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Napolitano, Toobin to join Zeppos, Anderson, Meacham for Supreme Court talk

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a roundtable discussion exploring the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice in the final installment of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2015-16. The event is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2.


Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14.


Three days and counting to Giving Day

Vanderbilt’s first-ever Giving Day is this week. Join your fellow faculty and staff on Thursday, April 21, in celebrating all things gold by making a gift and spreading the word about this new golden tradition. #give4thegold


AccessVU to be unavailable April 29–May 1

AccessVU, the tool that supports creating new VUNetIDs, changing ePasswords and other services, will be unavailable from 5 p.m. April 29 to 2 p.m. May 1.


Employee Celebration Picnic is May 13 and 17

Vanderbilt University and Medical Center will jointly host the 2016 Employee Celebration Picnic May 13 and 17, with off-campus deliveries scheduled for May 12 and 13.


Hetherington wins prestigious book award

Vanderbilt’s Marc Hetherington will be awarded the Alexander L. George Book Award at the July meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology.


Eakin receives 2016 Alumni Education Award

Professor of History Marshall Eakin has received the 2016 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award. The alumni association’s board of directors selected Eakin for his significant contributions to educational programming as a speaker for Commodore Classrooms and the Vanderbilt Travel Program.


Blackboard news: Course management system demos, new policy, upgrade coming soon

The Center for Teaching announces information for Blackboard users that includes upcoming demos by course management vendors, changes to the course availability and deletion policy, and a system upgrade.


Ties between Nashville art and activism subject of conference

Artists and social justice activists will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for an April 22–23 public conference to consider best practices and performances to create equitable change in Nashville.


Vanderbilt hosts inaugural social ventures summit

A student-run conference hosted by the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Turner Family Center for Social Ventures discussed the unique challenges and opportunities faced by social ventures.


Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

This photo of the dogwoods near Benson Hall is among our favorite #vandygram images of the week.


An international student is transformed at Vanderbilt

For international student Rani Banjarian, differences are what make him feel a part of the university community.


Take Note

» AlertVU: Commons now clear, resume normal activities

» SECURITY NOTICE: Robbery on campus

» SECURITY NOTICE: Attempted robbery on campus

» Heart disease researcher to deliver Emerging Scholars lecture April 19

» Robert Porter, expert on the economics of auctions, to deliver Steine Lecture April 19

HR News

» ‘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

» Get instant access to your retirement plan with NetBenefits Mobile app

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 19 — noon
Seth Holmes: Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies - Migrant Farmworkers in the U.S.

April 19 — 7 p.m.
Conte Center presents Mimi Baird book signing and event

April 21 — noon
InsideOut of the Lunch Box: Disney Musicals in Schools, Nashville

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

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

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