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  Monday, May. 1, 2023  
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Internationally acclaimed journalist, 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner to open Commencement celebrations
Maria A. Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who has endured political threats and government arrests for her commitment to truth and democracy, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families on May 11 during 2023 Commencement activities. Vanderbilt is honoring the Class of 2023 with a series of events May 11–12.
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‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3
Learn more about the university’s new and continued efforts surrounding sustainability during an online conversation with Chancellor Daniel Diermeier on Wednesday, May 3, from 4:10 to 5 p.m.
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Final Faculty Senate meeting of school year is May 4
All Vanderbilt faculty are invited to attend the final Faculty Senate meeting of this academic year on Thursday, May 4, from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Faculty Commons Building at 1101 19th Ave. S.  A reception will follow.
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Vanderbilt grad student awarded extended DOE residency to advance scholarship in transport of subatomic materials
Graduate student Nicole Moehring has been awarded a prestigious extended residency at Savannah River National Laboratory to continue her doctoral research on atomically thin 2D materials for isotope separations and energy storage. This will allow Moehring to work with researchers at DOE national labs, use state-of-the-art equipment and network with professionals in the field.
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Immersion Spotlight: Senior Shahar Hartman interviews leading scholars in Switzerland
Hartman researched and developed a thesis for his Immersion Vanderbilt degree requirement while in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Move in May with Vanderbilt’s employee wellness program Virgin Pulse; join Walking Wednesday on May 24
May is Employee Health and Fitness Month, which celebrates and promotes physical activity and its benefits for employees. Join the Office of Health and Wellness for a Walking Wednesday event on May 24 and learn how you can best use Virgin Pulse for physical well-being.
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Volunteer at Class of 2023 Commencement
Volunteer for 2023 Commencement. The university has various volunteer opportunities still available for the Class of 2023’s main and undergraduate ceremonies on Friday, May 12.
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Showcase of student artwork co-created with AI is May 2
The Department of Computer Science will host a showcase of student artwork co-created with artificial intelligence on Tuesday, May 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be at the fourth-floor Computer Science space at the Sony Building, 1400 18th Ave. S.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Social Media and Addiction’ May 9
How is social media creating conversations about addiction and recovery? How is it building broader community? And how is it a complex space to engage with as a person in recovery? The discussion, led by Erin Calipari, will feature psychiatry experts on May 9.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students make an impact around the globe
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who bring a unique global perspective to the Vanderbilt community.


Limited Submission Opportunities

2023 V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Awards (Therapeutic Resistance) Deadline: May 4

2024 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Deadline: May 9

Mathers Foundation Grant Program Summer 2023 Deadline: May 11

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


Health & Safety Updates

Earn rewards through Vanderbilt’s new wellness program; receive higher points for completed actions

Health and Wellness for Vandy Vets program creates space for military veterans to focus on well-being


Take Note

STIR Lab seeking research participants age 13–18 for social media study

Department of Pharmacology hosts ‘Temporal Pole of the Human Brain’ lecture May 2

‘Getting started with SAS Studio: A point-and-click approach’ workshop is May 3

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center hosts ‘Empathy and Morality Should Not Be Conflated’ lecture May 4

Data Science Institute hosts free AI Summer workshop beginning May 8

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology seminar series continues May 8

Faculty invited to grants management discussion on May 9

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

‘Business of VU’ preparing for seventh cohort in fall 2023


Coming Up

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  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3
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  ‘Ask Fidelity: Navigating Market Volatility’ webinar May 10
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  Cell Dynamics Symposium May 18–19
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  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is May 26


Campus Updates

Annual Parking users: Note event parking closures May 4-5

Section of Natchez Trace to close May 1 for campus utility improvements


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Vanderbilt Hustler: Debrief with Diermeier: Weighing in on debates about gender-affirming care
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured.
Axios Nashville: Outgoing Nashville mayor previews budget, touts legacy in final State of Metro
The Vanderbilt University Poll is cited. The Nashville Scene also published a story citing the Vanderbilt University Poll.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt national security summit in Nashville seeks to solve global problems | Opinion
Brett Goldstein, special advisor to the chancellor, authored this opinion piece.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt elevates role of veteran academician
Coverage of the appointment of André Churchwell to senior adviser on inclusion and community outreach within the Office of the Chancellor is featured.
CNBC: The UK blocked Microsoft’s Activision deal. Here’s what it means for U.S. regulators
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Vox: Montana Republicans are punishing a trans lawmaker for criticizing their anti-trans bill
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
MarketWatch: Coinbase vs. the SEC: Will their legal battle provide clarity on regulation for other crypto companies?
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Want to see the total eclipse in 2024? Better make your plans now.
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted.
Newsweek: Low-income Americans feel jilted by Trump, Biden. The rich don’t.
The research of Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is cited.
NBC News: Mediterranean diet may protect against diabetes more than realized, study finds
Anna Beth Bradley, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fortune: The ‘hospital at home’ movement is coming. Here’s what it means for patients
J. Jeffrey Carr, professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: How one Nashvillian played an important role in the World Cup’s opening ceremonies
Samar Ali, research professor of political science and law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy, is featured.
INSIDER: Disney’s lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis has teeth, legal experts say
James Ely, professor of law, emeritus, is quoted.
Laboratory Equipment: Study links infant RSV to increased risk of childhood asthma
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Endowed Professor and professor of medicine, and Christian Rosas-Salazar, assistant professor of pediatrics, are quoted.
Science News: Black holes resolve paradoxes by destroying quantum states
Alex Lupsasca, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
INSIDER: Tucker Carlson’s next move
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
USA Today: A new COVID variant called Arcturus is linked to pink eye. Here’s what you need to know.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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