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Vanderbilt archive founded to hold media accountable turns 50

The Vanderbilt Television News Archive, founded in 1968 as a three-month “experiment” to explore possible bias in network newscasts, is marking its 50th year of continuous operation.


Vanderbilt begins search for next VIRG executive director

Vanderbilt has launched a national search to find the next executive director of the Vanderbilt Institutional Research Group.


Seven faculty awarded Sports and Society microgrants

Seven Vanderbilt faculty were awarded microgrants through the Sports and Society Microgrant Program to investigate how sports and society impact each other across disciplines.


Vanderbilt engineers’ smart grid platform joins new Linux Foundation energy project

Vanderbilt University is the first academic partner to join a new effort by The Linux Foundation to advance open source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors, contributing both deep expertise and a platform for smart grid applications.


Minority undergraduates explore nursing during VUSN summer programs

Undergraduates primarily from historically black colleges and universities considering careers in health care participated in two new programs launched at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing this summer.


Facilities University celebrates graduates, opens next enrollment to campus community

Twelve Vanderbilt staff and faculty members graduated from Facilities University on July 9. Classes are open to all campus community members for the next academic year.


VERITAS upgrade set for Aug. 2

VERITAS, VU’s reporting system for employee or visitor injuries, property or auto damage, safety concerns, complaints or other incidents requiring Risk Management review, will be upgraded on Thursday, Aug. 2.


Best value colleges, America’s lost buildings, early voting in weekly roundup of news

The Vanderbilt University Division of Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, three times per week. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of July 23.


Submit nominations for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards by tomorrow

Nominations are open for the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards, which recognize everyday dedication and contributions. The deadline is Tuesday, July 31.


Save the date: Employee Appreciation event at the Grand Ole Opry Aug. 3

Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 3, when the Grand Ole Opry hosts Vandy Night, an Employee Appreciation event. Visit the discounts page for instruction on how to receive $10 off your ticket, no tax, and no service fee.


Dore Jam set for Aug. 4

Vanderbilt Athletics’ annual fan day activity, Dore Jam, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility, offering fans an opportunity to meet their favorite Commodore student-athletes, get autographs, listen to live music and participate in an array of family-friendly activities.


Save the date: Vandy Chills Employee Appreciation ice cream event is Aug. 9

Chill out from the heat and take part in the Vandy Chills Employee Appreciation event on Thursday, Aug. 9. Pick up a frozen treat of your choice on Library Lawn or at one of the ice cream truck stops across campus.


Bring your family to a Day at Dyer Observatory Aug. 10

Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Public Affairs to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Aug. 10 for university employees and their families.


Take Note

» Blair School of Music offers music lessons, classes and ensembles

» Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute set for Aug. 6-17

» Section of 24th Avenue closed for maintenance

» Limited Submission Opportunity: 2018 V Foundation Robin Roberts Cancer Survivorship Research Grant

HR News

» New Game Plan for Your Health video available

» 8 ways to manage your anger when the temperature rises

» Express care clinic available for faculty and staff

» All three steps of Go for the Gold 2018 are available

» Nashville Farmers’ Market on campus Thursdays through Oct. 25

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