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  Wednesday, June 2, 2021  
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Vanderbilt mentor and campus leader Frank E. Dobson to return to his alma mater
After more than 15 years as a beloved campus mentor and leader at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Frank E. Dobson Jr. is returning to his alma mater, Bowling Green State University. He will leave his role as associate dean of The Ingram Commons in mid-June.
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University will host free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 
Vanderbilt Occupational Health will host no-cost walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics starting in early June for university-employed faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows. Vanderbilt recently announced that all university-employed faculty, staff and postdocs are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic year.
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Zeppos returns to the classroom, receives teaching award during pandemic
Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus, credits the university’s dedication to holding in-person classes last fall—and his students’ adherence to health and safety protocols—for his successful transition to full-time professor during an unprecedented year.
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Vanderbilt to use $7.3 million in federal coronavirus relief to support students
Vanderbilt University continues to support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Space Force chief of space operations visits Vanderbilt, laying groundwork for future partnership
United States Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond recently visited Vanderbilt to learn about the pioneering aerospace engineering projects at the university’s research institutes and trans-institutional programs.
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Vanderbilt students selected for DOE's Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program
Vanderbilt graduate students Luis Bichon and Brandon Tyler Blankenship have been selected for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program and will pursue their research on high-energy nuclear physics at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Nashville medical leaders to discuss racial health disparities and possible solutions June 18
Local health experts will explore health disparities and inequities in the Nashville community and how these issues can be addressed during a virtual event on Friday, June 18, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.  Hosted by Vanderbilt, “Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Nashville: An Update” is free and open to the public. 
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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces summer courses
The rise of Black women’s political participation, a study of short stories by prominent and less-familiar authors, and the history of photography are among the classes offered online this summer by Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
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Rec Center summer membership available to faculty, staff, postdocs, students
Summer membership to the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center is now available for purchase by university faculty, staff, postdocs and active students not enrolled in summer courses.


Take Note

COVID-19 vaccinations now available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC

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

VKC Community Lecture: ‘Learning How Children on the Autism Spectrum Process Sensory Information’ June 17

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

‘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

Win big with Health Plus’ Spring into Summer weigh-ins and step challenge

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: Fun and fantasy fuel staying power of ‘Friends’
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The New York Times: CDC will not investigate mild infections in vaccinated Americans
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
ABC News: U.S. health agencies will decide if COVID-19 booster shots are needed—not vaccine companies
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: At the Capitol, there was much ado about critical race theory—or was there?
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How to close the digital divide for older Tennesseans
Rachel Hanebutt, a doctoral student in the Community Research and Action Program at Vanderbilt Peabody College, authored this opinion piece.
HuffPost: 11 books on postpartum mental health every new parent should read
Brian Wind, adjunct assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
Salon: Pharma giant AbbVie funds ads attacking prescription drug bill—after hiking prices up to 470 percent
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Newsday: Port Jefferson student to sue school district for refusing to publish poem on George Floyd’s death
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Institutional Investor: How regulators killed hedge funds
Nicolas Bollen, Frank K. Houston Professor of Finance, is quoted.
Der Spiegel: 1,000 Davids against Goliath
Rebecca Allensworth, professor of law, is quoted.
The Globe and Mail: Trump-era polarization has ruined the advantage incumbents once held
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted.
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