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Construction projects are transforming campus this summer and beyond

Have you noticed an increase of construction workers and equipment as well as detoured roads and walkways as you make your way across campus this summer?


Rate adjustment for university parking takes effect Sept. 1

Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students will see an increase in monthly fees for on-campus parking in 2016-17. The increase, designed to help pay for maintenance and improvement of the university’s parking facilities, takes effect Sept. 1.


Psychopathologist elected fellow of Association for Psychological Science

Associate Professor of Psychology Bunmi Olatunji is one of 45 members elevated this year to the status of fellow by the Association for Psychological Science.


LGBTQ students feel safer at schools with gay-straight alliances

High school gay-straight alliances promote a culture of tolerance that benefits students, Peabody researchers have found.


Support first-year School of Medicine Ph.D. students through Simple Beginnings

Sponsor a lab coat for a new doctoral student in the biomedical sciences through the Simple Beginnings program.


Tips for beating the heat: Save energy on campus and at home

As the thermostat tops out this summer, don’t let your energy use follow the same trend.


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

As we approach the benefits Open Enrollment period for 2017, HR wants to remind employees of adjustments to their benefits program eligibility.


When a child is sick, siblings need care too

Serious health conditions affect the entire family, says Vanderbilt child life specialist Katie Beard. When a child is sick, here’s how to help brothers and sisters cope.


2016 Commodore Quake artists announced; tickets on sale tomorrow

The 15th Annual Commodore Quake will feature hip hop recording artists Big Sean and A$AP Ferg on Friday, Oct. 21, in Memorial Gym. Ticket sales are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Friday, July 29.


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.


Watch Video

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

» USAC to host blood drive Friday

» Simply Mac offering pre-orders for Tax Free Weekend July 29-31

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

» Registration open for Sarratt Art Studios fall classes

HR News

» Diabetes prevention program info sessions Aug. 2-4

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

» Learn about Medicare, Social Security in upcoming presentations

» Chill out with free frozen treats Aug. 12

» HR has moved to the Baker Building

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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