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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.


Founder’s Medalists honored at Commencement

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 12.


Cybersecurity Alert: Reboot computers to protect against ransomware attack

On May 12, a global “ransomware” cyber attack was launched that has now reached computers in 150 countries, including the United States. The cyber attack continues to present an ongoing threat for computers and systems that have not yet been protected. Vanderbilt needs your help to further protect its network and your files.


Vanderbilt honors 32 as emeriti faculty

Thirty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 12, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.


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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.


Follow the better angels of their nature, grads are told

Acclaimed documentarian Ken Burns spoke to graduating Vanderbilt seniors during Senior Day May 11 and was awarded the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal.


Commencement extra-special for grandfather who marches in granddaughter’s ceremony

It was a double celebration at Vanderbilt University’s Commencement for alumnus Jim Cheshire. He marched in the procession May 12 along with other members of the Class of 1967 to mark the 50th anniversary of his graduation. His granddaughter Rachel Riendeau marched as well, receiving her bachelor’s degree along with 1,736 other members of the Class of 2017.


Facebook founding engineer discusses why company succeeded on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Facebook’s founding engineer and Vanderbilt alumnus Jeff Rothschild discusses the company’s earliest days in the latest episode of “The Zeppos Report.”


VUToday: Nuclear tunnel collapse in weekly roundup of VU news stories

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 May 8.


Class meets with United Nations officials during Maymester trip

Vanderbilt students participating in a Maymester course taking place in Switzerland and Rome met with the United Nations high commissioner for human rights at the Palais Wilson building in Geneva.


Vanderbilt Athletics takes service trip to Jamaica

In partnership with Soles4Souls, Vanderbilt Athletics is spending the upcoming week on a service trip to Jamaica. Student-athletes and Vanderbilt staffers are slated to visit local schools and distribute shoes and other items to children.


School of Nursing parking lot closing today

A parking lot on 21st Avenue South, Lot 7, will close permanently Monday, May 15, as the university begins work on the new 29,947-square-foot addition to the School of Nursing. Lot 7 will be converted to a green space, with a drive that will allow for drop off at the entry of the renovated facility.


Employee Appreciation Picnic on Library Lawn Tuesday

Vanderbilt’s annual Employee Appreciation Picnic is scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Lawn. Famous Dave’s will be catering the event, and employees will have opportunities to enter drawings and win prizes.


Ian Agol to deliver mathematics department’s Shanks Lecture Wednesday

UC-Berkeley mathematician Ian Agol, who received the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, will deliver this year’s Shanks Lecture.


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.


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.


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.


Take Note

» Women’s Center begins new monthly parenting group May 17

» Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepting insurance

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

» Research ethics training for community members set for June 2

» Children 8–11 with normal hearing needed for study

HR News

» Free legal advice on estate planning May 17

» Vandy Walks: ‘Annuals and Perennials in Bloom’ May 17

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

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Korean Cuisine’ May 19

» Get discount to Nashville Sounds game May 24

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 15 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

May 16 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

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

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

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