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Shared Governance recommendations focus on communication, expanded faculty engagement

The Shared Governance Committee recommends expanding the partnership between administration and faculty, with particular attention paid to enriching communication and broadening faculty involvement.


Summer Institute to engage community on racial justice

Five free public events are part of the Summer Institute presented by Vanderbilt’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative June 4-8.


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.


Wernke receives grant to develop digital platform for virtual archaeological survey

The $150,000 digital extension grant from the American Council of Learned Societies funds the development of a digital platform that promises to greatly expand our understanding of Andean culture.


Report: High principal evaluations predict student achievement

Student achievement gains are higher in schools where principals’ leadership practices are rated more positively by their supervisors, according to a new brief.


VU BreakThru: Leveraging quality improvement efforts to increase HPV vaccination rates in Tennessee

Although HPV vaccination in adolescence can successfully prevent six kinds of cancer, rates in Tennessee remain relatively low, while occurrence of these cancers remains relatively high compared to the rest of the country. Pamela Hull, assistant professor of medicine, and her colleagues are conducting a study funded by the HPV ACTIVE TIPs award, in collaboration with the Cumberland Pediatric Foundation, to test a model for disseminating a web-based quality improvement coaching program to pediatric clinics.


First-year students to see Beyoncé, Jay-Z as their class party

Vanderbilt’s annual class party to welcome its 1,600 first-year students will be even more memorable this year because of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.


Women’s rowing team wins national championship

The Vanderbilt women’s rowing team took home the 2018 National Championship title in the Women’s Varsity 4+ event at the American Collegiate Rowing Association finals May 28 in Gainesville, Georgia.


VECAP elects new leadership team

The Vanderbilt Event Coordinators And Planners organization, a professional group for employees who plan events as part of their campus work responsibilities, has elected a new leadership team for 2018-19.


Applications for ‘Business of VU’ course due tomorrow

After a successful launch last fall, the Business of VU program is preparing to welcome its next cohort in fall 2018. Learn more about the program and apply now for participation this fall.


Spread the #give4thegold spirit

Giving Day is only four days away. Help us spread the word by posting on social media using #give4thgold, and be sure to make your gift on June 5.


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.


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

» Master of Laboratory Investigation program accepting applications for fall 2018

» Vanderbilt Eye Institute trunk show and sale June 1

» Elvis, Roy Orbison among subjects at Barnes & Nobles’ four book signings in June

» 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

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Celebrate Dairy Month June 15

» Vanderbilt teaching kitchen featured on website

» Wellcast: ‘FutureVU and a Healthier You’

» Expecting a baby? Health Plus supports your healthy pregnancy

» Be a Leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

» Join the Rec’s summer intramural softball and basketball leagues

» Register for group and private swim lessons at the Rec

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