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A message from the Chancellor on the university’s diversity and inclusion efforts

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos updates the Vanderbilt community regarding the university’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.


Spring Faculty Assembly is today

Vanderbilt’s Spring Faculty Assembly is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Thursday, April 6, in Langford Auditorium. All faculty are encouraged to attend.


Clark Charitable Foundation makes $15M gift to establish Clark Scholars Program

A visionary $15 million gift from the Clark Charitable Foundation to Vanderbilt University will establish the Clark Scholars Program at the School of Engineering.


Vanderbilt, peer institutions continue opposition of travel ban, file new amicus brief

Vanderbilt and 30 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court’s preliminary injunction against portions of the latest executive order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.


Arts and Science names divisional dean of humanities

The College of Arts and Science has announced the appointment of Bonnie J. Dow, professor of communication studies and chair of the department, as the divisional dean of humanities.


Three students named Goldwater Scholars for 2017

Vanderbilt students Lauren Branscombe, Joshua Fleck and David Zhang have been recognized in this year’s Goldwater Scholars competition. They are among a group of 240 scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,286 mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.


SkyVU leaders update community on project, provide training timeline

More than 250 faculty and staff participated in the third town hall meeting April 4 to learn about the progress of SkyVU, the new cloud-based Oracle solution that will provide support for many of the university’s financial, administrative and research support systems effective Jan. 1, 2018.


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.


WATCH: DeVos’ focus on school choice doesn’t address key issues, panel says

“Trump’s First 100 Days and the Impact on Education” is available to watch online now.


Coach Carolyn Peck is paying it forward

Vanderbilt Associate Women’s Basketball Coach Carolyn Peck, who in 1999 became the first African American head coach (at Purdue) to win the NCAA women’s basketball title, was an influence on South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley, who last weekend became the second African American coach to win the title. Vanderbilt Athletics talked with Peck about that relationship.


Boiling 80,000-word Ph.D. theses into three-minute presentations

Biological clocks and insulin production, mental illness and malfunctioning vacuum cleaners, and the secret ingredients for better bone grafts were the subjects of winning grad student public talks.


TODAY: CARE event will discuss respecting differences

“Workplace Civility: Respect Our Differences” is the topic of an April 6 lunchtime discussion sponsored by CARE (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments). All in the Vanderbilt community are invited to attend.


Women’s basketball’s White, Peck lead discussion Friday for Equal Pay Day

Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Head Coach Stephanie White and Associate Coach Carolyn Peck will lead a discussion as part of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s weeklong celebration of Equal Pay Day.


Take the bus to work Friday

As a reminder, Friday, April 7, will be “Take the Bus to Work Day.” Ride any MTA bus to work for free by swiping your Vanderbilt University ID when boarding.


Final spring open forum on mental health, well-being to be held April 12

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.


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.


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

» Two football seniors receive national scholar-athlete recognition

» VUMC to offer free head and neck cancer screening April 7

» VUMC to host community Passover seder on April 10

» Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

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

» Funding opportunity: American Cancer Society-Institutional Research Grant

HR News

» VRWC offers summer group swim lessons

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

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

» 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 6 — noon
How the Other Half Looks: Remediating the Lower East Side

April 6 — noon
2017 Barrett Lecture, Title VII: A Magna Carta of Human Rights in the Age of Trump

April 6 — noon
Countdown to Totality - 2017 Eclipse Info and Solar Viewing

April 6 — 8 p.m.
Senior Showcase

April 7 — 8 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital: Serafin String Quartet

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