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Zeppos appointed to Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been appointed to the Knight Commission, a national organization dedicated to promoting a reform agenda that emphasizes the educational mission of college sports.


Chancellor’s Town Hall discussing campus, Nashville transportation is tomorrow

The future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus and in the larger Nashville community will be the focus of a town hall discussion hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Oct. 28.


Henderson, Krauthammer to join Zeppos, Meacham for post-election talk Nov. 15

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host CNN’s Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham for a discussion Nov. 15 exploring the 2016 presidential election.


New Faculty Development and Diversity website, mentoring program launched

The Provost’s Office of Academic and Faculty Affairs has launched a new website and a new mentoring program to support faculty development and diversity.


SkyVU steering committee provides update on initiative to upgrade, improve university systems

More than 350 faculty and staff participated in a town hall meeting Oct. 25 to learn more about SkyVU, the new cloud-based Oracle solution that will provide support for many of the university’s financial, administrative and research support systems effective July 1, 2017.


Corker addresses undergraduate, professional students during Vanderbilt visit

Sen. Bob Corker addressed students and faculty from Vanderbilt Law School and the Owen Graduate School of Management as well as students in an undergraduate political science class during his visit to campus Oct. 25.


Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair sees record attendance, presentations

With more than 140 poster presentations, the fair experienced a 40 percent increase in student presentations from the previous year. In addition, more than 330 Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and community members were in attendance.


Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Open Enrollment, your annual opportunity to choose or update the benefit options that best meet your and your family’s needs for 2017, ends Monday. Have you enrolled yet?


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.


Galloway receives Gagarin Award for contributions to radiation effects research

Distinguished Professor of Engineering Kenneth F. Galloway received the 2016 Yuri Gagarin Award at the 2016 RADECS conference in Bremen, Germany.



Read about the latest faculty awards and achievements.


New faculty: Mattias K. Polborn studies the economics of political polarization

New Professor of Economics Mattias K. Polborn is interested in how political institutions affect the “political equilibrium”—in particular, the competition between candidates in elections.


New faculty: Susanna Rudy is developing a national fellowship standard for ENPs

New Instructor in Nursing Susanna Rudy brings to Vanderbilt a wealth of experience. She’s a board-certified nurse practitioner in emergency, family and adult-gerontology acute care who earned a master’s degree in forensic science before earning master of science in nursing and doctor of nursing practice degrees, the latter two from Vanderbilt.


African American religious historian to give Harrod Lecture

Dennis Dickerson will focus on the impact of African American women who encountered Mohandas Gandhi during the struggle for civil rights when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 10.


Protect yourself from malicious or compromised websites

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT has launched its second-annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues and how to respond to each through a series of blog posts.


Missed Flulapalooza? Tomorrow’s Boo to the Flu is your second chance

Boo to the Flu offers faculty, staff and students another chance to get a free flu shot quickly and conveniently.


Celebrate Memorial Madness tomorrow

Celebrate the beginning of a new season—and a new era—for Commodore basketball at Memorial Madness on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in Memorial Gym.


Early voting underway now

Early voting for the Nov. 8 presidential and Tennessee general elections will be available at 12 locations across Davidson County from Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Thursday, Nov. 3. Early voting is easy and convenient, so avoid the long lines on Election Day.


Watch Video

Election 2016: Beyond the headlines

Vanderbilt professors John Geer, Efrén Pérez and Tracy Sharpley-Whiting discuss the 2016 presidential election.


Take Note

» ‘Spook Show’ exhibition open at Ingram Art Center

» Road closure to affect Garland Avenue Oct. 27–Nov. 5

» Conte Center symposium: ‘Serotonin, Reward and the Addicted Brain’ Oct. 28

» Trick or treat with the Greeks and student-athletes Oct. 28

» Vanderbilt nursing and law students to staff free health fair for older adults Oct. 29

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Happy Hour’ Nov. 3

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

HR News

» Open Enrollment: Learn more from Mr. C

» Need help with Open Enrollment? Here are some tips

» How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

» Don’t get fooled by fake Open Enrollment emails

» Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

» Vanderbilt couples have options for health coverage

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 27
Commodore Award nominations

Oct. 27 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Oct. 27 — Noon
Innocence Speaks

Oct. 27 — 7 p.m.
Ross Gay reading

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