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Commodores contribute more than $2.5 million to Vanderbilt in 24 hours

Commodores across the globe came together on June 15 to show their pride and “give for the gold” on Vanderbilt’s second annual Giving Day. Some 5,654 alumni and friends made contributions totaling more than $2.5 million and secured a $500,000 challenge gift.


No place like home: Anxious adults drawn to ads that feature home concepts

Research by Steve Posavac, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, uncovers another consequence of anxiety symptoms: susceptibility to certain ads.


Peabody College students garner $50K Green Fund award

Peabody College students Abby Wei, Paul Garrard and Zainab Khan have received a $50,000 Vanderbilt Green Fund award to install sensory detectors in the stairways of residential buildings on campus to conserve energy and increase safety.


Reaction to shooting at congressional baseball practice in weekly roundup of VU news stories

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 12.


Reminder: Learn about SkyVU updates in blog posts

Check out the latest SkyVU blog on its website. Posts capture updates regarding business processes and SkyVU programs, along with upcoming events and important dates.


Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday

Show your pride and walk with Vanderbilt University at the 2017 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 24. Vanderbilt University is a sponsor of this year’s Nashville Pride Festival, along with Bridgestone, Nissan, Curb Records and many others.


Eid ul-Fitr celebration June 25

All are invited to a celebration of Eid ul-Fitr by the Vanderbilt University Department of Pastoral Care on Sunday, June 25.


LGBTQ+ ally faculty and staff interest cookout June 29

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


Vanderbilt community invited to open house for Aertson Midtown Thursday

Aertson Midtown, the newly opened mixed-use development across from campus at the corner of Broadway and 21st Avenue, invites the Vanderbilt community to a June 22 open house and tour, including lunch prepared by James Beard Award-winning chef RJ Cooper.


Take Note

» Patients with blood disorders invited to free seminar June 24

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Searle Scholars Program

» Limited submission opportunity: 2018 Sloan Research Fellowships

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

» Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza through Oct. 26

HR News

» Boomers, Elders and More: Long-term nutrition care for dementia June 21

» Employees enjoy a beautiful evening with the Nashville Symphony

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

» Online workouts available from Health Plus

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

» Planning a family getaway? Check out these employee discounts

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 19 — 9 a.m.
Dyer Observatory Space Science Summer Camp, 7th + 8th grade

June 19 — 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt University Department of Art presents: Borrowed Light - Susan Bryant

June 19 — 1 p.m.
American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

June 19 — 2 p.m.
American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880-1960

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