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Listening sessions seeking feedback on mental health, well-being continue this week

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.


Sam discusses personal journey, ‘owning truth’ at Chancellor’s Lecture

When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, he was instantly branded a trailblazer and gay icon. But there is more to his story, said Sam during the Feb. 16 Chancellor’s Lecture in Sarratt Cinema.


David Owens second guest on ‘The Zeppos Report’

David Owens, a leading thinker on innovation and creativity who helped design the Wond’ry, is Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’ guest on the second episode of “The Zeppos Report.”


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.


Hortense Spillers to receive lifetime achievement award

The Caribbean Philosophical Association will honor English professor Hortense Spillers with a lifetime achievement award at its June conference.


Trump’s travel ban and a double-major dilemma in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Feb. 13 include the university’s urging of the courts to rule against Trump’s travel ban, along with research on the wisdom of double-majoring.


‘A Post-Truth Nation’ panel to be hosted Wednesday by Vanderbilt Libraries

Vanderbilt Central Library will host a panel discussion on the current state of news, fake news, propaganda and more to be moderated by political scientist John Geer Feb. 22.


Fidelity NetBenefits changes help keep your retirement account more secure

Fidelity Investments is adding an extra layer of security to the NetBenefits website in the coming months to better ensure the safety of your personal and account information.


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.


Women’s Center seeks nominations for annual awards

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


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Take Note

» Station B outgoing mail window closed Wednesday

» Join Women’s Center for Work-Life Workshop Feb. 22

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

» Vanderbilt, TSU to debate Feb. 25

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

» AT&T Wireless offers Vanderbilt employee discounts

HR News

» Love Your Heart Expo Feb. 22; Know Your Numbers and win prizes

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

» VRWC offers Biggest Winner beginning in February

» Take the Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Instagram challenge

» New websites make shopping for contacts and glasses easier

» Deadlines approaching to use 2016 FSA funds

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 21 — 2:30 p.m.
Drinking Water Justice: What Can We Learn from Flint, Michigan and the Standing Rock Protests?

Feb. 21 — 4 p.m.
Both One and Many: Becoming Colette

Feb. 22 — 3 p.m.
Supervisor Ratings as Measures of Principal Job Performance: Evidence from the TEAM Evaluation System in Tennessee

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

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