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Zeppos tells Rotary Club that success of Vanderbilt and Nashville are entwined

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told civic leaders this week that the missions of Vanderbilt University – discovery, excellence and diversity — mirror those of Nashville, and the two institutions are each made stronger by that relationship.


Vice Chancellor Hill: Staff input needed at Diversity, Inclusion and Community town hall

Dr. George C. Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, encourages all university staff members to take part in the June 20 staff town hall meeting being organized by the chancellor’s Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee.


Per diem charges will be travel expense option starting July 1

Faculty and staff traveling on Vanderbilt University business after July 1 may opt to use a per diem rate to file expenses for meals.


English professor researches ‘tools’ of colorblind rhetoric

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.


Trueblood receives early career award from Psychonomic Society

Assistant Professor of Psychology Jennifer Trueblood is one of four young scientists who have made significant contributions to psychological science chosen by the Psychonomic Society to receive its 2016 Early Career Award.


SENSE Theatre Camp presents ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17-18

“The Year of the Ladybug” is the capstone performance of the SENSE Theatre Summer Camp for youths with autism spectrum disorders and peer actors. The performances are free, but space is limited.


University employees: Share feedback on 2016 employee picnic, enter to win prize

Vanderbilt University’s Employee Appreciation team wants you to “dish” on this year’s employee picnic.


Watch Video

Study gives new meaning to the term ‘bird brain’

The first study to systematically measure the number of neurons in the brains of birds has found that they have significantly more neurons packed into their small brains than are stuffed into mammalian and even primate brains of the same mass.


Take Note

» ‘Glenn Merchant: A Red Wheel Barrow’ at Space 204 through Sept. 8

» Annual Music, Mind and Society symposium is Sept. 12

» Portions of 24th Avenue South, Garland Avenue closed through mid-July

» Get discount on new Owen Executive Development Institute course ‘Making Strategic Decisions’

» Get free Beats headphones with purchase of eligible Mac or iPad

HR News

» Babies and You June 16: Postpartum care

» Vandy Walks June 16: ‘Architecture – Past and Present’

» Registration open for high-intensity interval training clinic at VRWC

» Vanderbilt families enjoyed music under the stars with the Nashville Symphony

» Fidelity offers financial tips for women in dealing with life’s curveballs

» Everything you need to manage your dental benefits—in your pocket

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 16 — 6 p.m.
Opera on the Mountain

June 25 — 8 p.m.
Bluebird on the Mountain concert at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

July 2 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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