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Vanderbilt astronomers help NROTC midshipmen learn celestial navigation

A team of Vanderbilt astronomers, working with the Center for Teaching, have developed an online course on celestial navigation that the NROTC is using to reintroduce training in celestial navigation.


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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

A new energy-harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.


Vanderbilt mourns loss of pharmacologist H. Alex Brown

H. Alex Brown, the Bixler-Johnson-Mayes Chair in Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, died from cancer July 25 at his home. He was 56.


Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference held at Vanderbilt

More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops and panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.



Read about the latest faculty and staff awards and achievements.


Travel the world from your desk – see the winners of GEO’s annual photo contest

Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office, home of the undergraduate study abroad program, has announced the winners of its 2017 photo contest. This year’s photos capture landscapes and life in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Oceania and the Middle East.


Chill out with a free frozen treat Aug. 10

Hot summer days in the South can get pretty intense! Get some relief Aug. 10 with Vandy Chills, a university Employee Appreciation event.


New Staff Orientation to extend hours effective August 2017

New Staff Orientation plays a key role in onboarding new staff and welcoming them to the Vanderbilt community. In an ongoing effort to improve the experience and make a lasting impression on our new colleagues, HR has decided to extend the orientation program.


Simply Mac offering pre-orders for Tax Free Weekend July 28–30

Simply Mac is offering pre-orders on items discounted for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students during Tennessee’s Tax Free Weekend, July 28–30.


Women’s Center adds to breastfeeding resources, hosts open house Aug. 1

To further bolster its support of breastfeeding mothers on campus, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center recently purchased a Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pump. Vanderbilt community members are invited to see the new pump when the Women’s Center hosts an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 1, the first day of World Breastfeeding Week.


15th annual VSSA Student Research Symposium is Aug. 3

Undergraduates from around the country will present their research conducted at Vanderbilt this summer during the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy’s 15th annual Student Research Symposium. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Wond’ry.


Dore Jam scheduled for Aug. 5

Dore Jam, Vanderbilt’s annual Fan Day activity, is moving to an early Saturday date in August and will include several new activities.


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.


Take Note

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: Procter & Gamble higher ed grants

» VU Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 Simons Investigators – MMLS

» VU limited submission opportunity: 2017 Simons Investigators – Math+X

» NEH Summer Stipend program submission deadline extended to July 31

» Memorial service for renowned homiletics professor Dale Andrews is Aug. 12

» Frontiers in Biochemistry seminar series kicks off Aug. 18

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Healthy cooking with beef July 28

» ‘Fall Gardening and Composting’ at VRWC Aug. 10

» Outdoor Rec Center used equipment sale Aug. 26

» What do I say when someone is grieving?

» All steps of Go for the Gold 2017 now available

» Be a leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

Research News @Vanderbilt


July 27 — 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt University Department of Art Presents: Borrowed Light - Susan Bryant

July 27 — 11:30 a.m.
Interpreting Washington: What's at Stake for Research Universities?

July 27 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

July 27 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

July 27 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

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