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#VUSwift contest awarded Silver by TCPRA

Jun. 3, 2016—The University Web Communications social media team was honored with a Silver award by the Tennessee College Public Relations Association during the organization’s spring 2016 conference. For the contest, students were asked to share on social media, using only Taylor Swift lyrics, “how Vanderbilt has made your ‘Wildest Dreams’ come true,” a reference to Swift’s latest...

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We’ve Moved!

Feb. 3, 2016—On Feb. 3, we said farewell to the Baker Building, and hello to our new space in Loews! If you’re coming by for Office Hours, you’ll find us in the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza office complex on the 11th floor. Reminder: Office Hours are Mondays 10 a.m. to noon and Fridays 10 a.m. to noon. Guests...

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2015 with Web Communications

Dec. 22, 2015—Infographic designed by Anna Whinnery, Web Communications

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University Web Communications named greenest group on campus!

Nov. 24, 2015—University Web Communications was the winner of this year’s football sustainability competition and was named the “greenest group on campus” for the football season! We celebrated our win with a catered tailgate and on-field recognition during the Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky football game Nov. 14. Read more about the award »

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2015 Higher Education Web Professionals National Conference

Nov. 16, 2015—Beth and I recently attended the 2015 Higher Education Web Professionals annual national conference in Milwaukee. I presented two 45-minute sessions and one 3-hour workshop at the conference; slidedecks for the two sessions can be found below. One of my presentations on the collaborative communication tool SLACK, won Best in Track. Woot! (And at this...

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Web Communications Teams

Nov. 2, 2015—We’re excited to share with you some changes that are occurring within Web Communications. We have all seen our group come together into a team over the past two years (since the web merger); the knowledge sharing and synergies of having all of the web-focused staff together have been made evident time and again. We...

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Can’t Find People Finder? It’s Still On The Homepage!

Nov. 1, 2015—As part of the August 2015 redesign of the homepage and top levels, we took the advice that we frequently share with our clients: we did a content audit to determine what could be deleted or consolidated. While most of the content on the homepage and top levels stayed where it was, a few pages...

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It’s a new Vanderbilt.edu

Aug. 21, 2015—A new and improved Vanderbilt homepage and top-level pages launched the evening of Aug. 20, with a focus on the four pillars of the university’s Academic Strategic Plan while also showcasing the institution’s dynamic academic, research and campus life offerings. The new homepage is designed to show, rather than tell, how the university’s strategic plan...

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DigitalVU: Web Services Introduction

Jul. 24, 2015—Thanks to everyone who came out to our July DigitalVU Event. We had a great presentation from VUIT’s own Justin Paschal, who kept us entertained and informed about what web services are, how to use them and where they might be implemented in our workflow. His slides are embedded below.

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VUPD Site Moves to Omni

Jun. 2, 2015—        Recently the Vanderbilt University Police Department site made the jump from WordPress to Omni. This was done in an effort to consolidate all websites maintained by VUPD under one content management system, to facilitate easier upkeep. Sgt. Jon-Michael McDaniel worked closely with Web Communications to migrate the content from WordPress to...

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DigitalVU: Chrome Dev Tools

Apr. 3, 2015—Thanks to everyone who came out for Web Communications developer Bo Link’s presentation on Chrome Dev Tools. You can use your arrow keys to navigate through the presentation below, or download a PDF here.

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Reliability and Risk Engineering Management

Mar. 5, 2015—The multidisciplinary Reliability and Risk Engineering and Management Studies project is the first in the world to study and develop integrated multidisciplinary computational and experimental approaches to assessing and managing risk and reliability. Moving this site into OmniUpdate makes the maintenance much easier for the clients, and gave us the change to design it to...

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Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt

Feb. 12, 2015—  We worked closely with the Office of the Provost to launch a new website celebrating undergraduate research at Vanderbilt, in part to support the new strategic emphasis on the immersion experience for undergraduate students at the university. Undergraduate Research at Vanderbilt is designed to expose students to the scope of research opportunities available at the...

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DigitalVU: Current Trends in Web Design & Development

Feb. 9, 2015—Thanks to everyone who came out to the Law School to hear from Nashville Web designer Amber Leigh Turner, who shared her perspective on current trends in web design and development at January’s DigitalVU meeting. Amber’s presentation can be found on SlideShare, and we hope that you find it useful in your own applications and design....

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VINSE: Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Jan. 14, 2015—VINSE’s move into OmniUpdate includes a cleaner design, easier to use back-end apps, a simplified news feed from a my.vanderbilt site, an events feed from the University Calendar and much more. It was a pleasure working with Sarah Satterwhite and Ben Schmidt on this project.

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