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  Friday, Apr. 28, 2023  
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Four from Vanderbilt and VUMC elected as 2023 members of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Four Vanderbilt and VUMC faculty—María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Kimryn Rathmell, Keivan Stassun and Major Jackson—have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a record number of elections from Vanderbilt in a single year.
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Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today that Vanderbilt University will grant a paid administrative closure day on Monday, July 3, providing employees with an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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Seigenthaler’s legacy celebrated in Freedom Forum event, new VU Press book
Vanderbilt University and the Freedom Forum celebrated the legacy of legendary journalist and First Amendment champion John Seigenthaler at an April 25 event discussing A Word on Words: The Best of John Seigenthaler’s Interviews, published in March by Vanderbilt University Press.
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Special Collections and University Archives finds new home in upgraded space
Vanderbilt’s Special Collections and University Archives materials and operations will have a new home on campus at 1101 19th Avenue. The historic 1101 building will provide a large reading room and shelving for ready access to the university’s special collections.
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New Sesquicentennial oak tree joins Vanderbilt’s green canopy
As Vanderbilt University dares to grow while observing its Sesquicentennial this year, the campus welcomes a new tree to mark the occasion. The Bur Oak is the first part of a robust plan to plant more trees in honor of Vanderbilt’s 150th anniversary.
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Ambassador John C. Kornblum is Vanderbilt University Distinguished Ambassador in Residence
Legendary German ambassador, the first to serve in a united Germany since 1941 and the facilitator of President Ronald Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” speech, has been named Vanderbilt University Distinguished Ambassador in Residence.
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Jon Stewart discusses advocacy, medicine’s role in society in VUMC lecture
Comedian, talk show host and advocate Jon Stewart spoke last week to a crowd of undergraduates, medical students and faculty about his approach to advocacy and how those in the medical community can find their own place alongside others supporting a cause. The event was part of the Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University.
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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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University task force hosting listening sessions in April, May on implications of new state legislation for LGBTQI+ community
A university-wide task force convened by the Office of the Provost, in coordination with the Office of Chancellor, to assess the impact of new Tennessee laws banning gender-affirming care for minors and public adult cabaret shows will hold a series of listening sessions in April and May. All Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the listening sessions.
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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 Rex Chapman and 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.


Immersion Spotlight

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Senior Shahar Hartman interviews leading scholars in Switzerland
Hartman researched and developed a thesis for his Immersion Vanderbilt degree requirement while in Geneva, Switzerland.


Health & Safety Updates

Manage stress through Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse

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

Three myths about mental health care, debunked


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


Take Note

Applications open for Global Scholars in Residence second cohort

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

Vanderbilt University and Second Harvest collaborate to tackle food insecurity

Interactive map of campus sculptures aims to teach Vanderbilt community about history of its art

Nashville seeks input on mobility improvements for Connect Downtown

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

Volunteers needed for pedestrian safety research on campus

Celebrate bowling’s national title with championship gear

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology seminar series continues May 1

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

‘Dean Reviews and Searches: Objectives and Outcomes’ May 9

Data Science Institute will host free AI Summer workshop

‘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

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

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

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

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: How people felt about Tennessee Titans stadium deal in 20 columns since last year | Plazas
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
CNN: Opinion: Fox News finds itself in a corner
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece. The Christian Science Monitor and NPR published articles quoting Hemmer.
Inside Higher Ed: Capital campaign watch: Bethel, Furman, U of Dayton, Vanderbilt
Dare to Grow, Vanderbilt’s $3.2 billion capital campaign, is featured.
The Independent: Riot police arrest protesters backing silenced transgender lawmaker at Montana capitol: ‘Let her speak’
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer of political science, is quoted.
Poets and Quants: Vanderbilt hires UVA Darden star as new dean
Thomas J. Steenburgh, incoming dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, is featured.
Inverse: These scientists are using simple math to make a better birth control
Michelle Roach, assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville GRAD, Flex provide a pathway to success for community college students | Opinion
Carolyn Heinrich, University Distinguished Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, co-authored this opinion piece.
Health Day: RSV in infancy could raise a child’s risk for asthma
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Endowed Professor and professor of medicine, and Christian Rosas-Salazar, assistant professor of pediatrics, are quoted. Gizmodo and Becker’s Hospital Review also published articles quoting Rosas-Salazar. Some Ohio Congress members rate among most effective legislators in the country, report says
Research from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a partnership between Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, is mentioned. Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and co-director of the center, is quoted.
The Millennial Source: Coinbase files a lawsuit against the SEC over its rulemaking petition response – or lack of one
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
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