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Vanderbilt to explore theme of justice and democracy during annual MLK Commemoration Jan. 13-17

The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”


DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Jan. 17

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.


McCabe named associate dean of Graduate School, director of Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

As the inaugural head of this new office, McCabe is charged with building out its core programs, including professional development, and overseeing the rollout of the Academic Pathways Fellowship.


Horr named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor for internal audit

Douglas D. Horr, a seasoned audit professional with three decades of experience in higher education, is joining Vanderbilt University as associate vice chancellor for internal audit Feb. 1.


Unique exhibition will ‘map’ science and visualize data at four campus locations beginning Jan. 23

“Places and Spaces: Mapping Science,” an exhibition showcasing the visualization of complex data in innovative and eye-catching ways, will be on display at four campus locations beginning Jan. 23.


Proposal deadlines are fast approaching for Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants

Proposal deadlines for Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants are coming up, with Discovery Grant proposals due Jan. 30 and Research Scholar Grant proposals due Feb. 6.


VUToday: Chancellor discusses American Talent Initiative, law adjunct talks cyberattacks in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos explained Vanderbilt’s decision to join the American Talent Initiative in an op-ed for “The Tennessean,” and alumna and adjunct law professor Samar Ali was interviewed about cyberattacks in “The Wall Street Journal.” Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Jan. 2.


U.S. deputy surgeon general to speak today

Hear the deputy surgeon general of the United States, Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, on Monday, Jan. 9, at 4 p.m. in Room 155 of the Godchaux Nursing Annex. Her talk is part of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series.


Ceremony highlights VUSN students’ achievements

Family and friends of 17 Vanderbilt University School of Nursing students gathered in Benton Chapel Dec. 9 for pinning ceremonies. Among those receiving the nursing pin were two Adult-Gerontology Primary Care nurse practitioners and nine Nurse-Midwifery nurse practitioners.


From generation to generation: One family’s Vanderbilt legacy

Alumna Lillian Harpole Hazelton keeps a family tradition alive by supporting a scholarship established by her mother for Divinity School students preparing for United Methodist Church ministry.


Celebrate your colleagues at 2016 Service Award Ceremony

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.


Use C2HR to set up direct deposit of pay, paper form to update account information

To better protect your bank and pay information, and to make it harder for others to change your information without your knowledge, the process to sign up for and update direct deposit of pay settings is changing.


Follow these Winter Break timekeeping tips

Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break days count as holidays under the enhanced time off program announced in 2016, instead of as PTO, for non-union employees. As you return from the break, make sure your time is recorded properly.


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.


MNPS senior’s Vanderbilt study advances in Regeneron science competition

Vanderbilt’s School for Science and Math has a semifinalist in the 2017 Regeneron Science Talent Search.


Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young launches summer application

Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Take advantage of the Summer SAVY 2017 Application Priority Window, available from noon Tuesday, Jan. 10, to noon Wednesday, Jan. 11.


Take Note

» Are you the greenest group on campus?

» Participate in Vanderbilt Kennedy Center study that aims to teach kids how to cope with stress

» Save the date: Gordon to give MLK Day lecture Jan. 16

» Vanderbilt Dance Program resumes classes Jan. 16

» Vanderbilt Prize Scholar nominations due Feb. 1

HR News

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

» Vandy Cooks: Simple and delicious meals with Vanderbilt Dining’s Bill Claypool Jan. 20

» Health Plus: Follow these 10 tips for a healthier 2017

» New retirement plan core fund option coming in January

» Lost in VUMC? The new WalkWays app can help with that

Research News @Vanderbilt


Jan. 10 — Noon
'Indigent Criminal Defense,' a talk by Judge Amul Thapar

Jan. 13 — 12:10 p.m.
Conceptual Frameworks and New Frontiers in Energy Justice with Benjamin K. Sovacool

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

Jan. 17 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

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

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