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Fortune plans departure from Vanderbilt

After 16 years of service, Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs, has resigned her position and will transition into a departure from Vanderbilt, which she has planned for early next year.


PIERS to further excellence in research and scholarship

A set of initiatives, collectively now referred to as PIERS, The Provost’s Initiatives to Enhance Research and Scholarship, will build off of existing practices and identify new approaches aimed at elevating Vanderbilt University’s international research profile and continuing to enhance the university’s competitiveness for research funding, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.


Colleges and schools to make recommendations on future investments in graduate education and research

Provost and Vice Chancellor Susan R. Wente is seeking input from Vanderbilt colleges and schools on their priorities for the future investments in graduate education and research announced by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos at the Fall Faculty Assembly.


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.


Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.


Join provost for next Open Dore on Location Dec. 15

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.


Responding to an active threat on campus: Know what to do

Being familiar with emergency response procedures for an active threat on campus is critical to the safety of campus community members and can enhance first responders’ ability to contain a threat.


Arts and Science honors 2016 faculty and graduate student award winners

The College of Arts and Science celebrated some of its most talented professors, instructors and mentors during presentation of the 2016 Faculty and Graduate Student Awards.


Donald Trump, Vanderbilt Poll prominent in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Donald Trump was at the center of several Vanderbilt news stories this week. A new Vanderbilt Poll taken after the election revealed Tennesseans’ feelings about the president-elect, and faculty members weighed in on his cabinet choices and the alt-right movement that helped propel him to victory. Read these and other Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 5.


Ryan Sullivan: Making a difference using public policy in Thailand

Arts and Science senior Ryan “Sully” Sullivan applies his knowledge of public policy to his nonprofit organization to make a difference in the lives of rural Thai villagers.


VU employees enjoy holiday spirit at annual Holiday Gift Giveaway

While the outside temperatures may have been frightful, they didn’t stop VU employees from delighting in the décor, entertainment and, of course, gifts at VU’s annual giveaway Dec. 9.


Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows program partners with Lipscomb University

Lipscomb University will serve as an associate campus to Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellowship program.


Learn about SkyVU updates in new blog post

Check out the latest SkyVU blog on its website. Posts capture updates regarding business processes and SkyVU programs, along with upcoming events and important dates.


Learning Exchange will be unavailable Dec. 16–20

Vanderbilt’s learning management system, the Learning Exchange, will be unavailable after 5 p.m. Dec. 16 through Dec. 20.


Vanderbilt Dance Program resumes classes Jan. 16

The Vanderbilt Dance Program will resume classes on Monday, Jan. 16. This follows the suspension of classes during the fall 2016 semester due to unforeseen circumstances and structural challenges to the program, according to Vanderbilt’s Arts and Campus Events office.


Zach Cunningham selected as Walter Camp First Team All-American

Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham has been selected as a Walter Camp First Team All-American, the first ‘Dore to win the honor in years.


Watch Video

Cool food with a mission: Student runs first-ever campus kosher food truck

Vanderbilt student Zack Freeling runs Aryeh’s Kitchen, the only campus food truck in the United States offering a fully kosher menu, including meat items.


Take Note

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

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

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

» SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault on campus

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

HR News

» 10 healthier ways to manage holiday stress

» Check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

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

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

» Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 21 — 6:00 p.m.
Vandy @ UD December 21, 2016

Jan. 17 — 4:00 p.m.
Open Dore - On Location

Jan. 24 — 7:00 p.m.
Pouring Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Tell Their Tales - Dean's Diversity Lecture by E. Patrick Johnson

Feb. 02 — 1:00 p.m.
Laura Rendon - Dean's Diversity Lecture

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