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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.


Final report on faculty job satisfaction survey released by working group

A faculty working group has released a comprehensive report that shares findings from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey conducted last year.


VUToday: Chancellor discusses strong Vanderbilt–Fisk partnership 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 Sept. 18.


VU staff: Win tickets to the Nashville Predators home opener

Vanderbilt staff have the chance to win tickets to the Nashville Predators’ home opener Oct. 10.


Vote for Vanderbilt’s entry to the PARK(ing) Day 2017 People’s Choice Award

Vote now on the Nashville Civic Design Center Facebook page for Vanderbilt’s entry to the PARK(ing) Day 2017 People’s Choice Award. Voting ends on Wednesday.


September issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the September 2017 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


Yates, who clashed with Trump administration on first travel ban, to speak Sept. 26

All tickets for the Sept. 26 Chancellor’s Lecture featuring Sally Yates have been distributed. Seats will not be held past 6:25 p.m., and there will be no late seating. Those who wish to register for no-show seating may do so in the Langford Auditorium lobby on Sept. 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. No-show seating for Langford Auditorium and the overflow room in Light Hall will be awarded on a first-come, first-seated basis beginning at 6:25 p.m.


Holocaust Lecture Series marks 40th year; Saul Friedlander to give keynote Sept. 26

Saul Friedlander, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli-American historian, will give the keynote presentation for the 40th annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt. His talk, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt Law School, is titled “Where Memory Leads.”


Flulapalooza is Wednesday; dedicated volunteers help drive event’s success

The floors are in, the tent is up, the vaccine and supplies are stocked and the volunteers are ready for the annual 12-hour vaccination marathon known as Flulapalooza, set for Wednesday, Sept. 27.


Women’s Center presents Work-Life Workshop on stress Sept. 28

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center begins its fall schedule of Work-Life Workshops for faculty, staff and graduate students Thursday, Sept. 28.


Vanderbilt Divinity School racial justice initiative launches Sept. 28

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 at the Ruby.


Seigenthaler Series features Pulitzer Prize winner Sept. 28

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.


March for Black Women in STEM slated for Sept. 30 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.


Mark your calendars: SkyVU announces key dates prior to Jan. 1 go-live

In preparation for go-live on Jan. 1, a new SkyVU timeline indicates when to stop entering information in the university’s current systems and when to begin using Oracle Cloud. Also, attend the SkyVU fair Oct. 3 to learn more about training.


Tellinghuisen receives nanoscience center’s Distinguished Service Award

Pat Tellinghuisen, program director of Vanderbilt Student Volunteers for Science, is this year’s recipient of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Distinguished Service Award.


Personal preparedness: Why prepare?

Disasters, both natural and man-made, affect hundreds of thousands of people in the United States each year. Learning about different types of disasters and what to do before they strike can increase your chance of survival and decrease the extent of fear, property damage, and interruption to your daily life.


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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Vanderbilt University climbs ‘U.S. News & World Report’ rankings to reach No. 14

Vanderbilt rose to 14th place this year, its highest ranking to date, after holding at No. 15 the two previous years.


Take Note

» Owen Executive Education offers 25 percent VU employee discount

» RSVP for symposium honoring Dr. Hal Moses; deadline is Oct. 2

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

» Volunteers needed for community events

» My Southern Health: One woman’s story of reversing prediabetes

HR News

» Adult boxing classes begin Sept. 25

» HR workshop: ‘Leading Teams Through Conflict’

» 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?

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 25 — 11 a.m.
'Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait'

Sept. 25 — 2 p.m.
Quantitative Methods Colloquium Series

Sept. 25 — 4:15 p.m.
Chemistry Colloquium Speaker Series: Professor Brian McNaughton

Sept. 25 — 5 p.m.
George Estreich: 'Accessible Words - Alison Piepmeier and the Boundaries of Disability'

Sep. 26 — 1:00 p.m.
'Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World'

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