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The countdown is on: Provost invites students, faculty and staff to celebrate eclipse today

Vanderbilt University will celebrate the rare total solar eclipse with an open house at the Wond’ry, a viewing party on Alumni Lawn and a weather balloon carrying research sensors and cameras into the stratosphere.


View the eclipse safely; white Vanderbilt Health glasses recalled

VUMC has recalled the white eclipse safety glasses distributed at the Williamson County Fair over supply chain concerns. Multicolored Vanderbilt University, Dyer Observatory and Vanderbilt Eye Institute glasses were obtained from a different vendor and are not included in the recall.


Provost releases annual diversity, equity and inclusion report

The Office of the Provost has released its second annual report focused on equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts at Vanderbilt University.


Vanderbilt launches Library Collections Initiative

The Jean and Alexander Heard Library’s special and permanent collections will be strategically expanded this year via a new one-year program called the Library Collections Initiative.


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Vanderbilt Move-In 2017

Watch the cheers and the tears as returning Vandy students move in the Class of 2021 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Fall Faculty Assembly is Thursday

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.


Distinguished Shakespeare scholar Ann Cook Calhoun dies

Ann Cook Calhoun, an internationally renowned Shakespeare scholar and a powerful force for making the Bard’s plays accessible to everyone, died Aug. 13 at the age of 82.


Sullivan named executive director of Facilities Business Operations

Ally Sullivan, director of real estate at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed executive director of Facilities Business Operations following a national search. In this newly created role, Sullivan will lead the fiscal, administrative and business services that support the institution-wide Facilities organization.


Blair School of Music composer hits No. 1 with neo-romantic music

Blair’s Michael Kurek hits No. 1 on the classical music chart with his album “The Sea Knows.”


Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2017 class named

An Emmy-winning writer for “The Daily Show,” three journalists whose careers have been shaped by innovation, and a woman judge who blazed new trails have been named to the Student Media Hall of Fame.


VUToday: Hate speech and the First Amendment 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. 14.


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.


Research-practice partnerships strengthen ties with Vanderbilt faculty

Education researchers shared knowledge with representatives of research-practice partnerships from across the nation.


Center for Health Care Market Innovation co-sponsors Health:Further Festival 2017

The Center for Health Care Market Innovation at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management is co-sponsoring the Third Annual Health:Further Festival. The event takes place in downtown Nashville Aug. 22-25, with speakers including Dr. Mehmet Oz and NBA Hall-of-Famer Dominique Wilkins.


Employees invited to football open practice tomorrow

Vanderbilt football will host an open practice for university faculty and staff and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The event will be held at the outdoor practice field adjacent to the McGugin Center.


HR workshop Aug. 23: ‘Dealing with Change’

In this Human Resources workshop, you will gain helpful tools and strategies for dealing with the stress and anxiety that change can produce.


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 will host this year’s benefit concert for the Shade Tree Clinic on Sept. 2.


‘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.


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.


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

A new study has found that sugars in mothers’ 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

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

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

» Limited submission opportunity: Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

HR News

» Make a change for life: Attend upcoming Diabetes Prevention Program info sessions

» Vandy Walks: ‘Athletics – Behind the Stands’ Aug. 23

» Outdoor Rec Center used equipment sale Aug. 26

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

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 21 — 8 a.m.
New Student Orientation

Aug. 21 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

Aug. 21 — 1 p.m.
Dores in the Dark: Solar Eclipse 2017

Aug. 21 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

Aug. 23 — 10 a.m.
Nutrition Minute: Rolls Bursting with Flavor & Nutrition

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