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Nichols–Chancellor’s Medal winner still striving

Senior Day speaker Soledad O’Brien talks about her career, from local news to CNN and beyond. O’Brien will speak in Memorial Gym on Thursday, May 12.


Vanderbilt celebrates Commencement May 11-13

As Commencement and Senior Day approach at Vanderbilt, they bring with them annual traditions such as the chancellor’s address to students, The Party and a special speaker for Senior Day.


Search launched for director of Vanderbilt Brain Institute; Emeson to serve as interim

A national search will be launched this fall for the Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today. Current VBI Associate Director Ron Emeson will begin a term as interim director effective July 1.


Your help needed to accommodate guests for Commencement parking

University Central faculty and staff members are asked to do their part in helping create as many parking spaces as possible for Commencement guests on Friday, May 13.


Class of 2016: Sam Hoskins finds identity and purpose in mentoring first-year students

Sam Hoskins has spent the last four years living on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. From his introduction to the residential community as a first-year student in Gillette House to his last three years as a resident adviser in North House, Hoskins says The Ingram Commons has played a significant role in his journey of self-discovery.


Class of 2016: Michaela Novakovic mixes music and science

Michaela Novakovic’s majors take her from the grand to the microscopic on a daily basis. The Sorrento, Florida, native and Blair School of Music senior is a double major in harp and molecular and cellular biology.


Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza

The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center returns June 2 and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 27.


Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Between “Star Wars” Day (May 4) and Commencement preparations, there were so many great photos shared this week. Share yours by tagging them #vandygram (and #VU2016 if they’re Commencement-related).


Watch Video

Vanderbilt engineering students design low-cost health care devices

How about shrink wrapping your hand to have an MRI? Or having a light in a cast to help heal diabetic foot ulcers? These are just some of the devices developed by Vanderbilt engineering students for Design Day 2016.


Take Note

» Spend Memorial Day weekend with the Nashville Symphony

» Public invited to learn about VICC precision cancer medicine tomorrow

» Donation and recycling options expanded on campus through Saturday

» Dragon Music Sundays begins May 15

» Graduate fellows in teaching and learning programs to present May 18

» Kennedy Center’s Neuroscience & Education Symposium is June 2–3

HR News

» AD&D insurance includes travel assistance benefit

» Employee Appreciation Picnic set for May 13 and 17

» Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 18

» Babies and You: ‘Nutrition – Eating for Two’ May 19

» Vandy Cooks May 20 features School of Nursing’s Jamie Pope

» Get reimbursed for FSA claims faster with direct deposit

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 9 — 6 a.m.
Transit of Mercury

May 9 — 4:30 p.m.
Closing reception: Edgehill Muses

May 10 — 6 p.m.
Baseball: Vanderbilt vs. Louisville

May 11 — noon
T.R. Reid Lecture: A Global Quest for Better, Fairer and Cheaper Health Care

May 13 — 9 p.m.
Telescope Night at Dyer Observatory

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