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Faculty town hall seeking feedback on mental health and well-being is today

The Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing invites staff, faculty and students to share their thoughts at a series of targeted town hall-style listening sessions in February and March focusing on how the university can create a holistic and inclusive approach to supporting mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.


Commons Reading announced for 2017-18

“Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South” will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.


Vanderbilt named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Vanderbilt University is among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most Fulbright U.S. students in 2016-17.


First Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium to be held March 2

The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend the finalists’ symposium March 2 at Sarratt, featuring research from the humanities, social sciences and life/physical/biomedical sciences.


Vanderbilt psychologist wins Sloan research fellowship

Psychologist Jennifer Trueblood has been awarded a $60,000 research fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation aimed at encouraging promising young scholars.


Vanderbilt’s Heinrich named AERA fellow

Vanderbilt education professor Carolyn J. Heinrich is among 14 scholars selected as 2017 fellows by the American Educational Research Association.


New system will guide behavior analysis in the classroom

Blair Lloyd’s study is supported by a $400,000 early career grant from the Institute of Education Sciences.


Feast your ears on Roomful of Teeth at Employee Appreciation concert March 15

Vanderbilt University employees and their guests are invited to feast their ears on the unique sounds of Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Roomful of Teeth March 15, when the group performs at Ingram Hall as part of the Blair School of Music Spring Concert Series.


Three Vanderbilt student teams advance to next round of ‘Nobel Prize for students’

Three teams from Vanderbilt will compete for the Hult Prize, an international social entrepreneurship competition dubbed “the Nobel Prize for students.” These teams will advance to the next round of competition in hopes of winning a $1 million prize in start-up funds to launch their project.


VU Theatre performs absurdist comedy ‘GNIT’

VU Theatre will perform “GNIT,” an absurdist comedy partly based on Henrick Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt,” through Friday, Feb. 24, at Neely Auditorium.


Roundtable: ‘Trade and Migration with Mexico: Facts Versus Rhetoric’ Feb. 27

A discussion centered around issues of trade and migration with Mexico will be held on Monday, Feb. 27, at the First Amendment Center.


SkyVU introduces cloud education webpage

This week, SkyVU published a new section about cloud computing on its website.


Women’s Center seeks nominations for annual awards

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations by Feb. 24 for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.


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

» ‘Faith Leaders Respond: Crises in Immigrant and Refugee Communities’ Feb. 24

» Plan your child’s perfect summer at the 2017 Summer Camp Fair Feb. 24

» Vanderbilt, TSU to debate Feb. 25

» Ash Wednesday services offered at Children’s Hospital

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

» Give feedback on Nashville’s sidewalks and bikeways at the Wond’ry, online

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Celebrate healthy eating with Chef Aaron Dilts Feb. 23

» Get assisted-living care advice March 1

» My Southern Health: Tips to encourage healthier eating as a family

» New websites make shopping for contacts and glasses easier

» Fidelity NetBenefits changes help keep your retirement account more secure

» Deadlines approaching to use 2016 FSA funds

» Verify that names and Social Security numbers are correct for Form 1095-C

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 23 — 12:10 p.m.
The Trump Executive Order Litigation: Procedural and Constitutional Issues

Feb. 23 — 3:10 p.m.
Visualizing Fascism in Japan and Germany

Feb. 23 — 4 p.m.
Joint VINSE & Physics Colloquium with Dr. Paul L. McEuen

Feb. 23 — 7 p.m.
McTyeire Fireside Chat - Tokusatsu: Kaiju and Other Superheroes in Japanese Popular Culture

Feb. 24 — 5 p.m.
Invictus: A Meditative Reflection

Feb. 25 — 2 p.m.
'ROMEO and JULIET' by William Shakespeare

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