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FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus

Vanderbilt University’s land use plan has been dubbed FutureVU and is entering its second year with a full slate of activities and a new faculty advisory committee.


Chancellor commends ROTC cadets for focus on ‘something bigger’

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos addressed Army ROTC cadets gathered Sept. 27 for a leadership symposium, at which alumni Sandra Cochran and Maj. Gen. Stephen L. Jones also were recognized.


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.


Celebration honors nine endowed chair recipients

Nine faculty members who hold endowed chairs were honored and donors were thanked during a festive celebration Sept. 26 at the Student Life Center.


Search committee named for vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion

Provost Susan R. Wente has charged a search committee comprising students and faculty from a range of disciplines to identify the university’s first vice provost for equity, diversity and inclusion.


Center for Research on Men’s Health opens at Vanderbilt

Work has begun at a new universitywide research center with a two-pronged mission to promote men’s health and reduce health disparities.


‘Pre-Flight’ course for startups offered to Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff

Think you’ve got an idea that could become the next Facebook or Google, but you’re not sure how to get it off the ground? Turning ideas into action is the aim of a new seven-week Pre-Flight course developed by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center and offered in partnership with Vanderbilt’s Center for Technology Transfer & Commercialization and the Wond’ry.


Vanderbilt astrophysicist makes ‘The Root’s’ 100 List of Black Influencers

Vanderbilt astrophysicist Jedidah Isler has joined Beyoncé, LeBron James and Serena Williams as a member of The Root’s 100 List of Black Influencers.


Find out Oct. 6 how Clinton and Trump are faring in Tennessee

A new Vanderbilt Poll will be released Oct. 6 to show how the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is shaping up in Tennessee.


Expanded vision for Arts and Science’s Classical and Mediterranean Studies

The new Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies expands the scope of a venerable academic department by building on faculty strengths across disciplines.


Professor, Paralympian chosen to evaluate Reeve Foundation’s Paralysis Resource Center

Vanderbilt’s Anjali Forber-Pratt has been awarded a grant to evaluate and bolster spinal cord injury resources.



Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.


Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available after Sept. 30

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to universitywide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and criminal statistics.


All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment begins at 8 a.m. on Oct. 17 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31. Elections are effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2017, unless you have a qualifying event, like getting married or having a baby.


Activist, singer Monica Raye Simpson to lead Vanderbilt Divinity workshop

Monica Raye Simpson, executive director of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, will hold a public conversation and workshop at Vanderbilt Divinity School Sept. 29.


Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture is Oct. 11

Dr. Kevin B. Johnson will deliver the 15th annual Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event will begin at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.


Flulapalooza mass vaccination event quickly approaching

Flulapalooza is only a couple of weeks away and the deadline to submit an exemption request from receiving the influenza vaccine is quickly approaching.


Watch Coach Mason, players discuss upcoming Florida game

Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason and four members of the football team — defensive lineman Torey Agee, linebacker Oren Burks, wide receiver C.J. Duncan and quarterback Kyle Shurmur — spoke to local reporters Tuesday at Vanderbilt’s regular weekly press conference held on campus.


University Service Award Celebration moved to Jan. 18

To more inclusively celebrate all employees with significant service anniversaries in 2016, Vanderbilt University’s annual Service Award Celebration is moving from late September to Jan. 18, 2017.


Take Note

» Women’s Center Work-Life Workshops: ‘Building Stress Resilience’ Sept. 29

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

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum set for Oct. 14

» Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza 6

» Registration open for SPARK autism study

HR News

» Get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment

» De-stress with Yoga on the Lawn Oct. 13

» Register for Health Plus pumpkin carving competition

» It’s fun and easy to check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

» Complete Go for the Gold Step 2, earn additional $60

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 30 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Sept. 30 — 8 p.m.
VU Theatre presents OTHELLO by William Shakespeare

Oct. 1 — 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Ji Hye Jung

Oct. 2 — 3 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Peter Kolkay with Alexandra Nguyen

Oct. 2 — 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Jeremy Wilson

Oct. 3 — 5:30 p.m.
A public conversation about Racial Equity in Arts Leadership with Maria Rosario Jackson

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