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Chancellor Zeppos announces paid administrative closure July 3 to extend holiday weekend

University staff will enjoy an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend this year as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced an administrative closure day for Monday, July 3—a one-time paid holiday for 2017.


Vanderbilt project intended to combat fake news receives share of $1M prize

Combating fake news and bolstering the public’s trust in journalism is the aim of a Vanderbilt research project that was selected to receive a share of a $1 million prize.


Medicine, Health and Society professor edits ‘Mississippi Encyclopedia’

Odie Lindsey of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society attended an induction ceremony at the Library of Congress for the “Mississippi Encyclopedia.” Lindsey is an editor of the book.


Charley named a first-team Academic All-American

Commodore track and field star Simone Charley added to her list of accomplishments on Friday when she was named a first-team Academic All-American for track and field/cross country by the College Sports Information Directors of America.


VUToday: VUSN expansion, live-streaming the solar eclipse 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 June 19.


Cookout for LGBTQ+ ally faculty and staff is Thursday

A cookout is planned June 29 by the Office of LGBTQI Life to explore interest in a Vanderbilt employee resource group.


Watch Video

How six cups of ground coffee can improve nose, throat surgery

Vanderbilt engineers have designed a “granular jamming cap” filled with coffee grounds that can improve the accuracy of the sophisticated “GPS” system that surgeons use for nose and throat surgery.


Take Note

» Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus and Allergy Program opens new location in Franklin

» Children who do or do not stutter needed for research study

» Research participants sought: Parents, children and the effects of stress

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Searle Scholars Program

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships

HR News

» Be a leader for wellness with Wellness Commodores

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

» Upload height, weight and blood pressure measurements to Health Plus

» Steps 1 and 2 of Go for the Gold are ready

» Online workouts available from Health Plus

» Planning a family getaway? Check out these employee discounts

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 26
Third Annual Southeastern Postsecondary Education Alliance Conference

June 26 — 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt University Department of Art Presents: Borrowed Light - Susan Bryant

June 26 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

June 26 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

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