Having trouble viewing this email?
View as a webpage.


Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.


Chancellor’s Town Hall discussing campus, Nashville transportation set for Friday

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.


Future of graduate and professional student housing focus of chancellor’s working group

Developing housing options for graduate and professional students that extend learning and collaboration beyond the classroom and laboratory is the aim of a working group appointed by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.


Vanderbilt to host annual Residential College Symposium

Vanderbilt University will host faculty, students and academic affairs professionals from more than 30 peer institutions for the third annual Residential College Symposium, to be held at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Oct. 27-29.


SkyVU Town Hall is tomorrow

Come to the SkyVU Town Hall at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Student Life Center’s Board of Trust Room. The first 50 attendees will receive a SkyVU giveaway.


Open Enrollment is underway; Health & Benefits Fair scheduled for Wednesday

If you need help enrolling or don’t have access to a computer, you have three options: stop by the Health & Benefits Fair, attend the final enrollment lab, or visit Human Resources on the 10th floor of the Baker Building.


Students invited to participate in Healthy Minds Study

As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to enhancing its community members’ mental health and well-being, all undergraduate, graduate and professional students will be invited to participate in the Healthy Minds Study, a web-based survey designed to assess students’ mental health status, health behaviors and use of health services.


Spring 2017 University Courses to examine health policy, mass incarceration and mobile cloud computing

Enrollment opens Oct. 31 for three University Courses being offered this spring to tackle significant societal and technological issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.


D.C. seminar teaches VU students, postdocs about federal science policy, advocacy

On Oct. 13-14, 28 Vanderbilt undergraduates, Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars spent their fall break in Washington, D.C., participating in the third annual Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar.


VUToday: A ‘rigged’ election and new faculty featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

Political scientist Marc Hetherington helped calm voters’ fears about a “rigged” election in an NPR story, and five new African American faculty members at Vanderbilt were highlighted in ‘The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education.’ Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 17.


New faculty: Ronald Alvarez is advancing discoveries in gynecologic oncology

Ronald Alvarez, new professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chair of the department, is a leading expert in the field of clinical gene therapy for ovarian and cervical cancers.


New faculty: Suzana Herculano-Houzel examines the evolution of the brain

New Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel produced the first accurate count of the number of neurons in the human brain—86 billion, making it simply an enlarged primate brain.


Noted Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to give talk at Vanderbilt

Father Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, will give the keynote address Tuesday, Oct. 25, for Vanderbilt’s Holocaust Lecture Series.


Exploring education equity 50 years after Coleman

On Oct. 27, a panel of education experts will explore how policymakers, scholars and school leaders are still addressing the pressing questions and concerns raised by the “Equality of Educational Opportunity” study, popularly known as the Coleman Report.


Library talk: Is the democratic process working?

As Election Day approaches, members of the community are invited to discuss the future of democracy at the downtown Nashville Public Library.


Vanderbilt social entrepreneurs to compete in 2017 Hult Prize Challenge

Interdisciplinary teams of students will present their best social venture ideas to tackle the global problem of involuntary migration at the Hult Prize @ Vanderbilt competition Nov. 7.


Missed Flulapalooza? 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.


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.


Celebrate Memorial Madness Friday

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.


Watch Video

Election 2016: Beyond the headlines

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


Take Note

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

» ‘Eating Disorder Recovery: A Personal Story of Hope’ Oct. 24

» 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

» VRWC to host Zumba Halloween Bash

» Get scuba certified at the VRWC

» My Southern Health: Great ready for bronchiolitis season

HR News

» Addressing cancer: Resources for employees and supervisors

» 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. 24 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Oct. 24 — Noon
When Companies Cheat: The Volkswagen Diesel Engine Scandal and Contemporary Complex Litigation Around the World

Oct. 24 — 7 p.m.
Clarice Lispector Translated: A Conversation with Katrina Dodson, translator of The Complete Stories

Oct. 24 — 8 p.m.
Signature Series: Blair Brass Quintet

Oct. 25 — 2 p.m.
Justice Through Engagement workshops

Vanderbilt Classifieds

contact us
submit a story
submit a classified ad

myVU Preview provides top news and information each week for
faculty and staff of Vanderbilt University.