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  Monday, Apr. 24, 2023  
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Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management names esteemed scholar and business school leader Thomas J. Steenburgh as next dean
Renowned marketing expert Thomas J. Steenburgh, a senior associate dean at the University of Virginia, has been named the new dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management.
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‘Reputation Analytics’ is topic of Diermeier discussion 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 on Wednesday, 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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DOE renews partnership with Vanderbilt collaborator Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation
The Department of Energy has renewed its partnership with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation. Vanderbilt’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability is funded by an investment from IACMI.
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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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Vanderbilt Master of Public Health student named 2023–24 Luce Scholar
Layan Ibrahim, Master of Public Health Class of 2023, was named to the 2023–24 class of Luce Scholars. The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program launched by the Henry Luce Foundation to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.
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Engineering seniors present capstone projects at annual Design Day event today, April 24
Vanderbilt School of Engineering seniors have spent the 2022-23 academic year on multifaceted capstone projects that serve as a culminating academic experience. These design projects will be on display at Design Day 2023 on Monday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public.
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Jewish Employee Affinity Group interest session is April 25
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host an information session for a new Jewish Employee Affinity Group at 11 a.m. on April 25. Those who identify as Jewish are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to all Vanderbilt employees regardless of identity.
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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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Project Safe to provide programming in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April
The Project Safe Center has teamed up with various offices and student organizations to provide programming in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April. These programs are designed to highlight everyday actions to prevent acts of sexual violence and support those who have been impacted.
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Vanderbilt University launches $3.2B Dare to Grow campaign
The new fundraising initiative—the most ambitious in Vanderbilt’s history—will power the university’s most exciting and essential work to date.
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WATCH: Class of 2023 students dare to grow, pursuing passions with a strong vision
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who are pursuing unique and impactful paths with enthusiasm, intellect and a strong vision.


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

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

Volunteers needed for pedestrian safety research on campus

Celebrate bowling’s national title with championship gear

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

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

‘Ask Fidelity: Navigating Market Volatility’ webinar May 10

Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is May 26

Data Science Institute will host free AI Summer workshop

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


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Kevin B. Churchwell April 24
· APR ·
  Data Science Institute hosts AI tools for the classroom information session
· MAY ·
  ‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3
· MAY ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3
· MAY ·
  Cell Dynamics Symposium May 18-19


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
BBC: After $787.5M Dominion settlement, what’s next for Fox?
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Associated Press: Common mistakes, uncommon reactions in 4 separate shootings
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Time: The reason why American regions are unequal
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair, professor of law and director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, and Christopher Serkin, Elisabeth H. and Granville S. Ridley Jr. Professor, professor of law and professor of history, emeritus, co-authored this piece.
Nashville Ledger: Think tank Justitia opens Vanderbilt office
The Future of Free Speech Project, an initiative launching at Vanderbilt, is featured.
Financial Times: How Nashville became ‘ground zero’ for America’s culture wars
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer in political science, is quoted.
USA Today: Cutting-edge advances in cancer treatment are underway. Here are 3 that could change lives.
Eben Rosenthal, Barry and Amy Baker Professor and professor of otolaryngology, is quoted.
Forbes: Your health data is not secure: What can we do about it?
Bradley Malin, Accenture Professor and professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
Politifact: Mike Pence stated on April 14, 2023, in a speech to the National Rifle Association: ‘In the 1960s, liberals emptied our psych wards.’
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Medpage Today: RSV infection in infancy linked to later asthma
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Endowed Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Financial Times: China building cyber weapons to hijack enemy satellites, says U.S. leak
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, is quoted.
Prevention: What is Group A strep, the infection surging in the U.S.?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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