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Politics front and center in fight for next Supreme Court justice, panel says

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.


Winner of Hamblet Award, top student art prize, named for 2016

Vibhuti Krishna, a senior from Solon, Ohio, is the recipient of the Department of Art’s Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award for 2016. As this year’s Hamblet winner, she will receive $25,000 for a year of art research and travel culminating in a solo show at Vanderbilt in one year.


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning announces student prizes

The Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning has announced this year’s recipients of its prizes for digital innovation by an undergraduate student and by a graduate or professional student.


VUSN launches new program for family nurse practitioners in emergency and urgent care

The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has developed a new post-master’s educational program for family nurse practitioners who work in either emergency care or urgent care settings and desire to become certified as emergency nurse practitioners.


Class of 2016: Connor D. Henderson advocates for human rights and the arts

In his four years at Vanderbilt, Connor D. Henderson has become a strong advocate for expanded campus space and resources for student productions. Some of his favorite memories are of cultural showcases by the Vanderbilt performing arts community filled with music, dance and food.


Class of 2016: Gabrielle Tate is designing cars—and her future

School of Engineering senior Gabrielle Tate—Gabbey to her friends—has the drive it takes to make U.S. automakers take notice.


Student-curated projects launch Vanderbilt Libraries exhibition

Students in two College of Arts and Science classes drew on rare materials from Vanderbilt Special Collections to create exhibits for “The Campus Curates: Illuminations, Enlightenment and Discovery,” now on display at the Central Library.


Get reimbursed for FSA claims faster with direct deposit

You may use direct deposit for your paycheck, but did you know that you can directly deposit flexible spending account (FSA) claim reimbursements into your checking or savings account, too?


Dragon Music Sundays, free concert series, runs May 15–June 5

Dragon Music Sundays, a free concert series held at Fannie Mae Dees Park (Dragon Park), is back for its ninth season beginning May 15. A free concert will be held every Sunday afternoon through June 5.


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Vanderbilt students put a ‘Nashville’ twist on the alma mater

Watch what happens when more than 100 Vanderbilt students, along with University News and Communications, team up for a fresh take on the university’s alma mater.


Take Note

» Third-year law student wins Environmental Law Institute writing competition

» Vanderbilt community invited to give input on MNPS director search

» Limited submission opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation

» Get discount on ‘Bridges,’ ‘Beauty,’ ‘If/Then,’ Jane Lynch at TPAC

HR News

» Employee Appreciation Picnic set for May 13 and 17

» Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 18

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

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

» University faculty and staff: Systems availability update

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 5 — 4 p.m.
Flexner Discovery Lecture featuring Craig B. Thompson

May 5 — 4:30 p.m.
Advocacy and Collaborations: Working Together to be a Voice for the Profession

May 7 — noon
Test of tornado warning systems

May 9 — 6 a.m.
Transit of Mercury

May 11 — 7:30 p.m.
Philharmonia Orchestra

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