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Chancellor, provost mark opening of Center for Student Wellbeing

A place to build community and well-being practices that lead to lifelong success is how university officials described the new Center for Student Wellbeing at its grand opening on Wednesday.


Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies

Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women’s rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.


Troxel named director of Vanderbilt University DIVE initiative

Associate Professor of the Practice of Civil and Environmental Engineering Lori A. Troxel will lead the creation and implementation of the Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) program, which has been selected as Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan.


August issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the August issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


Communications survey provides valuable feedback for MyVU

More than 800 faculty and staff responded to the survey about internal communications—specifically the MyVU suite of publications and HR communications. Overwhelmingly, respondents endorsed the MyVU twice-weekly e-newsletter.


Four alumni to join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2016

Wendell “Sonny” Rawls, Pat Nolan, Vanessa Beasley and Andrew Maraniss will be inducted into the Student Media Hall of Fame for having demonstrated leadership in student media and then distinguished themselves in careers that include journalist, political analyst, Vanderbilt dean and best-selling author.


Diverse degrees and opportunities draw new School of Nursing students

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has welcomed 478 new students from 45 states and three countries into its Master of Nursing Science, Doctor of Nurse Practice and Ph.D. degree programs.


AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 7

Vanderbilt will conduct a test of its AlertVU emergency notification system on Wednesday, Sept. 7. AlertVU sends emergency messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion welcome reception is Sept. 8

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.


Marine Corps Leadership Seminar is Sept. 9

The 39th Marine Corps Leadership Seminar, in conjunction with Marine Week Nashville, is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9, at the Owen Graduate School of Management. This event will expose students, faculty and staff to the leadership of the Marine Corps through ethical case studies, team building, panel discussions and lectures.


Vanderbilt University, Peabody student listed among those contributing to the public good

Vanderbilt University is ranked 22nd in the Best National Universities category in the 2016 “Washington Monthly” college rankings—up from No. 25 last year.


Today’s football opener will affect some automobile parking

The Vanderbilt football team opens its 2016 season Thursday with a nationally televised game against South Carolina. With the game being played on a workday, some adjustments to parking and traffic flow are necessary.



Read about the latest faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.


Selected portraits of Nashville’s creative community focus of Curb Center exhibition

The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy will host a public art exhibition inspired by a recent book on some of Nashville’s most innovative entrepreneurs.


Blasting for new Vanderbilt Barnard residential college begins Sept. 12

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.


Save the date: Flulapalooza is Oct. 11

Flulapalooza is a Vanderbilt University and Medical Center annual event providing flu vaccination to faculty, staff and students at no charge. This year’s Flulapalooza will be on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Get smarter about your finances with upcoming Fidelity workshops

Vanderbilt’s retirement plan administrator, Fidelity Investments, will offer two workshops for VU employees in September and October designed to help you more confidently manage your finances and plan for retirement.


Reminder: Labor Day time reporting

As a reminder, employees who do not work on Labor Day, Sept. 5, should report their time off as PTO. Vanderbilt University’s enhanced program, which separates holidays from PTO, takes effect Oct. 1.


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Sneak Peek: Alma mater re-mix 2016 PSA

Are you ready for some football and the Vanderbilt alma mater with a Nashville twist? Our 2016 public service announcement, featuring more than 100 students and the expertise of the Blair School of Music, will be part of the TV telecast as Vanderbilt hosts South Carolina Sept. 1.


Take Note

» Community Research Partners presents: TN Sickle Cell Disease Network Sept. 2

» Songs from the Heart concert set for Sept. 9

» Science of Song symposium will be Sept. 12 at Vanderbilt

» VKC Science Day set for Sept. 19; registration now open

» Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 14

HR News

» Join your colleagues and family members for annual Employee Tailgate Sept. 10

» Mental health awareness topic of Vandy Walks Sept. 15

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

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

» Complete all three steps of Go for the Gold

Research News @Vanderbilt


Sept. 2 — 7 p.m.
Faculty Recital: Allison Nyquist with Polly Brecht, Karen Clarke and Joshua Keller

Sept. 2 — 7 p.m.
Dr. Jonathan Bird: Where Have You Been? A Guided Tour of Your Cosmic Location History

Sept. 6 — 9 a.m.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory open house day

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

Sept. 9 — 8 p.m.
Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

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