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S&P upgrades Vanderbilt University’s credit outlook to ‘positive’

Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday revised its credit outlook for Vanderbilt University to positive from the current stable position, based on the institution’s overall financial health.


New podcast to explore how educational technology can enhance student learning

A new Vanderbilt-produced podcast on the use of educational technology in higher education launched Aug. 1. “Leading Lines” will explore creative, intentional and effective uses of technology to enhance student learning.


Watch: A conversation with Sandra L. Barnes

Meet Sandra L. Barnes, Vanderbilt University’s new assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion. Barnes, a sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, discusses her research on inequality, her responsibilities in her new role, and her hopes for Vanderbilt in the coming academic year.


VUSN honors near-record number of students during pinning ceremonies

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing recognized 360 students—one of the largest classes in its history—during pinning ceremonies July 31 at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium.


David Williams to discuss ‘Today’s SEC’ at Williamson County Library

The Williamson County Public Library will host a talk by Vice Chancellor David Williams Aug. 30, just two days before the Commodores open their football season against South Carolina.


Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 7–13

Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week Aug. 7–13 by visiting the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, or by checking out one of the many local farmers’ markets in Nashville.


My Southern Health: How to lighten the load with children’s backpacks

As children head back to school in Middle Tennessee, Gregory Mencio, the Neil E. Green, M.D. Chair in Pediatric Orthopaedics, provides some important tips parents should know about backpack safety and injury prevention.


Take communications survey, enter to win $50 Amazon gift card

Enter a drawing for one of four $50 Amazon gift cards by sharing your opinions on how Vanderbilt University communicates with its faculty and staff.


Take Note

» My Southern Health: Make sure to include these 5 things in your birth plan

» Become a First Friend and explore different world cultures

» Your child can sing with the Blair Children’s Chorus program

» Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 14

» Get discount on tickets to ‘Last Five Years,’ ‘Evita’ at TPAC

HR News

» Vandy Cooks Aug. 26: Sushi and sashimi creations

» Learn about Medicare, Social Security in upcoming presentations

» Chill out with free frozen treats Aug. 12

» New university PTO program guide and accrual charts available online

» Reminder: Benefit eligibility for same-sex domestic partners ends Dec. 31

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 6 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

Aug. 18 — Noon
Vandy Walks - Athletics: Behind the Stands with Eric Jones

Aug. 25 — 4:10 p.m.
Fall 2016 Faculty Assembly

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