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A message from Chancellor Zeppos about the 2016-17 academic year

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares important announcements about the 2016-17 academic year at Vanderbilt.


Fall Faculty Assembly is today

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver his bi-annual address and present several of the university’s highest honors to faculty beginning at 4:10 p.m. Thursday at the Student Life Center.


Inaugural Vanderbilt Community Profile provides snapshot of university demographics

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has released the university’s first Community Profile, providing a snapshot of the makeup of its faculty, staff and student populations.


Chancellor to officially open Center for Student Wellbeing Aug. 31

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will officially open Vanderbilt’s new Center for Student Wellbeing Wednesday, Aug. 31. The center is a further investment in student wellness resources, including those that address the needs of students of varying backgrounds.


Watch: First day of classes at the Engineering and Science Building

Vanderbilt’s newest classroom and research facility, the Engineering and Science Building, opened to students Aug. 24.


Reading, interactive technology gives students insight to African American athletics pioneer

Faculty and staff at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are kicking off the newly revised Vanderbilt Visions curriculum for first-year students with an interactive activity that will give students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus an opportunity to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace.


New webpage answers FAQs about research collaborations post-separation

A new Frequently Asked Questions page on the Sponsored Programs Administration website will help answer questions that faculty participating in trans-institutional research collaborations may have following the financial separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.


Louisiana flood relief drive set for Friday

Vanderbilt Athletics is partnering with Geaux Music Row on a relief drive to assist the victims of Louisiana’s recent flooding. The drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 26, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


New state gun law affects public institutions, not Vanderbilt

As a private institution, Vanderbilt’s prohibition of guns on campus remains in effect, despite a new Tennessee law effective July 1, 2016, that allows certain employees of state public colleges and universities to carry handguns while on the property of their employing college or university.


Kunda named to MIT’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ list

For her work in the software field, computer science professor Maithilee Kunda has been recognized as a visionary by the “MIT Technology Review’s” annual list of Innovators Under 35.


Social venture founded by Anthropology’s Fischer wins $15,000 prize

Mani+, a pediatric malnutrition therapy, is the result of years of interdisciplinary research by Vanderbilt anthropology, business, nursing, biological sciences and education students and professors.


Program helps Ph.D. students find non-academic careers

In 2013, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine received one of 10 grants from the National Institutes of Health called BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) to help train scientists for a variety of diverse careers.


Promotional products, food and fun at supplier fair Aug. 30

Vanderbilt University’s Trademark Licensing office and Procurement Services will host a supplier fair from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Student Life Center ballroom. Come meet 30 of Vanderbilt’s approved merchandise suppliers as they showcase a variety of products.


Welcome back reception for women faculty set for Aug. 31

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will host a reception for women faculty on Wednesday, Aug. 31.


Football opener will affect some automobile parking Sept. 1

The Vanderbilt football team opens its 2016 season on Thursday, Sept. 1, 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.


Science of Song symposium set for Sept. 12

Blair School of Music will host a one-day symposium Sept. 12 called “The Science of Song.”


My Southern Health: Take control of health care with patient portals

Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s secure online patient portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, is now even more accessible to patients with the launch of a new mobile app.


Watch Video

Vanderbilt Move-in 2016

Watch all of the fun and emotion as Vanderbilt University welcomes the Class of 2020 to The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.


Take Note

» Enjoy Vanderbilt night under the stars at Shakespeare in the Park

» Songs from the Heart concert set for Sept. 9

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

» Call for internal proposals: The National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

HR News

» Complete all three steps of Go for the Gold

» Vandy Cooks Aug. 26: Sushi and sashimi creations

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

» Walking Wednesdays begins Sept. 28

» Feedback on direct deposit of payroll

Research News @Vanderbilt


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

Sept. 3 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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

Sept. 8 — 10 a.m.
A Red Wheel Barrow exhibition closing today

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

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