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Vanderbilt to remove ‘Confederate’ inscription from residence hall

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Monday that the university will return a donation made 83 years ago so it can remove a controversial inscription from one of its residence halls. Read Chancellor Zeppos’ message to the Vanderbilt community regarding the Memorial Hall resolution.


Nwankwo named associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships

Associate Professor of English Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo has been named to the newly created position of associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today.


Dean of Students expanding diversity, social justice and identity services

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has approved a reorganization and expansion of the Office of the Dean of Students to better support Vanderbilt’s rapidly changing student body.


Faculty Senate elects leadership for 2016-17

The Faculty Senate, the representative and deliberative body of the Vanderbilt faculties, has elected its leadership for 2016-17.


New center will examine addiction at molecular level, develop treatments

Vanderbilt University researchers from diverse scientific disciplines are joining forces to help crack the stubborn mysteries of addiction through the new Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research.


Support first-year School of Medicine Ph.D. students through Simple Beginnings

Sponsor a lab coat for a new doctoral student in the biomedical sciences through the Simple Beginnings program.


Dyer Observatory event honors National Park Service legend Ed Bearss

Bearss, chief historian emeritus of the National Park Service and a Civil War expert, will attend a screening of a documentary about his life on Sunday, Aug. 21.


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Total number of neurons—not enlarged prefrontal region—hallmark of human brain

Research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel finds that human intelligence comes from the number of neurons in our brains—and it was the invention of cooking that made the development possible.


Take Note

» Welcome back reception for women faculty set for Aug. 31

» Explore music through Blair adult classes

» Get discount on tickets to Professional Bull Riding Series event Aug. 19-20

» VKC Science Day is Sept. 19; registration now open

» Save the date: 2016 Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Lecture set for Oct. 11

HR News

» Babies and You Aug. 18: Preparing for labor and birth

» Vandy Cooks Aug. 26: Sushi and sashimi creations

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

» Action needed to correct name, SSN discrepancies

» Feedback on direct deposit of payroll

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Aug. 18 — Noon
Vandy Walks - Athletics: Behind the Stands with Eric Jones

Aug. 25 — 4:10 p.m.
Fall 2016 Faculty Assembly

Sept. 3 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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