Can’t see this email? View it in your browser.
Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019  
Story Photo
What’s on my mind? All of you.
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on his time at Vanderbilt in his final “What’s On My Mind” column.
Story Photo
Nashville Business Journal: The Commodore’s Farewell
Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on his nearly 12-year run as Vanderbilt University’s leader in this “Nashville Business Journal” profile.
Story Photo
Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for student satisfaction, best quality of life
Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the “Their Students Love These Colleges” category in The Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also took the top spot for “Best Quality of Life.”
Story Photo
Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 22 
All faculty are invited to attend the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 22, as incoming Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente discusses goals and priorities for the 2019-20 academic year and presents the university’s highest honors.
Story Photo
Identity-based centers and offices move to Office for Inclusive Excellence
Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact.
Story Photo
Rokas to lead budding cross-disciplinary collaboration on evolutionary studies
The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative seeks to position the university as a global leader in evolutionary studies by engaging a large group of scholars who share this research interest.
Story Photo
University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture
Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House.
Story Photo
Weigh in on priorities for chancellor search, qualities of VU’s next leader
Through a feedback form, students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and members of the broader community can provide their thoughts on what qualities the next chancellor should hold and the priorities that should be considered during the search process.
Story Photo
Parking registration open for faculty and staff
Parking Services has opened registration for campus vehicle permits. University faculty and staff may log in online with their VUnetID and password to register their vehicle for the 2019-20 academic year.
Story Photo
‘VanderbiltLocal’: Office of Community Relations launches newsletter
The Office of Community Relations has launched “VanderbiltLocal,” a monthly newsletter chronicling the university’s impact in the Nashville community and beyond. To receive “VanderbiltLocal,” email
Story Photo
University updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety
Updates to the service, formerly known as Vandy Vans, include earlier and longer service times and new routes as part of Vanderbilt’s strategic mobility and transportation plan, MoveVU.
Story Photo
Employees invited to open football practice tomorrow
Vanderbilt employees are invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Commodore football team under the direction of sixth-year head coach Derek Mason. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be provided by Tri-Star BBQ for all who attend.
Story Photo
Public comments welcome for VUPS Communications Unit accreditation visit
An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit Vanderbilt University’s campus on Aug. 19 to examine all aspects of the Vanderbilt University Public Safety Communications Unit’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.
Story Photo
Plan ahead for updates to Oracle Cloud this weekend
Vanderbilt’s Oracle Cloud environment will undergo its next quarterly upgrade the weekend of Aug. 16-17.
Story Photo
2020 health care benefits—active enrollment required
Vanderbilt University will continue offering fully benefits-eligible employees two health care plan options in 2020: the Preferred Provider Plan and the Consumer Driven Health Plan. All fully benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to make an active plan selection during October’s Open Enrollment for 2020 coverage.
Story Photo
Two-part Department of Energy webinar on federal funding Sept. 12, 26
A special two-part webinar series on federal funding from the Department of Energy is scheduled for Sept. 12 and Sept. 26 in the Baker Building, Room 800C. Remote viewing will be available with advanced registration.


Take Note

Deadline for diabetes and obesity research grants is Sept. 9

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science now accepting nominations through Sept. 30

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core mini-grant awards available

Registration open for Blair Kindermusik classes

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award

VUIT now offering Microsoft Office 365 training resources

Free club at Vanderbilt will make math fun for 6-12th graders

Office 365 email migration is underway

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 17-31

Safety app VandySafe now linked with AlertVU for broader community safety

Learn about the Consumer Driven Health Plan at upcoming HR workshops


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Learn about MLAS program at open house
· AUG ·
  Software Carpentries boot camp offers basic research programming skills
· AUG ·
  Show that your black and gold never fade on College Colors Day
· AUG ·
  Annual Simple Beginnings ceremony and reception


Follow Vanderbilt

twitter facebook instagram
linked in youtube snapchat
flickr pinterest  
Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: NRA and Los Angeles prepare for courtroom showdown over new law
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted about the National Rifle Association’s efforts to overturn a law requiring contractors to disclose all business ties to the organization.
The Wall Street Journal: DNA data shared in ways patients may find surprising
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, professor of health policy and professor of law, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Column: After my mother’s disastrous hospice experience, we filed a state complaint. It came to nothing
David Stevenson, professor of health policy, is quoted about the lack of adequate regulation and oversight of hospice care.
Forbes: The Volcker Rule should be strengthened for big banks and made transparent
Benjamin Munyan, assistant professor of finance, co-authored a working paper regarding the impact of the Volcker Rule on bond trading regulations.
Mirage News: Behavioral science models can help identify greenest dietary changes
The research of Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, is highlighted.
Have something to say about what you read here? Send us an email.

myVU provides top news and information each week for faculty, staff, and students of Vanderbilt University and is published by the Division of Communications.
PMB 357737, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-7737.
  [% share:email url_only=“true” %]   [% share:facebook url_only=“true” %]   [% share:twitter url_only=“true” %]   [% share:linkedin url_only=“true” %]  
Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.Accessibility information. Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, Star V Design® and Anchor Down® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -