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  Friday, June 4, 2021  
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Bordeau named director of global safety and security; new office positioned within Academic Affairs
Vanderbilt global safety and security manager Andrea Bordeau has been named director of global safety and security, and the Office of Global Safety is now positioned within the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs to facilitate greater support and resources for faculty, staff and students engaged in Vanderbilt-sponsored travel.
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Four Vanderbilt alumnae receive Pickering Fellowships from U.S. Department of State
Vanderbilt alumnae Brianne Berry, BA’17, May Braverman, BA’17, Jessica Moore, BA’15, and Abigail Wei, BA’18, have each been awarded 2021 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowships. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the fellowship prepares outstanding young people for foreign service careers.
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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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Vanderbilt faculty to study impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on the college choices of Black students
New Vanderbilt-led research will examine the intersection of students’ race and family and social contexts when it comes to Black students’ college choices and how these choices have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Baseball No. 4 overall seed in NCAA tournament, will host regional beginning Friday
Vanderbilt has been tabbed the No. 4 overall seed in the NCAA Division I Tournament and will welcome Georgia Tech, Indiana State and Presbyterian to Hawkins Field for the NCAA Nashville Regional beginning Friday, June 4.
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WeGo Public Transit forum June 9 to seek input from Vanderbilt community on fall service changes
To gain insight on the needs of Vanderbilt commuters, WeGo Public Transit and MoveVU will co-host a virtual forum from noon to 1 p.m. CT Wednesday, June 9. The event is open to all.
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Golden Dores host social event at Fort Negley June 12
Join the Golden Dores on Saturday, June 12, when the Vanderbilt University affinity group will host its first social event at Nashville’s Fort Negley. The Golden Dores is for employees 50 years and more who hope to gain camaraderie and help each other through this fun yet challenging time in their lives.
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Discussion on the origins of life featuring cross-section of Vanderbilt academics set for June 17
How do academics with diverse areas of expertise view the origins of life? A June 17 virtual discussion hosted by the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will bring together perspectives from single-cell biology, theology, space and time and metaphysical philosophy to explore the unique and common understandings among the fields.
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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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‘The Business of VU’ preparing for fifth cohort in fall 2021; applications due Monday
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.


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

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Breast Cancer funding opportunity

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

Nutrition Corner: Learn to snack smart


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The Wall Street Journal: How to get more women into technology
Nicole Joseph, assistant professor of mathematics education, is quoted.
Associated Press: Facebook won’t remove posts claiming COVID-19 is human-made
Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Hill: The Memo: The pre-Trump ‘normal’ is gone for good
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair in Public Policy and Social Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Fulton County Schools makes $90 million bet on literacy program
Amanda Goodwin, associate professor of language, literacy and culture, is quoted.
Smithsonian Magazine: The softer side of sabercats
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
USA Today: Many of us didn’t touch during the pandemic: Is it safe to hug again?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: Tiny Love Stories: ‘I Was Right. Love Can Never Be Compared.’
Justin Quarry, senior lecturer in English, contributes to this series of reader-submitted stories of no more that 100 words.
The Washington Post: Charter school charged students with 15,243 violations in one year. What gives?
The research of Joanne Golann, assistant professor of public policy and education, is cited.
National Geographic: Could a distaste for broccoli indicate greater resistance to COVID-19?
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Refinery29: It’s not just you: COVID brain fog can linger for months
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Inside Climate News: In the sunbelt, young climate activists push cities to cut emissions, whether their mayors listen or not
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network, is quoted.
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