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Chancellor discusses ‘GO THERE’ initiative for Work/Life Connections wellcast

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses “GO THERE,” a campuswide campaign to promote mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt, in part one of two in the latest Work/Life Connections wellcast.


Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.


Vanderbilt Divinity School announces renovation and expansion

A significant renovation and 13,641-square-foot addition to Vanderbilt Divinity School will begin May 5 with an official groundbreaking.


Grand Stair dedicated in honor of alumni Ed and Sue Clark

The striking spiral staircase inside Vanderbilt University’s Engineering and Science Building was dedicated April 28 in honor of alumni and longtime university supporters Sue, BA’77, and G. Edmond “Ed” Clark, BE’76.


Vanderbilt, Nashville major draws for NCAA and SEC championships and tournaments

Vanderbilt will co-host the 2021 NCAA Regional Championship for Division I men’s golf—the latest in a string of NCAA and SEC events the university has helped bring to Middle Tennessee.


Commencement #VU2017 by the numbers

Nearly 4,000 graduates from 76 countries are being awarded 36 different degrees during Vanderbilt’s 2017 Commencement on Friday, May 12.


TIPs NetsBlox project aims to make computer programming intuitive and understandable

Supported by TIPs funding, Engineering’s Akos Ledeczi is pursuing the development of NetsBlox, a computer programming platform that could make writing programs as intuitive as writing an email.


Vanderbilt scientist directs new national graphene association

Zina Jarrahi Cinker, a visiting scientist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, will serve as executive director of the newly established National Graphene Association.


Class of 2017: Jarrod Shilts makes biological discoveries, collaborates across disciplines

When Boston native Jarrod Shilts arrived at Vanderbilt, he brought with him a strong interest in synthetic biology—a discipline devoted to designing and creating biological molecules that don’t exist in the natural world and using them to redesign existing biological systems.


Class of 2017: Paloma Mendoza builds bridges—literally and figuratively

Growing up outside Houston, senior Paloma Mendoza did not know a single engineer, though she knew she wanted to be one.


Two Engineering seniors to explore the world as Keegan Traveling Fellows

One School of Engineering senior wants to learn how fathers in different cultures impact family dynamics, while another wonders if traditional cures are getting replaced by the spread of Western medicine and what that means for those cultures. To both, the exploration is personal.


‘Commodore Insider’ podcast: Macdonald looks ahead to NCAA tournament

The Vanderbilt women’s tennis program made history in head coach Geoff Macdonald’s 23rd season at the helm. For the first time, the Dores won both the SEC regular-season championship and conference tournament title. Now, No. 4 overall seed Vanderbilt hopes to turn that momentum into another national championship run in the NCAA tournament.


For Vanderbilt student-athletes, each study abroad trip is unique

Last month, Vanderbilt Athletics announced plans to send 11 student-athletes on study abroad trips that will be funded solely by the department. For Athletics Director David Williams II, the opportunity is part of what makes Vanderbilt a unique destination for student-athletes.


May issue of ‘EDI Connect’ now available

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


Vanderbilt represented at LGBT Excellence in Business Awards

More than 450 business and community leaders, including representatives from Vanderbilt University, attended the 2017 LGBT Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Awards. The event celebrated and recognized leaders for their contributions to Nashville’s inclusive business and nonprofit communities.


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.


School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt to honor 24 outstanding MNPS seniors

Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will deliver the keynote address at the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt’s seventh annual commencement exercises on Saturday, May 13.


Vanderbilt’s international scholars exchange ideas at Lipscomb literacy event

Vanderbilt University’s eighth cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows recently shared ideas and experiences at “Global Voices: An Initiative of Abriendo Puertas.”


Celebrate Nashville Bike Month in May

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.


Health care, research and Latino populations subject of lecture May 11

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.


Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due May 15

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 May 15 for the four-day institute.


Famous Dave’s to cater Employee Appreciation Picnic

Famous Dave’s will serve up grilled chicken breasts, veggie burgers and all-beef hot dogs at this year’s Employee Appreciation Picnic scheduled for May 16.


Mapped drives to be unavailable during VUIT maintenance May 21

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 IT doubles Box.com storage space

As of May 1, Vanderbilt IT has increased the default space available to users’ Box.com accounts from 50 GB to 100 GB. VUIT offers Box.com as a cloud storage and sharing solution.


New Medical Center visitor wireless network now available

Vanderbilt University Medical Center unveiled its new guest wireless network, VUMCGuest, May 1.


Volunteers needed for Commencement 2017

Vanderbilt’s Commencement 2017 is scheduled for May 10–12, and your help is needed to make the event a success.


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

» Vanderbilt Health OnCall now accepting insurance

» ‘The Science of Violence and Compassion’ set for May 4

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

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

» Limited submission opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program

» Limited submission opportunity: Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Foundation Grant Program

HR News

» Learn about estate planning from Fidelity Investments May 4

» 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 4 — 11 a.m.
Know Your Numbers - Law School

May 4 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

May 5 — 7 p.m.
Meet the Astronomer: Dr. Susan Stewart

May 6 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Community Chorus

May 8 — 7:30 p.m.
Curb Youth Symphony

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