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Vanderbilt kicks off ‘GO THERE’ campaign around mental health and well-being

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente joined more than 500 students, faculty and staff to kick off the university’s campuswide campaign “GO THERE: Break the silence. Break the stigma” on Jan. 27 at the Student Life Center.


Jamison discusses mental illness symptoms, overcoming stigma at Chancellor’s Lecture

Depression and mania—the companion moods of bipolar disorder—are “ancient illnesses” and common among the general population, and successfully treating them is perhaps the best way to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, said noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison Tuesday evening in Sarratt Cinema.


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.


Four elected to American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Three Vanderbilt civil engineering professors and one senior research scientist, all nationally recognized experts in environmental sustainability and hazardous waste management, have been elected to the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists and recognized as board-certified environmental scientists.


Biomedical engineer receives presidential award for advanced wound healing research

Biomedical engineer Craig Duvall has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers to support his research into advanced wound healing technology.


Engineering’s Çaglar Oskay named ASME fellow

Çaglar Oskay, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and mechanical engineering, has been selected a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.



Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.


Student entries sought for data visualization competition

Vanderbilt University is hosting a data visualization competition for all undergraduate, graduate and professional students. Data visualization is presenting objects, ideas and data in a visual or nontraditional way that highlights trends, outliers and unique representations of the information.


Make note of congressional lobbying disclosure requirements and gift, meal and travel restrictions

With the start of the 115th Congress, Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations wishes to remind the university community of the current regulations regarding federal lobbying disclosure reports as well as congressional restrictions on gifts, meals and travel.


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

Vanderbilt prepares and sends 1095-C forms to employees each year to comply with Affordable Care Act requirements. Be sure your dependents’ Social Security numbers have been added to your health plan information.


‘Invictus’ art exhibition inspired by Vanderbilt student’s African American studies

An art exhibition inspired by a Vanderbilt undergraduate student’s course work in African American history will be hosted by Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture at the Divinity School.


Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright to deliver Howard Lecture

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes will discuss “A Writer’s Many Selves” when she delivers the Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture Feb. 2 at the Central Library.


Lecture: ‘Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker’s Tales of the 2016 Election’

Bill Adair, founder of the PolitiFact website, will discuss “Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker’s Tales of the 2016 Election” Feb. 2 at the First Amendment Center.


Apply to summer residential program for gifted students beginning Feb. 2

Vanderbilt Summer Academy, a residential program through Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth, offers one-, two- and three-week sessions for qualifying gifted students in rising grades 8-12.


Watch Video

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

» Registration for Sarratt Summer Youth Art Institute now open

» Humane dispersal of roosting birds is underway

» Re:VU brochures for 2017 now available

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

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

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

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

HR News

» 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

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

» Learn about heart health at National Wear Red Day Feb. 3

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

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

» Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Research News @Vanderbilt


Feb. 2 — 12:10 p.m.
The Executive Order on Immigration: Legal and Policy Issues

Feb. 2 — 1 p.m.
Laura Rendon - Dean's Diversity Lecture

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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