Vanderbilt students will get some Microsoft software
products for free and departments and employees will be
charged just $15 under a new partnership between the
university and Microsoft.
A process for distributing donated funds to the employees
most in need of financial support has been developed, and
awards are targeted to be issued in August.
Vanderbilt has launched a new free iPhone app to allow
current and prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni,
parents, sports fans and friends to easily access campus news,
events, videos, photos and more from their iPhone.
Charles J. Melichar, a senior communications officer at
Colgate University, has been selected as associate vice
chancellor for communications in the Division of Development
and Alumni Relations at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt was named one of the best places for life
scientists to work in academia by The Scientist
magazine. It was the seventh time in the eight years of the
survey that Vanderbilt was ranked and a substantial
improvement from its 2009 ranking.
Samar S. Ali, who graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in
2006, has been appointed a White House Fellow. Ali is
currently an associate with the law firm Hogan Lovells US.
Visitors to the collection database can browse or search
the collection using a number of criteria including artist,
title, medium, dates, century and style/period. Photographs of
25 percent of the collection of 5,500 objects have been added
so far, and work continues.
At her recent State of Nursing Address, Marilyn Dubree,
chief nursing officer for Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, touched on a wide variety of topics all aimed at what
she referred to as “bringing the best of ourselves to our
Excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light reflected off
sand, water or pavement can damage the eyes, said Vanderbilt
Eye Institute’s Mark Melson, oculoplastic and reconstructive
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