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Vanderbilt community sets new record on third annual Giving Day

More than 7,000 members of the Vanderbilt community came together to raise nearly $6 million for the university and its students on Vanderbilt’s third annual Giving Day, setting a new record for giving participation in 24 hours.


Rep. Jim Cooper: Voting is path to power

Forgetting to pay a traffic ticket is just one of the little-known things that could make it harder to vote, U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper told those attending a five-day institute at Vanderbilt designed to engage the community on racial justice.


Q&A with Engineering’s Cynthia B. Paschal, Vanderbilt’s next university marshal

The School of Engineering’s Cynthia B. Paschal has been appointed as the next university marshal, and she answered five questions about her new role.


University staff member describes daughter’s recovery after Waffle House shooting

Ray Waggoner, a controls specialist in the Division of Administration’s utility distribution department, details his daughter Tia’s ongoing recovery following the Waffle House shooting April 22. Tia was treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and continued her recovery at the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.


Hear free performance by the Nashville Symphony tonight

Come to Centennial Park tonight and enjoy an evening of music under the stars at the Employee Appreciation Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony. Fun for the whole family, this concert will include classical and popular favorites.


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.


American Nuclear Society honors Parker with W. Bennett Lewis Award

Frank L. Parker, Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Emeritus, has been unanimously chosen to receive the 2018 W. Bennett Lewis Award for Sustainable Energy and Development from the American Nuclear Society.


VUSN’s Jones receives 2018 Rebecca Clark Culpepper Award

Pam Jones, senior associate dean of clinical and community partnerships, received the Rebecca Clark Culpepper Education and Mentorship Award given jointly by Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nursing during VUMC’s annual Nursing Honors awards ceremony May 25.


Peabody College faculty earn awards and honors in 2017-18

The recent academic year was outstanding for Peabody College faculty members whose scholarship, teaching and service earned the admiration of peers near and far.


June issue of Faculty Senate’s ‘Engage’ newsletter now available

The June 2018 issue of “Engage,” the newsletter of Vanderbilt University’s Faculty Senate, is now available.


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.


VU’s high-quality natural sciences research output rises according to 2018 Nature Index

The Nature Index tracks author affiliation information from articles published in 68 prestigious natural science journals and ranks institutions according to their rate of inclusion in those journals.


Vanderbilt baseball to host Super Regionals

For the fourth time in program history, Vanderbilt will host the NCAA Super Regionals with a trip to the College World Series on the line, the NCAA Division I Baseball Committee announced Tuesday. The Commodores take on Mississippi State in a best two-of-three series, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. from Hawkins Field.


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.


Update voter registration ahead of midterm primary; deadline to register is July 3

If you are not registered to vote in Davidson or surrounding Tennessee counties, now is a great time to check your voter status and update your record. Tennessee has implemented online voter registration, so getting registered to vote has never been easier.


Vanderbilt University to replace AccessVU June 25

As Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center continue to restructure into distinct entities, many shared technical systems must be reconfigured. Beginning June 25, Vanderbilt University will move to a new identity management tool called VU Identity.


SafeVU is getting an upgrade; new app available July 1

The existing SafeVU app will expire on June 30. The new-and-improved app will be available on July 1 and will require existing SafeVU users to delete the old app and download the new one.


Celebrate your colleagues by sharing stories of workplace kindness

The C.A.R.E. (Civility, Appreciation and Respectful Environments) Committee is seeking stories from faculty and staff about instances when they’ve witnessed or received an expression of kindness involving a co-worker at Vanderbilt.


Take Note

» View ‘Report on Sexual Harassment of Women’ webinar June 12

» Upcoming Flexner Deans’ Lectures: Churchill June 15, Chibale June 18

» SPARK autism study, now in third year, continues

» Limited Submission Opportunity: Searle Scholars

» Summer a great time to update Vanderbilt card

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

HR News

» Vandy Walks: Outdoor art tour June 13

» Vandy Cooks: Celebrate Dairy Month June 15

» Wellcast: Medication safety and disposal

» First two steps of Go for the Gold are available

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

» Vanderbilt teaching kitchen featured on website

» Be a Leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

» Wellcast: ‘FutureVU and a Healthier You’

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