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Nine from Vanderbilt receive SEC faculty travel grants for 2016-17

Now in its fifth year, the SEC Faculty Travel Program provides support for selected Southeastern Conference faculty members to collaborate with colleagues at other SEC member institutions.


Flulapalooza mass vaccination event is tomorrow

Flulapalooza 6 will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, and will offer staff, students and volunteers free flu shots. The event will take place in a large tent erected between Light Hall and Veteran’s Administration Hospital from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Trump has sizable and stable lead in Tennessee: Vanderbilt Poll

Tennessee voters will pick Donald Trump to be the next president on Election Day, according to the new Vanderbilt Poll.


Vanderbilt faculty invited to forum today to learn about several funding opportunities

Faculty are invited to attend a second forum Oct. 10 to learn more about the 2016-17 application processes for different internal funding programs.


Basic science, extraordinary impact

The discoveries that can change the course of human health forever often begin in the tiniest places: in molecules and cells, at the most fundamental intersection of physics, chemistry and biology. Understanding how these cellular and molecular processes work is the focus of basic biomedical research at Vanderbilt.


Madhur lands NIH New Innovator Award

Meena Madhur, assistant professor of medicine, has received an NIH New Innovator Award, which is designed to support exceptionally creative, early-career investigators who propose innovative, high-impact projects.


New faculty: Megan Lawrence helps companies improve their organizational practices

By understanding the systematic ways in which practices differ from one organization to another, new Assistant Professor of Strategic Management Megan Lawrence hopes her research will help companies learn to adapt and renew themselves as they look for long-term success in changing markets.


New faculty: Duane Watson studies the cognitive processes of communication

The next time you find yourself stumbling through a presentation or public speaking engagement, take heart. The most polished speakers are not necessarily the most effective ones, says Duane Watson, a new associate professor of psychology and human development at Peabody College.


Lawson Lecture, Vanderbilt Poll featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

The Associated Press covered the visit to campus of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard for a luncheon at the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center in conjunction with The Ingram Commons’ James Lawson Lecture. And results of the new Vanderbilt Poll, detailing how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton currently fare in Tennessee in the presidential race, dominated local news toward the end of the week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Oct. 3.


Vanderbilt panel: ‘The Limits of Free Speech?’

John M. Seigenthaler will moderate a panel discussion titled “The Limits of Free Speech?” Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Central Library’s Community Room.


‘Women and Politics’ series to feature Mayor Barry today

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will sponsor a “Women in Politics” lecture series during October and early November. The series kicks off Monday, Oct. 10, with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry discussing “Women, Politics and Progress in 2016.”


Construction to reduce Highland Avenue to one lane beginning today

Construction near the Engineering and Science Building will close part of Highland Avenue beginning Monday, Oct. 10.


Johnson set to deliver annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture tomorrow

Kevin Johnson, senior vice president for health information technology, will be the keynote speaker at the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr. Lecture.


Scholarships available to STEM students who want to teach

Undergraduate students majoring in science, math or engineering have the opportunity to make a difference in high-needs secondary schools while earning teaching licensure and a master’s degree.


Vanderbilt couples have options for health coverage

If both you and your spouse work at Vanderbilt University, you have options when choosing your benefits during Open Enrollment.


Don’t forget to power down before fall break

Vanderbilt community members who are going to be away from their residence hall, office or home for an extended period of time over fall break should remember to power down before they leave. Doing so is a great way to reduce energy consumption and its impact on the environment.


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

If you’re nearing retirement, R.S.V.P. today to attend a special luncheon session for Vanderbilt University employees to learn about Social Security and how it can fit into your retirement plan.


Earn wellness credit up to $240 for completing Go for the Gold

Faculty and staff members who complete Go for the Gold by Oct. 31 can earn a wellness credit of up to $240 toward their 2017 Vanderbilt Health Plan benefits.


Early voting begins Oct. 19; deadline to register to vote is tomorrow

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 don’t wait until Election Day.


‘Commodore Insider Podcast’: Chris Marve discusses his VU career

Vanderbilt linebackers coach Chris Marve, BS’11, joins this week’s ‘Commodore Insider Podcast’ to discuss his Commodore career and what it’s like to coach defense under Derek Mason.


Take Note

» ‘World on Wednesdays’ series examines impact of racist societies Oct. 12

» 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

» Celebrate LGBTQI+ History Month with full slate of events in October

» My Southern Health: Facts you need to know about anxiety in children

HR News

» 2016 Commodore Award nominations now open

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

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Trending to plant-based’

» Register for Health Plus pumpkin carving competition

» VRWC to host Zumba Halloween Bash

» VRWC offers private swim lessons

» More than 500 registered caregivers available through Vanderbilt Sitter Service

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 10 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Oct. 11 — Noon
Food for Thought with The Frist

Oct. 14 — 7:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Telescope Night

Oct. 15 — 8 a.m.
2016 American Heart Association Nashville Heart Walk

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