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Faculty and staff—lead the way on Giving Day tomorrow

Your gift of any size tomorrow will count toward our donor goal of 6,300 and help unlock challenge gifts of more than $1 million for Vanderbilt. Please plan to make a gift to the area of the university that means the most to you. Not only will your gift help us meet our record-breaking goal, but it also will count toward our Faculty-Staff Campaign totals. Learn more at vu.edu/givingday.


School of Nursing recognizes faculty, staff, colleagues and honorary nurses

Two longtime friends of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing were named honorary VUSN nurses, a leading researcher was recognized for service to faculty and students, and outstanding faculty and staff members received awards during the School of Nursing’s spring Faculty/Staff Assembly May 17.


New co-directors of Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning named

Shannon Cole, instructor of nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and Dr. Melissa Hilmes, assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, have been named co-directors of the Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning.


Congressional balance of power, carbon nanotube development in 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 May 28.


Vanderbilt launches an easy way to explore benefits

In preparation of Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits, Vanderbilt is partnering with GuideSpark to provide short videos, comparison charts and other resources designed to streamline the information you need to help you better understand your benefits options.


Commodore Insider: National Commodore Club executive director discusses Giving Day

Mark Carter, executive director of the National Commodore Club, joins this week’s “Commodore Insider” podcast to discuss Giving Day June 5, when Vanderbillt alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends will come together for 24 hours to show Commodore pride by giving to the university.


Hear symphony June 7 at Centennial Park

This year’s Vanderbilt Family Night with the Nashville Symphony is planned for Thursday, June 7, at the Musicians Corner in Centennial Park. The Musicians Corner was established in 2010 and focuses on engaging the community, promoting arts education and supporting local artists.


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

Join your Vanderbilt colleagues in viewing a webinar on the public release of a new report, “Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.”


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.


Summer a great time to update Vanderbilt card

University employees with older Vanderbilt ID cards should take advantage of the summer months—when the Commodore Card Office sees significantly less traffic from students—to get their cards updated.


Watch Video

“These could revolutionize the world” — Pint cracks code to cheap, small carbon nanotubes

Imagine a box you plug into the wall that cleans your toxic air and pays you cash. That’s essentially what Vanderbilt University researchers produced after discovering the blueprint for turning carbon dioxide into the most valuable material ever sold – carbon nanotubes with small diameters.


Take Note

» Diversity lecture on pregnancy and cardiovascular health set for June 4

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

» Vanderbilt University to replace AccessVU June 25

» Master of Laboratory Investigation program accepting applications for fall 2018

» Cloud-based solution to simplify process for creating SharePoint sites

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Celebrate Dairy Month June 15

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

» Be a Leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

» Wellcast: ‘FutureVU and a Healthier You’

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Register for group and private swim lessons at the Rec

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