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Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about college

Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.


Watch Soledad O’Brien live at Senior Day

Television journalist and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien will give Vanderbilt’s Senior Day address beginning at 11 a.m. today in Memorial Gym. Watch a live stream of the event on the Vanderbilt homepage, www.vanderbilt.edu.


Vanderbilt University dependents with intellectual challenges to receive tuition benefit

Vanderbilt University has decided to expand its popular dependent tuition assistance policy to include students with intellectual disabilities.


Provost announces Immersion Vanderbilt Quality Enhancement Plan

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today the selection of Vanderbilt University’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience (DIVE) is intended to advance student learning and will be assessed for five years as a component of Vanderbilt’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


Hill receives honorary doctorate

George C. Hill, Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, was awarded an honorary doctor of science by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey, May 9.


Your help needed to accommodate guests for Commencement parking

University Central faculty and staff members are asked to do their part in helping create as many parking spaces as possible for Commencement guests on Friday, May 13.


Forty students to receive Nichols Humanitarian Fund awards to pursue global projects

The Nichols Humanitarian Fund has awarded scholarship funds to 40 students to pursue humanitarian projects around the world this summer.


Class of 2016: Deya Maldas merges her passions for service and music

When Deya Maldas signed up to be a tutor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, she didn’t know she was about to have the most transformative experience of her freshman year.


Class of 2016: Sam Reilly turns his love of fine coffee into a social media app

Sam Reilly does some of his best thinking when he’s out for a run with his Vanderbilt cross-country teammates. It is one of the rare moments in his busy schedule when he can stretch his mind along with his legs.


Infographic: Thank you, Vanderbilt parents!

Parents provide a foundation for excellence at Vanderbilt, from nurturing a love of learning in their children to providing support to them—and Vanderbilt—during their college years. For all you do, the university thanks you.


Grundy to lead Health Professions Advisory Office

College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton has announced that Michelle M. Grundy, assistant professor of medical education and administration, will become director of the Health Professions Advisory Office July 1.


Policymakers: Teachers’ input is vital

Tennessee lawmakers encouraged aspiring teachers to use their unique perspective to impact education policy decisions during a panel discussion May 5.


Family, food and fun: Vanderbilt helps empower kid chefs

Vanderbilt and several community partners have collaborated on a nutrition program in which children help their families eat healthier cuisine.


Refill your mail order prescriptions faster with new online form

In addition to getting up to 90 days’ worth of medication delivered right to your door, employees enrolled in the Vanderbilt Health Plan with prescription coverage from Navitus now can order refills using an easy online form.


Enter to win tickets to Nashville Symphony performance Memorial Day weekend

Planning a Memorial Day stay-cation? Enter to win two tickets to join the Nashville Symphony for the classical music event of the year.


Take Note

» School of Medicine seeking small group facilitators for 2016-17

» VU-VUMC Limited submission opportunity: Pew-Stewart Scholars Program

» Limited submission opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation

» Graduate fellows in teaching and learning programs to present May 18

» Farmers’ Market returns June 2

HR News

» Employee Appreciation Picnic May 13 and 17

» AD&D insurance includes travel assistance benefit

» Get reimbursed for FSA claims faster with direct deposit

» Employee Health and Fitness Day is May 18

» Babies and You: ‘Eating for Two’ May 19

» Vandy Cooks May 20 features School of Nursing’s Jamie Pope

Research News @Vanderbilt


May 13 — 9 p.m.
Telescope Night at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

May 14 — 8 p.m.
Bluebird on the Mountain concert at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

May 17 — 11 a.m.
Employee Appreciation - 2016 Employee Picnic

May 17 — 4 p.m.
Provost's Open Dore On Location

May 19 — 11:30 a.m.
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