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Eskind family makes $6 million gift to keep library on leading edge of health education innovation

A visionary $6 million gift to Vanderbilt from the Eskind family ensures that the Eskind Biomedical Library will support the next generation of scientists, physicians, students and patients.


Vanderbilt trustee emeritus and Dallas business leader dies

Thomas B. Walker Jr., a Vanderbilt alumnus, trustee emeritus, and generous supporter of the university’s strategic growth, died Oct. 11 at his Dallas home from congestive heart failure.


October issue of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion newsletter now available

Read the October 2016 issue of “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter,” the official newsletter of the EDI office.


Open Enrollment starts today: Learn more about it from Mr. C

Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. today and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31.


Need help with Open Enrollment? Here are some tips

Lots of help with Open Enrollment is available to you. Mr. C shares some tips to get you started.


How to handle different Open Enrollment periods

If you have a spouse who works for another employer that also offers benefits, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, you should carefully consider the option that works best for your family.


Nine questions with Katharine Brooks

Katharine S. Brooks, a nationally recognized expert with more than 25 years of experience specializing in the career needs of college students and alumni, joined Vanderbilt in June as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Career Center.


Nichols Humanitarian Fund celebrates 10th anniversary Thursday

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.


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning offers grant opportunities

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning is offering grant opportunities this fall to faculty and staff in the form of its MacroGrants program, as well as Micro Grants. The MacroGrant deadline is Nov. 4, while Micro Grant submissions are ongoing and reviewed on the 15th of every month.


New faculty: Nicole Joseph teaches math and advocates for educational opportunity

Nicole Joseph, a new assistant professor of mathematics education at Peabody College, has made understanding racial minorities’ experiences in mathematics and advocating for their educational needs her life’s mission.


New faculty: David Sweatt studies how brain chemistry affects learning and memory

Homecoming came early this year for Vanderbilt alumnus David Sweatt, who joined the faculty as chair of Pharmacology this summer, 30 years after receiving his Ph.D. from the department he now leads.


Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break named national Program of the Year

Vanderbilt’s Alternative Spring Break program has been named the national Program of the Year for 2016 by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assistance and the connection of campuses and communities.


VUToday: Spider virus, Hurricane Matthew featured in weekly roundup of VU news stories

The discovery by Vanderbilt scientists of a virus carrying the DNA of black widow spider toxin was featured in ‘The Washington Post,’ while ‘Bloomberg’ highlighted research by political scientist Larry Bartels in examining the impact Hurricane Matthew might have on the presidential election. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 10.


Early voting begins Wednesday

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 and can help you avoid long lines on Election Day.


No Vanderbilt Robotics team? Six sophomores step up, invite all majors

Starting in spring 2017, following a semester of skill-building workshops, Vanderbilt Robotics will be looking to compete. More than 50 students from across the campus and virtually every undergraduate school and college have signed up as members through the Anchor Link student organizations site.


‘Commodore Insider Podcast’: Soccer coach Darren Ambrose shares his team philosophy

Vanderbilt women’s soccer coach Darren Ambrose sits down with the ‘Commodore Insider Podcast’ to discuss the final stretch of the regular season and his philosophy for building a program.


Take Note

» SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery off campus

» MIT’s Gibbons gives Economics’ McGee Public Policy Lecture Oct. 18

» Babies and You: ‘Choosing a Pediatrician’ Oct. 20

» Melanie Ohi presents ‘Frontiers in Biochemistry’ seminar Oct. 21

» 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

HR News

» Wear pink, visit expo Oct. 17 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Trending to plant-based’

» Don’t get fooled by fake Open Enrollment emails

» Save money by enrolling in FSAs during Open Enrollment

» 2016 Commodore Award nominations now open

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

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 17 — Noon
A Colossal, Miserable, Disgusting Failure: The Legal Implications of the 2016 Election

Oct. 18 — 3 p.m.
Daily Spectacle - Lecture by Nika Radic

Oct. 18 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

Oct. 19 — Noon
What to Expect When You Get Your First Academic Job

Oct. 19 — 1 p.m.
17th Annual Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Forum

Oct. 19 — 2 p.m.
Foam Fabrication Lego-Style: A Prototyping Workshop Open to All Experience Levels

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