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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann to Vanderbilt Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond’ry and a Q&A session with students and faculty.


Two working groups appointed to analyze new faculty survey data

Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor George C. Hill have appointed a new faculty working group charged with analyzing and assessing the results of a faculty survey conducted last spring. The provost also has appointed a second working group charged with providing insights for each of the deans and their faculty.


Expanding the Landscape: Graduate School refocuses on inclusion, more holistic approach

When Vanderbilt’s Graduate School relocated to Alumni Hall earlier this year, it was more than just a routine move from one office space to another. In a broader sense, it also represented a shift in philosophy—away from the more traditional notion of graduate education and toward a more holistic approach that better equips students for today’s fast-changing and heavily interconnected world.


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

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


New faculty: Sharece Thrower examines how U.S. presidents exercise, expand power

There’s one thing we already know about the chief executive who will follow President Obama into the White House, according to Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt’s newest presidential scholar. “With every president, there’s been an accumulation of a little bit more power,” she said.


New faculty: Jose Sibaja brings performance experience, trumpet fundamentals to Blair

Jose Sibaja is a versatile performer in demand for his ability to teach and play trumpet in a variety of styles—classical, Latin, jazz and pop. “I like quality music, and quality music comes in a lot of different flavors,” he said.


Vanderbilt excavation begins to shed more light on the lives of early Peruvians

Findings from archaeologist Tom Dillehay’s dig at Huaca Prieta and Paredones include the world’s earliest known use of indigo dye.


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 Oct. 10

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 Oct. 10

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


Vanderbilt IT launches cybersecurity awareness campaign

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt IT is launching its second annual campaign to make the Vanderbilt community aware of various security issues.


Flulapalooza is next week

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s annual influenza vaccination event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in a large tent erected between Light Hall and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.


Early voting begins Oct. 19; register to vote by Oct. 11

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.


Rooted Community Health wins football ‘Greenest Group on Campus’ award

Rooted Community Health has been named winner of the 2016 Vanderbilt Football Sustainability Competition.


2016 Commodore Award nominations now open

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor.


Reminder: Benefits eligibility for same-sex domestic partners ends Dec. 31

HR wants to remind employees of adjustments to our benefits program eligibility.


More than 500 registered caregivers available through Vanderbilt Sitter Service

The next time you need help looking after your two- or four-legged loved ones, make the Vanderbilt Sitter Service directory your first stop.


Vanderbilt internship program most comprehensive in college athletics

For the past two summers, the Vanderbilt athletic department has placed student-athletes with employers in Nashville for unpaid internships that run for at least 20 hours a week. The goal? To provide work and internship experience usually reserved for students who are not varsity athletes.


Williams to be celebrated as SEC Legend

Chris Williams, one of the finest offensive linemen in modern Commodore history, will be celebrated as Vanderbilt’s Southeastern Conference Legend this December.


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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.


Take Note

» CRP presents: Siloam Community Health Outreach Program Oct. 7

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

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

» Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza 6

» Get discount on ‘Book of Mormon,’ ‘A Christmas Story’ at TPAC

HR News

» Coping with the psychological effects of recent violence in the news

» VRWC offers private swim lessons

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

» Changes to Open Enrollment elections allowed Oct. 17-31

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Trending to plant-based’

» VRWC to host Zumba Halloween Bash

Research News @Vanderbilt


Oct. 6 — 4 p.m.
Michael Berkowitz: But is it art? Jews, photography and photojournalism in Britain, 1860-2016

Oct. 6 — 7 p.m.
Master class: Pridonoff Duo

Oct. 6 — 7 p.m.
Terri Witek reading

Oct. 6 — 8 p.m.
Blair Big Band

Oct. 7 — Noon
'Tires, Tykes and the First Amendment,' a talk by VLS alumnus Will Marks

Oct. 7 — 8 p.m.
Signature Series: The Blakemore Trio

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