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Statement from Chancellor Zeppos in response to the events in Charlottesville

In response to the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos issued the following statement.


Stellar astrophysicist talks total solar eclipse, scientific wonder on ‘The Zeppos Report’

In prelude to the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews astronomy expert Keivan Stassun on “The Zeppos Report.”


New working group launches for big data and data science initiatives

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has named 20 faculty members to a new working group that will analyze the directions for new big data and data science initiatives.


Provost invites students, faculty and staff to celebrate eclipse at series of events Monday

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.


VUMC recalls WHITE eclipse viewing glasses; MULTICOLORED VU glasses not 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.


Dyer Observatory: Don’t try to photograph the solar eclipse. Take pictures of these instead

Leave photographing the eclipse to the pros and capture these two cool things instead. Plus, how to view the partial phase of the eclipse if you don’t have safety glasses.


Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 24

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.


Fall courses available on Brightspace

Bright space, Vanderbilt’s new course management system, can be used to share course resources with students, communicate with students and engage them in discussion, administer quizzes and other assignments, and provide students with feedback on their learning.


Lubinski honored by American Psychological Association

David Lubinski, professor of psychology and co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth at Peabody College, has been awarded the American Psychological Association’s 2017 George A. Miller Award for outstanding article in general psychology.


Polyn elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychology Sean Polyn has been elected as a 2017 fellow of the Association for Psychological Science.


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.


Employees invited to football open practice Aug. 22

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.


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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There’s good news and bad news when photographing the upcoming solar eclipse

Vanderbilt’s director of photography says there are conflicting views about possible damage to your smartphone when photographing the eclipse.


Take Note

» My Southern Health: Download a free eclipse day activity book for kids

» Verizon announces new discount rates for Vanderbilt University employees

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 13

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists

» Limited submission opportunity: Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Caring for Your Newborn’ Aug. 17

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

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

» Outdoor Rec Center used equipment sale Aug. 26

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 17 — 1 p.m.
2017 Teaching at Vanderbilt: New Faculty Orientation

Aug. 17 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Aug. 17-18
Divinity School: New Student Orientation

Aug. 19-20 — 9 a.m.
Eclipse Weekend Open House

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