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Communication of Science and Technology Program move into Omni

Jan. 7, 2015—We worked with Professor David Weintraub to move this site out of Dreamweaver and into OmniUpdate, and gave it a redesign in the process. This Communication of Science and Technology Program provides students a strong background in both science/engineering and communication/humanities; we’re happy to assist them in their goals of communicating the complexities of science to...

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2014 with Web Communications

Dec. 18, 2014—2014 has been a big year for Web Communications! We’ve moved into new offices, launched projects, trained users, answered help desk tickets, tweeted, facebooked, instagrammed and youtube’d—and had a pretty good time through it all. (Thanks to Anna Whinnery for her graphic skillz putting together all our random numbers into a spiffy infographic!)

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Department of Economics moves to Omni

Dec. 13, 2014—The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Science was maintained through Dreamweaver, with a template that matched the standard university web branding. We migrated the site to OmniUpdate, where it will be much easier for their staff to maintain. We also moved their faculty, staff and student pages into a database.

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Master of Liberal Arts & Science moves to Omni

Dec. 12, 2014—The Master of Liberal Arts & Science (MLAS) is a graduate program for Nashville’s adult learners. We moved their site out of Dreamweaver and into OmniUpdate, making it easier for them to update their content. Moving this site, and all the sites we work with, into a content management system such as Omni also brings...

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WebComm assists Registrar with lookup for course renumbering

Dec. 12, 2014—The University Registrar is in the process of renumbering all courses at Vanderbilt. They requested an interface for faculty and students to be able to look up an old course number and easily find the new number.  We built a simple database tool that allows the user to start typing in the search box and...

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VUIT Products and Services Lookup

Dec. 7, 2014—We worked with VUIT on simplifying their products and services lookup. VUIT provides many services to the university — and many are known by several different names — and fall into various support groups. We built a simple database that houses all the service/product information, keywords, and groups to which the service might be associated...

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Summer Sessions website transitions to Omni

Nov. 22, 2014—Vanderbilt students attend Summer Sessions to get ahead with credits toward graduation, to catch up on a rigorous subject, or to explore a topic that doesn’t fit in their regular academic year schedule. Undergraduates from other universities are also encouraged to attend summer classes at Vanderbilt. Admissions information, academic policies and more can be found...

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How can I have a slide link to a page NOT on my WordPress website?

Oct. 30, 2014—Do you want to create a slide on your WordPress website — that links to a page that isn’t on YOUR website? With the way we currently have the slideshow functioning — each slide must correlate to a page/post within your own WordPress site. However, you can create a page using the “Redirect Page” template....

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Children’s Hospital Expansion Campaign launches in OmniUpdate

Oct. 18, 2014—The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt launched a $30 million expansion campaign in 2014. This campaign seeks to build and expand on the current Children’s Hospital, offering more beds to children in need around the region. Part of the launch included the creation of a new website, housed within the current Vanderbilt Giving...

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Divinity School Refreshed

Oct. 18, 2014—The Divinity School went live with a cleaner, more streamlined homepage mid-October. Blog is powered by their VDS Voices my.vanderbilt.edu website Upcoming Events is powered by the  University Calendar Highlighting the message from the Dean each month

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Public Affairs website gets a refresh

Oct. 12, 2014—This year the Public Affairs website transitioned to OmniUpdate. The project required input from all major areas of Public Affairs, and the end result is a site that is more streamlined and functional than its predecessor. New features include an organizational chart for the department, as well as updated information about staff and administrators. This...

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Class of 2018: By the Numbers

Oct. 9, 2014—We created a snapshot of the newest class of Commodores, the Class of 2018. Working closely with our partners in Undergraduate Admissions, we created an infographic that captures some of the vital stats on #VU2018.

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Celebrating Change: Courage, Determination, Inclusion

Oct. 8, 2014—This year marked several milestones for Vanderbilt: 60th anniversary of graduation of Bishop Joseph Johnson 50th anniversary of first integrated undergraduate class 30th anniversary of the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni 30th anniversary of the Black Cultural Center Working with our colleagues in News and Communications, as well as groups across campus, we created a website to...

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DigitalVU: Smartphone Photography Workshop

Sep. 25, 2014—Thanks to everyone who came out for the smartphone photography workshop. We hope you’re excited to get out and take some photos with your newfound knowledge! (Don’t forget: if you’re on campus, use the hashtag #vandygram.) As promised, here is a helpful summary of the event, with links to all the applications and resources discussed.

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New web presence for the Graduate Department of Religion

Sep. 25, 2014—The Graduate Department of Religion launched a brand new web presence in mid-September (it was previously just a subsection of the Divinity School website — even though GDR is part of the Divinity School and the College of Arts and Science. Having a separate website hopefully helps them clear up some of the confusion about...

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