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Vanderbilt 2016: A look back

Read a selection of stories and watch videos about the news, research and social media posts that made an impact at Vanderbilt University in 2016.


Follow these Winter Break timekeeping tips

Vanderbilt University’s Winter Break days count as holidays under the enhanced time off program announced earlier this year, instead of as PTO, for non-union employees. As you head out for (or return from) the break, make sure your time is recorded properly.


Send the football team off to the Independence Bowl TODAY

Join Commodore Nation beginning at 1:15 p.m. Thursday as the football team departs the McGugin Center for Shreveport, Louisiana, and the Camping World Independence Bowl.


Blair Big Band chosen to play at national jazz conference

The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, has been selected to play at the Jazz Education Network national conference.


Follow these tips to make your holidays greener

Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.


New retirement plan core fund option coming in January

Vanderbilt University periodically reviews the investments offered by its Retirement Plan to ensure it continues to help you meet your retirement and financial goals, and that the plan offers a variety of options to fit different risk tolerance levels.


Blackboard support team at Center for Teaching announces holiday schedule

The Blackboard support team at the Center for Teaching announces its holiday schedule to assist instructors preparing for spring courses.


Finance reminders, deadlines for upcoming Winter Break

Review these deadlines to make sure all of your check requests, expense reports, eProcurement and other Finance-related needs are covered over the holiday break.


Make note of closings, modified hours over Winter Break

Vanderbilt undergraduate colleges and schools are observing Winter Break Dec. 19-Jan. 6, while Vanderbilt University’s six-day Winter Break for employees will run from Friday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Dec. 30, followed by the New Year’s Day holiday, which will be recognized on Monday, Jan. 2.


Take VUIT survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card

Vanderbilt IT has released its annual Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. This online survey is confidential, should take about five minutes to complete, and contains fewer than 20 questions.


Take Note

» Children’s Hospital pastoral care department offers Christmas Eve service

» New session of Weight Watchers at Work begins Jan. 4

» Regional transit in Middle TN topic of forum Jan. 5

» U.S. deputy surgeon general to speak Jan. 9

» Save the date: Gordon to give MLK Day lecture Jan. 16

» Vanderbilt Dance Program resumes classes Jan. 16

HR News

» Health & Wellness services for faculty and staff available during holidays

» Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

» 10 healthier ways to manage holiday stress

» Get help with the holiday blues from Vanderbilt EAP, benefit providers

» Wellcast: What is EAP, anyway?

» Check your weight and blood pressure with Higi

» Health Plus comes to you

Research News @Vanderbilt


Dec. 21 — 6 p.m.
Vandy @ UD

Jan. 13 — 12:10 p.m.
Conceptual Frameworks and New Frontiers in Energy Justice with Benjamin K. Sovacool

Jan. 16 — Noon
Reflecting on Dr. King: Some Thoughts on Inequality in Unusual Times

Jan. 17 — 4 p.m.
Open Dore On Location

Jan. 24 — Noon
Equal Pay for Equal Work: Lilly Ledbetter and the Fight for Gender Equality in the Workplace

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