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Zeppos kicks off Chancellor Charters with interfaith tour

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos led his inaugural Chancellor Charter Nov. 5, guiding approximately 30 students, faculty and staff on an interfaith tour of Nashville and sharing some of the city’s history.


New interdisciplinary university research council created

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed faculty from all 10 colleges and schools to the inaugural Vanderbilt University Research Council.


Guidelines on taking time off to vote

The U.S. Presidential and State General Election Day is Nov. 8. Vanderbilt supports its faculty and staff in their right to participate in the electoral process. If you are entitled to vote, the Hours of Work policy has guidelines on taking time off to do so.


Vanderbilt’s Wond’ry hosts grand opening

Vanderbilt’s new cross-disciplinary innovation space will host an open house on Nov. 9, which will feature virtual reality experiences and maker space demonstrations.


Daveed Diggs, Tony winner for ‘Hamilton,’ to speak at Vanderbilt Nov. 9

Preceding Diggs’ talk, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Writer-in-residence Alice Randall will participate in a roundtable discussion providing insight into Alexander Hamilton, the statesman’s—and “Hamilton,” the musical’s—influences on contemporary American politics.


New system launching for course and teaching evaluations

Following a multi-committee review process that included both faculty and student representation, students in the four undergraduate schools, the Graduate School and Vanderbilt Divinity School will utilize a new software system to complete their end-of-semester course and teaching evaluations beginning Dec. 2.


‘What’s Risk Got to Do With It’ set for Nov. 8

The Office of Risk and Insurance Management will host a question-and-answer session Nov. 8. Enjoy light refreshments and door prizes in honor of National Risk Management Week, Nov. 7-11


‘A Shayna Maidel’ explores impact of Holocaust on family

VUTheatre, in partnership with the Holocaust Lecture Series,will perform the emotional drama “A Shayna Maidel” for two weekends, Nov. 4 – 12, at Neely Auditorium.


Goldberg Lecture to explore influence of African American mural painter

Hale Woodruff, an African American painter who worked to reinvent abstraction into a more pluralistic cultural practice, will be the focus of the Nov. 10 Goldberg Lecture by John Ott.


Guatemalan performance artist premieres new work at Vanderbilt Stadium Nov. 12

Regina Jose Galindo has invited Nashville’s Latino community to participate in the creation of ‘Comunidad,’ which will celebrate the spirit of mutual support that pervades the immigrant community.


Take care in dim-light driving as time change brings darkness to evening commute

With the end of daylight saving time, ophthalmologists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to focus on a real issue—dim-light driving situations that can endanger drivers and pedestrians.


Watch Video

VU Inside: Giving surgical robots a human touch

Bioengineer Nabil Simaan is taking robotic surgical tools to the next level by making them incredibly flexible and situationally aware.


Take Note

» First graders needed for longitudinal reading study

» WOW Nov. 9: ‘Water and Food Security in Sri Lanka and the United States’

» ‘Room for Improvement in the U.S. Economy’ topic of Steine Lecture Nov. 14

» Get discounted tickets to Vandy–Ole Miss game Nov. 19

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

HR News

» Hold the Stuffing challenge begins Nov. 9

» Learn to make the most out of Social Security at Fidelity luncheon in November

» Life Phase Series: Celebrating Native American heritage

» ‘Caring for the Caregiver’ Nov. 16

» Vandy Cooks Nov. 18: ‘Simple and Healthy Meals in a Snap’

» Addressing cancer: Resources for employees and supervisors

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 7
Commodore Award nominations

Nov. 7 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Nov. 8 — 7:30 a.m.
Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast

Nov. 8 — Noon
Supreme Court (P)Review: Panel discussion on recent and upcoming cases

Nov. 9 — 1:10 p.m.
The Baudelairean Aesthetics of Vincent van Gogh's Patch of Grass

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