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Chancellor shares thoughts on Orlando mass shooting; campus remembrance events planned

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts on Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando. Vanderbilt community members who wish to come together to remember the victims of the tragedy may do so at events held this week at the K.C. Potter Center and Benton Chapel.


Statement from Vice Chancellor George C. Hill on Orlando mass shooting

Read Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion George C. Hill’s statement on Sunday’s mass shooting event in Orlando.


Visiting board offers feedback on diversity efforts

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened the Visiting Advisory Board for Diversity and Equity on campus Friday. The group is charged with advising the chancellor-appointed Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee as it continues its work to create concrete recommendations for making Vanderbilt a more diverse and inclusive institution.


Bymaster named new associate vice chancellor for finance

Eric Bymaster has been named Vanderbilt University’s associate vice chancellor for finance following a national search, Vanderbilt CFO Brett Sweet announced Monday.


Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee seeks input at staff town hall

The Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee is seeking input from staff at a town hall meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, in Sarratt Cinema.


Jackson named 2016 Pew biomedical scholar

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry Lauren Parker Jackson as a member of its 2016 class of Pew biomedical scholars.


Nursing faculty named fellows by American College of Nurse-Midwives

The American College of Nurse-Midwives has inducted Associate Professor Sharon L. Holley and Instructor of Nursing Tonia L. Moore-Davis into its 2016 class of fellows.


Annual Music, Mind and Society symposium is Sept. 12

The Program for Music, Mind and Society at Vanderbilt presents its annual symposium, “The Science of Song,” Sept. 12 from 2 to 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall of the Blair School of Music.


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

In a recent webcast, Fidelity hosted a Q&A with financial experts who discussed how life-changing events can get in the way of women’s financial planning and offered tips for taking an active role in their finances before these events happen.


Vanderbilt families enjoyed music under the stars with the Nashville Symphony

Vanderbilt University employees and their families enjoyed a picture-perfect evening of music under the stars at the Employee Appreciation Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony June 2.


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

Electric eels make leaping attacks

Vanderbilt biologist Kenneth Catania has accidentally discovered that electric eels can make leaping attacks that dramatically increase the strength of the electric shocks they deliver. In doing so, Catania has confirmed a 200-year-old observation by famous 19th-century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.


Take Note

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

» Submit poster abstracts now for 2016 Kennedy Center Science Day

» Visit Nashville Farmers’ Market at VUMC each Thursday

HR News

» Lunch and Learn June 15: Aging and injury

» 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

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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