Oct. 6, 2019—Vanderbilt will continue to provide a basic life insurance policy at an amount equal to your annual salary (up to a maximum of $500,000). For 2020, you may purchase additional individual coverage up to eight times your base annual earning up to a maximum of $1 million.
Takei shares powerful journey to social advocacy in Chancellor’s Lecture, encourages others to take action
Oct. 4, 2019—During his Oct. 2 Chancellor’s Lecture, actor George Takei shared how the challenges he endured from his family’s wrongful imprisonment during World War II have propelled his human rights activism.
Oct. 4, 2019—University staff members can enter to win two free tickets to watch the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game from the skybox at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, hosted by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente.
Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.
Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt will host the third annual College Inclusion Summit held by the College Autism Network in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. The three-day conference at the Student Life Center will bring together scholars, practitioners, administrators and self-advocates to discuss evidence-driven strategies to support college students with autism and other learning differences.
Oct. 4, 2019—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and throughout the month VUIT will publish articles with tips and tricks for staying safe and secure online.
Oct. 4, 2019—Dr. Rosette Chakkalakal, an internal medicine physician, will discuss "Caring for your Family Means Caring for Yourself" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Light Hall, Room 411.
Oct. 4, 2019—Laura Norén, vice president of privacy and trust at Obsidian Security and a data science ethicist and researcher, will give a talk titled “What Could Go Wrong? Seven Data Ethics Fables” on Wednesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 4 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 101.
Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt University undergraduate students and student-athletes will be trained to tutor and mentor local elementary, middle and high school students in mathematics and English language arts, as well as mentor students to build positive skills.
Oct. 4, 2019—Vanderbilt (VU and VUMC, collaboratively) has the opportunity to nominate one candidate for the Brain Research Foundation Fay/Frank Seed Grant Program for 2020. This award provides $80,000 (direct costs) over two years to support new research projects in the field of neuroscience that will likely lead to extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health or other outside funding sources.
Bass Military Scholars honored, first John S. Beasley II Scholarship recipient announced at campus reception
Oct. 3, 2019—The inaugural cohort of the Bass Military Scholars Program, comprising seven U.S. military veterans who are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt University’s schools, were honored at a reception in Alumni Hall on Sept. 19.
Oct. 3, 2019—For patients in pediatric intensive care who are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI), giving clinicians automated decision support during the electronic order entry process increased the rate of blood testing for AKI by 9%.