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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.


Former Federal Reserve governor and longtime Vanderbilt professor J. Dewey Daane dies

An international monetary expert and one of the most esteemed economic minds of the last century, J. Dewey Daane died Jan. 3 in Nashville at the age of 98.


Academic Strategic Plan website gets update, highlights key initiatives and programs

The website for Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan has been updated to promote some of the major accomplishments achieved thus far and to preview programs and initiatives in development.


Vanderbilt School of Engineering offers new master of cyber-physical systems degree

The new master’s degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the Internet of Things – the advanced connectivity of devices and systems – as well as cybersecurity, smart grids and defense.


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.


Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion reflects back and looks ahead

Vice Chancellor George C. Hill has completed one year as the university’s first chief diversity officer. The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion takes a look back—and ahead—at its campus aspirations.


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.


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.


Marilyn Murphy’s ‘Realism Subverted’ opens Jan. 19

In honor of Marilyn Murphy, who will retire in 2017 after 37 years of teaching in Vanderbilt’s Department of Art, the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery presents “Marilyn Murphy—Realism Subverted” beginning Thursday, Jan. 19.


2015 Hamblet Award winner exhibits work Jan. 12–Feb. 3

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art welcomes Alexis Jackson, recipient of the 2015 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award, for her exhibition “Sign of the Diaspora” beginning Jan. 12.


Blair Big Band chosen to play at national jazz conference

The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, has been selected to play at the Jazz Education Network national conference.


Phone service to be temporarily unavailable Jan. 15

Vanderbilt IT will upgrade the telephone system at 4 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. During this time, the telephone system will be unavailable.


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.


Are you the greenest group on campus?

The 2017 basketball sustainability competition, presented by Waste Management, Vanderbilt Athletics, and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, invites all Vanderbilt groups, teams, departments, classes and campus organizations to compete for the title of “greenest group on campus.”


Follow these 10 tips for a healthier 2017

There is no one food, drink, pill, machine or program that is the key to achieving optimal health. A person’s overall daily routine is what is most important. Consider Health Plus’ top 10 actions for working toward a healthier you in 2017.


Relive the Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee rivalry before Thursday’s game

As the women’s basketball team prepares to welcome Tennessee to Memorial Gym on Jan. 5, VUCommodores.com looks back at the ‘Dores top three moments in the Tennessee rivalry.


Take Note

» Regional transit in Middle TN topic of forum Jan. 5

» U.S. deputy surgeon general to speak Jan. 9

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

» Vanderbilt Prize Scholar nominations due Feb. 1

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

HR News

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

» New retirement plan core fund option coming in January

» Check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

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

» Direct deposit of pay becomes mandatory for VU employees in 2017

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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