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  Wednesday, May. 17, 2023  
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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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Diermeier discusses ‘Reputation Analytics’ research at library event
In his latest book, Reputation Analytics: Public Opinion for Companies, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier incorporates lessons from a variety of fields to create a methodology for understanding and managing the reputations of organizations.
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Register now for May 22 Spring Staff Assembly
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Spring Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22. The event will celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the Vanderbilt mission.
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Human Resources Talent Acquisition launches updated careers platform
Vanderbilt’s Human Resources Talent Acquisition team has launched an updated external and internal job platform, to better streamline finding and applying for jobs. This update enhances Oracle Recruiting Cloud, Vanderbilt’s recruiting solution that enables the university to track and measure information about candidates across the hiring process.
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Connect with colleagues at Staff WAVE Council speed networking event May 22
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council is hosting a speed networking event on Monday, May 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will focus on Vanderbilt’s mission to ensure that women are succeeding and supported in their staff roles at the university. Food and drinks will be served, and advance registration is requested.
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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. It also marked the final conducting appearance by Blair’s Robin Fountain.
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Vanderbilt senior Savannah Childress pursues passion to eliminate food injustice and promote sustainability through Immersion Vanderbilt
The Class of 2023 is the first graduating class that was required to complete an Immersion Vanderbilt project. Each of these students has engaged in hands-on training and self-discovery, and they’ve brought value to the community in the process.
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NEH grant to help uncover history of lost historic Nashville neighborhood
A National Endowment for the Humanities grant awarded to Vanderbilt’s Angela Sutton, assistant dean for graduate education and strategic initiatives in the College of Arts and Science, will help fund the excavation of a historic Nashville neighborhood and a collection of the oral histories of the neighborhood’s descendants.
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Little Sphere, Big Power: Students work to build miniature fusion reactor
The Vanderbilt Fusion Project, an initiative involving 40 undergraduates from 22 majors across three schools, is seeking to build a miniature nuclear fusion reactor—and make history.
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Three Vanderbilt students named 2023 Goldwater Scholars
Vanderbilt students Rincon Jagarlamudi, Haoli Yin and Madison Albert have been named 2023 Barry A. Goldwater Scholars. The program was designed to foster and encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
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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, graduate and professional students. This promotion runs through Monday, May 22.


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V150: Breath of Life
Vanderbilt’s Dr. Mildred Stahlman revolutionized the care of high-risk newborns by creating the world’s first modern neonatal intensive care unit.


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


HR Workshops

May 31 - Career Growth Series for staff: Your elevator pitch

May 23 - Career Growth Series for staff: Enhancing your resume

Understanding Higher Education course available for employees


Campus Updates

Wyatt Center roof work will begin May 17

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

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

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

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

International Conference on Approximation Theory and Beyond in conjunction with the 35th annual Shanks Lecture is May 15-18

Provide feedback on WeGo Access proposals May 16 and 18

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts ‘Community input and collaboration in research development and implementation’ virtual panel May 18

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

Vanderbilt to offer Strategic Innovation program for working professionals June 21–June 23

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
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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Vanderbilt in the News
Wall Street Journal: Go to Dubai. Then Topeka. Why? Because astrology said so.
Edward Wright-Rios, Mellin Foundation Professor and professor of history, is quoted.
Inverse: The trippiest psychological thriller on Amazon showcases a promising anti-aging technique
Michelle Roach, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted.
The Telegraph: Fat people protected against discrimination under New York law
Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is quoted.
Verywell Health: What is a lazy keto diet? Is it better than keto?
Anna Beth Bradley, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Williamson County Source: Learn how to keep your brain healthy and decrease risk for Alzheimer’s
Jeannette Norden, professor of cell and developmental biology, emerita, is featured.
EFE: Diversity in Hollywood, an achievement that boasts but is still not enough
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
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