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Mental health and well-being events kick off with Chancellor’s Town Hall today

Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.


$1M gift to support research and immersion experiences for Earth and Environmental Sciences

Vanderbilt’s College of Arts and Science has received a $1 million anonymous gift to bolster faculty research and student immersion experiences in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.


Casagrande recalled as neuroscience pillar, supportive mentor

Vivien Casagrande, a neuroscientist and professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine noted for her many contributions to the visual sciences, died peacefully at her home on Jan. 21. She was 74.


Provost names faculty committee to advise on major investment in graduate education and research

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a seven-member faculty committee to synthesize ideas submitted by each school and college into a set of recommendations for significant new investments in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.


January issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the January 2017 issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


W-2 forms mailed Friday; also available in C2HR

W-2 forms for 2016 are scheduled to be mailed on Jan. 27 to current employees and former employees who earned money from Vanderbilt University.


Ann Patchett leads off spring 2017 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series with talk today

Author Ann Patchett will read and discuss her latest novel, “Commonwealth,” at the Central Library Jan. 26 as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.


Curator of unique campus exhibition that ‘maps’ science and visualizes data to speak Friday

Katy Borner, curator of the “Places and Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibition and a distinguished professor of information science at Indiana University, will deliver a keynote lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in the Community Room of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.


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.


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.


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.


‘Invictus: Twenty Works Celebrating African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive’ opens Feb. 2

The Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture program at Vanderbilt Divinity School will host “Invictus: Twenty Works Celebrating African Americans’ Pursuit of Freedom and Will to Survive” Feb. 2–24.


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.


Anthropology graduate student named national Humanities Without Walls fellow

Emma Banks, a Vanderbilt Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant in anthropology, has been selected as a National Humanities Without Walls PreDoctoral Fellow for 2017.


Arts and Science alumna is turning a love for literature into a career in art

Lucy Mensah, who graduated with a Ph.D. in English in 2016, is drawing on her humanities training and taking a path less traveled.


Six from Vanderbilt to speak at TEDxNashville March 17–18

Astrophysicists, artists, celebrity chefs and clinical psychologists will be among the speakers at the eighth annual TEDxNashville.


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.


White to coach barefoot this week in support of Soles4Souls

Vanderbilt head women’s basketball coach Stephanie White will show her support for Soles4Souls by coaching barefoot during the Commodores’ home game against Alabama on Thursday.


Take Note

» iLens: ‘Karski & the Lords of Humanity’ Jan. 26

» Celebrate Chinese New Year Jan. 28 in Hillsboro Village

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

» 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

» Get discount on tickets to Southern Women’s Show

HR News

» 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

» Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

» VRWC offers personal training

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 27 — 11 a.m.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Campaign Kickoff

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.
Open Dore On Location

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