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French Ambassador Philippe Étienne to visit Vanderbilt Feb. 21

Feb. 14, 2020—Philippe Étienne, the French ambassador to the United States, will discuss “French-American Relations in 2020” at a lunch-and-learn event open to all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff on Friday, Feb. 21.

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Chancellor’s Lecture featuring America Ferrera canceled; series continues with John Bolton, Susan Rice Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2020—The Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Feb. 17 with America Ferrera is canceled. Ms. Ferrera had to withdraw from the event due to unforeseen circumstances.

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GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel

Feb. 14, 2020—“Terrorism, Healthcare and Displacement in the West African Sahel,” the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the GlobalVU initiative, will take place Feb. 21 at the Student Life Center.

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‘The Netflix-ization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures’ presented Feb. 20

Feb. 14, 2020—Mazalit Haim, assistant professor of the practice of Jewish Studies, will present “The Netflix-ization of Israeli and Middle Eastern Cultures: Israel, the Arab World and the Globalization of Television” on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 306.

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Fourth Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellows Symposium set for Feb. 18

Feb. 14, 2020—Finalists for the 2020 Academic Pathways Postdoctoral Fellowship Program will present their Ph.D. research from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Alumni Hall, Room 206. These presentations are open to the Vanderbilt community.

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Join LEAPS to help promote positive mental health and well-being on campus

Feb. 14, 2020—Liaisons Educating and Advocating for Psychological Support is a group of undergraduate students who work with the Center for Student Wellbeing as peer educators to promote positive mental health and well-being on the Vanderbilt University campus through outreach activities.

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From the Social ‘Dores

Feb. 14, 2020—Over the last two weeks, our Social 'Dores have captured beautiful campus photos—both during sunny, 70 degree weather and with snow on the ground—attended events during Haiti week, and watched VIBE's showcase. See more highlights at the link.

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Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

Feb. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University may submit two letters of intent for the Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant. The mission of the Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure.

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Counselors wanted for Next Steps Summer Institute

Feb. 14, 2020—The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for young adults with intellectual disability, ages 17-25. NSSI is now accepting applications for counselors. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

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Love Your Heart Expo is Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2020—Participate in Know Your Numbers, a cholesterol and glucose screening (while supplies last), and have an opportunity to speak with a Vanderbilt cardiologist and registered dietitian at the Love Your Heart Expo on Feb. 26.

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VWell Connect: Connect with others at VU who share your activity interests

Feb. 13, 2020—Welcome to VWell Connect, a place to connect with the Vanderbilt community over shared activity interests.

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GPS co-creator is E-Week speaker at School of Engineering

Feb. 13, 2020—Hugo Fruehauf, the chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks, will visit the School of Engineering as part of 2020 National Engineers Week events Feb. 17-21.

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2020 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop set for Feb. 28

Feb. 13, 2020—"AAC Out of the Box: Programming Tips and Tricks for Effective Communication" will be held from 8 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. This workshop is for speech-language pathologists, special educators, other professionals in related fields, students, parents and family members.

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Get free access to ‘New York Times,’ ‘Wall Street Journal’ through VU Libraries’ ‘News Desk’ portal

Feb. 13, 2020—The Vanderbilt community can access award-winning news stories in "The New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" through the “News Desk” portal on the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.

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Benefit Spotlight: Discounts for Vanderbilt faculty and staff

Feb. 13, 2020—As a Vanderbilt employee, you can take advantage of hundreds of additional perks, benefits, events and discounts throughout the year.

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