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Vanderbilt mourns death of Owen Professor Gary D. Scudder

Gary Scudder, the James A. Speyer Professor of Production Management at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, has died at the age of 65.


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.


Entrepreneurial brothers open music-industry access through Wond’ry advising

Jeremy and Jason Burchard—whose startup, RootNote, invests in promising musicians so talented artists can become their own companies and brands—are music entrepreneurship advisers at the Wond’ry.


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.


A look back: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was early experiment in sustainability

When George Peabody College for Teachers first moved to its current location in 1914, across from Vanderbilt, no one talked about sustainability. Yet the idea became a centerpiece of the school’s mission to educate farmers, as well as to train the teachers who would educate the children of farmers. As a result, Peabody became the only teachers college in the United States to open a demonstration farm.


Pedestrian bridge to close for summer months

The pedestrian bridge and walkway at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue will undergo routine maintenance this summer.


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.


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.


VUToday: Teen suicide rates, Nigeria’s HIV epidemic in weekly roundup of VU 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 June 11.


Watch Video

Building the tiniest recording studios in Music City to understand vocal learning

Humans aren’t the only animals who can learn vocal communication from others. By studying the process in zebra finches, we may better understand how it works in humans, too.


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

» Mr. C’s Kids Club registration now open

» Master of Laboratory Investigation program accepting applications for fall 2018

HR News

» 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

» Get $10 off personal training session with new Rec membership

» Be a Leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

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