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Faculty invited to learn about TIPs, University Courses in March

The Office of the Provost will host a pair of events in March aimed at raising awareness of and sharing information about two major initiatives of the Academic Strategic Plan.


Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Robert Penn Warren Center Thursday

The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Robert Penn Warren Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.


Seed grant funding available for equity, diversity and inclusion projects

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is offering funding to support pilot research or developmental projects on equity, diversity and inclusion.


One-of-a-kind conference shares scholarship on how indigenous people use digital media

The InDigital conference is the only conference examining how indigenous people in Latin America use digital media and technology to express themselves and engage with others.


Commodores receive bid to NCAA Tournament

After an impressive late-season surge, Vanderbilt received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Commodores will be a No. 9 seed and will play No. 8 seed Northwestern on Thursday in Salt Lake City.


Three track and field student-athletes earn All-American honors

Seniors Courtney Clayton, Sarah Bell and Simone Charley were awarded All-American status Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track Championship.


VUToday: The weighty implications of social status in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of March 6 include faculty research on the connection between weight and social mobility.


Grammy-winning vocal project Roomful of Teeth visits Vanderbilt Wednesday

Roomful of Teeth, a Grammy-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, performs at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music at 8 p.m. March 15 in Ingram Hall.


AlertVU test scheduled for Thursday

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 16, at 2:30 p.m. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the larger Vanderbilt community.


Inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture is Thursday

Rene Raphemot, who earned his Ph.D. at Vanderbilt in 2014 and is now a National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University, will give the inaugural Discovery Science Emerging Scholars Lecture on Thursday, March 16.


Lecture: ‘Preserving Press Credibility in a Polarized Society’ is Thursday

Journalist Margaret Sullivan of “The Washington Post” will speak at the First Amendment Center March 16 as part of the new Seigenthaler Series.


Discussion set about Trump’s first 50 days

A free forum about President Trump’s first 50 days in office will be held at Vanderbilt Law School March 20.


Learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research at public forum March 22

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


Annual Cuninggim Lecture, Women’s Center Awards slated for March 23

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.


Berkeley lab director to deliver School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture March 27

Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering and the Ernest S. Kuh Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture Monday, March 27.


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.


Watch Video

New DIVE website launched

The Office of the Provost has launched a new website and video to promote and share information about Vanderbilt’s Quality Enhancement Plan: Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, or DIVE.


Take Note

» Blair precollege scholarship application deadline is today

» WOW: ‘Global health and development initiatives in Guinea, the Congo and Kenya’ March 15

» Free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening and discussion March 19

» Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt closed March 19 for inventory count

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

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Basics of Infant Safety’ March 16

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

» Craft and ‘chill’ at the VRWC April 11

» Decorate your work area blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

» Join Health Plus for National Nutrition Month in March

» 1095-C tax forms for 2016 mailed, available soon in My VU Benefits

Research News @Vanderbilt


March 14 — 7:30 a.m.
Divinity Community Breakfast: 'The Truth and Reconciliation Project'

March 14 — 12:05 p.m.
Victor S. Johnson Lecture on Barry Friedman's book 'Unwarranted Policing Without Permission'

March 14 — 12:10 p.m.
Trademarks in the Marijuana Industry

March 14 — 6 p.m.
Samar Ali: From Syrian Civil War to Syrian Proxy War

March 15 — 4:10 p.m.
Seminars in Neuroscience: Brain, Mind and Society

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