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International Strategy Working Group issues draft Executive Summary

The International Strategy Working Group, charged by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente last September with developing a plan to strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts while raising the global profile of the university as a research institution, has produced a draft Executive Summary of its work.


May issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Read the May issue of “The Open Dore,” Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.


Women’s tennis heads to Final Four to face Florida

For the third season in a row, Vanderbilt women’s tennis is Final Four-bound. Their Sunday victory sets up a Final Four match-up between the Commodores (24-5) and the top-ranked Florida Gators for the third time this season and sixth in NCAA tournament history.


International exhibit unites students, faculty and staff in celebrating mapping technology

Vanderbilt’s recent hosting of the “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibition proved to be not only intellectually enriching, but also socially unifying, according to several leaders across campus.


How to manage one of Vanderbilt’s most important assets: its brand

The Vanderbilt brand is one of the university’s most valuable assets, so it is important that all members of the Vanderbilt community understand how and when Vanderbilt’s name and logo should be used.


VUToday: Blair School piano phenom 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 May 15.


Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

Survival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions, but their survival comes at a cost.


Overbeck named to USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team

Vanderbilt rising sophomore Kayla Overbeck has been named to the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team.


Campus Dining offers faculty and staff meal-plan discounts for limited time

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


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.


Vanderbilt biking classes scheduled for Nashville Bike Month

May is Nashville Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to strap on a helmet and get on your bike. Biking is a sustainable, cost-effective way to get around town while getting some exercise.


Adult Summer Chamber Music Institute applications due June 2

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.


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.


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Celebrating the Class of 2017

Damp weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of Class of 2017 members on Friday, May 12, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presided over Commencement exercises and nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and professional students received diplomas.


Take Note

» Save the date: Second School of Medicine Research Enterprise Forum is May 30

» Vanderbilt-sponsored Dragon Music Sundays series continues

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

» 24th Avenue South to close for paving

» Research ethics training for community members set for June 2

HR News

» Planning a family getaway? Check out these employee discounts

» Thousands celebrate at Employee Appreciation Picnic

» 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

» VRWC offers summer youth boxing classes

Research News @Vanderbilt


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American Modernism at Mid-Century: The Work of Morris Davidson

May 24 — 7 a.m.
Know Your Numbers - Hands On Clinical Safety

May 25 — 7 a.m.
Know Your Numbers - Hands On Clinical Safety

May 25 — Noon
Vanderbilt Biking Workshop

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