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  Monday, June 7, 2021  
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Grand slam sends baseball to Super Regional
Vanderbilt beat Georgia Tech in 11 innings in a game that stretched to early Monday morning to advance in the NCAA tournament. The Commodores will next host East Carolina at Hawkins Field in a three-game Super Regional series. 
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DiBenedetto, mathematician who advanced knowledge on differential equations, has died
Emmanuele DiBenedetto, a retired mathematics professor who made significant contributions to the understanding of partial differential equations, has died after a 15-month struggle with cancer.
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A message from university leaders about supporting our Jewish community
As One Vanderbilt, we must stand with each and every member of our Jewish community, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Maternal health expert wins NIH grant to study disparity in cesarean births among Black and white women
Assistant Professor of Nursing Jeremy Neal has been awarded an R21 exploratory/development grant of more than $250,000 from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities to assess the differences in labor progress and care among Black and white women with low-risk pregnancies.
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Vanderbilt faculty collaborate to develop tools for teaching personal geography and spatial awareness
A team of Vanderbilt and Georgia State University researchers has developed publicly available resources for teaching personal geography and critical spatial inquiry. They recently launched a public website offering teaching frameworks and curricular tools for educators.
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University hosting free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 
Vanderbilt Occupational Health is hosting 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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‘The Business of VU’ preparing for fifth cohort in fall 2021; applications due today
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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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. 


Take Note

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

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 NEH Summer Stipends

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center SPORE in Breast Cancer funding opportunity

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

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

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

Nutrition Corner: Learn to snack smart


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Peruvians to pick new president amid relentless pandemic
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
Health: NFL pledges to stop controversial ‘race-norming’—here’s what that means
Gabriel Torres Colón, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Watch what’s happening in red states
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of political science, is quoted.
Vox: The false promises of more immigration enforcement
The research of Jonathan Hiskey, associate professor of political science, is cited.
Bloomberg Law: Meet the professor big law hires to collect nine-figure fees
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
Yahoo! News: No, bird flu is not the next COVID-19
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Parade: Mom guilt is real—and here are 13 ways to overcome it in any situation
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
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