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NFL player and LGBT trailblazer Michael Sam to give Chancellor’s Lecture today

Michael Sam, an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, will speak at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.


Wallace to share state and future of graduate education in series of presentations around campus

Graduate School Dean Mark Wallace will update the campus on the state of graduate education in the United States and how Vanderbilt is leading the way in re-envisioning the role and goals of a graduate school in the 21st century.


Faculty survey working group seeks input on preliminary findings

The Faculty Working Group appointed to analyze and assess the results of a faculty survey conducted last spring has prepared a preliminary report on the survey’s topline findings and will seek faculty input at two town hall meetings this spring.


Vanderbilt athletics to honor 21 Nashville civil rights leaders

Vanderbilt athletics is set to honor 21 of Nashville’s leading civil rights figures at its men’s and women’s basketball games this weekend, when the players will wear special Nike uniforms.


Nathan Green named Vanderbilt interim vice chancellor for public affairs

Vanderbilt University announced today that Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has appointed Nathan Green as interim vice chancellor for public affairs.


Last day to reserve tickets for Employee Appreciation women’s basketball event

Thursday, Feb. 16, is the final day to register for this year’s Employee Appreciation women’s basketball game and pre-game fan fest.


Environmental chemist and citizen scientist David J. Wilson has died

Professor Emeritus of Chemistry David James Wilson died peacefully Jan. 12 in Belleville, Michigan, following a three-year bout with melanoma. He was 86.


Norman selected as national ambassador for nursing research advocacy

Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, has been named ambassador for the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research, an independent nonprofit organization that advocates for nursing science and its role in promoting the health and well-being of Americans.


Law professor talks about his connection to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

Vanderbilt law professor Timothy Meyer has a unique perspective on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.


Read the latest issue of ‘iNCLUSIVE’

The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “iNCLUSIVE,” a biweekly blast of diverse news and events from across campus.


Civil rights activist, sports sociologist to give annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 19

Renowned sports sociologist and activist Harry Edwards will give Vanderbilt University’s annual Walter Murray Lecture Sunday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Student Life Center.


‘A Post-Truth Nation’ panel hosted Feb. 22 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.


Third annual Commons Unplugged week celebrates sustainability

The third annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week—from Saturday, Feb. 18, to Saturday, Feb. 25—will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population.


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.


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Take Note

» Station B outgoing mail window closed Feb. 22

» 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

» Concert by singer Wade Hayes and friends to benefit VICC

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding – A Positive Choice’ Feb. 16

» Attend diabetes prevention program info sessions in February

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

» 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. 17 — 12:30 p.m.
HOD Colloquium Speaker - Dr. David Padgett

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. 21 — 6 p.m.

Feb. 22 — 12:10 p.m.
Joint Quantitative Methods - Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Brownbag Event

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