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  Monday, May 24, 2021  
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Vanderbilt announces new collaboration accelerating efforts to address carbon footprint and tackle climate change
Vanderbilt University today announced a new collaboration with the nonprofit organization Climate Vault that allows the university to address the full extent of its carbon footprint now, achieving carbon neutrality decades ahead of its initial goal.  
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Alex Sevilla named vice provost for career advancement and engagement, Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center
Alex Sevilla has been named vice provost for career advancement and engagement at Vanderbilt University. He also will serve as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center. His five-year term begins Aug. 9.
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Vanderbilt Heard Libraries are new home to Dizzy Gillespie Collection
Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music has moved forward with the university’s acquisition of a rich collection of photos, scrapbooks and more from the life and career of jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.
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COVID-19 vaccinations now available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC
After the FDA emergency authorization approval of the Pfizer vaccine for 12–15-year-olds, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has begun offering vaccine appointments for children and teenagers meeting the state criteria.   
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Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellow studies impact of relational meetings on community organizing
In new research, Vanderbilt Divinity School postdoctoral fellow Aaron Stauffer examines the role of “relational meetings” between stakeholders as a means to build power and expand a coalition.
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Deadline for Thomas Jefferson Award nominations is today
Nominations are open through Monday, May 24, for the Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes distinguished service by a member of the faculty to Vanderbilt through extraordinary contributions in the councils and government of the university.
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Faculty invited to submit Rapid Advancement Micro-grant Program proposals; application portal now open
The Office of the Provost invites faculty to submit proposals for the inaugural round of Rapid Advancement Micro-grant Program awards, which are designed for smaller-scale funding opportunities that require a quick response.
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2021 Postdoc Awards to be held virtually today
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will recognize the university’s exemplary postdoctoral fellows as well as faculty mentorship at the 2021 Postdoc Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 24, at 5 p.m. CT.
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy to host book launch, talk with Gov. Bill Haslam May 25
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt Divinity School will present a discussion on the role that religious faith plays in politics as explored in “Faithful Presence: The Promise and the Peril of Faith in the Public Square,” a new book by former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. The virtual event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Vandy United pop-up store benefiting student-athletes open through May 28
Through May 28, Commodore fans and friends can show their support for Vanderbilt student-athletes by purchasing Vandy United-themed shirts, totes, tumblers, stickers and more via an online store. Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit Vanderbilt scholarships and make a direct impact on student-athletes.


Take Note

ELE Thought Leader Series: ‘The Fundamentals of Excellent Communication’ May 25

Basic Sciences virtual conversation: ‘How the Brain Remembers’ May 26

Library catalog and related services unavailable Memorial Day weekend

Blair School of Music offers ‘Music Theory Without Fear’ June 7-11

Blair School of Music offers interactive Zoom Kindermusik classes June 9-July 21

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

Smetana named to CUPA-HR national board

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Breast Cancer funding opportunity

‘The Business of VU’ preparing for fifth cohort in fall 2021; applications now open

NISE graduate trainee program now accepting applications

Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers cutting-edge biotechnology skills workshop for local high school teachers

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

Security notice: Sexual assault


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt’s Candice Lee after year 1: ‘I hope it signaled things are different here’
Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee discusses her first year in the role and her outlook for Vanderbilt’s football and basketball programs.
Bloomberg: Apple’s Tim Cook faces judge with stakes beyond $142 billion of apps
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: Average COVID-19 cases are the lowest they’ve been in nearly a year. Vaccines can push them even lower, officials say
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian: Both sides in Israel-Gaza conflict lay groundwork for victory narratives
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
Health: What is agoraphobia? Netflix’s ‘The Woman in the Window’ sheds light on the anxiety disorder
Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
Mashable: Which tablet to buy for your kid: For scrolling in the stroller (and beyond)
Research by Georgene Troseth, associate professor of psychology, is cited.
Nature: ‘It’s a minefield’: COVID vaccine safety poses unique communication challenge
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
STAT: ‘Swept under the carpet’: When health records are held ransom, patients are the hardest hit—and last to know
Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, is quoted.
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