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SkyVU leaders discuss support options and Day 1; website refresh now live

More than 600 faculty and staff participated in a town hall meeting Dec. 7 to learn more about the support options available once Oracle Cloud, which is part of the SkyVU program, goes live.


Faculty encouraged to submit Discovery and Research Scholar grant proposals beginning today

The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals beginning Dec. 11 for the next round of Discovery Grants and Research Scholar Grants. In addition, the Provost’s final Open Dore On Location of the fall semester is scheduled for 4 p.m. today at MRB III.


School of Medicine to offer new master’s degree in genetic counseling

The Vanderbilt Board of Trust recently approved a master of genetic counseling degree, and the first students are expected to enroll for the fall 2019 semester.


Foreign press wowed by the Wond’ry, women entrepreneurs

Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond’ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.


Two Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes ′30 Under 30′

The 2018 edition of Forbes “30 Under 30” recognized two Vanderbilt alumni: Garrett Speigel, BE’10, co-founder of Standard Cyborg; and Drew Silverstein, BMus’11, co-founder and CEO of Amper Music.


Death of trailblazing basketball player Perry Wallace in weekly roundup of VU news

University News and Communications publishes “VUToday,” a compilation of Vanderbilt mentions in the media, each weekday. Read a selection of Vanderbilt news stories for the week of Dec. 4.


SustainVU shares holiday ‘greening’ tips

Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.


Faculty input sought at shared governance town halls Wednesday and Thursday

The Shared Governance Committee has scheduled a series of town hall-style conversations to gather feedback from faculty about shared governance at Vanderbilt.


Humane dispersal of roosting crows underway

Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus. As in previous years, humane methods of dispersal will be used to frighten the birds away without causing harm.


Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal-plan discounts Dec. 11–15

Vanderbilt Campus Dining is offering employees a discounted meal plan: 15 meals for the price of 10.


Software Store temporarily unavailable for departmental transactions after Dec. 11

In preparation of SkyVU going live, Vanderbilt IT has determined that the final day to make any departmental purchases using cost centers in the university’s Software Store is Monday, Dec. 11.


SkyVU Flight Check-In: ‘Student Pay’ scheduled for Dec. 14

SkyVU will host its fourth Flight Check-In on Dec. 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. in The Commons Center’s Multipurpose Room.


VU faculty member to host ‘Remembering the Refusniks’ with local activists

Shaul Kelner, associate professor of sociology and Jewish studies, will moderate “Remembering the Refuseniks,” a Dec. 14 discussion with Nashville activists who helped Soviet Jews escape the Iron Curtain.


Annual Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 15

Get your free turkey, tofurkey or oven mitt at Vanderbilt University’s annual Turkey Toss on Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to midnight at Langford Auditorium.


Parking changes to start Dec. 18 to accommodate West End neighborhood utility work

Members of the Vanderbilt community who park near the West End neighborhood will likely see changes beginning Dec. 18 due to construction and utility work.


Learn about MLAS program at open house Jan. 9

Vanderbilt’s Master of Liberal Arts and Science program is now accepting applications for the spring 2018 semester.


Participate in survey gathering feedback on pedestrian and cyclist safety

Faculty, students and staff can access and fill out a five-minute survey created by Vanderbilt Public Safety until Dec. 15.


Vanderbilt Police Department offers safety tips for your holiday season

By staying alert and following a few crime-prevention tips, you can have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.


Watch Video

Sorry, Grumpy Cat: Study finds dogs are brainier than cats

The first study to actually count the number of cortical neurons in the brains of a number of carnivores, including cats and dogs, has found that dogs possess significantly more of them than cats.


Take Note

» Food for Thought presents ‘Nick Cave: Feat.’ Dec. 12

» Save the date for 2018 MLK lecture for medicine, nursing

» VU cheerleading and dance teams host annual Game Day Experience Feb. 17

» My Southern Health: Winter coats are dangerous in car seats

» Get discounts on ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘The King and I’ at TPAC

HR News

» Babies and You: “Getting Back in Shape After Baby” Dec. 14

» Occupational Health Clinic offers expanded hours

» Health Plus comes to you

» Sync your Higi account to send weight and blood pressure measurements to Health Plus

» Watch: ‘Unclutter Your Mind, Revitalize Your Life’

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 11
Register for Art and Dance Classes for 2018

Dec. 11 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore on Location at MRB III

Dec. 11 — 4 p.m.
Digital Initiatives in Community Engagement

Dec. 11 — 7:30 p.m.
Philharmonia Orchestra

Dec. 13 — Noon
Caregiver Suppport Group

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