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Chancellor responds to decision to rescind DACA, university offers resources and support

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other university leaders opposed the decision to rescind the DACA program today and reiterated the university’s commitment to supporting its students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality.


Drake and Terhune named Chancellor’s Higher Education Fellows

Dr. Wonder Drake and Dr. Kyla Terhune have been named as the 2017-18 Chancellor’s Higher Education Fellows, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.


Ways to give to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Several Vanderbilt University organizations have come together to organize VU for Texas—an opportunity for staff, faculty and students to give assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.


Yates, who clashed with Trump administration on travel ban, to join Zeppos, Meacham for Sept. 26 talk

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 26, featuring Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “The Presidency and the Rule of Law.”


New Faculty Insights series launches to support faculty development

Faculty Insights, a new weekly workshop series designed to support faculty development, has launched this fall, with two workshops scheduled this week.


The Wond’ry lands $500K I-Corps site grant, ramps up efforts to launch start-ups

The I-Corps site grant will support programs to match students and faculty with teams of experienced professionals who can teach, guide and mentor them as they pursue startup endeavors. Participating teams receive grants to help them interact with potential customers and explore the commercial potential of devices they’ve designed.


VUToday: University’s $30M faculty investment in weekly roundup of VU news stories

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 Aug. 28.


Wireless network changes coming to Medical Center buildings Sept. 5

Beginning Sept. 5, the university’s wireless network, vuNet, will no longer be available in Vanderbilt University Medical Center buildings.


‘The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits’ set for Sept. 5 and 6

Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching will host “The Open Classroom: Two Days of Teaching Visits” Sept. 5 and 6. This program will showcase examples of best teaching practices featuring talented faculty from across the university.


Peabody College to host vigil Sept. 6

Peabody College will host a vigil beginning at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, with the theme of “celebrating our shared humanity.” All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.


Celebrate the opening of Vanderbilt’s Latin American Garden Sept. 7

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.


AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 7

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.


Seigenthaler Series: ‘The Vietnam War’ screening and discussion Sept. 7

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 Sept. 8

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.


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.


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.


Vanderbilt celebrates historic eclipse

The university community marked the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse with campus viewing parties, conducted research and prepared for the big day with months of educational and creative programming.


Take Note

» Registration open for Sarratt Art Studios, Vanderbilt Dance Program

» Walk the labyrinth for reflection and prayer at Children’s Hospital

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

» VICC’s annual Cancer Survivors Celebration set for 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

» Get your scuba certification at the Recreation and Wellness Center

» Calling all VU Event Volunteers

» Track your activity to win great prizes with the Start! physical activity program

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 5 — 8:30 a.m.
Coming Home, All Fired Up

Sept. 5 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Sept. 5 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Sept. 5 — 5:30 p.m.
Project Dialogue: Food for Thought Series

Sept. 5 — 8 p.m.
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