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  Monday, June 21, 2021  
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VandyBoys win College World Series opener; next game is today
Vanderbilt secured a 7-6 win over Arizona in 12 innings at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha on Saturday in the Commodores’ opening game of the 2021 College World Series. The VandyBoys next play North Carolina State Monday at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live on ESPN.
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Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board welcomes new members
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board will welcome three new alumni leaders for three-year terms, beginning July 1: Shantell Hinton Hill, BE’06, MDiv’16; Bill Jung, BA’80; and Heiki Miki, MBA’96.
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Staff and postdocs: Submit vaccination records by July 19 to be eligible for $1,000 prize drawing
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt community for the 2021–22 academic year. To thank those who submit their vaccination records early, the Division of Administration will conduct a drawing for 25 Vanderbilt University-employed staff and postdocs who submit their records to the university’s vaccine portal by 8 a.m. on July 19. 
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Campus Dining partners with NSCC to offer summer enrichment opportunity for employees
Vanderbilt Campus Dining launched a pilot program this summer with Nashville State Community College to offer a culinary skills training course for select university dining staff, part of Campus Dining’s commitment to continuous improvement.
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Applications for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program accepted through July 9
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential.
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‘Bostock v. Clayton County and the Rise of Anti-LGBTQIA+ Legislation’ is tomorrow  
A discussion about the 2020 Supreme Court ruling on Bostock v. Clayton County and its ongoing relevance in American jurisprudence amid recent increases in anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to noon CT. The ‘Dores in Dialogue event is presented in partnership with LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni.
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World Microbiome Day virtual seminar set for June 23
Join the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative for a special World Microbiome Day seminar and Q&A session on Wednesday, June 23, featuring Yale University’s Benjamin Chan. World Microbiome Day celebrates the importance of understanding and deploying microbial communities and their products for positive outcomes in a sustainable manner.
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Owen Forward Summer Leadership Series hosts two events June 23
Owen Graduate School of Management professor Kelly Goldsmith will host bestselling author and former Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly, and Owen professor Kimberly Pace will discuss “What it Takes to Land a Position in the C-Suite,” in a pair of virtual events on Wednesday, June 23. Register now.
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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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Healthcare Bluebook price transparency tool now protected with multi-factor authentication
Healthcare Bluebook, an online price comparison tool for health care services that is free for Vanderbilt benefits-enrolled faculty, staff and their dependents, is now protected using multi-factor authentication. MFA provides an additional layer of security for users logging in to a secure environment.


Take Note

‘How VU Faculty Can Engage the Nashville Community’ virtual discussion is June 23

University hosting 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

Blood drive marking 9/11 anniversary set for July 2

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now

Vanderbilt Eye Institute now a DeltaVision provider; claims covered effective Jan. 1, 2021

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28

Join the Spring into Summer Step Challenge

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore


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Vanderbilt in the News
PBS NewsHour: On LGBTQ+ Equal Pay Day, the U.S. still doesn’t know the size of the wage gap
Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, is quoted.
Popular Science: Temperature tells honey bees what time it is
Research by the Douglas McMahon Lab and postdoctoral scholar Manuel A. Giannoni Guzmán is featured.
Business Insider: Crippling attacks on U.S. gas and meat suppliers expose the dangers of major companies’ reliance on patchwork cybersecurity
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Why Big Law has a stake in the Harvard admissions case
An upcoming paper from Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics, is highlighted.
Newsy: How would world religions respond to extraterrestrial life?
David Weintraub, professor of astronomy and director of the Communication of Science and Technology program, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: Opinion: The time has come to stop assigning letter and number grades
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education, writes about evaluating student learning post-pandemic.
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