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Vice Chancellor George C. Hill to retire July 1

George C. Hill will retire from his post as vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion July 1. He will immediately resume his role as professor emeritus in medical education and administration and professor emeritus of pathology, microbiology and immunology.


Brian L. Heuser named faculty director of Ingram Scholarship Program

Following a committee-led search, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has named Brian L. Heuser the new faculty director of the Ingram Scholarship Program.


Elizabeth P. Latt to retire from News and Communications

Assistant Vice Chancellor for News and Communications Elizabeth P. Latt will retire from her role as leader of external and internal university communications June 30 after 27 years of service to the university.


Haslam, McQueen talk leadership with aspiring principals

The Governor’s Academy of School Leadership is designed to create a pipeline of strong leaders in Tennessee.


Renowned homiletics professor and racial justice advocate dies

Dale Andrews, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School, died June 23 after a battle with cancer.


Retired mechanical engineering professor, sailing team coach remembered for patience with students

Johnny Hall Dunlap, a Vanderbilt University alumnus and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering known for his devotion to students, died June 17 in Nashville. He was 85.


Retired engineering professor integral to early success of materials science program dies

William Frances Flanagan, who taught at Vanderbilt University for more than 30 years and was renowned for his research on the causes of stress corrosion cracking in alloys and metals, died June 15 in Maryland. He was 90.


Watch Video

Cotton candy capillaries lead to circuit boards that dissolve when cooled

Leon Bellan made a dissolving circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications are far more promising.


June/July issue of ‘EDI Connect’ now available

Read the June/July 2017 issue of “EDI Connect,” the official newsletter of the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Lee named McLendon Scholarship recipient

Associate Vice Chancellor for University Affairs and Deputy Athletics Director Candice Storey Lee is one of 10 recipients of the minority scholarship award from the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation. She will attend the 2017 LEAD1 Association Institute at the University of Colorado-Boulder from July 17-19.


Osin to speak at prestigious International Congress of Mathematicians

Vanderbilt Professor of Mathematics Denis Osin has been invited to speak at the International Congress of Mathematicians in 2018. Held once every four years, the ICM brings together mathematicians from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in every area of mathematics.


Three from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center recognized

Two national disability-related organizations representing professionals and families are recognizing the accomplishments of three Vanderbilt Kennedy Center members.


‘Commodore Insider’: Former wide receiver previews charity event, reflects on VU career

Jordan Matthews was an All-American wide receiver at Vanderbilt from 2010-13 who concluded his college career as the most prolific pass-catcher in SEC history. Now the current Philadelphia Eagles star is giving back to the Nashville community.


Protect yourself from phishing attacks

With the advent of the new fiscal year, Vanderbilt IT is beginning to detect an increased amount of phishing activity targeted toward university employees. Review best practices now to protect yourself.


Remember to power down before leaving for the holiday

Let the fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend! Don’t forget to power down before you leave the office for the long weekend or your home for any extended period this summer, especially with hot temperatures.


Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks Friendship Families for international leaders

The Humphrey Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt brings accomplished mid-career educational leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the United States for an academic year for leadership and professional development as well as to foster mutual exchange.


Cookout for LGBTQ+ ally faculty and staff is today

A cookout is planned June 29 by the Office of LGBTQI Life to explore interest in a Vanderbilt employee resource group.


HR workshop: ‘Coaching and Developing Staff’ July 12

Learn and obtain the leadership skills and tools you need to orient, support, develop and coach your staff so they are high-performing contributors to your team through the “Coaching and Developing Staff” workshop.


Take Note

» Farmers’ Market at Medical Center Plaza each Thursday

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2017 Pew Health Impact Project

» Healthy adults ages 50-60 needed for neuromodulation study

» Frontiers in Biochemistry seminar series kicks off Aug. 18

» Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program opens new location in Franklin

HR News

» Be a leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

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

» Upload height, weight and blood pressure measurements to Health Plus

» Steps 1, 2 and 3 of Go for the Gold are ready

» Online workouts available from Health Plus

» Planning a family getaway? Check out these employee discounts

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 29 — 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt University Department of Art Presents: Borrowed Light - Susan Bryant

June 29 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

June 29 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

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