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NYT’s Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Thursday

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.”


University budgeting system evolves to support strategic priorities

Vanderbilt University’s budgeting system is evolving to give its colleges and schools greater responsibility over their own budgets while maintaining strong central services.


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

Open Enrollment is right around the corner. Are you ready? Here are some “basics” to help you prepare.


Vanderbilt engineering and physics professors recipients of inaugual NSF INCLUDES award

The National Science Foundation has issued its first-ever awards for the NSF INCLUDES program, a comprehensive initiative to enhance U.S. leadership in science and engineering by broadening participation in STEM fields. Principal investigator Maithilee Kunda and co-P.I. Kelly Holley-Bockelmann are among the recipients.


Divinity School makes list of ‘Seminaries that Change the World’

Vanderbilt Divinity School is included on a short list of “Seminaries that Change the World” for its programs and opportunities for students to engage in social justice and service work.


Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

September is National Preparedness Month—a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.


‘U.S. News’ rankings, Schaffner featured in weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Vanderbilt remained No. 15 in the latest “U.S. News” list of top universities in the nation, and Professor William Schaffner discussed the presidential candidates’ health with the Associated Press. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Sept. 12.


Desire for change key to 2016 presidential race, panelists say

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham and political journalists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson discussed the current, most unusual election cycle before a near-capacity crowd in Langford Auditorium Sept. 14.


New rules for science researchers will mark an overdue ethics update

New ethical rules for scientists who do experiments involving human beings are about to kick in. It’s the first update in more than 40 years.


Symposium explores using music to improve social skills, ease PTSD

The Science of Song symposium explored the use of music and singing to help people with developmental disabilities such as autism improve their social skills, and others with post-traumatic stress disorder recover from the traumatic events they’ve experienced.


Mexico’s consul general visits Vanderbilt

Consul General Francisco Javier Diaz de Leon visited Vanderbilt Sept. 12 and 13 to explore future educational and cultural exchanges between universities in Tennessee and Mexico.


Researchers, patients, community members gather to advance engagement in research

The recent Advancing the Science of Community Engaged Research Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College, offered both researchers and community stakeholders a forum to rapidly disseminate community engaged research evidence and gain practical knowledge to implement new programs and enhance existing ones.


Portion of 24th Avenue South to close beginning Monday

A project to install a new gas turbine at Vanderbilt’s co-generation power plant will close a portion of 24th Avenue South adjacent to the power plant beginning Monday, Sept. 19.


Vanderbilt–Tennessee game tickets now available

Fans can now purchase individual tickets to the Vanderbilt–Tennessee football game, set for Nov. 26 at Vanderbilt Stadium.


Take Note

» Hidden factors to achievement gap topic of Peabody talk Sept. 21

» New session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Sept. 21

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

» Volunteers needed for Flulapalooza 6

» Learn about SkyVU updates on its blog

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Fall into healthy game day eating Sept. 21

» Walking Wednesdays begins Sept. 28

» Get smarter about your finances with upcoming Fidelity workshops

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

» Know the facts about ovarian cancer

» Complete Step 1 of Go for the Gold

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 19 — Noon
2016 VKC Science Day

Sept. 19 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

Sept. 20 — 7 p.m.
39th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series

Sept. 22 — Noon
A Romp Through Restructuring: Energy Law's Long and Winding Road

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

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