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25 new endowed faculty chairs will support Academic Strategic Plan

Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university’s long-range vision to advance teaching and research.


Psychology professor honored with annual Chancellor’s Cup

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has awarded psychology professor Craig A. Smith with the 2016 Chancellor’s Cup.


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

Preceding Diggs’ Nov. 9 talk, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Writer-in-residence Alice Randall will participate in a roundtable discussion providing insight into Alexander Hamilton’s influence on contemporary American politics.


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.


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How a scholarship made Vanderbilt a home

William Bell represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by Opportunity Vanderbilt.


SkyVU to launch roadshow series focused on business process changes

The SkyVU project team is launching a new series of roadshows called SkyVU Flight Check-Ins: Business Process Changes. Subject-matter experts will dive deeper into upcoming changes.


Segregation issues linger 50 years after Coleman Report

Vanderbilt hosted a panel discussion Oct. 27 to mark 50 years since the passage of the Equality of Educational Opportunity study, popularly known as the Coleman Report.


Kachnic elected president of the American Board of Radiology

Lisa Kachnic, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Radiation Oncology, has been elected president of the American Board of Radiology.


Vanderbilt’s Episcopal chaplain named CNN Heroes finalist

The Rev. Becca Stevens, Vanderbilt University’s Episcopal chaplain and the founder of the Magdalene residential communities, is among the 10 CNN Heroes finalists for 2016.


‘Vocations in Racial Justice’ topic of community breakfast

A Vanderbilt initiative to develop a model curriculum for social justice work will be the focus of a Nov. 8 Divinity School community breakfast.


‘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. Come and enjoy light refreshments and door prizes in honor of National Risk Management Week, Nov. 7-11


Retirement plan voluntary contribution limits remain the same in 2017

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service reviews the limits for retirement plan contributions and makes necessary adjustments to reflect price and wage inflation. For the 2017 calendar year, the voluntary limits will remain the same.


Vanderbilt sleep experts offer tips to adjust to this weekend’s time change

When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, we set clocks back one hour and essentially gain an extra hour of sleep—but that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness.


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.


Early voting ends today

Early voting for the Nov. 8 presidential and Tennessee general elections will be available at 12 locations across Davidson County through Thursday, Nov. 3. Early voting is easy and convenient and can help you avoid the long lines on Election Day.


Commodore Giving allows fans to donate game tickets to local youth

The Vanderbilt athletic department has announced a new initiative in time for the holiday season. The Commodore Giving program encourages fans to purchase tickets to a game that in turn will be donated to children throughout the community.


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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

» Workshop: Can there be common ground in Palestine–Israel?

» CRP: ‘Parent-Based Sleep Education in Autism’ Nov. 4

» 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

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

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Nov. 3 — 10 a.m.
One Owen Creativity Carnival

Nov. 3 — Noon
On the Nature of Judicial Decision Making: A Conversation with U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey

Nov. 3 — 4 p.m.
Dean's Diversity Lecture: Rochelle Gutierrez

Nov. 3 — 5 p.m.
Creative Enterprise in Nashville

Nov. 4 — 7 p.m.
Meet the Astronomer: Dr. Jedidah Isler presents Blazars, Nature's Particle Accelerators

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