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Harvard’s Putnam to discuss inequality gap at Chancellor’s Lecture today

Prominent political scientist Robert D. Putnam, whose latest book examines the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people and its long-term effect on social mobility, will speak at Vanderbilt Monday, Nov. 28, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.


Chancellor celebrates Thanksgiving early with Vanderbilt students

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and his wife, Lydia, hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 21 at the Student Life Center for students who stayed on campus during the holiday break.


Nine Vanderbilt faculty elected AAAS fellows

Nine Vanderbilt University faculty members have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science this year.


EDI Holiday Reception is Dec. 5; read more in latest edition of iNCLUSIVE

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “iNCLUSIVE,” a biweekly blast of diverse news and events from across campus. Plan to attend the EDI Holiday Reception Monday, Dec. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Alumni Hall.


Right resources at the right time goal of public-private partnership for Nashville youth

A nearly $5 million grant from the National Institute of Justice will fund a five-year partnership between the office of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, Metro Schools, the Oasis Center and Vanderbilt.


Support Vanderbilt on Giving Tuesday

Vanderbilt will celebrate Giving Tuesday, an international day of charitable giving, on Tuesday, Nov. 29.


VUToday: Red Sox pitcher’s gift, Bridge program featured in weekly news roundup

Boston Red Sox pitcher and Vanderbilt alumnus David Price made a $2.5 million donation to the Commodores’ baseball facilities, and the Fisk–Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge program was highlighted for its efforts in creating a more diverse STEM workforce. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Nov. 21.


Four days left to submit 2016 Commodore Award nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor.


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.


Employee appreciation discount available at Barnes & Noble Dec. 16

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.


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David Price makes $2.5M capstone gift for $12M Vanderbilt baseball facilities project

The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.


Take Note

» Pilot and feasibility grants available for research related to diabetes and obesity

» Sarratt Holiday Arts Festival runs Nov. 28–Dec. 10

» Master of Public Health program offers information sessions

» ‘Addressing Stigma and Promoting Mental Health for LGBT Communities’ Dec. 12

» Conference will explore ‘Chronic Consequences of Global Infectious Diseases’

HR News

» Recording time for Thanksgiving holiday

» Is it time for in-home care assistance? Find out Dec. 7

» Annual employee Holiday Gift Giveaway is Dec. 9

» Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

» Get help with the holiday blues from Vanderbilt EAP, benefit providers

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 28 — 10 a.m.
Working Through It: 'Visualizing Hope and Recovery Through Art'

Nov. 28 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Nov. 29 — 7:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Blair Collegium and Vanderbilt Community Chorus

Nov. 29 — 8 p.m.

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