine Research Staff Awards open through Oct. 27

» Owen Executive Education offers 25 percent VU employee discount

HR News

» Vandy Walks: Outdoor art tour with Robert Waits Sept. 28

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

» Are you a breast cancer survivor?

» Work/Life Connections–EAP recommends annual depression checkup

» What do I say when someone is talking about suicide?

» Register for group or private swim lessons at the VRWC

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


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Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 28 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Sept. 28 — 7:30 p.m.
Screening with Award-Winning Filmmaker Sasha Waters Freyer

Sept. 28 — 8 p.m.
Blair Big Band

Sept. 28 — 8 p.m.
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