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  Monday, Apr. 17, 2023  
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Vanderbilt names esteemed biomedical engineer Krishnendu Roy as next dean of School of Engineering
Krishnendu Roy, a Regents’ Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology and a nationally renowned researcher, will be the next dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver announced today.
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Global think tank Justitia opens first U.S. office at Vanderbilt, expands The Future of Free Speech project
Justitia, an independent and nonpartisan think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened its first U.S. location at Vanderbilt University. The expansion of the “The Future of Free Speech” project, led by Justitia CEO Jacob Mchangama, aims to advance the global culture of free speech.
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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.
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Register for ‘Unity Dinner: Hours of Hope’ on Tuesday, April 18
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy continues its Unity Dinner series with Unity Dinner: Hours of Hope on Tuesday, April 18, at 5:30 p.m. Please register to attend; space is limited.
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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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Vanderbilt graduates go global: Three students awarded Keegan Traveling Fellowships
Class of 2023 graduates Catherine Hobbs, Abhinav Krishnan and Joseph Sexton have been named Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellows for 2023–24. Unique to Vanderbilt, the $25,000 Keegan Traveling Fellowship aims to enhance the development of future leaders through a year of world travel, research and experiential learning.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center presents annual awards to five Vanderbilt community members
This spring, the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center named five people from the Vanderbilt community as recipients of its annual awards for leadership, mentoring and the advancement of women at Vanderbilt University.
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Vanderbilt adds epinephrine pens in dining halls
This semester, Vanderbilt has begun stocking emergency epinephrine pens in dining halls across campus for those suffering from life-threatening allergic reactions.
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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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Quick Facts website updated; new Re:VU card available
Vanderbilt’s official public source for general university facts and figures is the Quick Facts website, which has been fully updated for 2023 and is now live. In addition, a printed Re:VU card that features a QR code linking to the full set of data found on the Quick Facts website is now available.
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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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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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Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering 2023 graduate trainee program now accepting applications
Applications are open for the 2023 Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program, which builds on the unique strengths of the School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation and the Graduate School. Applications close June 16.
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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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WATCH: Class of 2023 students collaborate, form connections
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 whose inspired collaborations—within Vanderbilt, across the Nashville community and beyond—are making the world better.


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University joins Silicon Ranch, NES, TVA to ‘flip the switch’ on Vanderbilt I Solar Farm
The Vanderbilt I Solar Farm in Bedford County represents a significant step by the university toward an ambitious goal to power campus entirely through renewable energy.


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

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

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

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

MLAS summer and fall 2023 course offerings announced

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

Campus Dining to celebrate Earth Month with sustainability events throughout April

‘Kids and Picky Eating’ topic of Parenting Group meeting April 19

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

Deadline to apply for new Master of Imaging Science program is April 30

Data Science Institute will host free AI Summer workshop

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


Coming Up

· APR ·
  TEDx VanderbiltUniversity is April 18
· APR ·
  Drake Lecture Series: ‘Inhuman Memory’ with professor Kathryn Yusoff April 21
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Kevin B. Churchwell April 24
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  Data Science Institute hosts AI tools for the classroom information session
· MAY ·
  ‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3


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The Tennessean: Garth Brooks, Stephanie Davis reflect on relevance of ‘We Shall Be Free’ at Vanderbilt
A conversation hosted by Vanderbilt Divinity School with singer-songwriters Garth Brooks and Stephanie Davis is featured.
Scientific American: How often should people get COVID boosters?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Google asks judge to end DOJ antitrust case
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Insider: The lives at stake in the battle over Ozempic
Gitanjali Srivastava, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Built In: AI-generated content and copyright law: What we know
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
U.S News and World Report: A patient’s guide to mental health
Lindsey McKernan, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Agence France-Presse: Dominion v. Fox News: Major defamation case heads to trial
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
The American Prospect: Tennessee Republicans step up attacks on Democratic cities
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer in political science, is quoted.
Bloomberg: New Parkinson’s test will lead to earlier diagnoses
David Charles, professor of neurology, is quoted.
Medical News Today: Alzheimer’s disease: How a sugar molecule may help with earlier diagnosis and treatment
Jim Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
NPR: Why do some people get UTIs over and over? A new report holds clues
Maria Hadjifrangiskou, associate professor pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Consumer Reports: Smarter: Should you let pets sleep in your bed?
Russell Leftwich, adjunct assistant professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Undoing democracy
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor emeritus of political science, is quoted.
The New York Times: Livestreaming ‘made all the difference’ for some disabled art lovers
Aimi Hamraie, associate professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Prevention: Study: Older adults with positive outlook on aging may recover better from mild cognitive impairment
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Politico: When a legislature goes to war with its state’s richest city
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted. The Vanderbilt Poll is cited.
The Nashville Ledger: Vanderbilt launches EV research projects
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, and Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Professor and professor of medicine, are featured.
Science: Clinical trial participant’s autopsy and brain exam stoke Alzheimer’s drug fears
Hannah Harmsen, assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, and Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, are quoted.
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