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Chancellor Charter tour shows how Music City got its name

About 30 Vanderbilt staff, students and faculty members spent Saturday learning how Nashville became Music City during the second Chancellor’s Charter tour.


Benefits to splitting U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fitzpatrick tells Congress

Vanderbilt law professor Brian Fitzpatrick testified March 16 before a House Judiciary subcommittee about the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


New working group to assess and prioritize opportunities for enhancing research IT resources on campus

The Research IT Special Project Working Group will advance the efforts of the Provost’s Initiative to Enhance Research and Scholarship, or PIERS.


Faculty Senate town hall meeting to discuss faculty unionization March 30

The Faculty Senate will host a town hall meeting March 30 to discuss faculty unionization efforts at Vanderbilt.


VUToday: Comic-book time travel in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of March 13 include a physics professor’s theory about time travel and the Large Hadron Collider.


Women in STEM panel Tuesday seeks to define, overcome challenges

Alumna Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, will discuss the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields with Vanderbilt professors Alyssa Hasty, Bonnie Miller and Nicole Joseph on Tuesday, March 21.


Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research at public forum Wednesday

Vanderbilt researchers will discuss their groundbreaking studies on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at an upcoming forum, and the public is invited to attend.


Goldberg Lecturer to examine duplication in Chinese sculpture Thursday

A Duke University associate professor of art and art history will discuss the history of duplication in Chinese sculpture at the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History March 23.


Annual Cuninggim Lecture, Women’s Center Awards slated for Thursday

The 2017 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society—presented Thursday, March 23, by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt—will feature author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris.


Vanderbilt Football hosts spring showcase and scrimmage for fans March 25

Vanderbilt Football hosts a spring showcase March 25—free for all fans—including a traditional stadium practice, scrimmage, food and family fun.


Education policy webinar on Trump’s first 100 days is March 28

A panel of Peabody researchers will discuss the impact of the new administration from a research perspective.


Olivier Blanchard to deliver Stein Lecture in Economics March 30

Olivier Blanchard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics will deliver the David Stein Lecture in Economics, “Questioning the Natural Unemployment Rate Hypothesis,” on Thursday, March 30.


Panel discussion on health care reform set for April 3

“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 April 4

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 April 4: 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.


Vanderbilt Humphrey fellows to visit Dollywood, Vol State

Vanderbilt’s eighth cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows will visit the Great Smoky Mountains and meet with colleagues at Vol State.


Employee Appreciation concert: Roomful of Teeth’s striking performance

An estimated 481 music lovers filled Ingram Hall on March 15 for the Employee Appreciation concert featuring Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth.


1095-C tax forms now available for download

The 1095-C form is now available to download on your My VU Benefits account.


Take Note

» Join Women’s Center for Work-Life Workshop today

» My Southern Health: Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease?

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

» Register your children today: CampVandy runs June 5–July 28

» Outdoor Recreation’s climbing competition is April 3

HR News

» Join Health Plus for National Nutrition Month

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Indian Food Made Easy’ March 22

» Attend the Scope Out Colon Health Expo March 28

» Craft and ‘chill’ at the VRWC April 11

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

» Get your scuba certification at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 20 — 2 p.m.
Quantitative Methods Colloquium Series

March 20 — 3:30 p.m.
The First 50 Days of the Trump Administration: Foreign Policy and International Law

March 21 — 12:10 p.m.
What Happened in North Carolina: The Role of Lawyers and the Rule of Law in Governance

March 22 — 3:30 p.m.
The Fight Against ISIS and the Refugee Crisis in Syria

March 23 — 7 p.m.
Moveable Dada (This is Not our Dada's Dada!)

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