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New report: iZone schools show gains; ASD little improvement

After five years of implementation, iZone schools continue to show positive gains on student achievement while the students in the Achievement School District did not gain more or less than comparison schools.


Peter Cummings to teach molecular simulations to grad students in Beijing

In a one-week intensive course in June, engineering’s associate dean for research will teach molecular simulations to 44 graduate students in Beijing.


Division of Communications wins national CASE award for eclipse social media campaign

A coordinated social media campaign by Vanderbilt’s Division of Communications to promote activities surrounding last August’s historic solar eclipse and inform the public about Vanderbilt’s experts in the field has won a national Bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.


Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday, June 23

The HR Diversity & Inclusion Committee is calling for volunteers to walk for the 2018 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 23 in downtown Nashville.


New phone numbers for EEO, Title IX and Student Access Services offices

The offices of Equal Employment Opportunity, Title IX and Student Discrimination, and Student Access Services have changed their phone numbers. Please make a note of it.


School of Nursing buildings to close temporarily starting June 27

The School of Nursing buildings at 461 21st Ave. S. will be closed from 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, through 6 a.m. Thursday, July 5, due to a planned power outage for major electrical work. The school will remain open with faculty and staff working from off-campus locations.


Note change to Oracle Cloud sign-on screen

The most recent Oracle Cloud maintenance was completed as of June 16, and users will now see a change to the screen that asks for login when a page expires due to inactivity.


AccessVU blackout scheduled June 19–24

Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will temporarily shut down AccessVU from June 19 to 24. At the end of this timeframe, AccessVU will become the identity system for the medical center and VU Identity will be live for the university.


Submit nominations for Chancellor’s Heart and Soul staff awards

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


Take Note

» Employees can get discount on self-guided multicultural food tour

» Limited submission opportunity: 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships

» Children with autism needed for study on sound processing

» My Southern Health: 6 tips for itchy, watery eyes this summer

HR News

» Watch highlights video from Employee Appreciation Picnic

» Nashville Farmers’ Market returns to campus through Oct. 25

» Boomers, Elders and More: What is home health care?

» Babies and You: ‘Postpartum Care’ June 21

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