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A conversation with Ken Burns

Ken Burns, Vanderbilt University’s 2017 Nichols-Chancellor’s Medalist and Senior Day speaker, took a break last month from editing his upcoming film, “Country Music,” to talk with MyVU and share his insights on filmmaking, where America stands today, and some contemplative thoughts for seniors on the cusp of Commencement. Burns will speak at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 11, in Memorial Gym.


Kopstain, Sweet explain increased accountability expected of Oracle Cloud users

On May 3, Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration, and Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance and CFO, spoke to SkyVU Change Agents about what the future will look like with Oracle Cloud.


Anderson, Vanderbilt recognized for leadership in diversity

The Nashville Bar Association has recognized Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary Audrey J. Anderson and Vanderbilt University with its highest honor, the Leadership Award, for leadership in diversity.


VUToday: Teen suicide research in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of May 1 include teen suicide research and college diversity “fly-in” programs.


14 in engineering, A&S, Peabody earn NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Science Foundation recently selected 14 Vanderbilt graduate students in fields as diverse as mechanical engineering and psychology to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowships are highly sought-after because they provide students with $34,000 annually for three years and the freedom to conduct their research at any accredited U.S. university.


Class of 2017: Cici Xuning Zhang uses social media to connect Vanderbilt with China

When China native Cici Xuning Zhang first started searching for colleges, a university in Nashville, Tennessee—or even one in the United States—was far from her mind. Then an iconic image of Vanderbilt’s Kirkland Hall popped up on her computer screen.


Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.


Class of 2017: Nicole Long looks at the big picture of arts administration

The combination of music, high academic standards and an openness to explore is what brought Blair School of Music senior Nicole Long to Vanderbilt.


Class of 2017: Jacob Schultz, former walk-on snapper, heads to medical school on Navy scholarship

When Jacob Schultz learned the U.S. Navy had awarded him a prestigious Health Professions Scholarship to medical school, he didn’t tell his family—at least not immediately. Four days later, Schultz, a senior snapper on Vanderbilt’s football team, also learned he’d been accepted into Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine.


Women’s golfers earn SEC academic honors

Vanderbilt senior Kate Sborov has claimed the SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year award for women’s golf, and freshman Abbey Carlson was named to the All-Freshman Team. Sborov becomes the Commodores’ first-ever Scholar Athlete of the Year selection, while Carlson is Vanderbilt’s seventh All-Freshman Team member.


Acclaimed artist Mel Chin named Peabody College distinguished alumnus

Chin’s art is inspired by political and social dilemmas, provoking discussion and evading easy classification.


Vanderbilt students cap off philanthropy class with $75,000 gift to local charities

Nearly 30 Vanderbilt students took part in Philanthropy and Social Problem Solving, a Peabody College course offered as part of the human and organizational development major. The class capped off the semester by giving $75,000 to five charities.


New student video reveals path that brings seekers to Vanderbilt, the Wond’ry

The video’s director received strong support from Robert Grajewski, Evans Family Executive Director of the Innovation Center.


Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture Thursday

Nilda Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak on culturally appropriate ways for practitioners and researchers to reach out to and work with Latino subjects. The lecture will be Thursday, May 11, at 2 p.m. in Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 161.


Employee Appreciation Picnic to feature contests and prizes May 16

Employees will have the opportunity to win prizes and enter drawings at this year’s Employee Appreciation Picnic.


Ian Agol to deliver mathematics department’s Shanks Lecture May 17

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


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.


Watch Video

VU Inside: Cut the noise! New research making hospital alarms smarter and quieter

VUMC anesthesiologist Joseph Schlesinger is teaming up with undergrads in neuroscience and biomedical engineering to make hospital alarms better, quieter and easier to work with.


Take Note

» Sí Se Pudo Ceremony honoring Latinx graduates set for May 11

» Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due May 15

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

» Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepting insurance

» New Medical Center visitor wireless network now available

HR News

» 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

» VRWC offers summer youth boxing classes

» May is Mental Health Awareness Month

» Health Plus celebrates Global Employee Health and Fitness Month in May

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 8 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

May 8 — 7:30 p.m.
Curb Youth Symphony

May 9 — 7:30 p.m.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

May 9 — 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Youth Repertory Orchestra, Youth Strings Orchestras, Reading Orchestra and Beginning Reading Orchestra

May 10 — 9 p.m.
Commencement Event - The Party

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