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University implements summer flex schedule, giving many staff Friday afternoons off

Summertime gets a little sweeter for Vanderbilt University staff on June 9, when the university’s new summer schedule goes into effect. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced the plan for staff today in a message to the community thanking the staff for their unflagging support of Vanderbilt. More information is detailed in the summer schedule FAQ.


Faculty committee proposes plan for investment in graduate education and research

Following a collaborative rapid cycle process, an ad hoc faculty committee has released a report identifying four proposed thematic areas for future investment in graduate education and research at Vanderbilt.


Legendary filmmaker talks about his enduring sense of discovery on ‘The Zeppos Report’

America’s historian Ken Burns spoke with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his four decades of filmmaking, the lessons he’s learned and what’s coming next for “The Zeppos Report.”


Vanderbilt joins with the Preds for #UnitedInGold Day

Commodore Nation is standing with our Nashville Predators by declaring June 2 “United in Gold Day.” Limited-edition T-shirts are available at the bookstore.


Comprehensive campus accessibility project underway

Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.


Webb, mentor to students in the biological sciences, has died

Donna J. Webb, an associate professor of biological sciences and of cancer biology who mentored graduate students and undergraduate researchers in the Department of Biological Sciences and served on the Steering Committee of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, died May 15.


Worship is good for your health: Vanderbilt study

Religious worship can be good for the body as well as the soul, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.


People with less financial knowledge unlikely to borrow for college

People with low levels of financial literacy or who have used payday lending are far less willing to borrow to pay for college, according to a new Vanderbilt study.


Vanderbilt Communications receives seven awards

The Tennessee College Public Relations Association honored Vanderbilt University with seven awards during the higher education organization’s spring 2017 conference.


Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning announces spring Macrogrant recipients

This seed-funding program promotes development and research in digital learning, with the goal of jumpstarting innovative projects that may not otherwise receive pilot funding.


Men’s golf falls to Oregon, 3-2, in Commodores’ first Final Four appearance

The Commodores’ bid for their first-ever national championship fell one match short, with the men’s golf team dropping a 3-2 decision to defending national champion Oregon in the NCAA Semifinals at the Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.


2017 season football tickets for faculty and staff now on sale

Season football tickets for Vanderbilt faculty and staff members are now on sale at a 20 percent discount.


New three-part HR workshop available to employees

“Charting your Professional Future: Creating an Individual Development Plan” is designed for individuals who are serious about their continuing professional and career development and are ready to take ownership of that process.


Farmers’ Market returns to plaza today

The Nashville Farmers’ Market at Vanderbilt University Medical Center  returns Thursday, June 1, and will be held every Thursday from 2 to 5:30 p.m. through Oct. 26.


Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due tomorrow

Adult amateur string players are invited to the Blair School of Music for the Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute, June 22-25. Applications are due June 2 for the four-day institute.


Blair School offers ‘Music Theory Without Fear’ June 5-9

This lively, interactive class is designed for all who want to gain a fundamental understanding of music theory in a short amount of time.


SkyVU Flight Check-In scheduled for June 7

SkyVU will host its second Flight Check-In on June 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. in The Commons Center’s Multipurpose Room. This session will inform the community about timekeeping and expense report changes.


Enjoy free Nashville Symphony concert June 8

Make plans now to visit the Musicians Corner at Centennial Park on Thursday, June 8, for a free performance by the Nashville Symphony. The event is Employee Appreciation’s Vanderbilt Family Night.


Travel Europe through art at new Fine Arts exhibition

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “American Artists and the Legacy of the Grand Tour, 1880–1960,” opening June 15.


2017 Youth Sports Safety Gala and Conference set for July 13-14

Participants will learn strategies to help prevent youth sports-related injuries, protect the health of pediatric athletes, and improve their physical literacy. Health professionals, coaches, teachers and parents are invited to attend.


University Facilities unveils new Facility Alert Notification (FAN) system

Do you want to be informed of any utility or service outages for your building? Then sign up for FAN, Vanderbilt’s new utility outage notification system.


Take Note

» Construction re-routes walkway near School of Nursing

» Research ethics training for community members set for June 2

» VICC experts to discuss high risk breast cancer at free seminar June 6

» Vanderbilt community invited to June 22 open house for Aertson Midtown

» Vanderbilt-sponsored Dragon Music Sundays series continues

» Deadline extended: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program

HR News

» Vandy Cooks: Middle Eastern cuisine June 16

» Planning a family getaway? Check out these employee discounts

» 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

» Sign up, renew VRWC membership, get discount on massage, personal training

Research News @Vanderbilt


June 1
BRET 25th Reunion

June 1 — 9 a.m.
BRET Annual Career Symposium: Alumni Career Trajectories - Blaze Your Own Trail

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

June 2 — 8:30 a.m.
Crowdsourcing with a Human Face

June 3 — 6 p.m.
Opera on the Mountain

June 5 — 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt University Department of Art Presents: Borrowed Light - Susan Bryant

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