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Mayor discusses shared values of Nashville and Vanderbilt on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Two of Nashville’s most influential civic leaders talk about the principles of diversity and inclusivity that guide the city and Vanderbilt in the 10th episode of “The Zeppos Report.”


Zeppos presents VUPS’ Wright with inaugural Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos paid a surprise visit Sept. 6 to Marty Wright, manager of law enforcement systems in Vanderbilt University Public Safety, to present him with the inaugural Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.


$5 million gift from Hoogland family to name Vanderbilt undergraduate business minor

A $5 million commitment from alumni Susan and Keith Hoogland names the university’s new trans-institutional minor for business study the Hoogland Undergraduate Business Program.


New office to coordinate Immersion Vanderbilt efforts

The Office of Immersion Resources, to be located in the Student Life Center, will be the central support mechanism for students as they plan immersion experiences with faculty and campus partners.


Search for E. Bronson Ingram College faculty director underway

The search for a faculty director of E. Bronson Ingram College is now underway, in preparation of the new residential college’s fall 2018 opening at the site of the former Vanderbilt and Barnard Halls. In addition, future residential faculty openings are anticipated at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Revised, enhanced limited submissions process launched

The Office of the Provost has revamped the internal process for limited submission opportunities to increase transparency and bolster the competitiveness of submissions.


FutureVU launches new website, expands reach across campus

FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s land-use planning initiative, has launched a new website. Accessibility, transportation and overall campus visibility have emerged as focal points for the initiative this fall.


Center for Effective Lawmaking to premier in Washington; news conference is Sept. 26

The new Center for Effective Lawmaking, which studies the causes and consequences of the legislative effectiveness of members of Congress, will be introduced in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The center is a joint effort by the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University.


Artificial intelligence thinks like people with autism, used to develop educational tools

Inspired by autism advocate Temple Grandin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Maithilee Kunda figured out how to create artificial intelligence that emulates image-based thinking.


Interactive Wond’ry art installation explores issue of internet privacy

For “vuExposed,” installation visitors will log on to a specific, unsecured Wi-Fi network, then consent to a minor hack – allowing sites they visit on their browser to be displayed on screens.


Message from Vanderbilt University Medical Center about caller ID spoofing

Beginning Sept. 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s patient customer service line began to experience an unusually high volume of calls. Medical Center officials quickly determined the cause of the increased call volume was the result of a fraudulent practice known as caller ID spoofing.


AlertVU test scheduled for today

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.


Celebrate the opening of Vanderbilt’s Latin American Garden today

The species selected reflect the Vanderbilt Center for Latin American Studies’ particular research strengths in Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Black Atlantic regions and will serve as a multidisciplinary teaching tool.


Experts to explore the ways of being Muslim across diverse environments

Specialists on Islam will come together Sept. 7-9 at Sarratt Student Center to discuss the historical and contemporary facets of being Muslim in a wide variety of locales and language communities.


Seigenthaler Series: ‘The Vietnam War’ screening and discussion today

A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of “The Vietnam War,” a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.


New Box.com web experience slated for Friday

On Sept. 8, Box.com will upgrade all accounts to a new look and feel that will include other improvements based on customer feedback.


Bring your family to Blair’s Precollege Festival of Music Sept. 10

The Blair School of Music presents its Precollege Festival of Music on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m.


‘Resilient Souls,’ photo exhibition celebrating women’s perseverance, opens Sept. 11

“The Resilient Souls Project,” a photo exhibition of portraits and writing celebrating women’s perseverance through life’s challenges, will be on display in the Kissam Center from Sept. 11 through Oct. 6. The exhibition is part of the university’s ongoing initiative to support holistic and inclusive approaches to mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.


‘Introducing the Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation’ Sept. 13

Learn about the new Vanderbilt Center for Autism and Innovation from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Room 241. This TIPs-funded initiative is aimed at developing an interdisciplinary model to enhance employment opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum by identifying strengths and providing supportive and assistive technologies.


Undergraduate research fair and poster session Sept. 14

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


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.


Memorial service for Webb, mentor to students in biological sciences, set for Sept. 21

Donna J. Webb, professor of biological sciences and of cancer biology who mentored graduate students and undergraduate researchers in the Department of Biological Sciences and served on the Steering Committee of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, died May 15.


Nominations sought for Levi Watkins awards; annual Levi Watkins lecture set for Oct. 10

The School of Medicine announces the date of the 16th Annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D., Lecture and also seeks nominations for the annual faculty and student awards named in his honor.


Take Note

» Get discount on ‘Fun Home,’ ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ at TPAC

» Registration open for Sarratt Art Studios, Vanderbilt Dance Program

» Robert Churchwell Sr. centennial celebration set for Sept. 9

» VICC’s annual Cancer Survivors Celebration is Sept. 10

» Frontotemporal Dementia Q&A with Dr. Bruce Miller Oct. 5

» Posters invited for Oct. 11 symposium honoring Dr. Hal Moses

» Inaugural Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is Oct. 17

HR News

» HR workshops: ‘Peer Interviewing’ and ‘Targeted Selection for Hiring Managers’

» Life Phase Series: ‘Take the First Step to Investing’ Sept. 7

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

» Pregame employee tailgate party and Kansas State football game is Sept. 16

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

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

» Make a change for life: Enroll in the Diabetes Prevention Program

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 7 — 8:30 a.m.
Coming Home, All Fired Up

Sept. 7 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Sept. 7 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 7 — noon
Building a Meaningful Life in the Law: A Conversation Between U.S. District Judge Brian Miller and Professor Nancy King

Sept. 7 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Sept. 7 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series: David Allis, Ph.D.

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