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  Friday, June 11, 2021  
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Vandy United momentum surges
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier asked alumni, fans and supporters to “help start a new chapter in the history of Vanderbilt Athletics.” Two months later, Commodore Nation is already writing a success story through its robust support of the Vandy United Fund.
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Baseball Super Regional begins today
Vanderbilt will host East Carolina in the NCAA Nashville Super Regional for a best-of-three set beginning Friday morning at 11 a.m. CT, with action airing live on ESPN2.
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Chancellor to host virtual event on sustainability, climate change June 15
Members of the campus community are invited to attend a virtual event to learn more about the future of climate change and how Vanderbilt will play a unique role in identifying and modeling solutions. The event on Tuesday, June 15, begins at 12:15 p.m. CT.  
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Data Science Institute kicks off undergraduate summer research program
Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute has kicked off the third year of its undergraduate summer research program. The program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars.
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Curb Scholars, ArtLab Studio collaborate on ‘See You Again: Students Respond to COVID-19’
“See You Again: Students Respond to COVID-19,” an exhibit of Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy Scholars’ artwork about the pandemic and vaccine rollout, is currently showcased through virtual reality on ArtSteps and augmented reality on the mezzanine level of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s adult hospital.
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Spring staff award recipients honored for service to the university community
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier honored outstanding staff at the Spring Staff Assembly on May 20, recognizing the 2021 recipients of the Commodore Award, the Diversity Leadership Award and three new awards to be presented annually.
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Celebrate PRIDE at Vanderbilt
Explore upcoming events and resources as part of Vanderbilt University’s PRIDE celebration.
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COVID-19 vaccination requirement: University issues additional guidance
As announced last month, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt University community for the 2021–22 academic year. The university is sharing additional guidance about this requirement. 
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Golden Dores host social event at Fort Negley tomorrow
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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Vanderbilt political scientists discuss shifts in U.S. Congress with longtime North Carolina Rep. David Price
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion June 28 about the evolution of the U.S. Congress and how to find issues of common ground in a time of polarization. The discussion will feature current U.S. Rep. David Price and Vanderbilt political scientists Alan Wiseman and Larry Bartels. 
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Vanderbilt Athletics taps Fanatics to power new online store; VU employees get 30 percent off for limited time
Vanderbilt University and Fanatics, a global leader for licensed sports merchandise, have agreed to a new long-term partnership in which Fanatics will operate e-commerce and mobile retail efforts for the Vanderbilt Athletics program. To celebrate the new collaboration, Vanderbilt faculty and staff can get 30 percent off all Commodores merchandise on the website through June 11.
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Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2021 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications.
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Vanderbilt Eye Institute now a DeltaVision provider; claims covered effective Jan. 1, 2021
Vanderbilt Eye Institute is now a provider in Vanderbilt University’s DeltaVision network. Any employee who visited the Vanderbilt Eye Institute beginning Jan. 1, 2021, will be contacted by DeltaVision as their claim is reprocessed.


Take Note

University will host free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 

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

REDCap ‘News You Can Use’ series launches June 15

‘Estate Planning: Essential Legal Documents’ June 16

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

Nashville Jazz Workshop and Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy host Juneteenth Jazz and Art Live Experience June 19

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

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

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Poll: Tennesseans support ban on trans sports, cutting jobless benefits but are against permitless carry
The results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll–Tennessee are highlighted.
Associated Press: How will insurers cover a new Alzheimer’s drug?
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Conversation: As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt
Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, co-authored this opinion piece.
Healthline: Here’s where COVID-19 cases are rising and falling
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Legal fight over Nashville’s anti-tax referendum gets day in court: How the arguments unfolded
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
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