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University launches new series of unconscious bias workshops

Nov. 22, 2019—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.

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School of Nursing announces new Dean’s Advisory Board

Nov. 21, 2019—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.

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

Nov. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt may submit one application to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Events Sponsorship Program. Applicants may request up to $4,000 to support events which involve participants from more than one ORAU institution. Such events may include visits to an ORAU institution by a renowned speaker, conferences or workshops with a focused theme, or a technology transfer/business plan competition.

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Leveraging Youth: How to teach old dogs new tricks and vice versa

Nov. 21, 2019—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.

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Study explores potential new class of antidepressants

Nov. 21, 2019—Researchers at VUMC have taken a major step that could ultimately facilitate development of a new class of antidepressants which may relieve symptoms more rapidly and effectively and with fewer side effects than current medications.

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Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’ Dec. 13

Nov. 20, 2019—Looking for some healthy and creative recipes for the holidays? Join Vanderbilt’s dietetic interns as they lead a fun-filled hour focused on appetizers. Make plans now to attend this Vandy Cooks on Friday, Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the teaching kitchen of the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center.

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

Nov. 20, 2019—Sarah V. Suiter, assistant professor of the practice of human and organizational development, will present “A Co-Learning Model for Community Engaged Program Evaluation” on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The event will be at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Room 101/102.

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Little, Pinker and Zimmer to discuss global challenges at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 20, 2019—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.

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Heard Libraries, Women’s Center Book Club: ‘Giovanni’s Room’ Dec. 3

Nov. 20, 2019—Join us as we explore fiction and nonfiction titles with selections focusing on literature, biography and the unfamiliar. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, we’ll discuss "Giovanni’s Room" by James Baldwin.

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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville on Saturday

Nov. 20, 2019—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.

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Sallie McFague, Vanderbilt Divinity School dean, emerita, has died

Nov. 20, 2019—Sallie McFague, the first woman to lead Vanderbilt Divinity School and an influential scholar on feminist Christian theology and alternatives to the traditional model of God, has died.

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Benefit spotlight: Will preparation

Nov. 20, 2019—Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your loved ones when you’re gone. All benefits-eligible employees have access to MetLife’s basic self-serve online will preparation service, WillsCenter.com.

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Thankful Thursday: Showing appreciation

Nov. 20, 2019—Join Employee Appreciation as we make each Thursday in November a “Thankful Thursday.” During meetings this week, save a few minutes for team members to share a quick appreciation.

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Caroline Kennedy to deliver Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

Nov. 20, 2019—Best-selling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will receive the Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to Vanderbilt graduating students and their families in May 2020.

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Getting the goods on obesity

Nov. 19, 2019—Obesity and two post-operative complications linked with it have associated genetic variants in common, suggesting that obesity may be the culprit.

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