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Vanderbilt has happiest students again, according to ‘Princeton Review’

The 2017 “Princeton Review” survey asked nearly 140,000 students at hundreds of the nation’s top colleges to rate their schools in more than 60 areas.


New application will enhance protection against email phishing attacks

VUIT will launch a new security program Monday, Aug. 28, to provide more protection to Vanderbilt email users from external phishing attacks.


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Smart underwear prevents back stress with just a tap

The “performance-boosting super suit” hidden under clothing can be activated by a double tap to save users’ backs.


NIH appoints Miga to scientific review panel

The School of Engineering’s Michael Miga has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section of the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.


Nursing’s Maxwell honored with National Hartford Center Award

The National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence has named Cathy Maxwell, assistant professor of nursing, its 2017 Innovation Award recipient. The award recognizes and celebrates innovative programs and projects that highlight excellence in gerontological nursing.


Opportunity NOW interns research VU’s original library books

Three Metro Nashville high school students researched the earliest books acquired by Vanderbilt Libraries while participating in Mayor Megan Barry’s Opportunity NOW youth employment program.


Wireless network changes coming to Medical Center buildings Sept. 5

Beginning Sept. 5, the university’s wireless network, vuNet, will no longer be available in Vanderbilt University Medical Center buildings.


My Southern Health: Keep an eye on safety during the solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, millions of people will be focused on the sky as day turns into night as the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century passes over Middle Tennessee. Specialists at the Vanderbilt Eye Institute want to ensure solar eclipse safety as watchers view this incredible event.


New Staff Orientation to extend hours effective August 2017

New Staff Orientation plays a key role in onboarding new staff and welcoming them to the Vanderbilt community. In an ongoing effort to improve the experience and make a lasting impression on our new colleagues, HR has decided to extend the orientation program.


15th annual VSSA Student Research Symposium is today

Undergraduates from around the country will present their research conducted at Vanderbilt this summer during the Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy’s 15th annual Student Research Symposium. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 3, at the Wond’ry.


Dore Jam scheduled for Saturday

Dore Jam, Vanderbilt’s annual Fan Day activity, is moving to an early Saturday date in August and will include several new activities.


Free frozen treats for employees Aug. 10

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Employee Appreciation event Vandy Chills on Thursday, Aug. 10. Stop by University Library Lawn near the Harold Stirling Vanderbilt statue and pick up your free frozen treat, or visit one of the on-campus pop-ups.


Wear black and gold for College Colors Day, chance to win prizes

In the lead up to College Colors Day on Sept. 1, Commodore fans on campus and across the nation are encouraged to show their black and gold on social media for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship.


Support first-year School of Medicine Ph.D. students through ‘Simple Beginnings’

Sponsor a lab coat for a new biomedical sciences doctoral student in the School of Medicine through the Simple Beginnings program.


Take Note

» CRP: Presentation on state health initiatives Aug. 4

» Memorial service for renowned homiletics professor Dale Andrews is Aug. 12

» Frontiers in Biochemistry seminar series kicks off Aug. 18

» World on Wednesdays seeks presenters for fall 2017

» Get discounts to ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ ‘Part of the Plan’ at TPAC

HR News

» ‘Fall Gardening and Composting’ at VRWC Aug. 10

» Vandy Cooks: ‘Herb Recipes Worthy of Sharing’ Aug. 11

» Outdoor Rec Center used equipment sale Aug. 26

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

» Track your activity to win great prizes with the Start! physical activity program

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 3 — 2 p.m.
The Nashville Farmers' Market at Vanderbilt

Aug. 3 — 2:30 p.m.
Nutrition Minute: Edamame Makes a Snack

Aug. 4 — 7 p.m.
Meet the Astronomer: 'Are You Ready for the 2017 Eclipse?' with Dr. Billy Teets

Aug. 5 — 9 a.m.
Teaching Safety Skills

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