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BlueSky visioning session lays foundation for carbon footprint reduction

Apr. 4, 2018—Nearly 50 people attended Vanderbilt’s first BlueSky visioning session to generate bold and creative approaches for reducing the university’s carbon footprint. FutureVU launched the BlueSky Vision Energy Study in January to identify effective strategies for reducing carbon emissions on campus. Components of the study include, but are not limited to, local and off-site energy generation, utility distribution,...

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FutureVU pop-up park to transform Central Neighborhood April 2-6

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt is turning its Central Neighborhood into an interactive pop-up park April 2-6. The site sits adjacent to Branscomb Quadrangle, the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center and the Engineering and Science Building. The park, created as part of FutureVU, is intended to activate this high-traffic outdoor space and provide opportunities for community events and recreational...

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Vanderbilt and ofo partner to bring dockless bike sharing to campus

Mar. 22, 2018—Kickoff event March 27 to feature bike demos and rider education As part of its ongoing mobility and transportation strategy, Vanderbilt University is launching a six-month pilot of a dockless bike-share program beginning Tuesday, March 27. The university is partnering with ofo, the world’s first and largest dockless bike-share company, to bring 100 bikes to campus. Rides...

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Transit panel series continues; third installment features Kopstain, Getz

Mar. 20, 2018—More than 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended the third transit forum presented by Vanderbilt this semester. The March 13 event featured Eric Kopstain, vice chancellor for administration; Macolm Getz, associate professor of economics; and other experts who provided insights about Nashville’s proposed transit plan. The event, titled “Additional Perspectives of the Nashville Transit Plan” was hosted...

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‘Dangers of Climate Change Denial’ topic of lecture March 20

Mar. 14, 2018—Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss “The Dangers of Climate Change Denial” beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. The talk is free and open to the public. Mann, who serves as director of the Earth System Science Center...

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Public Safety announces improvements to Vandy Vans services

Jan. 3, 2018—Vandy Vans riders will benefit from a new student-designed shelter at a popular stop as part of Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s continuing efforts to keep improving the service. The shelter is slated to be installed in January between Hank Ingram House and Murray House on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. Future shuttle stops throughout campus will be explored as...

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West End neighborhood beautification efforts previewed by pop-up park

Nov. 21, 2017—Vandy Fanatics hosted a football tailgate last Saturday at the Kensington Place pop-up park. The park, planned by the FutureVU team, was open from Nov. 8 to 12. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) The FutureVU team turned a portion of Kensington Place into a park for Vanderbilt community members to enjoy last week in advance of beautification efforts slated...

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FutureVU pop-up park to transform West End neighborhood Nov. 6–12

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt’s West End neighborhood will be transformed Nov. 6–12 with the creation of a pop-up park on Kensington Place. The park, an initiative of FutureVU, will open in advance of the start of a utility project and beautification efforts in the area that are set to begin in mid-December. The transformed space will provide an opportunity...

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