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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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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

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

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

NISE graduate trainee program now accepting applications

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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