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University opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.


Vanderbilt calls for Supreme Court to strike down travel ban

Vanderbilt University has joined 30 universities calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down President Trump’s travel ban. This reflects Vanderbilt’s commitment to an inclusive campus environment that attracts talented individuals from around the world to learn from each other and work together to discover the solutions to societal problems.


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.


Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Open Enrollment for all benefits-eligible Vanderbilt University employees begins at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31.


Undergraduate Research Fair showcases more than 140 student presentations

The fourth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair was a successful showcase of 147 student poster presentations, with more than 300 faculty, students, staff and community members in attendance.


Career Center hosts ‘SLAM’ events, career fair

The Vanderbilt Career Center hosted three networking events Sept. 18-19 to help students connect with potential employers.


Vanderbilt IT adds initiatives to Highlights site

Vanderbilt IT has added new articles showcasing fiscal year 2017 projects to the Highlights site, which captures major projects and initiatives from June 30, 2015, through today.


Employee Tailgate success mirrors Commodores’ victory

More than 5,200 employees, along with their families and friends, attended Vanderbilt’s annual Employee Tailgate Sept. 16 and cheered the Commodores to a victory over Kansas State.


Research symposium, memorial service to honor Webb is today

The Department of Biological Sciences will host a research symposium and memorial service in honor of Donna Webb on Thursday, Sept. 21. The professor of biological sciences and of cancer biology died May 15 at age 50.


Celebrate Zero Emissions Day and World Car Free Day

Celebrate Zero Emissions Day Sept. 21 and World Car Free Day Sept. 22 by reducing your environmental footprint.


Alumna, former faculty member Alison Piepmeier honored with Sept. 25 lecture

The Alison Piepmeier Memorial Lecture is set for Sept. 25, featuring speaker George Estreich, author of a book about raising his daughter who has Down syndrome.


Howard to deliver Engineering’s Chambers Lecture Sept. 25

As one of the nation’s most recognized female roboticists, Ayanna Howard has designed SnoMote robots to study the impact of global warming on Antarctic ice shelves and created artificial intelligence-powered STEM apps to teach children with autism how to play Angry Birds.


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.”


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.


Kurdistan representative to speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 27

The representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government will speak at Vanderbilt Law School two days after an independence referendum in Kurdistan.


OACS celebrates 11 years of student recipients of Nichols Humanitarian Fund

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service extends an open invitation to the Vanderbilt community to attend its 11th Annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Sept. 27.


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.


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 a survey about SkyVU for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.


HR workshops: ‘Leading Teams Through Conflict’ and ‘Charting Your Professional Future’

“Leading Teams Through Conflict,” offered Sept. 27, will help supervisors and managers build and implement a strategy for helping others work through their conflict. Also, learn about a new format for the workshop “Charting Your Professional Future.”


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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

» Medical Center Drive reduced to one lane Sept. 23

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

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grants

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 WiSTEM2D Scholars Program

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 NSF Research Traineeship Program

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Facing the Challenges of Pregnancy’ Sept. 21

» Adult boxing classes begin Sept. 25

» 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?

» Get your scuba certification at the Recreation and Wellness Center

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

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 21 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Sept. 21 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 21 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Sept. 21 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture

Sept. 21 — 4 p.m.
Physics and Astronomy Department Colloquium

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