Can’t see this email? View it in your browser.
Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  Friday, Nov. 22, 2019  
Story Photo
Al Gore leads off 24 Hours of Reality climate crisis events at Vanderbilt
Former Vice President Al Gore delivered the “flagship” presentation by The Climate Reality Project on the global climate crisis to a filled Langford Auditorium on Nov. 20.
Story Photo
Adichie captures power of storytelling in feminism, empowerment during Chancellor’s Lecture
The power of storytelling—as a way to dismantle, re-envision and understand our culture and ourselves—resonated throughout the Nov. 21 Chancellor’s Lecture Series talk by world-renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Story Photo
Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture Dec. 3
Amanda Little, Steven Pinker and Carl Zimmer will discuss with moderator Jon Meacham “2020 and Beyond: Tackling Global Issues in the Decades to Come” at the Dec. 3 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.
Story Photo
University administrators to host third staff listening session Monday
The third stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in the Blair School of Music’s Turner Recital Hall. All university staff are invited to attend.
Story Photo
Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies
M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.
Story Photo
Carter, professor of biological sciences, emeritus, has died
Clint E. Carter, an emeritus professor of biological sciences whose research focused on immunology and tropical diseases, died Nov. 9. Carter is being remembered by former colleagues and students for his unfailing kindness and warmth.
Story Photo
Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council to hold listening session Dec. 4
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council invites Vanderbilt staff to a listening session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Calhoun Hall, Room 109. The session will provide an opportunity for staff to learn about the council’s work, meet its members and engage in conversation on the status of women at Vanderbilt.
Story Photo
University launches new series of unconscious bias workshops
In support of Vanderbilt’s ongoing commitment to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion on campus, the university has announced a new series of educational workshops on unconscious bias. The workshops are customized to meet the unique needs of and issues affecting the Vanderbilt community.
Story Photo
Division of Administration issues FutureVU progress report
Sustainable building and landscape projects, safety and accessibility improvements and transportation and mobility accomplishments are just a few of the many achievements outlined in the first FutureVU progress report, released online by the Division of Administration.
Story Photo
Leveraging Youth: How to teach old dogs new tricks and vice versa
Beyond cups of coffee, what does an office intern really offer? New Vanderbilt research shows that in youth-centered industries, older generations rely on the trend-savvy interns more than they realize or choose to admit.
Story Photo
School of Nursing announces new Dean’s Advisory Board
Corporate executives, chief nursing officers, entrepreneurs, nursing school deans, alumni and community representatives are among the leaders sharing their expertise on a new advisory board for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing.
Story Photo
Vanderbilt earns regional Emmy nominations
Vanderbilt University has received four regional Emmy nominations from the Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for excellence in television and video, the industry’s highest honor.
Story Photo
Expect brief WiFi outages on Nov. 26
To maintain security and supportability of the VU wireless networks, VUIT will be working on the networks on Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be 10-minute WiFi outages in each of the buildings on campus (excluding residence halls) within the maintenance window.
Story Photo
Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday, Nov. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature festive holiday products and cold-weather gear.
Story Photo
Employee Engagement: Baker Building’s Movable Feast
Looking for more ways to engage your employees? Why not try a movable feast? On Nov. 19, the Baker Building hosted its annual event, with every office in the building providing a different course and hosting a fun game.


Take Note

Deadline to nominate staff for Diversity Leadership Award is Monday

Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

Heard Libraries survey responses due Dec. 1

Extra discount at Barnes & Noble for faculty and staff Dec. 6

‘A Co-Learning Model for Community Engaged Program Evaluation’ Dec. 6

Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’ Dec. 13

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Limited-edition Vanderbilt socks are back

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2020 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

SECURITY NOTICE: Sexual assault


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Hold the Stuffing weigh-ins continue through Nov. 27
· DEC ·
  Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges
· DEC ·
  Heard Libraries, Women’s Center Book Club: ‘Giovanni’s Room’
· DEC ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture features Chantell Evans
· DEC ·
  Caregiver Appreciation Celebration


Follow Vanderbilt

twitter facebook instagram
linked in youtube snapchat
flickr pinterest  
Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: Doctors offer free flu shots for migrants. CBP all but certain to say ‘no’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Former Nashville Mayor Bill Purcell may return to Metro affairs as affordable housing advisor
The nomination of Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of public policy studies, to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency’s Board of Commissioners is highlighted.
USA Today: Healthy lifestyle and good medication as good as stents and surgery in preventing heart attacks
Daniel Muñoz, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: Q&A with Derek Bruff, author of ‘Intentional Tech’
Derek Bruff, director of the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and principal senior lecturer of mathematics, is interviewed about his new book that offers advice for instructors looking to further integrate technology in their classrooms.
Have something to say about what you read here? Send us an email.

myVU provides top news and information each week for faculty, staff, and students of Vanderbilt University and is published by the Division of Communications.
PMB 357737, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-7737.
  [% share:email url_only=“true” %]   [% share:facebook url_only=“true” %]   [% share:twitter url_only=“true” %]   [% share:linkedin url_only=“true” %]  
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.Accessibility information. Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, Star V Design® and Anchor Down® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -