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‘NYT’ columnist Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 22

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.”


Chancellor, Army ROTC will host Leadership Symposium, centennial celebration Sept. 27

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and the Vanderbilt University Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will host a Leadership Symposium and a celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the national ROTC program on Tuesday, Sept. 27.


Vanderbilt to host events observing Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 16

A discussion of America’s future and a campus read-a-thon of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are among the Vanderbilt events that will observe Constitution Day.


Mayor speaks to Owen, public policy students

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with Vanderbilt students at a pair of recent campus events.


September issue of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion newsletter now available

Read the September 2016 issue of “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Matter,” the official newsletter of the EDI office. In this edition: Suicide risk—does talking about it matter? and “The riptide set me free.”


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion welcome reception is today

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a welcome reception to celebrate the new academic year on Thursday, Sept. 8. All Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.


Nominations sought for Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards

Nominations are being sought for the Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Student Awards, presented annually to at least one graduate student and one medical student associated with Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who have made outstanding contributions to the institution by fostering a more diverse environment.


Latinist and church history scholar dies

Jane Hepburn Barr, a beloved teacher at Vanderbilt Divinity School who taught popular seminars on women and church in society, died Aug. 7. She was 89.


New gift bolsters entrepreneurship at Owen Graduate School of Management

Alumni Jack Long Jr. and Carolyn Adams Long commit $1.5 million for programming aimed at helping students launch new companies.


Legislators encourage nursing students to share real-life impact of health care issues

Be involved, be personal and be succinct. That’s what two Tennessee lawmakers told doctoral nursing students interested in health care policy.


VUToday: Williams, Hetherington among weekly roundup of VU stories in the news

Vice Chancellor David Williams is quoted in a “New York Times” article about college football, and Professor Marc Hetherington discusses authoritarianism in a “Christian Science Monitor” article about the rise of the “alt-right” movement in politics. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Aug. 29.


Arts and Science faculty collaborate on Actors Bridge production

‘The Patron Saint of Losing Sleep,’ a play written by Diana Grisanti and directed by Associate Professor Leah Lowe, will open Sept. 9 in the Actors Bridge Studio.


VU Divinity School to host ‘American Epic’ print exhibition

An exhibition by master printmaker Jesse Shaw will open Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt Divinity School with a public gallery talk and reception from 4 to 6 p.m.


Flulapalooza mass vaccination event set for Oct. 11

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will once again be offering faculty, staff, students and volunteers free flu shots at the upcoming Flulapalooza mass vaccination event. In addition, Volunteers are needed for Flulapalooza 6.


September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and how to provide information on available community resources.


Join your colleagues and family members for annual Employee Tailgate Saturday

Vanderbilt employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate Saturday, Sept. 10, before the Commodores take on MTSU. The annual Employee Tailgate will feature food, games, a DJ and fun.


Blasting for new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college begins Monday

Construction crews working at the site of the university’s new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college will begin blasting at the location on Monday, Sept. 12.


Take Note

» Learn about SkyVU updates on its blog

» Science of Song symposium set for Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

» Registration open for SPARK autism study

» Grant proposals sought for health-oriented community research partnerships

» Fall session of Blair School’s Kindermusik now underway

» Get discount to ‘Noises Off,’ ‘Rent’ at TPAC

HR News

» Get smarter about your finances with upcoming Fidelity workshops

» Mental health awareness topic of Vandy Walks Sept. 15

» Babies and You: ‘Benefits decisions during pregnancy’ Sept. 15

» Vandy Cooks: Fall into healthy game day eating

» Walking Wednesdays begins Sept. 28

» Complete all three steps of Go for the Gold

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 8 — 11:30 a.m.
Muhammad Ali retrospective

Sept. 14 — 5:30 p.m.
Chancellor's Lecture Series featuring Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson

Sept. 15 — 8 p.m.
Guest artists: Evan Jones, baritone, with Douglas Fisher, piano

Sept. 18 — 5 p.m.
National Green Dot Day of Action bystander intervention training

Sept. 19 — Noon
2016 VKC Science Day

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