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Board of Trust chooses Evans as chairman-elect, approves new members

The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected Bruce R. Evans to succeed Mark F. Dalton as chairman and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to succeed Jackson W. Moore as vice chairman, effective July 1, 2017. The board also approved the addition of five new members.


Vanderbilt celebrates inaugural Giving Day

Vanderbilt University’s first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.


New director sees Innovation Center as both startup and catalyst for campus and city

Robert Grajewski, a startup veteran and investor whose ventures range from retail to manufacturing, joined Vanderbilt University this spring as the inaugural executive director of the newly created Innovation Center.


University faculty and staff: Info about systems availabilities during VU-VUMC transition

To prepare our systems for the legal separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, some systems will have limited functionality for short periods of time for university faculty and staff.


Vanderbilt recycling up 500 percent since 2007

Recycling increased by 15 percent from 2014 to 2015, now totaling 8.7 million pounds of materials per year—the same weight as 19 Statues of Liberty.


Class of 2016: Eunice Jun uses design to communicate visually and virtually

Like many little girls, Eunice Jun was a ballerina growing up. But by the time the Los Angeles native arrived at Vanderbilt four years ago, she had traded in her toe shoes to cultivate twin interests in graphic design and technology, pursuing double majors in cognitive studies at Peabody College and computer science at the School of Engineering.


Class of 2016: Rani Banjarian discovers America—and his voice as a writer

For Rani Banjarian, the summer of 2006 was the defining moment of his young life. For a month that summer, artillery and airstrikes were a daily occurrence as the unrest between his home country of Lebanon and neighboring Israel grew into the July War.


Donation and recycling options expanded on campus April 25–May 14

Just in time for student move out and spring cleaning your office or home, donation and recycling locations on campus will be expanded from April 25 to May 14.


Vanderbilt students contribute to mass incarceration exhibit

The traveling exhibit “States of Incarceration” features a contribution from philosophy students at Vanderbilt. It will be displayed in Nashville in spring 2018.


Learn about estate planning, get advice in May

Learn more about the importance of having a will, along with other estate planning basics, by taking advantage of two sessions hosted by the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center in May.


Aspirnauts visit Vanderbilt power plant

More than 50 eighth-graders from Springfield Middle School toured the Vanderbilt power plant April 5 as part of the Aspirnaut Program, a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and rural K-12 schools to help recruit and develop the science, technology, engineering and math workforce of the future.


Our favorite #vandygram photos of the week

Giving Day not only resulted in more than 6,100 gifts and over $1.3 million raised, it also produced some our favorite #vandygram photos of the week.


Take Note

» VUMC research staff can earn master’s degree through MLI program

» Owen School’s Master of Management in Health Care accepting applications for 2016-17

» Your input requested about Nashville sidewalks and bikeways

» CapABILITY Career Expo is May 25

HR News

» Employee Celebration Picnic is May 13 and 17

» Summer memberships to VRWC now available

» Learn about establishing effective personal boundaries

» Get instant access to your retirement plan with NetBenefits Mobile app

Research News @Vanderbilt


April 25 — 11 a.m.
The First of the First: Ed Alston, first graduate of the Owen Graduate School of Management

April 25 — 4 p.m.
Engineering Design Day 2016

April 26 — 2 p.m.
Psychology Day 2016 featuring J. Anthony Movshon

April 27 — noon
Safe Solar Viewing - Library Lawn

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