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Message from Chancellor Zeppos on finalization of VU-VUMC transition

The restructuring of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center as separate legal and financial entities positions both institutions for even greater strength in the complex environments of higher education and health care, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center independent entity effective April 30

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the university in research and teaching.


Chancellor’s Lecture Series event today to discuss U.S. Supreme Court

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a roundtable May 2 discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice. Fox News’ Andrew Napolitano, CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, and Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham and Audrey Anderson will participate in the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.


University faculty and staff: Systems availability update

Several Vanderbilt University systems are back online following the legal separation of the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. University faculty and staff should check back often for updates on availability.


Vanderbilt class donates $60,000 to area nonprofits

Vanderbilt students gave $60,000 to three Nashville charities on April 25, the final day of a spring semester class on philanthropy.


Vanderbilt and UCLA debut SpotCheck website to evaluate political ads

In an election season that will shatter the record for money spent on a presidential campaign, political scientists at Vanderbilt and UCLA have created SpotCheck, a new approach for assessing political ads using internet-based surveys.


Class of 2016: Safiah Hassan celebrates diversity and champions cultural exchange

Growing up in small-town Kentucky, Safiah Hassan longed to live in a larger city with a diverse population. After coming to Vanderbilt, she made seeking out diverse communities a hallmark of her university experience.


Class of 2016: Jack Coen creates a song cycle—from scratch

On Leap Day—Feb. 29—Blair School of Music senior Jack Coen took a leap of faith. That night Coen, a composition and theory major, premiered his capstone project “Folk and Flora”—a song cycle based on flowers and how people relate to them—in Sarratt Cinema to a full house.


Writers-in-residence impact, inspire first-year students

The Writers-in-Residence program at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons mixes students from Vanderbilt’s highly regarded MFA creative writing program with students from the university’s first-year living and learning community to explore fiction and poetry.


Vanderbilt community invited to give input on MNPS director search

Members of the Vanderbilt community have the opportunity to provide input in the director of schools search in Nashville.


Lowe to discuss interactive theatre at (Lunch) Box talk

Leah Lowe will discuss “Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future” when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.


Impact of regulation on our next meal topic of Williamson Library talk

Vanderbilt law professor J.B. Ruhl will speak at the Williamson County Public Library May 24 about the impact of our vast and highly regulated global food system, with growing calls for reform through the New Food Movement.


Student-curated exhibition ‘Out of the Vault’ on view at Fine Arts Gallery

“Out of the Vault: Stories of People and Things,” an exhibition curated by Vanderbilt students that explores the dynamic relationships among objects, individuals and communities, is currently on view through Sept. 9 at Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.


Hawkins Field outfitted with energy-saving LED lights

Hawkins Field, home of Vanderbilt’s national championship baseball team, has replaced all existing High-Intensity Discharge (HID) fixtures on the field with fewer Light-Emitting Diode (LED) fixtures.


Vanderbilt graduate program for working adults to hold open house

Working adults looking to further their education are invited to the open house of Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science program at 6 p.m. May 4.


Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

This image from the remixed version of the alma mater is one of our favorite #vandygram photos of the week.


Watch Video

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 new take on the university’s alma mater.


Take Note

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

» Community Engagement Research Proseminar Series continues through May 24

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

» Trans-institutional team competes in regionals of global student competition for social good

» Donation, recycling options April 25–May 14

HR News

» Employee Appreciation Picnic set for May 13 and 17

» Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 18

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

» Schedule a ‘no-oven meals’ nutrition lesson in your department

» Learn about estate planning, get free advice in May

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 2 — 6:30 p.m.
Q&A with Concentration Camp Diary Editor Timothy Boyce

May 3 — 8 p.m.
ALIAS Chamber Ensemble

May 4 — noon
Boomers, Elders and More: Estate Planning 101

May 5 — 8 a.m.
Medical Center Staff Advisory Council 2016 Bi-Annual Artisan Craft Fair

May 6 — 7 p.m.
David Weintraub: What's New With Pluto

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