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Vanderbilt joins new alliance to expand access and opportunity to higher education

Vanderbilt University joined 30 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities Dec. 13 in a new initiative to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.


FutureVU enters spring semester with focus on inclusion, sustainability and transportation

More than 650 faculty, students, staff and trustees have participated in FutureVU, the university’s land use planning process, since its launch this fall, with multiple working groups forming now.


Vanderbilt earns top rankings for successful minority recruitment in master’s, Ph.D. programs

“Diverse: Issues In Higher Education” has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.


Join provost for Open Dore on Location TODAY

Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to attend Open Dore On Location, informal discussion sessions with Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente. The next event is Dec. 15.


Fauchet elected to National Academy of Inventors

Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.


Vanderbilt awarded $1 million grant on racial justice

A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.


Vanderbilt University named to Campus Pride Index

Vanderbilt University has received four out of five stars on the Campus Pride Index, the premier LGBTQ national benchmarking tool for colleges and universities to create safer, more inclusive campus communities.


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.


Faculty Senate passes resolution affirming faculty guiding principles

The Faculty Senate passed a resolution affirming the guiding principles of the faculty at its Dec. 8 meeting.


NEA to fund Vanderbilt lab study on arts and creativity

A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts known as NEA Research Labs will fund a collaborative study on creativity at Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.


Finance reminders, deadlines for upcoming Winter Break

Review these deadlines to make sure all of your check requests, expense reports, eProcurement and other Finance-related needs are covered over the holiday break.


Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 19-Jan. 6, while Vanderbilt University’s six-day Winter Break for employees will run from Friday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, which will be recognized on Monday, Jan. 2.


Broken shoulder leads to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery study

After injuring his shoulder, a Vanderbilt psychology professor collaborated with his orthopedic surgeon on a study to see how quickly patients regained their typing speed after carpal tunnel surgery.


Employee appreciation discount available at Barnes & Noble tomorrow

Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt will offer Vanderbilt faculty and staff an extra 10 percent off all merchandise on Friday, Dec. 16, in addition to the regular employee discount of 10 percent.


Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth announces summer courses

Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? There is no need to look past your own backyard.


Men’s basketball SEC single-game tickets on sale TODAY

Single-game tickets for Vanderbilt’s nine SEC home games at Memorial Gym will go on sale Thursday, Dec. 15, and can be purchased online at vucommodores.com, by calling the Vanderbilt ticket office at 615-322-GOLD, or by visiting the McGugin Center ticket office.


Women’s basketball to host Teddy Bear Toss Sunday

Continuing a long-standing tradition, the Vanderbilt women’s basketball team will host the annual Teddy Bear Toss promotion on Sunday, Dec. 18, when the Commodores play Tennessee Tech at Memorial Gym. This year’s event will benefit the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program.


Take Note

» Children’s Hospital pastoral care department offers Christmas Eve service

» Get up to 50 percent off tickets to ‘Nashville’s Nutcracker’ at TPAC

» Register now and get early bird pricing on Owen executive education programs

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

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

» Vanderbilt Dance Program resumes classes Jan. 16

HR News

» Health & Wellness services for faculty and staff available during holidays

» Babies and You: ‘Caring for your family and yourself’ Dec. 15

» Learning Exchange will be unavailable Dec. 16–20

» Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

» Check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

» Health Plus comes to you

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 21 — 6 p.m.
Vandy @ UD

Jan. 10 — noon
'Indigent Criminal Defense,' a talk by Judge Amul Thapar, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

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

Jan. 16 — noon
2017 MLK Memorial Lecture - Reflecting on Dr. King: Some Thoughts on Inequality in Unusual Times

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

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