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Giving Day is here

Today is Vanderbilt’s first-ever Giving Day. Make a gift, spread the word on social media, and help kick off this new golden tradition. #give4thegold


Valerie Hotchkiss named university librarian

Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.


Zeppos delivers keynote at Fisk Honors Convocation

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was the keynote speaker during Fisk University’s Honors Convocation April 7 in Fisk Memorial Chapel.


University faculty and staff: Info about systems availabilities during VU-VUMC transition

To prepare our systems for the legal separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, some systems will have limited functionality for short periods of time for university faculty and staff.


Vanderbilt community engages in early dialogue on regional transit plans

The Vanderbilt community had the opportunity to interact with regional transit officials on efforts to ease traffic congestion and improve public transportation during a discussion April 14 at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center.


Gordon Logan elected member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The eminent Vanderbilt psychologist Gordon Logan has been elected as a new member of one of the nation’s oldest learned societies, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Douglas Perkins earns community psychology research award

Vanderbilt professor Douglas Perkins has been named among the Society for Community Research and Action’s 2015-16 award recipients.


Vanderbilt rocketeers win sixth payload design award at NASA launch competition

The Vanderbilt student rocket team collected two key awards in NASA’s Student Launch Challenge following a near flawless flight April 16 at Bragg Farms in Toney, Alabama.


Go gold on social media for Giving Day

Help us spread the word about Giving Day by turning your social media accounts gold. Change your Facebook profile image and cover image—we provide the resources. #give4thegold


Original works by VU Theatre students to be performed April 21-23

Vanderbilt University Theatre students will perform three original shows including an honors project by award-winning playwright Nick Mecikalski April 21-23 at Neely Auditorium.


Anthropology Ph.D. student wins prestigious scholarship for Native Americans

Antonio Villaseñor-Marchal, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, has won this year’s Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society of American Archaeology.


Vanderbilt’s Humphrey Fellows travel to East Tennessee

Ten international scholars wrapped up their 10-month fellowship with a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.


WATCH NOW: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.


Take Note

» VUMC research staff can earn master’s degree through MLI program

» Nye signs latest book at Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt

» Your input requested about Nashville sidewalks and bikeways

» CapABILITY Career Expo is May 25

» Owen School’s Master of Management in Health Care accepting applications for 2016-17

HR News

» Employee Celebration Picnic is May 13 and 17

» Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding, a Positive Choice’ April 21

» Vandy Walks: ‘Annuals and Perennials in Bloom’ April 21

» Learn about establishing effective personal boundaries

» Summer memberships to VRWC now available

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 21 — 4 p.m.
Discovery Lecture Series featuring 2015 Vanderbilt Prize winner Huda Y. Zoghbi

April 21 — 4:30 p.m.
Food Security & National Security in South Sudan

April 22 — 5 p.m.
Spirit/Place: Imagining a Creative Community of Art, Advocacy and Action

April 22 — 7 p.m.
I Sing the Beloved Community

April 25 — 11 a.m.
The First of the First: Ed Alston, first graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management

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