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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 25

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. Aug. 25 at the Student Life Center.


New committee to provide ongoing recommendations regarding university policing

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the creation of the Community Oriented Result and Expectation (CORE) Committee—a group that primarily will comprise Vanderbilt University community members who will meet regularly to make recommendations to the university’s police department regarding safety and security on campus.


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

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.


Congressman Cooper honors Hamilton and Ramayya for superheavy element discovery

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper honored nuclear physicists Joe Hamilton and A.V. Ramayya Aug. 12 for their role in the discovery of the new superheavy element 117 that has been provisionally named Tennessine.


Engineering’s Greg Walker named ASME Fellow

Greg Walker has been selected to be a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for “exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.”


Peabody professor named Emerging Leader by Nashville Chamber

Michelle Reising Scobey, assistant professor of the practice and co-director of the M.Ed. clinical psychological assessment program at Peabody College, has been given an Emerging Leader award by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network of Nashville.


Eight engineering graduate students receive NSF research fellowships

Eight entering engineering graduate students have received research fellowships from the National Science Foundation, as did two Vanderbilt engineering undergraduate students who are pursuing their graduate studies elsewhere.


Action needed to correct name, SSN discrepancies

HR is contacting employees who the IRS has identified as having differences in their or their dependents’ information. If you are contacted, it’s imperative you act to correct this issue by Aug. 22.


VUToday: A weekly roundup of Vanderbilt stories in the news

University News and Communications publishes VUToday, a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Aug. 8. To subscribe to the daily VUToday newsletter, visit news.vanderbilt.edu/vutoday.


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.


From ‘EDI Matter’: A conversation with Divinity student Isaac Broune

Isaac Broune, a journalist for 17 years in his native Cote d’Ivoire, is a second-year student at Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he holds the Nathan and Morris Brandon Scholarship. Learn more about this outstanding international scholar.


Explore music through Blair adult classes

Blair School of Music offers adults private lessons in just about every instrument—strings, brass, piano, woodwinds, voice and folk instruments, including mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle. It’s never too late to start.


Use your Kroger card to support the Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund

Helping colleagues in need within the university community is easy when you use your Kroger Plus card to benefit the Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff Hardship Fund.


Watch Video

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 this development possible.


Take Note

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

» VUMC Program for LGBTI Health welcome reception is Aug. 17

» 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

» Feedback on direct deposit of payroll

Research News @Vanderbilt


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

Sept. 3 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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

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