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New university PTO program guide and accrual charts available online

Information about upcoming enhancements to Vanderbilt’s PTO program is now available online from Human Resources.


Castro wins fellowship to study literature

A Mellon Fellowship has been awarded to Anne M. Castro from the English department.


Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 14

Vanderbilt football’s annual fan day experience, which attracts thousands of Commodore supporters to campus for an afternoon of autographs, photos and family fun, is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. Admission and parking are free.


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

Auditions for the renowned Blair Children’s Chorus program will be held Aug. 13 and 15 at Blair School of Music. The program is founded on the principle of healthy, age-appropriate singing and musical literacy.


Enjoy the enchantment of Disney on Ice at a discount

For a limited time, Vanderbilt employees can get an exclusive discount on tickets to “Dream Big,” presented by Disney on Ice in October.


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.


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Using virtual reality to help teenagers with autism learn how to drive

A team of engineers and psychologists have developed a virtual reality driving simulator designed to help teenagers with autism spectrum disorder learn to drive, a key skill in allowing them to live independent and productive lives.


Take Note

» Free colon cancer awareness event is Aug. 5

» Registration open for 2016 Music, Mind and Society Annual Symposium

» World on Wednesdays seeks presenters for fall 2016

» Registration open for Sarratt Art Studios fall classes

» Music for the very young: Register for piano lessons, Suzuki instruction, more

HR News

» Access your auto, home insurance anywhere with the MetLife mobile app

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

» Diabetes prevention program info sessions Aug. 2-4

» Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week at VUMC Aug. 11

» Chill out with free frozen treats Aug. 12

Research News @Vanderbilt


Aug. 1 — 9 a.m.
2016 Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Aug. 2 — 9 a.m.
Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory open house day

Aug. 6 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

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

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