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  Wednesday, July 20, 2022  
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Medical Scientist Training Program students receive P.E.O. Scholar Awards
Margaret Axelrod, Rachel Brown and Simone Herzberg, aspiring physician-scientists in Vanderbilt’s Medical Scientist Training Program, are among this year’s recipients of highly competitive P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Recipients of the $20,000 awards are women from the U.S. and Canada pursuing doctoral-level degrees who have demonstrated their ability to make significant contributions in their chosen fields.
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Six Commodores selected in 2022 MLB Draft
Six Vanderbilt student-athletes were selected across the three days of the 2022 Major League Baseball Draft. The Commodores boasted multiple selections on each day of the draft, including two first-round selections: Kumar Rocker and Spencer Jones.
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Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant proposals
As Vanderbilt prepares to mark its sesquicentennial—the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding—in 2023, a new program will support exploration of the university’s past and future. The Office of the Chancellor is launching the Sesquicentennial Grant Program to fund activities and projects that engage with the university’s history, look to its future and explore what makes Vanderbilt distinctive and unique.
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Faculty invited to apply for 2022–23 SEC travel grants by July 29
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2022–23 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The grants give faculty from Vanderbilt the opportunity to travel to other SEC campuses to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series tomorrow to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host “Speak Easy,” a talk series designed to help postdoctoral researchers polish their “lay” scientific communication skills. The next event will be on Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Graduate Student Lounge.
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Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on July 27
Join Kendra Oliver, assistant professor of pharmacology and director and founder of ArtLab, for the next Lab-to-Table Conversation on Wednesday, July 27. A group of panelists will explore how a group of self-identified scientist-artists are embracing this particular duality. 
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Human Resources increases on-campus presence
Human Resources will have an increased on-campus presence at its front desk beginning Monday, July 18. The office is located in the Baker Building, 10th floor.
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Last day to apply for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment
Applications are now being accepted for the fourth class of Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment. VLE is designed to develop key leadership skills for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential, and whose leadership position is between frontline supervisor and director.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders Aug. 2
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for “Conversation Circles,” a series for managers and leaders, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. This session will focus on difficult conversations.
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Vanderbilt University qualifies as eligible employer for Public Sector Student Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. Department of Education recently announced a temporary period during which borrowers may receive credit for payments that previously did not qualify for Public Sector Loan Forgiveness. As a 501(c)3 institution, Vanderbilt University is an eligible employer, allowing employees to qualify for PSLF.
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HR announces new referral bonus policy
Vanderbilt University Human Resources has announced a new referral bonus policy. Starting July 1, employees may receive a bonus if they refer an individual who becomes employed by Vanderbilt University to a position that is difficult to fill or retain.
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VU will migrate to Microsoft Teams voice services beginning in July
Vanderbilt’s current primary voice services platform, Skype for Business, is being retired by Microsoft, which allows the university to move to a more advanced voice service offering. The switch to Microsoft Teams voice services will begin in July and conclude in November 2022.
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Do your part to help conserve energy during summer weather
With temperatures expected to near 100 degrees in the Nashville area, the Vanderbilt University Facilities Department is asking faculty, staff and students to help reduce their energy consumption over the coming weeks.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level high

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates


Take Note

Tour Fine Arts Gallery with Vandy Walks July 27

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: New Pluralists–Healing Starts Here: Local Solutions to America’s Divisions

Limited Submission Opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

Be a First Friend to an international student

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2022 open now

Hourly paid parking available for campus visitors and short-term parking  

WeGo Public Transit expanding regional bus service to campus 

All three steps of Go for the Gold are ready to complete

Health Plus offers Babies and You prenatal education program


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  ‘Connect the Dots: Effective Communication, Time Management and Well-being’
· AUG ·
  Jumpstart Conference to explore intersection of racial justice work, education research


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt youth camp hopes to inspire passion for music through video games
Seth Soloway, associate dean of presenting and external relations; Pascal Le Boeuf, visiting assistant professor of music; and Demi Adetona, an undergraduate student, are quoted.
The Hill: Jan. 6 hearings cast spotlight on fears fringe voices influence Trump
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
USA Today: Elon Musk isn’t the first to walk away from a deal. Here’s how similar cases have ended.
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
The New Yorker: Why storytelling is part of being a good doctor
Jay Wellons, Cal Turner Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: Second annual Rep. John Lewis recognition event set for July 23
Vanderbilt alumnus the Rev. James Lawson is mentioned.
USA Today: As monkeypox outbreak spreads, CDC pledges more vaccines. Here’s what to know.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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