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  Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018  
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Green named vice chancellor for public affairs
Leading government strategist Nathan Green has been named vice chancellor for public affairs at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
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Vanderbilt marks milestones on expanding educational opportunity
Opportunity Vanderbilt is an integral part of how the university is working with the American Talent Initiative to help talented, lower-income students receive a world-class education.
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Nominations sought for Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives
Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. are seeking nominations of staff members to serve on the Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives.
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Introducing VerifyU, Vanderbilt IT’s new information security program
The mission of VerifyU is to improve the technology that secures our data, increase awareness of cybersecurity risks, and implement industry-standard best practices.
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FDA approves device based on Vanderbilt invention to ID parathyroid during head and neck surgeries
Ten years after Professor of Biomedical Engineering Anita Mahadevan-Jansen discovered that parathyroid tissues glow under near-infrared light, the FDA has approved a device based on the technology for surgical use.
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Film seminar on campus over Winter Break to engage teenage boys of color
​Gilman Whiting, an associate professor of African American and Diaspora studies and director of the Scholar Identity Institute, will lead a Winter Break camp and film seminar for boys of color in sixth through ninth grades Jan. 2-4.
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Employees to receive paycheck credit after federal parking tax update
Active employees who have been paying for campus parking on a post-tax basis during 2018 will receive an adjustment in their final paycheck of December to credit them for parking-related taxes withheld during the year.
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Nearly 12,000 turkeys distributed at Employee Appreciation event
Thousands of Vanderbilt faculty and staff members dropped by Langford Auditorium last Friday for the annual “Turkey Toss” Employee Appreciation event.
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Biweekly employees: Submit time cards in advance of Winter Break
Biweekly employees are strongly encouraged to submit their time cards, and their managers should approve those time cards, as soon as work is completed on the evening of Friday, Dec. 21, unless work will continue during the break.
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Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break
Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 16-Jan. 4, and Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break for employees will run from Monday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 31, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday on Tuesday, Jan. 1.
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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break
Remember to power down before you leave the office or your home for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.
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VUPS offers tips to keep your holidays safe
Vanderbilt University Public Safety would like to wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season by recommending the following security and safety tips.
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Joe Toye: Guard and Leader
Men’s basketball’s Joe Toye, an economics major and the lone senior on the Commodores’ roster, is the embodiment of student-athlete-leader.


Take Note

Oracle Cloud maintenance scheduled for this weekend

Nominate faculty or staff for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award

Master of Public Health program accepting applications for fall 2019

IRS announces 2019 retirement plan contribution limits

Expert Q&A: Staying healthy during the holidays

10 tips to manage stress during the holidays

Make sleeping better your resolution for the new year

Blair School offers adult Tai Chi classes for stress release

Executive Education: Lead effectively in the multigenerational workforce

Pregnant women needed for paid research study exploring brain development in early life


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Babies and You: ‘Getting Back in Shape after Baby’
· JAN ·
  School of Nursing diversity lecture to feature nonverbal speaker and disability advocate


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Nashville’s star rises as midsize cities break into winners and losers
Vanderbilt University is mentioned.
The Chronicle of Higher Education: Why we need to rethink remediation
Angela Boatman, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, explains the findings of a recent study about Tennessee high school remediation.
U.S. News & World Report: What is health literacy and why do I need it?
Lindsay Mayberry, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Bat trackers aim to curb a deadly virus
James Crowe, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted about how scientists are using their study of bats to stop the spread of the deadly Marburg virus.
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