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Vanderbilt, peer institutions file amicus brief opposing travel ban

Vanderbilt University and 16 of the nation’s other top universities have filed a joint amicus brief urging that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington’s Feb. 3 stay of the Jan. 27 Executive Order regarding immigration and refugees be upheld.


Chancellor’s committee seeks feedback on mental health, well-being tomorrow

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.


NFL player and LGBT trailblazer Michael Sam to speak at Vanderbilt Thursday

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.


Second set of University Courses announced

Six new courses, ranging from the impact of African music on politics to the interdisciplinary applications of virtual reality to big data methods for smart city development, are among the second set of University Courses to be offered at Vanderbilt University.


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.


Online graduate-degree programs for educators launched by Vanderbilt

An online master’s in school counseling and a doctorate in education will launch this fall.


Join provost for Open Dore On Location at Central Library tomorrow

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. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Central Library’s Community Room. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.


February issue of ‘EDI Connect’ now available

Read the February 2017 issue of “EDI Connect,” the official newsletter of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


February issue of Faculty Senate’s ‘Engage’ newsletter now available

The latest issue of the Faculty Senate newsletter is now available online. Learn about two motions that require faculty voting at the Spring Assembly.


Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry receives grant to bolster entrepreneur education program

Vanderbilt University’s innovation center, the Wond’ry, has received a $30,000 grant from VentureWell for one of its flagship entrepreneur education programs.


Gilligan, Vandenbergh win Morrison Prize for climate change article

Two Vanderbilt professors have won the $10,000 Morrison Prize for their article on sustainability.


Judicial criticism and public education reform in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Feb. 6 include faculty comments about Trump’s judicial criticism and public education reform.


VUPD offers campus safety tips for pedestrians and motorists

The Vanderbilt University Police Department, which responds to vehicle–pedestrian accidents near and on campus, offers some tips to help reduce the number of these accidents and improve campus safety.


Panel discussion on border walls today

“The Impact of Walls: Experiencing Borders in East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico,” will be moderated by Ted Fischer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies.


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning to host studio open house Wednesday

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning will host an open house for the VIDL Studio at Warren College on Feb. 15. The studio is based on a self-serve model that allows members with basic computer skills to use the studio to produce high-quality, finished video ready for distribution.


Spend Sunday at the Employee Appreciation women’s basketball event

There are only four days left to register for this year’s Employee Appreciation women’s basketball game and pre-game fan fest.


TechShare discusses off-site data center, IT service management

The Transition Management Office hosted its second TechShare on Feb. 6 with a focus on changes to an off-site data center, IT service management and identity management.


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Hear from Vanderbilt students about what Vanderbilt faculty are really like and how small classes with research faculty and immersive experiences lead to future-changing opportunities.


Take Note

» New grants bolster VUMC trauma program’s research initiatives

» Learn to balance caring for others and yourself at Feb. 15 lunch and learn

» Bhattacharya reads from ‘Good Girls Marry Doctors’ Feb. 15

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

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

HR News

» New websites make shopping for contacts and glasses easier

» Add excitement to your edible Valentine’s Day treats

» Attend diabetes prevention program info sessions in February

» VRWC offers Biggest Winner beginning in February

» Take the Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Instagram challenge

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 19 — 7 p.m.
Ninth Annual Walter Murray Lecture Featuring Dr. Harry Edwards

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

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