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Mental health and well-being focus of chancellor’s committee, new campuswide initiative

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has empaneled a committee to consider and make recommendations on how the university can further support holistic and inclusive approaches to supporting mental health and well-being.


Vanderbilt launches the Wond’ry at its new Innovation Pavilion

The Wond’ry is an innovation hub designed to foster trans-institutional collaboration among students, faculty and staff from all disciplines and backgrounds on Vanderbilt’s campus.


‘NYT’ columnist Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk today

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will be joined by “New York Times” op-ed columnist David Brooks and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Sept. 22 for a discussion titled “Decision 2016: A Look at America’s Future.”


Vanderbilt faculty invited to forums to learn about several funding opportunities

Faculty are invited to attend forums Sept. 30 and Oct. 10 to learn more about the 2016-17 application processes for different internal funding programs.


Vanderbilt among 26 healthiest U.S. colleges

Vanderbilt University appears on this list of the 26 healthiest colleges in the United States. The annual ranking looks at schools that go above and beyond to create an environment where students have access to not only healthy food, but also top-notch fitness facilities and robust medical and mental health services.


2016 Vanderbilt Divinity and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

A pastor who is a civic leader and a priest who has been a leader in higher education have been named the 2016 Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.


Exploring education equity 50 years after the Coleman Report

On Oct. 27, a panel of education experts will explore how policymakers, scholars and school leaders are still addressing the pressing questions and concerns raised by the “Equality of Educational Opportunity” study, popularly known as the Coleman Report.


New cohort of Humphrey Fellows to be welcomed Sept. 22

Vanderbilt’s newest cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows have arrived and will be officially welcomed on Thursday.


Free lunch event will address ‘Who can vote?’ and ‘Will my vote matter?’

Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to a special Election 2016 lunch program on Monday, Sept. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. at The Commons Center. Attendance and lunch are free, but you must register in advance.


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.


Tickets available for ‘Strong Inside: Storytelling, Music and Performance’ Sept. 24

Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to a performance event inspired by the 2016 Commons Reading “Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South.” The event will feature the book’s author, Andrew Maraniss, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman.


VU 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.


Important Box.com announcements for university users

Vanderbilt IT announces that two new changes are coming for Box.com users.


RTA bus, Music City Star train tickets on sale in new location

Beginning Sept. 26, tickets for RTA express buses and the Music City Star commuter train will be available for purchase over the counter at the Sarratt Student Center box office.


Elder Care Fair brings resources for caring for aging loved ones to campus Sept. 28

More than 15 vendors will be on campus Sept. 28 to share information and answer questions about resources and services for seniors and adult caregivers in our community.


Vanderbilt employees, families turn out by thousands for 2016 Tailgate

More than 3,000 employees, along with their families and friends, came out to celebrate at Vanderbilt’s annual Employee Tailgate Sept. 10.


Take Note

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

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

» 2016 Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 11

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 14

» Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza 6

HR News

» Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17–31

» Walking Wednesdays begins Sept. 28

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

» Get smarter about your finances with upcoming Fidelity workshops

» Fidelity one-on-one consultations now available at Baker Building

» Complete all three steps of Go for the Gold

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 22 — 4 p.m.
American Epic reception and opening

Sept. 22 — 7 p.m.
Danielle Evans reading

Sept. 23 — 5 p.m.
Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966-1970

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

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