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First cohort of Academic Pathways Fellows chosen

The innovative program addresses the acute need for greater diversity in the professoriate by offering a specialized postdoctoral program for scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.


Alternative graduation recognizes VU student-athletes

On Tuesday, Vanderbilt hosted an “alternative graduation” for a dozen student-athletes who missed last week’s Commencement ceremonies due to athletic obligations.


Latinx graduates honored at Sí Se Pudo ceremony

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Latino and Latina Studies and the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic Students presented Sí Se Pudo 2017, Vanderbilt’s inaugural Latinx graduation ceremony, on May 11.


Remembering Floyd Dennis, disability civil rights advocate

H. Floyd Dennis, professor of special education, emeritus, died April 17 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was 89. As a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher, Dennis was founding director of the Kennedy Center Institute on Youth and Social Development.


Student rocketeers earn second place in NASA contest

For 10 straight years, Vanderbilt has soared to success with innovative rocket designs and payloads, and this year is no exception.


‘I See Me’ film seminar to engage black teen boys

Gilman Whiting, whose areas of research include psycho-social educational resilience, race and fatherhood initiatives will co-lead a Belcourt Theatre film series for black teenage boys.


Keeping up with the Commodores in Jamaica

Vanderbilt student-athletes are in Jamaica this week for a service trip In partnership with Soles4Souls. The students and Vanderbilt staffers are visiting schools and distributing shoes and other items to local children. Check out Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4 of their visit.


School for Science and Math students graduate; new cohort named

The program, which serves Metropolitan Nashville Public School students, graduated its 2017 class and named the new cohort for this fall.


Thousands celebrate at Employee Appreciation Picnic

Thousands of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees celebrated at the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic Tuesday on Library Lawn.


Alumni of Appalachian Student Health Coalition to hold panel discussion Friday

Alumni who helped start the paradigm-changing Appalachian Student Health Coalition will present a panel discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 19, in the Heard Library Community Room. The coalition was founded by Vanderbilt medical, law, nursing and undergraduate students in 1970 to reach out to medically underserved communities in upper East Tennessee, Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Virginia.


Mapped drives to be unavailable during VUIT maintenance Sunday

The VU1File share service will not be available from 6 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, while Vanderbilt IT performs maintenance. Many university users utilize this service to store files on the server.


Vanderbilt biking classes scheduled for Nashville Bike Month

May is Nashville Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to strap on a helmet and get on your bike. Biking is a sustainable, cost-effective way to get around town while getting some exercise.


Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due June 2

Adult amateur string players are invited to the Blair School of Music for the Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute, June 22-25. Applications are due June 2 for the four-day institute.


SkyVU Flight Check-In scheduled for June 7

SkyVU will host its second Flight Check-In on June 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. in The Commons Center’s Multipurpose Room. This session will inform the community about timekeeping and expense report changes.


2017 Youth Sports Safety Gala and Conference set for July 13-14

Participants will learn strategies to help prevent youth sports-related injuries, protect the health of pediatric athletes, and improve their physical literacy. Health professionals, coaches, teachers and parents are invited to attend.


University Facilities unveils new Facility Alert Notification (FAN) system

Do you want to be informed of any utility or service outages for your building? Then sign up for FAN, Vanderbilt’s new utility outage notification system.


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Celebrating the Class of 2017

Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.


Take Note

» Vanderbilt Equestrian Team member wins IHSA National Championship

» 24th Avenue South to close for paving

» Discounts available for university employees

» Biomedical science Ph.D. graduates to reunite June 1–2

» Research ethics training for community members set for June 2

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Coping with the stresses of pregnancy’ May 18

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Korean Cuisine’ May 19

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

» Online workouts available from Health Plus

» Sign up, renew VRWC membership, get discount on massage, personal training

» VRWC offers summer youth boxing classes

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 18 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

May 18 — 7:30 p.m.
Philharmonia Orchestra

May 20 — 8 p.m.
Bluebird on the Mountain

May 24 — 7 a.m.
Know Your Numbers - Hands On Clinical Safety

May 25 — noon
Vanderbilt Biking Workshop

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