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Chancellor’s Town Hall discussing campus, Nashville transportation set for Oct. 28

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.


Vanderbilt University gets AAA bond rating from Fitch

Vanderbilt University’s bond rating has been upgraded to AAA—the highest level—by a leading credit agency.


SkyVU Town Hall scheduled for Oct. 25

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.


From ‘EDI Matter’: A Q&A with Vice Chancellor David Williams

Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion as well as integrating Commodore athletics into the Vanderbilt student life experience.


Open Enrollment has begun

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to choose or update the benefit options that best meet your and your family’s needs for 2017.


Emergency training exercise scheduled for Nov. 3

Vanderbilt’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, Fire and Workplace Safety will host representatives from across the university for an emergency table-top training exercise Nov. 3.


Vanderbilt physicists elected APS fellows

Two Vanderbilt physicists, Keivan Stassun and Kalman Varga, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.


Fleming, Hopkins named SEC Academic Leadership fellows

Two Vanderbilt University faculty have been named as SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows for 2016-17.


New faculty: Sara Mayeux studies criminal law and advocates for social justice

While the biggest legal questions are debated before the U.S. Supreme Court, new Assistant Professor of Law Sara Mayeux is more interested in what happens in less prestigious settings.


From ‘EDI Matter’: A conversation with Godfrey Dillard

Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace were the first two African American basketball players at Vanderbilt. The lifelong friends endured harsh discrimination on campus as they campaigned for equal rights and diversity. “They wanted to get rid of me because I represented what the future looked like,” Dillard said in a recent interview.


Nichols Humanitarian Fund celebrates 10th anniversary today

The Office of Active Citizenship and Service, in collaboration with The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, will celebrate the milestone and recognize founders Edward and Janice Nichols at the annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Oct. 20.


ESPN Senior Vice President Rosalyn Durant to give Crawford Lecture Oct. 23

Rosalyn Durant, senior vice president of college networks at ESPN, will deliver the university’s Frank Armstrong Crawford Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 23.


Vanderbilt to host ‘Women in Athletic Leadership’ roundtable Oct. 23

Vanderbilt Athletics will host a special roundtable discussion Oct. 23 featuring five influential women in collegiate and professional athletics.


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.


Music writer summit features biographers of Springsteen, Dylan and Elvis

A summit of three of the most prominent music writers in the country will take place at Vanderbilt Oct. 27.


Learn about Fort Negley’s role in the civil rights struggle

The story of African Americans who escaped from slavery during the Civil War and built Fort Negley will be told during an event co-sponsored by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.


Protect yourself from identity theft

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.


Bicentennial Oak lauded as Landmark Tree

Vanderbilt University’s Bicentennial Oak has been recognized as a Landmark Tree by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council.


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. Early voting is easy and convenient, so avoid the long lines on Election Day.


Big Sean, A$AP Ferg to play Memorial Gym Friday

The 15th Annual Commodore Quake will feature hip hop artists Big Sean and A$AP Ferg on Friday, Oct. 21, in Memorial Gym. Tickets for Vanderbilt faculty and staff members are $55 and available at the Sarratt Student Center box office or at the door the night of the event.


Cunningham, Sims earn SEC weekly honors

Vanderbilt linebacker Zach Cunningham and return specialist Darrius Sims were named Southeastern Conference Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week, respectively, in the aftermath of Vanderbilt’s 17-16 victory at Georgia last Saturday.


Get scuba certified at the VRWC

The Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center is offering scuba certification beginning Oct. 26. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.


Watch Video

Today’s self-taught typists almost as fast as touch – as long as they can see the keyboard

Sometimes you can’t improve on a classic method: Touch typing is still the fastest.


Take Note

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

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

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

» Kissam Kitchen now offering sushi lunch

» Vanderbilt-wide limited submission opportunity: Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program

» Vanderbilt-wide limited submission opportunity: Mallinckrodt Scholar Program

HR News

» Addressing cancer: Resources for employees and supervisors

» ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’ Oct. 20

» 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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 20 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Oct. 20 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture Series: John W. Kappler, Ph.D.

Oct. 20 — 8 p.m.
Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

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