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Chancellor’s Town Hall focusing on campus accessibility, transportation and mobility, and sustainability set for Oct. 17

Oct. 9, 2017—A discussion of steps the university is taking to enhance campus connectivity and future land use initiatives will be the focus of a town hall meeting hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zepposon Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to...

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Vanderbilt’s PARK(ing) Day entry recognized by Nashville Civic Design Center

Oct. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University has received a Golden Cone Award from the Nashville Civic Design Center. Vanderbilt took home top honors in the “Wow Factor” category at the Sept. 27 awards, which celebrated the best community “parklets” from Nashville’s 2017 PARK(ing) Day celebration. In addition, Vanderbilt came in second in the “People’s Choice” category and third in...

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Design phase begins for university’s West End Neighborhood

Oct. 2, 2017—Read the Vanderbilt News story here. A major component of the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s comprehensive land use plan, is re-imagining what has been dubbed the “West End Neighborhood” – the area comprising Carmichael Towers, Greek Row and West Side Row along West End Avenue. Following up on a series of community meetings and working...

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Are YOU the Greenest Group on Campus?

Sep. 29, 2017—Waste Management, Inc., the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO), and VU Athletics, are looking for the greenest group on campus during this year’s Vanderbilt Football Sustainability competition. Your group could win a catered VIP tailgate event for 20 people, 20 tickets to the game, an autographed item from Vanderbilt athletics, and on-field recognition...

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Vote for Vanderbilt’s Park(ing) Day Park!

Sep. 22, 2017—Want to vote for Vanderbilt University’s Park(ing) Day Park? You can vote by liking the Vanderbilt photo on the Nashville Civic Design Center facebook page! Vanderbilt staff and students converted 17 parking spaces into one pop-up park to allow the community to envision the possibilities of transforming a small footprint of underutilized space to serve the needs of the...

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Celebrate Zero Emissions Day and World Car Free Day!

Sep. 20, 2017—Zero Emissions Day – September 21 Celebrate Zero Emissions Day on September 21 by cutting your environmental footprint! One day a year, people worldwide attempt to minimize or eliminate their use of fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal. Burning fossil fuels contributes to carbon emissions and climate change. What can you do? Bike, walk,...

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Earth Friendly Move In

Jul. 31, 2017—Whether you’re a first-year or returning Commodore, we are excited to have you back on campus soon! While moving in to your room or your office, please try to minimize waste and recycle. Check out some tips below. The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students at the Commons with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam, and...

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week August 6-12

Jul. 31, 2017—Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week from August 6 -12 by taking advantage of the Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market on Thursday August 10 from 2-5:30 pm at the Vanderbilt Medical Center Plaza. The Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market will have a photo contest and special giveaway to celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week! You can also celebrate by checking out one of...

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Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion

Jul. 25, 2017—Imagine slipping into a jacket, shirt or skirt that powers your cell phone, fitness tracker and other personal electronic devices as you walk, wave and even when you are sitting down. A new, ultrathin energy harvesting system developed at Vanderbilt University’s Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory has the potential to do just that. Based on battery technology...

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Traffic Costs Tennessee Cities More than $1.1 Billion Annually

Jul. 25, 2017—Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennessee more than $1.1 billion annually, according to a new report gathered by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. Using data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33.6 hours) sitting...

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