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  Friday, May. 19, 2023  
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Search committee to identify next dean of College of Arts and Science
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science. The committee consists of a range of faculty from Arts and Science and collaborating colleges, as well as non-faculty peers.
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Vanderbilt joins NSF-funded coalition to shape the future of mobility in Tennessee
Vanderbilt University will serve as a core partner in the ATEMS-TN coalition being funded by the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program to help shape the future of mobility and usher in a new era of economic prosperity in Tennessee.
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Vanderbilt part of coalition awarded $1M engine development award to advance sustainable manufacturing and supply chain innovation
Vanderbilt has received funding from the National Science Foundation’s Regional Innovation Engines program to develop a strategy for closed-cycle manufacturing to reduce waste and increase efficiencies across various sectors, including automotive, aerospace, energy, food and beverage, and materials in Tennessee and Kentucky.
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Vanderbilt to deploy first all-electric multi-vehicle shuttle fleet at a university in Tennessee
The new all-electric shuttle fleet will provide eco-friendly vehicles for VandyRide, a nighttime shuttle service for Vanderbilt students, by the start of the fall 2023 semester. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the new shuttles are also quieter and smoother than traditional buses, providing a more comfortable ride for passengers.
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2023 Postdoc Awards Ceremony set for May 23
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will recognize the university’s exemplary postdoctoral scholars as well as faculty mentorship at the 2023 Postdoc Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 23.
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BVU Career Accelerator Program celebrates inaugural semester
The Black Vanderbilt University Career Accelerator Program recently concluded its inaugural semester, and 12 participating students were recognized at a celebration dinner. Black Vanderbilt alumni envisioned and partnered with the Career Center to develop and present the program, which aims to empower Black students in their career journeys.
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Vanderbilt to observe Juneteenth with paid staff holiday
Vanderbilt University will recognize Juneteenth as an official paid holiday for all university staff in 2023 and beyond, and, beginning in 2024, the university will not hold classes on June 19.
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Vanderbilt hosts research administration training for university, school and department grant administrators
Vanderbilt University hosted a two-day research administration training in mid-April for more than 100 staff members to ensure seamless grant administration to support faculty and student researchers.
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Blair School of Music premieres new state-of-the-art streaming technology with ‘War Requiem’ performance video
Exclusive early viewing of War Requiem, the first performance in Ingram Hall to be captured by Blair School of Music’s new state-of-the-art recording and streaming technology, is being offered this week to MyVU readers. This ambitious production brought together the full force of the Blair School and ushered in a new level of technological capabilities.
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Campus Dining announces staff and faculty Flex Meal Deal for summer 2023
Campus Dining has announced its summer 2023 Flex Meal Deal for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate and professional students. This promotion runs through Monday, May 22.


Health & Safety Updates

Vanderbilt celebrates Bike to Work Day, offers Bike Month updates

Public Health Central Command Center has discontinued operations

Move in May with Vanderbilt’s employee wellness program Virgin Pulse

Connect with colleagues at Walking Wednesday May 24

‘Let’s Talk’: Making mental health the next normal


Limited Submission Opportunities

ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards (Initiator and Accelerator) Deadline: May 22

2024 Macy Faculty Scholars Program Deadline: June 7

W.M. Keck Research Program–Concept Papers (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 8

Engineering Information Foundation Grant Programs (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 13

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant Programs for Organizations Deadline: June 19


Campus Updates

Wyatt Center roof work will begin May 17

Crane work to occur at the Village at Vanderbilt May 20

Medical Center Drive to be closed May 20

Work zone may affect Peabody Administration Building entrance starting May 22

Natchez Trace closure delayed until further notice

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

Two levels of Baker Garage to close April 24–Aug. 1

Window maintenance near Medical Center North A-wing entrance begins April 17

Construction affects entrances to Medical Center North Round Wing starting April 10


Take Note

Office of Investments announces new hires

Human Resources Talent Acquisition launches updated careers platform

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

School of Nursing and VUMC launch new program for diverse nurses aspiring to leadership

Vanderbilt students manage $500K portfolio in TVA Investment Challenge Program

Applications open for Global Scholars in Residence second cohort; Deadline is May 26

Applications open for Business of VU’s seventh cohort; apply by June 6

Blair School of Music hosts MusicTech for teens July 10–14


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Cell Dynamics Symposium May 18–19
· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Apex Lecture: ‘Mechanism of genetic quality control in germ cells’ May 22
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  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is May 26
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Vanderbilt’s Bold Stand for ‘Neutrality’
Vanderbilt and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier are featured.
Axios Nashville: Nashville ranks No. 4 in best-performing cities
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
The Tennessean: Just Askin’: At what age can kids stay at home alone in Tennessee?
Joseph Gigante, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Science: Failed cancer therapy revived as powerful tumor killer when combined with newer drugs
Brian Rini, Ingram Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Week: 2023 Pulitzer Prize-winning books, in review
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor and professor of history, is featured.
CNN: Trust in childhood vaccines holds steady, despite skepticism of Covid-19 vaccines, survey finds
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Salon: Why the US is trapped in an unending state of post-COVID “recovery”
Evan Brittain, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
le Scienze: The fascinating dystopian hypothesis of “Dinosaur Sapiens”
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
The ASCO Post: Patients with cancer may prefer telemedicine appointments over in-person visits when both are available
Travis Osterman, associate professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
HR Brew: Job satisfaction is at an almost forty-year high. Why is that?
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted. Decrypt also published a story quoting White.
Wired: The pandemic isn’t over. Here’s how to stay safe
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Healthline and Prevention also published stories quoting Schaffner.
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