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Campus learns about land use plan at FutureVU Expo

More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university’s built environment might change over the next 20-30 years.


Vanderbilt English professor awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor of English Mark Schoenfield, an expert on Romantic periodicals and culture, has been awarded a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in English literature.


Ridner named to International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

Sheila H. Ridner, the Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of Nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, will be honored by Sigma Theta Tau International with induction into its International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held in July in Dublin, Ireland.


Women’s tennis claims SEC regular season title

In a battle of national collegiate tennis titans, the No. 5 Vanderbilt women’s tennis team upset top-ranked Florida, 4-2, to earn the team’s first-ever Southeastern Conference regular season championship. Vanderbilt hosts the 2017 SEC Women’s Tennis Tournament April 19-23.


Diversity expert to speak 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. Her visit is co-sponsored by the VUSN Dean’s Office and the Vanderbilt Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


Faculty: Take Faculty Senate wellness survey

The Faculty Senate is conducting a survey to identify and address faculty levels of stress, burnout, well-being and resilience and to determine if available resources meet the needs of faculty.


Brightspace launches as Vanderbilt’s new course management system

Bright space, which will replace Blackboard as Vanderbilt’s course management system this summer, is now available for instructors planning their summer and fall courses.


Students recognized for eye-catching data visualizations

Blake Quigley and Ben Shapiro received first-place awards in a student visualization competition that was held in conjunction with the “Places and Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibition on campus.


Six honored at Solar Eclipse Competitions Celebration

The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs presented awards to six students at the Solar Eclipse Competitions Celebration April 17 at the Wond’ry. The celebration represents one of many campus events centered around the total solar eclipse that will occur later this year on Aug. 21.


Lachs to lecture on death and self-importance

This year’s Berry Lecture is April 20 and features Vanderbilt philosopher John Lachs.


Engineering Design Day features bulletproof vest that calls for backup when officers can’t

The School of Engineering’s Senior Design Day scheduled for Monday, April 24, will feature 70 projects and give teams of young engineers practice explaining their complicated work to a broad audience.


Vanderbilt Coaches Caravan begins April 26

Vanderbilt fans will have a chance to mingle with Commodore coaches and chat about what’s ahead for Vanderbilt athletics at stops across Middle Tennessee. Football coach Derek Mason, women’s basketball coach Stephanie White, soccer coach Darren Ambrose and bowling coach John Williamson, among others, will be featured.


‘American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson’ opens April 28

The exhibition’s opening reception is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in Cohen Memorial Hall and will be held in conjunction with the Department of History of Art’s awards ceremony and celebration of graduates.


Deadlines approaching 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.


Former football player, engineering alumnus receives National Science Foundation award

Bara Cola, who went from equipment manager to starting fullback as a Vanderbilt undergraduate, has distinguished himself among the nation’s top young engineers and researchers since his Commodore playing days. Last week, the National Science Foundation named Cola as an Alan T. Waterman Award recipient.


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.


Take Note

» Nashvillians to testify about their experiences during traffic stops

» Event will raise money for Dragon Park sculpture Sunday

» Audiology Clinic to offer free hearing screenings April 26, 27, 28

» School of Medicine spring faculty meeting set for April 27

» Symposium on Modeling Immunity set for April 27

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Eating for Two’ April 20

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

» Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center pool temporarily closed for repairs

» VRWC offers summer group swim lessons

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

» Work Life Connections-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 20 — noon
Countdown to Totality: 2017 Eclipse Info and Solar Viewing

April 20 — 12:10 p.m.
Neuroscience Brown Bag Series

April 20 — 2:30 p.m.
Master Class: Jihye Chang, Piano

April 20 — 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Tyler Nelson with Ben Harris and Valerie Hart Nelson

April 21-22
Rites of Spring

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