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Americans’ deep social isolation factor in 2016 presidential election, Brooks says

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “the wrong answer to the right question,” said “New York Times” columnist David Brooks in his appearance at the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series Sept. 22.


New working group to define university’s global strategy

Developing an international strategy to support and promote faculty research, scholarship and creative expression is the charge of a new working group appointed by Provost Susan R. Wente.


Study about how lying varies with age receives Ig Nobel Prize

Professor of Psychology Gordon Logan is co-author of a paper on deception and lying that has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for psychology.


Sandoz recognized by debate community

Vanderbilt’s debate team guru, M.L. Sandoz, has been honored for encouraging public debate by students of all ages.


Zeppos, Zechmeister featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos is quoted in a “Nonprofit Quarterly” article that mentions Vanderbilt’s decision to change the name of Confederate Memorial Hall. And following the recent bombings in the New York City area, several news outlets, including “The Washington Post,” referenced political science professor Elizabeth Zechmeister’s research about how terror threats impact public opinion.


Open Enrollment elections take effect Jan. 1, 2017

As you think about your and your family’s needs over the coming year, consider that the elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective for all of 2017. Also, get your VUnetID and password ready for Open Enrollment.


Personal preparedness – why prepare?

Disasters, both natural and manmade, affect hundreds of thousands of people each year. Learn what to do before disaster strikes.


Vanderbilt Athletics debuts ‘Commodore Insider’ podcast with Coach Bryce Drew

In the inaugural episode of the “Commodore Insider” podcast, head men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew sits down with VUCommodores.com to discuss his transition to West End, what he learned from his NBA career, and what fans can expect from Vanderbilt basketball in the future.


Award recognizes excellence in children’s books that portray Latin American culture

The Center for Latin American Studies co-coordinates the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs’ Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.


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

» WOW Sept. 28: ‘Unraveling Reconciliation Politics in Sarajevo’

» ‘A Prescription for Healing: Lessons Learned from the Dallas Tragedy’ Sept. 28

» Dance Marathon kickoff event rescheduled for Sept. 28

» Get discount on tickets to World Music Night at the Ryman

» Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance discussion addresses race and health equity

HR News

» Elder Care Fair brings resources to campus Sept. 28

» Get smarter about your finances with upcoming Fidelity workshops

» 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. 26 — 11 a.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

Sept. 27 — 3:30 p.m.
ROTC Leadership Symposium and centennial celebration

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

Oct. 1 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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