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  Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023  
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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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Spring Sesquicentennial Grant award winners announced
As Vanderbilt’s yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary continues, the Office of the Chancellor has announced the second group of Sesquicentennial Grant award winners.
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Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Tod Wolters (Ret.) to open Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats
Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Tod Wolters (Ret.) will open the 2023 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats, scheduled for May 4–5.
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Students, faculty honored at inaugural Graduate School Honors Banquet
Vice Provost for Graduate Education André Christie-Mizell honored outstanding graduate students and faculty at the inaugural Graduate School Honors Banquet on March 31, recognizing the 2023 recipients of the Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award and new awards to be presented annually.
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Historians, data scientists work to preserve endangered Middle Eastern culture with NEH grant
Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries announced a grant of $350,000 from the NEH that is enabling Vanderbilt to partner with Texas A&M and Marquette universities to continue preserving the history of Syriac culture, a medieval dialect once spoken widely by Middle Eastern Christian communities.
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Office of Undergraduate Education announces expanded roles for leaders
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Tiffiny Tung announced new roles designed to streamline collaboration and communication across teams.
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New 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, including staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars, regardless of identity.
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Vanderbilt debate team shines at Schuman Challenge, receives invitations to prestigious competitions
The Schuman Challenge is an annual foreign affairs contest for undergraduate students in the U.S. It provides competitors a chance to present and defend transatlantic policy recommendations in front of a panel of judges.
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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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Rites of Spring music festival is April 21-22
Ferg and Dayglow will headline Vanderbilt University’s 2023 Rites of Spring music festival, which takes place on Alumni Lawn. Other performers from a wide range of genres include Sean Kingston, Muni Long, Coco Jones, Maude Latour, Edgehill and a performance by Vanderbilt student-athlete Yaubryon.
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Giving Day to be celebrated April 27
Vanderbilt University will celebrate its seventh annual Giving Day on Thursday, April 27, with the early giving period open now. Contributions of all sizes from across the university will add up to make a difference in the lives of our Vanderbilt community.
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Celebrate bowling’s national title with championship gear
Celebrate with the Vanderbilt bowling team and Commodores everywhere by purchasing the official 2023 National Champions t-shirt and other Vandy gear.
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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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Vanderbilt University Campus Dining celebrates Earth Week with Menus of Change
Campus Dining is celebrating Earth Week April 17-21 by offering a special week of menu items that represent various principles of the Menus of Change, a groundbreaking initiative that aims to support healthier, more sustainable and more delicious food choices.
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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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V150: Immeasurable Imprint
For more than 50 years, Professor John Lachs’ thought-provoking philosophy lectures were perennial favorites among not only students, but alumni as well.


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Bowling team wins national championship
The Vanderbilt bowling team erased a 3-1 deficit and defeated Arkansas State on Saturday in Las Vegas to win the 2023 national championship, the third in the program’s history. The team also won the national title in 2007 and 2018.


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

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

Leach receives Amazon Research Award to build a document understanding dataset

Walker to serve on Board of Regents of National Library of Medicine

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

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

Volunteers needed for pedestrian safety research on campus

Quick Facts website updated; new Re:VU card available

MLAS summer and fall 2023 course offerings announced

Campus Dining to celebrate Earth Month with sustainability events throughout April

Online seminar April 19 outlines how VU can help faculty researchers with competitive research proposals

Women’s Center hosts ‘AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation’ virtual workshop April 20

Vanderbilt to host Impact Evaluation Network of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association, April 20-21

Final application deadline for online Master of Legal Studies Program is April 24

‘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 ·
  Drake Lecture Series: ‘Inhuman Memory’ with professor Kathryn Yusoff April 21
· APR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Kevin B. Churchwell April 24
· APR ·
  Data Science Institute hosts AI tools for the classroom information session
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  ‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3
· MAY ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3


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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: The moral center is fighting back on elite college campuses
The Future of Free Speech Project, an initiative launching at Vanderbilt, is featured. Jacob Mchangama, executive director, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Lab meat skeptics, please just get out of the way
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this opinion piece.
The Hechinger Report: Proof Points: No-limits borrowing for graduate school pushed prices up for all
Research by Lesley Turner, associate professor of economics, is cited.
Prevention: What experts want you to know about Arcturus, the new COVID variant
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
BBC: AR-15: The lethal weapon at heart of U.S. gun debate
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor: ‘Doing nothing … is not working.’ Red states pressured on gun violence.
Candice Amich, associate professor of English, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Of Note: Silicon Ranch, VU launch solar facility
The Vanderbilt I Solar Farm, a solar project partnership among Silicon Ranch, Vanderbilt University, Nashville Electric Service and Tennessee Valley Authority, is featured.
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