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Chancellor offers welcome for the 2017-18 academic year

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses Monday’s “remarkable” total solar eclipse as well as the university’s shared values and encourages unity in his welcome message to the Vanderbilt community.


Academic Strategic Plan continues to blaze path for university’s future course

Entering its fourth year, Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan still charts the course for the university’s efforts as it moves forward to address the complex problems facing society.


Fall Faculty Assembly is today

Professor Ebony O. McGee will open the 2017 Fall Faculty Assembly with a presentation, and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his bi-annual address and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty.


Video: Relive the epic total solar eclipse

Relive Monday’s epic total solar eclipse across Vanderbilt’s campus through the lenses of Vanderbilt Video.


$2 million investment establishes Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School

A $2 million investment in Vanderbilt Law School by Cal Turner Jr., BA’62, will provide legal support to entrepreneurs on shoestring budgets to help them get up and running.


VU travelers can access health, safety assistance through new 24-hour service

Vanderbilt faculty, administrators, staff and students pursuing education-related opportunities away from campus can get help with health or safety issues that might arise by calling a new 24-hour service.


Calling all VU Event Volunteers

If you have a smiling face, a friendly personality and enjoy having fun, consider signing up to be a VU Event Volunteer.


New application to enhance protection against email phishing attacks launches Aug. 28

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 Aug. 31

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 Sept. 2

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


‘Who Are We? Identity and the Contemporary Photographic Portrait’ opens Sept. 11

The exhibition, on display Sept. 11-Dec. 7 at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, examines how, in our image-saturated world, photographs have increasingly played a primary role in shaping identity.


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

» Kindermusik at Blair begins Sept. 5

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 13

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

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

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

HR News

»Diabetes Prevention Program info session today

» Outdoor Rec Center used equipment sale is Saturday

» 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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 24 — 10 a.m.
Vanishing Points Exhibition

Aug. 24 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

Aug. 24 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

Aug. 24 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Aug. 24 — 8 p.m.
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