Vanderbilt to unveil flexible paid time off system

Following local media reports that it has cut — either via firings or layoffs — more than 300 employees, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (and Vanderbilt University in general) will institute a "modernized benefits plan" (read here). Called flexPTO (paid time off), which was announced a few weeks ago and is part of VUMC's efforts to improve efficiencies as it wrestles with federal spending cuts and fewer employees, the plan offers what VU officials feel will be greater flexibility for time away from work by combining all accrued leave hours into a single, centralized bank. The flexPTO offering also comes after VUMC earlier this week outlined its Staff Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program (read more here).

Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM

VU names new CIO

Money manager prepping move from Duke
Jul 23, 2013 6:49 AM

VU promotes veteran employee to senior VP role

Former assistant vice chancellor will now oversee patient safety, risk prevention
Jul 19, 2013 12:51 PM

VU-powered startup wins first place in Memphis tech event

BioNanovations, a startup company based on technology developed at Vanderbilt University, claimed first place at the NewME Accelerator PopUp event recently held in Memphis. Read more here.

Jul 8, 2013 3:10 PM

VU Board of Trust names five new members

Clear Channel chairman, MarketStreet founder joined by two doctors, recent grad
Jul 8, 2013 7:16 AM

VU plans for future

Vanderbilt University has named an executive committee, with members to meet regularly this summer to develop ideas to guide a university-wide academic strategic planning process regarding VU's future. Read more here.

Jul 8, 2013 7:00 AM

American Judicature Society moves to VU

100-year-old group had been based in Iowa since '03
Jul 3, 2013 7:10 AM

VU unveils information technology division

Vanderbilt University has launched a Division of Information Technology.

Led by Vice Chancellor John M. Lutz (pictured), the division is meant to bring together approximately 500 information technology employees from across the university and medical center into one division charged by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos with serving the entire enterprise.

Read more here.

Jul 2, 2013 6:55 AM

VU team licenses wafer-inspection technology

A team of Vanderbilt University professors and engineers has developed and licensed a wafer inspection tool that has been licensed exclusively to startup company Femtometrix. Dr. Norman Tolk, professor of physics; Michael Alles, engineer for the VU School of Engineering; and Dr. Ron Schrimpf, professor of electrical engineering invented the semiconductor wafer-inspection technology, which is based on laser optics. Read more here.

Jul 1, 2013 7:15 AM

VU's Zeppos pushes for science research support

Vanderbilt Univerity Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos continues to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research. Last week, the VU leader met with Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., to discuss the subject. Read more here.

Jun 18, 2013 12:06 PM