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  Friday, June 14, 2019  
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Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer
André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.
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Vanderbilt community invited to share feedback on chancellor search
The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is gathering critical input to inform the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader, and invites all members of the university community to submit their feedback on the Chancellor Search website.
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VU engages Lewis-Burke to connect faculty with federal sponsors
Lewis-Burke Associates LLC, a specialty consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., will collaborate directly with Vanderbilt faculty, provide advice on funding trends, identify new opportunities, discuss strategies to overcome funding challenges, and connect faculty with federal decision-makers and program contacts.
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Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of undergraduate summer research fellows
Eight undergraduates will engage in 10 weeks of research with their faculty mentors, participate in data science skills workshops and demonstrations, and present their final research at the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair to be held later this year.
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Executive director of Campus Dining addresses USAC
At the University Staff Advisory Council’s June meeting, Executive Director David ter Kuile shared updates coming to Campus Dining’s 17 locations across campus, including waste reduction efforts and new menu options.
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Employee Appreciation Day at Dyer Observatory June 21
Employee Appreciation is partnering with the Division of Government and Community Relations to host a free event at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory for university employees and their families. Scheduled during the Summer Solstice on Friday, June 21, from noon to 4 p.m., the event will feature activities focused on science, technology, engineering, math and astronomy.
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Construction on campus parking garages underway
Construction at the Terrace Place Garage, Wesley Place Garage and Sony Garage will occur over the summer months. Employees’ ability to park will not be impacted if they have a current vehicle registration for their respective garage’s zone.
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Watch: Commodore Nation sends Vandy Boys off to Omaha
Commodore fans gathered outside Hawkins Field on Wednesday to cheer on the Vanderbilt baseball team as they headed to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt begins its title hunt against No. 7 national seed Louisville at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Take Note

Metro Council District 18 candidates’ forum is June 18

Offices of Student Accounts, Student Loans relocate to 2309 West End Ave. June 24

Register by June 21: NCI Chemical Biology Consortium Symposium

Registration open for Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences Summer Institute

Single Parent Group, Parenting Group set summer meeting schedules

Mood, Emotion and Development Lab looking for research participants

VUIT: Don’t forget to check your spam filter

First two steps of Go for the Gold now available

Join the Health Plus Summer Shape-Up Challenge

Host Health Plus’ CORE Nutrition at your office

Farmers’ Market returns to hospital plaza every Thursday through October

Commodore Baseball SEC champions t-shirts available

Limited submission opportunity: Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

Limited submission opportunity: 2020 Searle Scholars Program

Security Notice: Attempted robbery


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Free skin cancer screening
· JUN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series featuring Dr. Edward M. Hundert
· JUN ·
  Babies and You: ‘Breastfeeding—A Positive Choice’
· JUN ·
  Walk with Vanderbilt at Nashville Pride Parade
· JUL ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Enjoying Beef in the Mediterranean Diet’


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Vanderbilt in the News
U.S. News & World Report: AHA News: 3 simple steps could save 94 million lives worldwide
Daniel Muñoz, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Study finds black principals increase the hiring and retention rates of black teachers
Vanderbilt research about diversity among teaching staffs is highlighted.
USA Today (opinion): Fentanyl overdose deaths: Why was this doctor allowed to study and practice medicine?
James Lozada, assistant professor of anesthesiology, writes about preventing individuals with serious criminal behavior in their pasts from entering the medical profession.
Associated Press: First female judge on Tennessee Supreme Court honored
Former Vanderbilt law professor Martha Daughtrey was honored for being the first woman appointed to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Ignoring race and privilege: How the College Board’s SAT adversity score missed the mark
Donna Ford, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education, writes about the College Board’s “adversity score” and the challenges created by ignoring racial privilege.
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