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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open for 2018

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows.


Stavridis, former NATO commander, to discuss global security and risk with Zeppos, Meacham

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 Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “Beyond the Horizon: 21st-Century Global Security and Risk” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.


Committee to study opportunities for Vanderbilt University Press

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has charged a new committee comprising authors, faculty and university leaders to make strategic recommendations for Vanderbilt University Press.


Vanderbilt celebrates Park(ing) Day

Faculty, staff and students participated in PARK(ing) Day—an internationally recognized event that features parking spaces turned into “pocket parks”—on Sept. 15.


Provost’s Open Dore On Location kicks off at Divinity School today

The first Open Dore On Location of the 2017-18 academic year is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room G-20. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the informal discussion session with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente.


Vanderbilt connecting need knowers with solution makers; Galloway helms effort

Kevin Galloway, hired last year as the university’s director of making, recently was appointed as the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) director and will play an integral role in upcoming hackathons, makeathons and design courses.


‘Diversify Sponsorship of Your Research’ workshop set for Oct. 9

The Office of the Provost, as part of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship (PIERS), is providing a campuswide educational workshop Oct. 9 to support the diversification of faculty research portfolios.


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.


VUToday: University gets all-time highest ‘U.S. News’ ranking 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. 11.


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.


SkyVU wants to hear from you: Take survey for chance to win $50 Amazon gift card

SkyVU has released a survey to measure the university community’s preparedness to navigate upcoming process changes and to use Oracle Cloud’s new software tools.


Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

September is National Preparedness Month—a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.


Constitution and Citizenship Week is Sept. 18-22

Vanderbilt University has developed a rich slate of programming for Constitution and Citizenship Week 2017. This year’s events are scheduled for Sept. 18-22.


Sept. 19 community breakfast facilitates discussion of new racial justice initiative

Dean Emilie Townes will speak at Vanderbilt Divinity School’s community breakfast Sept. 19.


Grand opening for Student Center for Social Justice and Identity Sept. 19

Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost Susan R. Wente for the grand opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 335.


Research symposium, memorial service to honor Webb Sept. 21

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.


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. She will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on Monday, Sept. 25, in Featheringill Hall.


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.


Flulapalooza tent now up; event is Sept. 27

Flulapalooza 7 is on track for Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for employees, volunteers and students from the Medical Center and Vanderbilt University.


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.


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.


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.


Soprano Ah Young Hong to perform, teach master class at Blair

Acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong will perform at the Blair School of Music in October.


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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

» Career Center presents 2017 Fall Career Fair and first-time engineering and business SLAMs

» Meharry–Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core announces new round of mini-grants

» Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

» WOW: ‘Reproductive Health Knowledge Among Women in Uganda’ Sept. 27

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

» Volunteers needed for community events

HR News

» HR workshops: ‘Crucial Conversations’ and ‘Coaching and Developing Staff’

» Boomers, Elders and More: ‘Sundowning – A Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease’ Sept. 20

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

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

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

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 18 — 8:30 a.m.
Coming Home, All Fired Up

Sept. 18 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Sept. 18 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 18 — noon
An Introduction to the Realities, Challenges and Rewards of Practicing Law In-House

Sept. 18 — 2 p.m.
Quantitative Methods Colloquium Series

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