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What’s going on at Vanderbilt on Thursday, May 1, 2014

Vanderbilt University Board of Trust approves eight new members

The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved eight new members, including a former Posse Scholar and a graduating senior in the College of Arts and Science.

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FlexPTO coming in July for University Central

Non-union University Central employees will transition to flexPTO in July, joining the 14,500 Vanderbilt University Medical Center employees who moved to flexPTO in January.

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VUIT recommends strategies to address Internet Explorer issues

VUIT has issued a recommendation to avoid using the Internet Explorer Web browser for now due to some recently identified vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to install malicious software on a user’s machine.

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Reminder: Purchase requisition process moves to eProcurement May 5

Based on the success of the September 2013 eProcurement upgrade, the university is eliminating the paper purchase requisition process effective Monday, May 5.

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Faculty-Staff Campaign co-chairs show gratitude by giving back

Faculty-Staff Campaign co-chairs Vanessa and Trey Beasley had a very personal reason for returning to Vanderbilt. But it’s the community of support among faculty, staff, students and friends that's kept them here for almost a decade.

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VUIT launches Tech Hub pilot for walk-up support

Vanderbilt IT is piloting a new service called the Tech Hub, modeled after Apple’s Genius Bar, designed to provide walk-up tech support for Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty.

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Class of 2014: Lisa Koenig uses technology to build cultural exchange

Lisa Koenig's passion for service inspired her to create a distance-tutoring program that teaches English to children in Pakistan.

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Class of 2014: Harvey Burrell is a cross-country crusader

A last-minute decision to sign up for a film production class changed the trajectory of Harvey Burrell’s life.

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VUCast: Students Changing Lives

In the latest VUCast: Watch a senior erase stereotypes among young students in the Middle East; see how a senior is telling stories to change perceptions about disabilities; and learn how you can click your way into Commencement. All this and more in the latest VUCast, Vanderbilt's online newscast. Watch now.

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Take Note

» Murry honored for HIV prevention research

» Mayor’s Field Day is May 3; volunteers needed

» Middle Tennessee primary elections scheduled for May 6

» Learn about Vanderbilt’s historical architecture at VandyWalks May 8

»Limited submission opportunity: 2014 Aetna Foundation Regional Grants Program

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HR News

» Vanderbilt Health Plan members may be selected for audit

» Wellcast: ‘Say Goodnight to Insomnia’

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May 1 — 11:30 a.m.
Vandy Moms Lunch and Learn: Kids and screen time

May 2 — 11:30 a.m.
Free legal advice on estate planning

May 3 — noon
Monthly siren test

May 6 — 6 p.m.
MLAS Summer Preview Open House

May 6 — 7:30 p.m.
Nashville Youth Repertory Orchestra, Youth Strings Orchestras, Reading Orchestra and Beginning Reading Orchestra

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