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Chancellor announces major improvements in starting wage, PTO to support staff

Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the university will raise its starting wage to $12.50 an hour and will increase its PTO plan for qualified employees, including adding the day after Thanksgiving and more than a weeklong winter break as holidays.


Burr named Vanderbilt University assistant police chief

Rick Burr, a major with the Vanderbilt University Police Department, will take on a larger role at VUPD as its new assistant police chief, effective July 1.


74 student-athletes named to SEC honor roll

Seventy-four Vanderbilt student-athletes have been named to the Southeastern Conference’s spring honor roll, the SEC announced June 29.


Alumni Association Board announces new leadership and members

The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board is pleased to announce new leadership and the addition of eight new members.


Alumni Association Board announces 2016 alumni award recipients

Six alumni will be recognized by the Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board for their volunteerism, public service and professional accomplishments.


New compliance hotline available July 1

Vanderbilt University’s new Compliance Reporting Hotline and online form go live Friday, July 1.


Reminder: Per diem becomes travel expense reimbursement option July 1

Beginning July 1, faculty and staff traveling on Vanderbilt University business may file meal expenses using a per diem rate.


Vanderbilt’s prohibition of guns on campus not changed by new state law

As a private institution, Vanderbilt University is not subject to a new state law that takes effect Friday, July 1, for public colleges and universities.



Read about the latest faculty and student awards, appointments and achievements.


Humphrey Fellowship Program seeks ‘Friendship Families’ for international leaders

Vanderbilt’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is seeking members of the university community to serve as Friendship Families for its International Fellows during the 2016-17 academic year.


Power down before leaving for the holiday

Let fireworks be the only thing lighting up the sky this holiday weekend.


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Researcher attacking Zika virus by stirring up mosquitoes’ taste buds

Summer is here, and the United States is bracing for the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus. A Vanderbilt researcher is working on one way to stop the spread of the disease – by revving up the mosquito’s taste buds.


Take Note

» Music, Mind and Society Symposium seeks poster abstract submissions

» ‘Tri My Best’ Triathlon seeks participants

» Farmers’ Market open at VUMC each Thursday

» Get free Beats headphones with purchase of eligible Mac or iPad

HR News

» Vandy Cooks July 19: Light and easy summer meals

» Registration open for high-intensity interval training clinic at VRWC

» Fidelity offers financial tips for women in dealing with life’s curveballs

» Everything you need to manage your dental benefits—in your pocket

Research News @Vanderbilt


July 2 — Noon
Test of tornado warning systems

July 8 — 9 a.m.
Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

July 16 — 6 p.m.
Opera on the Mountain

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