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  Monday, April 26, 2021  
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Vanderbilt names newest residential college in honor of Marieke and Jeff Rothschild
Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college will be named Rothschild College in recognition of the transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and Jeff Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, made in 2016 to accelerate the development of the residential college system.
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Caroline Kennedy leads off Commencement celebrations to honor Class of 2020
The Vanderbilt Class of 2020 is being honored in a special weekend of Commencement celebrations. All activities will observe campus health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know to guide you through the weekend.
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Volunteer for Class of 2020, Class of 2021 Commencement ceremonies
Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement ceremonies May 1–2 and May 15–16, and your help is needed to make the celebrations for graduates and their families a success.
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Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Caroline Kennedy April 30
Join us as bestselling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2020 on Friday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. The event is open to the Vanderbilt community and the public.
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Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Dr. Anthony Fauci May 14
Join us as the nation’s top leader in infectious diseases research and internationally renowned biomedical scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. The event is open to the Vanderbilt community and the public.
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Eight from School of Nursing recognized for leadership, professional accomplishments
Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing nurse-midwives have been selected as 2021 fellows of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, and two of the school’s faculty have been named 2021 fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
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Nominations open for fall 2021 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations for the four awards to be presented at the 2021 Fall Faculty Assembly.
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Apply to CFT’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program through Friday
The Center for Teaching is accepting applications through Friday, April 30, for the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program, which provides professional development opportunities for junior faculty to learn about successful teaching practices.
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Record number of students awarded VUSRP funding for summer 2021
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has awarded more than 150 students with stipends to support their research experiences this summer through the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program.
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‘The Business of VU’ preparing for fifth cohort in fall 2021; applications now open
The Business of VU program is accepting applications for its fifth cohort in fall 2021, offering the Vanderbilt community an educational opportunity to learn about the business operations of the university and the higher education landscape.
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Government and Community Relations kicks off She-roes series with ‘A Tribute to Betty C. Nixon’
The Division of Government and Community Relations is kicking off a new series to celebrate women who blazed the trail and their legacy with “A Tribute to Betty C. Nixon,” a discussion at noon on Tuesday, April 27.
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Julie Barroso to discuss patient-driven research on ‘long COVID-19’ in virtual event April 27
Professor of Nursing Julie Barroso will discuss patient-driven research as it relates to “long COVID-19,” the range of symptoms that can last weeks or months after first being infected with the virus on Tuesday, April 27, at noon CT. She also will discuss nursing care for long COVID-19 patients.
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Register for ‘The Summit: Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace,’ set for May 19
The Southeastern Higher Education Recruitment Consortium and Vanderbilt University Human Resources will host the second annual Summit: Advancing Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace symposium on Wednesday, May 19. This year’s event will focus on the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion as an integral part of inclusive leadership, recruitment and retention.
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Class of 2021: Nursing grad provides mental health care during pandemic
When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person clinical experiences for most nursing students nationwide, Vanderbilt School of Nursing master’s student Matias Massaro seized the opportunity to learn a new aspect of providing psychiatric-mental health care.


Take Note

Webinar series for faculty seeking federal research funding continues April 27

‘The Accidental Creative: How to Captivate’ topic of Pod Talks @Vandy April 27

‘Reimagining Cities: A Conversation with Majora Carter’ is April 27

Leadership in the time of COVID-19 panel to feature VUSN alumni April 28

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting April 29

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Madeline Miller’s ‘Circe’ May 5

Racaniello to give keynote address May 6 at 2021 ASPIRE Career Symposium

Register for virtual Day of Wond’ry, set for May 12

Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches new monthly newsletter

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Breast Cancer funding opportunities

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 American Honda Foundation

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Mallinckrodt Grant Program

Register for Move in May activities from Health Plus

Go for the Gold steps 1 and 2 now live


Coming Up

· APR ·
  ‘Are We Closing the Race/Ethnicity Gap in ASD Identification and Outcome?’
· MAY ·
  Control is the Goal blood pressure management program begins
· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp
· MAY ·
  2021 Postdoc Awards to be held virtually


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Bloomberg Law: U.S. to study mix-and-match scenarios for vaccine booster shots
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, and William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, are quoted.
Health: What to say to people who still want to ‘wait and see’ before getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Jennifer Trueblood, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: The Green Issue: Preparing for increasingly common severe rain events
Hiba Baroud, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Education Week: Gifted education comes up short for low-income and Black students
Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Biden looks to GOP’s lone Black senator to shepherd police law
Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs, dean of residential faculty and associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The Hill: Caitlyn Jenner announces she’s running for governor of California
Eunji Kim, assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Will COVID-19 finally be the end of the church collection plate?
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
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