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Twelve faculty members selected as 2017 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

The 2017 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from across the university.


Chancellor, university participate in advocacy efforts in response to Jan. 27 executive order

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vanderbilt University joined other higher education leaders and colleges, universities, and scientific organizations across the country last week to express opposition to President Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.


Chancellor launches ‘The Zeppos Report’ podcast

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has launched a new podcast, “The Zeppos Report,” during which he will interview a wide variety of experts to provide meaningful insights on current issues and trends.


New center supports digital exploration in the humanities

Vanderbilt’s new Center for Digital Humanities in Buttrick Hall will be home to a cohort of faculty and students seeking digital approaches to humanistic scholarship.


Vanderbilt issues call for residential faculty

As Vanderbilt moves forward with the expansion of College Halls, the university anticipates an increase in the need for new and replacement residential faculty members.


Higher-ed regulations, cotton-candy capillaries in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 30 included mention of Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’ task force on higher education regulation, as well as coverage of engineering professors’ research on human tissue regeneration.


Merryman wins $6M to address heart disease with arthritis drug, fund other research

David Merryman will study how to treat heart disease using drugs originally developed for rheumatoid arthritis and applying the lessons learned from failed weight loss drugs like Fen-Phen.


Hasty named to new Basic Sciences role

Alyssa Hasty, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, has been named associate dean for faculty development for Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.


Rolando named director of Occupational Health

Lori Rolando, assistant medical director of the Occupational Health Clinic and assistant professor of clinical medicine, has been named director of Occupational Health.


Mezzo-soprano Coote and pianist Drake present Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’

World-renowned mezzo-soprano Alice Coote joins master pianist Julius Drake for a performance of Schubert’s ‘Winterreise’ Feb. 7 at the Blair School of Music.


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.


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Climate change helped kill off super-sized Ice Age animals in Australia

A new study has compared the diet of a variety of Australian megafaunal herbivores from the period when they were widespread (350,000 to 570,000 years ago) to a period when they were in decline (30,000 to 40,000 years ago) by studying their fossil teeth. The analysis suggests that climate change had a significant impact on their diets and may well have been a primary factor in their extinction.


Take Note

» WOW: ‘Ghost Mining Towns in Mongolia and Appalachia’ Feb. 8

» VKC workshops to discuss disability resources related to health care, HS transition, accessing services

» Hot Chocolate 15/5k will close roads near campus Feb. 11

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

» Employee discounts offered for upcoming TPAC performances

» Apply to summer residential program for gifted students

» Registration for Sarratt Summer Youth Art Institute now open

HR News

» W-2 forms mailed Jan. 31; also available in C2HR

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

» Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

» Celebrate Heart Month with Health Plus Count on Your Heart events

» Life Phase Series: ‘Container Gardening – Tips and Trends’ Feb. 9

» Hoop it up with women’s basketball at Feb. 19 Employee Appreciation game and Fan Fest

» Be sure to practice self-care during stressful times

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 14 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

March 2 — 10 a.m.
Chancellor's Town Hall

March 3 — 7 p.m.
Meet The Astronomer: Dr. Keivan Stassun 'Finding Earth 2.0'

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