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  Wednesday, Apr. 26, 2023  
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Churchwell to take on new role as senior advisor to the chancellor
Dr. André L. Churchwell will step down as vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at the university effective June 30, 2023, and transition to a new role within the Office of the Chancellor as senior advisor on inclusion and community outreach.
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WATCH: Vanderbilt celebrates Dare to Grow launch
Watch highlights from the launch celebration of Dare to Grow, a $3.2 billion comprehensive campaign that will fuel Vanderbilt’s ambition to be the great university of the 21st century.
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‘Reputation Analytics’ is topic of Diermeier discussion today, April 26
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host Chancellor Daniel Diermeier for a discussion about his academic research, including highlights from his recently released fifth book, Reputation Analytics. The event will be today, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.
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Celebrate Giving Day at Give on the Green April 27
Students, faculty and staff are invited to stop by Library Lawn from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, to celebrate Giving Day. Make a donation of any size and enjoy free iced coffee, donuts, Vandy swag, lawn games and a visit from K-9 Officer Max.
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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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Vanderbilt senior claims top prize in second annual Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy poetry contest
Students from seven Tennessee colleges and universities submitted poems exploring “What unity through American democracy means to me” for the second annual poetry contest sponsored by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy. The judges selected Vanderbilt senior Sophie Kaiser’s poem as the winner.
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Vanderbilt University and Second Harvest collaborate to tackle food insecurity
From hosting a mobile food pantry to the Empty Bowls studio art project to food drives sponsored by Vanderbilt Student Government or the University Staff Advisory Council, the Vanderbilt community has engaged with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in myriad ways over the past decade.
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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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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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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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Volunteer at Class of 2023 Commencement
Volunteer for 2023 Commencement. The university has various opportunities for Graduates Day and the Commencement Celebration on Thursday, May 11, and the Class of 2023’s main and undergraduate ceremonies on Friday, May 12.
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MoveVU plans April information sessions, announces 2023–24 parking rates
To help you make the best commute decision for your needs, the university has numerous resources to customize your commute plan. Learn more at upcoming information sessions and view next year’s parking rates online.


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V150: Living Laboratory
Educational as well as beautiful, Vanderbilt’s arboretum is 150 years in the making.


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

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

Nashville seeks input on mobility improvements for Connect Downtown

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

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

‘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
Associated Press: Will Fox settlement alter conservative media? Apparently not
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Insider: America’s gun culture is empowering people to shoot others, even when they’re not a threat
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt launches $3.2B campaign
The Dare to Grow campaign is featured. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
CGTN: What is behind the wave of layoffs in U.S. tech industry?
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Their voices are their livelihood. Now AI could take it away.
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
WPLN: Tennesseans want gun reform, so why hasn’t the legislature gotten it done?
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer in political science, is quoted.
The Morning Call: Despite getting more money from taxpayers, Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln universities may still raise tuition
Will Doyle, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
WKRN: Over 30 percent of TN families skipping meals as food insecurity continues to rise
Cristin Fritz, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Pinkeye cases rise in allergy season. It might be a COVID symptom, too.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Popular Resistance: Immigrant workers lead strike against billionaire Catsimatidis
Joshua Murray, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
Wired: Researchers argue black holes will destroy all quantum states
Alex Lupsasca, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville on brink of historic decision: What to know about the $2.1B Titans stadium deal
The Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville is cited.
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