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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.


Seventh cohort of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy convenes

The seventh cohort of the Vanderbilt Leadership Academy commenced Sept. 11. Established by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in 2011, VLA is a nine-month learning journey for high-performing leaders from academic and administrative areas at both Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


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.


Provost’s Open Dore On Location kicks off at Divinity School Sept. 18

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.


New TIPs-funded autism innovation center kicks off its work

The Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation, funded by a 2017 TIPs grant, kicked off its work with a launch event at the Wond’ry last month. The center brings together engineers, scientists, disabilities researchers and business scholars from across campus to collaborate on how the talents of people on the autism spectrum can be better matched with business needs. Read more about the event, the center, and other internal faculty funding programs—including TIPs, Discovery Grants, Research Scholar Grants and University Courses—at the VUBreakThru blog.


Equifax announces safeguards in wake of data breach

On Sept. 7, Equifax announced that it had suffered a cybersecurity data breach. The company is allowing all U.S. consumers to sign up for one year of free credit monitoring.


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.


2017 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

A senior rabbi who has worked tirelessly to promote racial and religious respect and a national leader in environmental efforts are the 2017 Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae.


WATCH: A 45-year study has changed the way we view giftedness

Film and television actor Andre Braugher (“The Mist,” “City of Angels”) lends his voice talent to the 14-minute mini-documentary about the nation’s foremost study of giftedness.


Vanderbilt welcomes 2017-18 Humphrey Fellows cohort

Education professionals from 11 countries will spend the next 10 months in an intensive professional development program at Peabody College for education and human development.


Panel discussion on DACA at Vanderbilt today

A panel discussion about the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will be held Thursday, Sept. 14, at Vanderbilt Law School.


Undergraduate research fair and poster session today

The fourth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is set for Sept. 14 at the Student Life Center.


Campus community invited to enjoy PARK(ing) Day Friday

The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend PARK(ing) Day, a pop-up space presented by FutureVU, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at parking lot 5A near the Baker Building.


Employee Tailgate this Saturday has new SEC clear-bag policy

If you’ve registered to attend the Vanderbilt University tailgate this Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State football game that follows at 6:30 p.m., you’ll want to pay close attention to the new SEC clear-bag policy.


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.


School discipline focus of symposium at Vanderbilt Sept. 18

UCLA’s Daniel Losen and Peabody’s Maury Nation will speak on the high cost of harsh school discipline.


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.


Faculty Funding and Resource Fair set for Sept. 19

The Office of the Provost will host an open house Tuesday, Sept. 19, to showcase Vanderbilt’s internal funding programs and professional development initiatives available to faculty.


SkyVU Flight Check-In on grants management scheduled for Sept. 19

SkyVU will host its third Flight Check-In on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 4:10 to 5:10 p.m. in the Student Life Center’s Board of Trust Room.


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.


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.


Electric violinist Silverman to perform with VU Orchestra at OZ Arts Oct. 5

Acclaimed electric violinist Tracy Silverman will perform with the Vanderbilt Orchestra Oct. 5.


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 on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym.


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.


Take Note

» Volunteers needed for community events

» Medical Center Drive reduced to one lane Sept. 16

» Chic Awearness event supports VUMC ovarian cancer research

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

» Posters invited for Oct. 11 symposium honoring Moses

» Limited submission opportunity: Brain Research Foundation

» Limited submission opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation research program

» Limited submission opportunity: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation grants

HR News

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

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

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Quick and Easy Meals’ Sept. 15

» Employee Tailgate is this Saturday

» 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’

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 14 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Sept. 14 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 14 — 12:10 p.m.
Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

Sept. 14 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Sept. 14 — 5 p.m.
Uncovered: How I Left Hasidic Life and Finally Came Home

Sept. 14 — 7 p.m.
Kevin Brockmeier Reading

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