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University administrators to host second staff listening session Oct. 21

Oct. 9, 2019—The second stop in a staff listening tour planned for the 2019-20 academic year will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in the Kissam Center, Room C210.

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Kopstain to speak at Living Product Expo Oct. 8

Oct. 7, 2019—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will be among the speakers at the Living Product Expo 2019, scheduled for Oct. 8–10 at the Music City Center in Nashville.

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E. Bronson Ingram College receives LEED Gold certification

Sep. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt’s E. Bronson Ingram College has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it Vanderbilt University's 21st LEED-certified new construction or renovation project since 2007.

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University administrators to launch staff listening tour Sept. 27

Sep. 18, 2019—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20. The first stop will be at the Wyatt Center Rotunda from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27.

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Community collaboration leads to redesigned Fleming Yard

Sep. 11, 2019—The reimagination of Fleming Yard, an outdoor space located between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn, was the culmination of collaborative efforts among students, faculty and administrators from the Division of Administration.

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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus

Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.

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New department launched to improve employee service delivery and community support

Aug. 19, 2019—A new university department, Human Capital and Business Services, has been created to better serve employee support and development and the services that support all university divisions. The department, a merger of the functions previously supported by the former Human Resources and Business Services departments, will be led by Laura Nairon in the role of Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services.

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Apply for VLE, new leadership development opportunity for managers, through Aug. 9

Jul. 30, 2019—Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program. VLE is designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front-line supervisor and director.

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New leadership development program for managers launched

Jul. 19, 2019—HR Learning and Organizational Development has launched the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program. VLE is designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between front-line supervisor and director.

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Watch Nashville firefighters train in Vanderbilt’s Carmichael Tower 4

Jul. 18, 2019—Nashville firefighters deployed hoses, operated ladders, forced open doors and practiced search-and-rescue tactics when they took part in a unique training opportunity at Vanderbilt's 14-story Carmichael Tower 4 residence hall in June.

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Vanderbilt named a top employer for women for second year in a row

Jul. 2, 2019—"Forbes" has named Vanderbilt University one of the best employers for women in the United States for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based on an independent national survey of more than 60,000 employees who work in organizations that employ at least 1,000 workers.

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Engineering and Science Building, Eskind Biomedical Library designated LEED Gold by USGBC

Jun. 26, 2019—U.S. Green Building Council President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam presented Vanderbilt with a plaque designating the university’s Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status at a community-wide gathering on Tuesday afternoon in the Engineering and Science Building lobby.

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