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A message from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order

Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order.


Chancellor holds campus discussion on mental health, well-being

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told students, faculty and staff gathered Jan. 26 for a town hall meeting on mental health and well-being, “Our community needs to talk about people who need help, attention, love and support.”


Dean of Students staff member was dedicated to developing student leaders

Courtney Salters Henderson, who spent much of her career helping Vanderbilt students develop their leadership skills through student organizations, died Jan. 26 in Nashville. She had been a member of the Vanderbilt community since her days as an undergraduate student, and since 2005 had served as director of student organizations.


NFL player and LGBT trailblazer Michael Sam to speak at Vanderbilt

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.


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

Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to cheer on the women’s basketball team as they take on Ole Miss Sunday, Feb. 19, and enjoy a free Employee Appreciation event.


Humane dispersal of roosting birds begins Feb. 1

Sounds of fireworks and flashing light will fill the air a couple of times each day beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, as Vanderbilt undertakes its latest effort to drive roosting birds from campus.


Baroud receives inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship

A civil engineering professor who develops tools that improve infrastructure systems’ reliability and recovery from disasters like hurricanes and floods has received the inaugural Littlejohn Dean Faculty Fellowship.


Arts and Science senior named Churchill Scholar

Jarrod Shilts, a senior from Boston, has been named one of 15 recipients of the Churchill Scholarship, which provides funding to pursue a master’s degree in a STEM discipline at Cambridge University in England.


Neanderthal DNA research and Affordable Care Act in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Neanderthal DNA research at Vanderbilt and the Affordable Care Act appeared in this week’s roundup of VU news stories for the week of Jan. 23.


Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet visits Blair for residency and concert

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet visits the Blair School of Music for a three-day residency Jan. 31–Feb. 2 as part of an ongoing collaborative relationship with Blair.


Get the lowdown on Nashville’s Food Waste Initiative Feb. 1

A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.


Author Ibram X. Kendi to discuss racism at Vanderbilt forum

The author of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction will speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 1.


Art department presents Cusomato’s ‘Frontier’ exhibit Feb. 16–March 17

The Department of Arts presents ‘Frontier,’ an exhibition of paintings by Vanderbilt Senior Lecturer of Art Farrar Hood Cusomato.


Take VUIT survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card

Vanderbilt IT has released its annual Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. This online survey is confidential, should take about five minutes to complete, and contains fewer than 20 questions.


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

» Re:VU brochures for 2017 now available

» Barsky to sign book at Barnes & Noble Feb. 1

» 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

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

HR News

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

» Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

» 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

» Wellcast: What you need to know about cervical cancer

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 31 — 5:30 p.m.
Chancellor's Lecture Series: Kay Redfield Jamison - An Unquiet Mind

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

Feb. 14 — 4 p.m.
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