MyVU Take Note

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tree removal to close part of Highland Avenue Feb. 4

    Highland Avenue from 25th Avenue South to the Highland Garage entrance will be closed from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, for the removal of a dead tree on Olin Lawn. The tree was damaged during an overnight storm Jan. 30, revealing extensive decay by carpenter ants. Contact:… Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Etruscan statues

    Leading Etruscan scholar to discuss mysterious culture

    Alexandra Carpino, professor of art history at Northern Arizona University, will deliver the American Institute of Archaeology’s Ferdinando and Sarah Cinelli Lecture in Etruscan and Italic Archaeology Feb. 5 at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Vanderbilt's History of Art and Classical Studies departments are co-sponsors. Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Get free pancakes, support Children’s Hospital

    Enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s signature buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, and in turn make a donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Participating locations are listed on IHOP’s… Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center's Mentoring Award (Vanderbilt)

    Women’s Center seeking applications for annual awards

    The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is accepting applications for the following awards that recognize students, staff and faculty who are making a difference in the lives of Vanderbilt students. The Margaret Cuninggim Women's Center's Mentoring Award (Vanderbilt) The Muliebrity Prize honors an undergraduate or graduate student… Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Celebrate National Heart Month with these events

    February is National Heart Month and March is National Nutrition Month. Both present great opportunities to love your heart. Health Plus invites you to participate in Count on Your Heart throughout February and March. Read More

    Jan 31, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    AlertVU procedures revised following Wednesday’s storm

    An approaching storm accompanied by the possibility of tornadoes prompted the activation early Wednesday morning of the AlertVU system. The activation revealed a procedural problem that prevented the vast majority of campus from receiving the severe weather notification. The cause of the failure is known, and solutions… Read More

    Jan 30, 2013

  • (Photo by Aerial Innovations of Tennessee. Courtesy of Brasfield & Gorrie/Vanderbilt)

    Search under way for faculty directors of College Halls

    Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Cynthia Cyrus and Dean of Students Mark Bandas will co-chair a search committee to find the first faculty directors of Moore and Warren colleges, a critical step in developing the two college halls now under construction at the corner of 21st and West End avenues. Read More

    Jan 29, 2013

  • Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch (Image courtesy of Vanderbilt U.S.-China Center for Education and Culture)

    Appalachia meets China in free musical workshop at Student Life Center

    Old-time banjoist Abigail Washburn will lead the kung fu-meets Appalachia-meets indie folk band Wu Force in a musical workshop at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center Feb. 4. Read More

    Jan 28, 2013

  • Gold VU Background

    Lync clients available for download for all employees

    In November 2012, Vanderbilt Information Technology Services (ITS) provisioned Lync standard accounts for all current Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate and professional students. Read More

    Jan 25, 2013

  • The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons on the Vanderbilt campus. (Jenny Mandeville/Vanderbilt)

    Office of Conferences can help with housing and event needs

    The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons on the Vanderbilt University campus. (Jenny Mandeville/Vanderbilt) Each summer, Vanderbilt’s Office of Conferences hosts camps, conferences, retreats and housing for interns and researchers in the residence halls that are largely left vacant between spring and fall semester. Just under 6,000 guests from… Read More

    Jan 23, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Stay on top of VU discoveries with Research News @ Vanderbilt

    Research News @ Vanderbilt is Vanderbilt’s research channel telling the stories about – and the stories behind – Vanderbilt’s latest discoveries in health and medicine, education and psychology, engineering and technology, law, business and politics, life, Earth and space, and society and culture. Subscribe to… Read More

    Jan 23, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Former National Gallery of Art curator to deliver Goldberg Lecture

    Peter Parshall, curator of old master prints at the National Gallery of Art from 1999 to 2010, will present the spring 2013 Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture in Art History Thursday, Jan. 24. Read More

    Jan 21, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Watch: Doug Fisher, other experts discuss “flipped classrooms” with Coursera

    In this webinar with Coursera, Vanderbilt's Doug Fisher and a panel of experts from other universities discuss the "flipped classroom" model and other learning possibilities offered by participation in massive, open, online course platforms like Coursera. Fisher is associate professor of computer science and of computer engineering. Read More

    Jan 17, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Basketball player’s project scores big for young patients

    For Gabby Smith, a senior on the Vanderbilt University Women’s basketball team, a box of crayons is more than a carton of colored wax sticks used to scribble on paper. Read More

    Jan 17, 2013

  • The seventh annual Scholar-Sips wine tasting and silent auction will be held Feb. 8 at the Student Life Center. (Image provided by Vanderbilt Woman's Club)

    Scholar-Sips fundraiser benefits student scholarships

    The Vanderbilt Woman’s Club invites the Nashville community to its seventh annual Scholar-Sips, a wine tasting and silent auction benefiting Vanderbilt students. Read More

    Jan 16, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Get discount on Vanderbilt Baseball season tickets

    Hawkins Field (John Russell/Vanderbilt) Faculty and staff can get a discount on season tickets for the Vanderbilt baseball team’s upcoming season. Coach Tim Corbin is gearing up for another run at a College World Series, and for the second year in a row, his recruiting class has… Read More

    Jan 16, 2013

  • John Johnson

    John Johnson to deliver 2013 Seyfert Lecture Jan. 17

    Caltech's John Johnson will discuss the success of NASA’s Kepler mission, which has identified hundreds of potentially habitable Earth-sized and smaller planets in the Milky Way, and Project Minerva, an innovative observation facility that uses an array of small telescopes rather than a single large telescope. Read More

    Jan 11, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dayani offers fitness package for nonmembers

    (Vanderbilt University) The Vanderbilt Dayani Center is now offering a group fitness class punch card for nonmembers to purchase. The punch card will give you access to all of Dayani’s group fitness classes, including Zumba, Cycling, Bootcamp, Sculpt, Pilates, Yoga and more. The punch card is $70… Read More

    Jan 11, 2013

  • ReVU cover

    Re:VU 2013 now available

    The 2013 edition of the Re:VU brochure, a concise summary of Vanderbilt’s vital statistics featuring the most commonly requested facts and figures pertaining to the university, is now available. Read More

    Jan 10, 2013

  • Doug Schmidt

    Listen: Computer scientist Doug Schmidt discusses MOOCs

    Listen to Doug Schmidt, professor of computer science and of computer engineering, discuss the impact and implications of massive open online courses, or MOOCs, on this episode of the Software Engineering Radio podcast. Read More

    Jan 10, 2013