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Fauchet reappointed dean of School of Engineering

Philippe Fauchet has been reappointed as dean of the School of Engineering for a five-year term, beginning July 1.


Janette Sadik-Khan discusses ‘Streetfight’ on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos interviews Janette Sadik-Khan, one of the world’s leading voices on urban transportation, for “The Zeppos Report.”


Michelitch named Carnegie Fellow, gets $200,000 for research

Vanderbilt researcher Kristin Michelitch was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and will receive $200,000 for her research.


New AAU report includes Vanderbilt efforts to prevent sexual assault

Vanderbilt’s efforts to educate incoming students about sexual assault prevention, and to help all students better understand how the university responds to and investigates reports of sexual misconduct, are mentioned in a new report released April 26 by the Association of American Universities.


Vanderbilt, peer institutions file new amicus brief opposing travel ban

Vanderbilt joined 29 other top universities in filing a joint amicus brief April 20 urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to uphold the injunction against the Trump administration’s travel ban.


Men’s golf claims first-ever SEC Championship

The Vanderbilt men’s golf team claimed its first-ever SEC Championship on Monday, winning their final match-play match, 3-2, over Texas A&M in Sea Island, Georgia.


Renowned preaching professor at Vanderbilt dies

A memorial service will be held at noon April 29 in Benton Chapel for David Buttrick, a Vanderbilt Divinity School emeritus professor who was passionate about the art of preaching.


April issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the April 2017 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


Read the latest issue of ‘iNCLUSIVE’

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “iNCLUSIVE,” a biweekly blast of diverse news and events from across campus.


Vanderbilt, 40 academic partners to create, deploy robotic technology in critical sectors

The Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Innovation Hub will promote robotics in small and medium enterprises and in critical manufacturing sectors like aerospace, automotive, electronics and textiles.


Logan receives APA Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions

The American Psychological Association has honored Centennial Professor of Psychology Gordon D. Logan with its most prestigious award for scientific achievement.


Hinton named assistant chaplain, assistant director of religious life

Shantell Hinton will join the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life as assistant chaplain and assistant director of religious life on June 1.



Read about the latest faculty, staff, student and alumni awards, appointments and achievements.


Class of 2017: Michael Umenta develops an app to help conference-goers connect

Senior Michael Umenta, a computer science major, has a tough decision to make. Does he accept the software engineering job at Google, or does he partner with friends to launch a startup?


Class of 2017: Lauren Pak seeks to resolve conflict and promote understanding

Lauren Pak’s passport is a map of injustices around the world. She has spent much of her undergraduate career learning about conflict resolution—not just through classroom lectures and reading, but also by doing hands-on, university-funded research on five continents.


Class of 2017: Zachary Bednarke thrives at the intersection of science and music

After hours of thinking about theoretical physics, senior Zachary Bednarke relaxes by playing his trumpet. While running through scales on the instrument, he is also, technically, still doing schoolwork.


Survey will gauge interest in VU athletics events at possible new soccer stadium

Vanderbilt University is launching a survey of its athletics fans to determine interest in holding some future athletics events in a new stadium that has been proposed for a potential Major League Soccer franchise in Nashville.


New Medical Center guest wireless network coming May 1

Starting May 1, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will unveil its new guest wireless network called VUMCGuest to replace vummiv as part of the VU-VUMC reorganization.


Mark your calendar for Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation Picnic

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Vanderbilt University’s annual Employee Appreciation Picnic on Tuesday, May 16. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Lawn.


Deadlines tomorrow for VIDL grant and award programs

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning reminds the campus community about this year’s fast-approaching deadlines for its grant and awards programs, as well as the Graduate Fellows program.


Diversity expert speaks May 3 on going beyond rhetoric of equity and opportunity

Rumay Alexander, interim chief diversity officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present a lunchtime lecture on Wednesday, May 3.


Vanderbilt Program for Music, Mind & Society to host free event May 3

The Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt will present research and perform music at its upcoming “Scientific Salon: A Soiree of Science and Song” on May 3.


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.


Get discount to Nashville Sounds game May 24

Get a discount on Nashville Sounds tickets for Vanderbilt Night at First Tennessee Park on May 24.


Human Resources offers professional development training workshops

The Human Resources Learning and Organizational Development team conducts planned workshops to help increase employees’ effectiveness at work in a number of areas.


Fidelity two-factor authentication implemented

Vanderbilt’s retirement plan provider, Fidelity Investments, has added an extra layer of security to the NetBenefits website.


Take Note

» Heart valve disease research earns grad student a young investigator award

» School of Medicine spring faculty meeting is April 27

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

» VICC Annual Scientific Retreat slated for May 4

» My Southern Health: What men should ask about prostate cancer screening

» My Southern Health: Why young adults should pay attention to heart health

HR News

» Celebrate Employee Health and Fitness Day May 3

» Learn about estate planning from Fidelity Investments May 4

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

» Complete Go for the Gold Step 1: Compass Health Assessment

» Enter to win prizes with the Start! physical activity program

» Work Life Connections-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 27 — 8 a.m.
FREE Hearing Screenings

April 27 — 5 p.m.
Bach & Brew

April 28 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

April 28 — 7 p.m.
Precollege Chamber Ensembles

April 29 — 4:30 p.m.
Myra Jackson Blair Graduation Recital

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