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Chancellor charges students to live out King’s legacy during MLK Day of Service

Standing on the dais from which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once spoke, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos charged college students gathered Saturday at Fisk University to live out the civil rights leader’s legacy. Learn about tonight’s MLK keynote address and other events planned for Vanderbilt’s annual commemoration.


DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Tuesday

In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.


Provost to host Open Dore On Location at Black Cultural Center tomorrow

The next Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend.


Bordeau named to new global safety and security manager post

Andrea M. Bordeau, an expert in the field of global safety and security with extensive experience living and studying abroad, has been named to the newly created position of global safety and security manager within Vanderbilt’s Global Education Office.


Rousseau wins inaugural ‘Journal of Political Economy’ prize

Peter L. Rousseau, Vanderbilt University professor of economics and professor of history, has been named co-recipient of the inaugural Robert E. Lucas Jr. Prize by the “Journal of Political Economy.”


Tribute to Dewey Daane, Schaffner’s comments on Trump vaccination safety plans featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

A tribute to recently deceased finance professor J. Dewey Daane appeared in “The Wall Street Journal,” and “The New York Times” interviewed infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner about President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to start a commission on vaccination safety. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 9.


Three Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Three Vanderbilt alumni—a content development manager at Twitter, an integrated business planning manager for Cisco Systems, and the co-founder of the online interior design firm Havenly—have been named to the 2017 Forbes ”30 Under 30.”


Celebrate your colleagues at 2016 Service Award Ceremony Wednesday

Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Ceremony recognizes employees who celebrated significant service milestones in 2016. The winner of this year’s Commodore Award also will be announced at the Jan. 18 event.


Report 2016 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

If you contribute to a non-Vanderbilt University retirement plan through an outside business in which you are at least a 50 percent owner, you need to report your 2016 contributions to Human Resources by April 1.


Vanderbilt study identifies best immediate changes for long-term health benefits

The project began with a question: Among a list of 10 lifestyle behaviors, any of which a person can change immediately, which ones have the most impact on health?


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

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

» Learn how to help older adults with mental health issues Jan. 18

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

» Sarratt Art Studios offers spring classes beginning Jan. 23

» Acting NCI director Lowy to present HPV research lecture

» Save the Date: School of Medicine Research Enterprise Forum is Feb. 3

HR News

» Hold the Stuffing final weigh-ins Jan. 4-18

» 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 and grow programs

» VRWC offers salsa and swing dance classes

» VRWC offers adult and youth boxing

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 16 — Noon
Reflecting on Dr. King: Some Thoughts on Inequality in Unusual Times

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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