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Chancellor commits Vanderbilt to a big, bold future at fall assembly: Watch video

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos cemented Vanderbilt’s commitment to excellence with initiatives that drive innovation and discovery, unveiling a $30 million investment in faculty at the fall assembly.


Vanderbilt invests $30 million and issues chair challenge to boost faculty support

Vanderbilt University has announced to alumni and supporters the Chancellor Chair Challenge, a yearlong, $30 million investment by the university designed to create 30 new endowed chairs.


Video: Bartels wins $10,000 research award at Fall Faculty Assembly

Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty award for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was given to Larry Bartels during the 2017 Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24.


Message from Chancellor Zeppos regarding Hurricane Harvey

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos offers comfort and support to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and their families affected by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Louisiana and other parts of the Gulf Coast.


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.


New task force will develop accessibility, inclusion strategies for land use plan

Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain has named an Advisory Accessibility Task Force to help develop accessibility and inclusion plans related to campus land-use strategies.


Vanderbilt now home to extraordinary gaming collection

Vanderbilt has acquired the George Clulow and U.S. Playing Card Co. Gaming Collection—one of the world’s premiere collections of books about card games, games of chance, playing cards and chess.


Divinity School MOOC course addresses ethical challenge of mass incarceration

Vanderbilt’s latest massive open online course (MOOC), presented by the Divinity School, addresses a central ethical challenge in American society today: mass incarceration.


Nursing students and faculty participate in poverty simulation

Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from the School of Nursing and other area universities explored the challenges of poverty during a recent simulation pilot project.


VUToday: Opinions on Confederate monuments in weekly roundup of VU news

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Aug. 21.


New application to enhance protection against email phishing attacks launches today

VUIT will launch a new security program Monday, Aug. 28, to provide more protection to Vanderbilt email users from external phishing attacks.


Unconscious Bias educational workshops: Register for ‘Inclusive Excellence 101’ and ‘201’

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “Inclusive Excellence 101: Unconscious Bias – A New Look at an Old Dynamic.” The first workshop for fall 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29.


Welcome back reception for women faculty set for Thursday

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a reception for women faculty on Thursday, Aug. 31. The event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Buttrick Hall Atrium.


Blair School presents benefit concert for Shade Tree Clinic Saturday

The Blair School of Music and Blair alumnus Dean Whiteside host this year’s benefit concert for the Shade Tree Clinic on Sept. 2.


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.


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.


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

Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate party and the Vanderbilt vs. Kansas State football game Sept. 16.


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. In addition, learn about SkyVU updates in a new blog post.


Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Sept. 27

What do 16,000 Band-Aids, 72 bottles of hand gel, 36 flat sheets, 30 trashcans, two wheelchairs, one crash cart and a 140-foot-by-40-foot tent signal?


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.


Support first-year School of Medicine Ph.D. students through ‘Simple Beginnings’

Sponsor a lab coat for a new biomedical sciences doctoral student in the School of Medicine through the Simple Beginnings program.


Watch Video

Sugars in human mother’s milk are non-toxic antibacterial agents

A new study has found that sugars in mother’s’ milk do not just provide nutrition for babies but also help protect them from bacterial infections.


Take Note

» Vanderbilt Primary Care–Williamson County expands, accepting new patients

» Kindermusik at Blair begins Sept. 5

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 13

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support Program

HR News

» Calling all VU Event Volunteers

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

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

» Sync your Higi account to send weight, blood pressure measurements to Health Plus

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

» What do I say when someone is grieving?

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 28 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Aug. 28 — 11 a.m.
Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait

Aug. 28 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

Aug. 28 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Recovery Support

Aug. 29 — 12:10 p.m.
Clinical Science Brown Bag Series

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