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Office of Immersion Resources hosts ‘Explorations in Research’ networking event Feb. 27

Feb. 18, 2019—The Office of Immersion Resources and several student organizations have partnered to organize Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines for an evening of networking and discovery.

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Choice CDHP enrollees can now activate health savings accounts

Dec. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt employees that enrolled in the Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan for 2019 must activate their health savings account on Fidelity in order to contribute to, and use funds from, the account.

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Closing celebration highlights four Local OACS DIVE projects benefitting refugee populations

Dec. 13, 2018—Students and faculty involved with four Local OACS DIVE projects gathered in the Kissam Multipurpose Rooms Dec. 6 for a closing celebration to share and learn about the prototypes designed by students and their nonprofit community partners.

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Smith to serve as chair of Immersion Faculty Steering Committee; schools appoint key faculty leaders for program

Dec. 5, 2018—A new group of faculty members have been appointed to leadership and advisory roles designed to support the continued launch of Immersion Vanderbilt across campus.

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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions drop 12 percent, new sustainability report shows

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt leaders in the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office and the Division of Administration are aligning sustainability efforts with the guiding principles of FutureVU, the university's land use planning initiative.

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Grandin, advocate on autism, to give conference keynote, Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 29

Nov. 12, 2018—Temple Grandin, a world-renowned author, inventor and spokesperson about the autism spectrum, will participate in a daylong conference in Nashville on Nov. 29, capped off with a keynote and conversation with Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31; all benefits-eligible employees must enroll

Oct. 25, 2018—Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2019 coverage.

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Open Enrollment 2019: Updated FAQs on Vanderbilt’s employer contributions to health savings accounts

Oct. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt Human Resources has provided an update to the Open Enrollment frequently asked questions page.

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Benefits Open House Oct. 24; enrollment labs ongoing

Oct. 19, 2018—Benefits Open Enrollment is underway now until Oct. 31. This year, all eligible employees must elect a health plan or they will default to the new Choice Consumer-Driven Health Plan.

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Details on tax-advantaged accounts available for 2019 health care benefit options

Oct. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt offers two distinct types of tax-advantaged plans to help pay for health care costs on a pre-tax  basis: the new Health Savings Account (HSA) for employees electing the Choice CDHP and the health care Flexible Spending Account (HC-FSA) for employees electing the Select PPO or waiving coverage.

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Registration open for ‘learning community’ on design thinking; first event Sept. 27

Sep. 23, 2018—In support of Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, the Center for Teaching is hosting a learning community this fall for faculty, staff and students interested in teaching design thinking.

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Chancellor launches book club; first discussion set for Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2018—Gen. Michael V. Hayden's latest book will be the first discussed by the new Chancellor's Book Club on Sept. 27. Free copies of the book are available for the first 25 students, faculty and staff who request a copy.

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