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Battery-switching device promises more road time for Tesla, Leaf drivers

Nov. 28, 2017—Read the Vanderbilt Engineering story here. Nissan Leafs, which go about 107 miles on a charge, often don’t graduate beyond commuter car status due to battery-life worries. The mass-market, standard Tesla Model 3 can travel double that distance, which is still limiting on long road trips. Both batteries could work about 50 percent longer with...

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Participate in survey gathering feedback on pedestrian and cyclist safety

Nov. 17, 2017—Vanderbilt University Public Safety is requesting feedback from faculty, students and staff on efforts to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety on and near the campus. VUPS asks that Vanderbilt community members complete a short survey through which they can provide feedback about recent safety enhancements as well as ideas for further improvements.Consistent with the principles of FutureVU and in...

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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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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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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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Celebrate Bike Month in May

Apr. 28, 2017—May is Nashville Bike Month, and there are plenty of opportunities to strap on a helmet and get on your bike! Biking is a green, cost-effective way to get around town while getting some exercise! If you need some pointers on biking and bike maintenance, there are two classes happening on campus this month. The...

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Campus learns about land use plan at FutureVU Expo

Apr. 20, 2017—Read the MyVU story here. More than 800 students, staff, faculty and others stopped by the Wond’ry April 19 to learn about FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s campus land use planning initiative, and how the university’s built environment might change over the next 20-30 years. The FutureVU Expo featured interactive exhibits—including posters, diagrams, historic and current photographs, maps...

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Transit Now events scheduled for April

Apr. 12, 2017—Read the MyVU story here. Did you take the bus Friday? Take the Bus to Work Day was kicked off by a chilly but beautiful morning Friday, April 7. The Vanderbilt University Human Resources volunteer team helped hand out “I took the bus today!” buttons at the MTA bus stops along West End Avenue and...

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