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Supreme Court—and confirmation process—increasingly polarized, panel says

As if the political partisanship in Washington weren’t evident enough, the divisiveness has spilled over to filling vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the process wasn’t always so contentious, said the speakers at the latest Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.


Spring Faculty Assembly set for Thursday

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


Noble named director of Black Cultural Center, faculty head of Stambaugh House

Sociology lecturer Rosevelt Noble has been named director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and a faculty head on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Last 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.


Warren tells law students to ‘use your voices’

Vanderbilt law students were visited March 31 by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who urged them to fight for the uplifting of the middle class.


VUToday: Robotic autism research featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

University research on autism and Vanderbilt’s economic impact on Tennessee are among the national Vanderbilt news stories for the week of March 27.


Legal academy needs to embrace complexity science: Ruhl

Law professor J.B. Ruhl says legal scholars should embrace a research approach that analyzes how the relationship between various parts of a system influence its behavior.


Apply now for ‘Business of VU’ program that launches this fall

University faculty, staff and students are invited to apply now for a five-session program this fall that provides an in-depth look into higher education and the business operations of Vanderbilt.


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.


Vanderbilt’s first-ever Africa Week continues through April 7

To raise awareness of university opportunities to engage with Africa, Vanderbilt will host its first-ever Africa Week April 2-7, sponsored by the Trans-Institutional Program Africa at a Crossroads.


Panel discussion on health care reform today

“Perspectives on Health Care Reform: From Obamacare to the American Health Care Act” is open to Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students.


SkyVU Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday

Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in the Student Life Center’s ballroom. During this one-hour event, leaders will share the progress made since last October and preview summer plans.


Engineering’s Chambers Lecture is Tuesday: Smart jewelry to the rescue

Ph.D.-turned-entrepreneur Jerry Wilmink — founder and CEO of WiseWear Corp., a digital health company that develops wearable technology products for fitness and medical applications — will deliver the School of Engineering’s Chambers Family Entrepreneurship Lecture on April 4.


United Nations official to deliver Charney Lecture Wednesday

This year’s Charney Lecturer is United Nations official Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, who will discuss “Global Challenges to Human Rights” April 5 at Vanderbilt Law School.


CARE event will discuss respecting differences Thursday

“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.


Ride the bus to work Friday for Transit Month

Vanderbilt University’s Employee Appreciation is partnering with Transit Now to promote Transit Month. April 7 will be Vanderbilt University’s “Take the Bus to Work Day.”


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

Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball Head Coach Stephanie White and Associate Coach Carolyn Peck will lead a discussion April 7 as part of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s weeklong celebration of Equal Pay Day.


‘Commodore Insider’ podcast: Departing seniors on Dores’ future, post-VU plans

Minta Spears and Marqu’es Webb, women’s basketball’s two departing seniors, were a big part of Stephanie White’s first season as head coach. After graduation, Spears hopes to forge a career as a coach, while Webb has set her sites on playing professional basketball.


Take Note

» Mark Cirino signs ‘Hidden Hemingway’ at Barnes & Noble April 3

» Masters of Laboratory Investigation information sessions April 6 and 11

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

» VUMC to host community Passover seder on April 10

» Memorial service for Professor Vivien Casagrande set for April 12

» TPAC offers employee discounts for shows in May and June

HR News

» Work/Life Connections-EAP offers mindfulness videos for employees

» Celebrate National Walking Day April 5

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

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

» Learn how to make healthy choices when dining out

» Free workshops, webcasts from Fidelity Investments now available on-demand

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 3 — 8 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital: Dave Liebman with Blair Jazz Faculty

April 4 — 12:10 p.m.
Panel: Private Sector Demand for Renewable Power

April 4 — 5:30 p.m.
Dada Hitchhikes a Ride to America!

April 5 — 3 p.m.
College Outsourced? The Family-University Partnership and Its Costs

April 5 — 4 p.m.
Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquia Series with Dr. Xiaodong Xu

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