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Chancellor’s lecture discusses Obama’s legacy on race, nation’s future with Trump

Eight years after Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African American president, are race relations better or worse in the United States? Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of political experts Tuesday evening to discuss that question, as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s extraordinary ascent to the presidency.


Vanderbilt marks MLK Day with march, keynote, more

The Vanderbilt community observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a series of lectures, service activities and events Jan. 13-17. The theme of the 2017 commemoration was “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”


Commodores visit D.C. for MLK Day

Twenty-eight Vanderbilt student-athletes spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.


Psychologist and author to discuss her experience with bipolar disorder at CLS Jan. 31

Noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, whose best-selling memoir chronicled her early experience with bipolar disorder, will speak at Vanderbilt Tuesday, Jan. 31.


University approves new undergraduate business minor

Vanderbilt’s new trans-institutional undergraduate business minor will launch this fall, following approval by the four undergraduate schools and the Owen Graduate School of Management.


Learn about Immersion Vanderbilt at upcoming road shows

Want to learn more about Immersion Vanderbilt? The initiative calls for each undergraduate student to participate in an intensive learning experience that takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in the creation of a student-designed, academic product.


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.


Vanderbilt ranked 20th among world’s 100 most innovative universities

Vanderbilt ranked 20th in the second annual Reuters Top 100, which aims to identify the institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.


Students, faculty and staff invited to Global Game Jam at the Wond’ry this weekend

Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to a Global Game Jam® hack-a-thon at the Wond’ry, the university’s innovation center, Jan. 20-22. Participants will work together to develop a fully operational iOS / Android game by the event’s close Sunday afternoon.


Vanderbilt’s Peabody College faculty among top education influencers

Seven Peabody College professors are listed in the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings.


‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

“The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons” will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.


International Lens announces spring film lineup

Films from Russia, India, Australia, Germany, Iran, the United States and more make up the spring lineup of movies in the International Lens Film Series.


Women’s Center seeks nominations for annual awards

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women.


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.


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DNA duplicator is small enough to hold in your hand

Imagine a “DNA photocopier” small enough to hold in your hand that could identify the bacteria or virus causing an infection even before the symptoms appear.


Take Note

» Re:VU brochures for 2017 now available

» Center for Quantitative Sciences requests feedback about Summer Institute course offerings

» Students to share their study abroad experiences in India and Vietnam

» Join Women’s Center for Work-Life Workshop Jan. 24

» Acting NCI director Lowy to present HPV research lecture

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

» 24th Avenue South to reopen Feb. 1

HR News

» Babies and You: ‘Exploring child care options’ Jan. 19

» Vandy Cooks: Simple and delicious meals with Vanderbilt Dining’s Bill Claypool

» Get your scuba diving certification at the VRWC

» VRWC offers youth tumbling

» VRWC offers preschool play & grow programs

» VRWC offers salsa and swing dance classes

» VRWC offers adult and youth boxing

» Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 23 — noon
The Delaware Court of Chancery Turns 225

Jan. 24 — noon
Equal Pay for Equal Work: Lilly Ledbetter and the Fight for Gender Equality in the Workplace

Jan. 24 — 7 p.m.
Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales - Dean's Diversity Lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

Jan. 26 — 10 a.m.
Chancellor's Town Hall

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

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