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Chancellor pledges to fight for university’s mission, values during trying times

In an era when colleges and universities are attacked and research and discovery are devalued, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos pledged at the Spring Faculty Assembly to fight for Vanderbilt’s mission.


$5M gift to advance social science programs in College of Arts and Science

A $5 million gift from alumnus John Arnold and his wife, Laura, will bolster public policy studies and civic engagement in Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science.


Six recognized during Spring Faculty Assembly

Six faculty members were recognized for their teaching, research and service at the annual Spring Faculty Assembly April 6.


Final spring open forum on mental health, well-being set for Wednesday

The Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing invites staff, faculty, undergraduates and graduate and professional students to share their thoughts at a town hall-style listening session Wednesday, April 12, focusing on how the university can create a holistic and inclusive approach to supporting mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.


April issue of ‘EDI Connect’ now available

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


Leaders discuss respecting differences at latest CARE event

Sandra Barnes, Vanderbilt University assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Arie Nettles, associate professor of clinical pediatrics and director of the Office of Inclusion and Health Equity at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, discussed the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace April 6.


VUToday: Health’s racial disparity featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

National Vanderbilt news stories for the week of April 3 include research on the effects of race and income on one’s health, as well as the effectiveness of “recovery schools” for addicted teens.


Panelists explore uncertain future of health care reform

With federal lawmakers reaching an impasse over replacement of the Affordable Care Act, it’s unclear where national health care policy may be going. Panelists discussed the challenges of dealing with this uncertainty at an event sponsored by the Department of Health Policy, the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, and University Courses.


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.


Interdisciplinary VU team headed to KPMG International Case Competition in Portugal

A team of four Vanderbilt sophomores will travel to Lisbon, Portugal, April 10 in hopes of winning the KPMG International Case Competition.


Exhibition to share life lessons of African American seniors

An exhibition showcasing life stories of African American seniors—part of a project founded by Associate Provost Ifeoma Nwankwo—will be displayed April 13 at Sarratt Student Center.


Divinity School lecture April 13: Using liturgy to empower the oppressed

Ann Hildalgo, a specialist in Latin American feminist theology, will deliver the inaugural Vanderbilt Divinity School Emerging Scholar Lecture April 13.


VU Theatre’s ‘Vanderbilt Cabaret’ challenges gender expectations

VU Theatre presents “Vanderbilt Cabaret: Gender Play,” an original variety show inspired by early 20th-century European cabaret culture, April 13–15.


FutureVU Expo slated for April 19; enter to win an iPad Mini

Students, staff and faculty will have the opportunity to explore FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, during a multimedia event on Wednesday, April 19.


Reminder: Learn about SkyVU updates in blog posts

Check out the latest SkyVU blog on its website. Posts capture updates regarding business processes and SkyVU programs, along with upcoming events and important dates.


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.


Did you take the bus Friday?

Take the Bus to Work Day was kicked off by a chilly but beautiful morning April 7.


Take Note

» Community Passover seder today

» Masters of Laboratory Investigation information session April 11

» Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

»‘Sex-Specific Neural Regulation of Energy Balance’ April 13

» Save the date for Lavender Celebration April 19

» Symposium on Modeling Immunity set for April 27

HR News

» Life Phase Series: De-stress with yoga on the lawn April 13

» Vandy Cooks: Tammy Algood cooks with ‘Pick Tennessee’ products April 18

» VRWC offers summer group swim lessons

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

» WLC-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

» Learn how to make healthy choices when dining out

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 10 — noon
How to Win a Record $2.5 Billion Patent Verdict

April 10 — 3:10 p.m.
In Praise of Discord: Injecting Noise into Sound History

April 10 — 8 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital: Sandbox Percussion

April 11
Children's Hospital Department of Pastoral Care Offers a Walking Labyrinth

April 11 — noon
Diversity Day at VUSN

April 11 — 8 p.m.
Blair Big Band and Blair Jazz Choir

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