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  Wednesday, July 13, 2022  
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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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National Security Agency, Vanderbilt sign partnership to advance innovation, education on issues of modern conflict and emerging threats
Vanderbilt University and the National Security Agency have signed an education partnership agreement to encourage and enhance the study of scientific discipline.
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‘Life After Roe’ processing session is July 14
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will host a session for members of the Vanderbilt community to process the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning federal abortion rights. The event will be on Thursday, July 14, beginning at noon in the Great Room at E. Bronson Ingram College.
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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 July 21 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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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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Apply now 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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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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Accessible pathway from 21st Avenue, Wesley Place Garage updated due to work at OGSM construction site
The Owen Graduate School of Management renovation and addition project, set to open for the 2022–23 academic year, will expand its site borders to complete the remainder of the work. Beginning Monday, July 11, the accessible pathway from 21st Avenue and Wesley Place Garage will change.
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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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: John Templeton Foundation Spiritual Yearning Research Initiative

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 

Help Metro Parks design the Charlotte Corridor Rail-with-Greenway

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays


Coming Up

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  Jumpstart Conference to explore intersection of racial justice work, education research


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Vanderbilt in the News
NBC News: Some cancer patients forgo life-saving medications because of high cost
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
New York Magazine: HR departments are scrambling over abortion travel policies
Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: William Edmondson, Fort Negley and communities of caring from Nashville’s history
Angela Sutton, research assistant professor of communication of science and technology, is quoted.
The New York Times: What’s next in the Elon Musk-Twitter saga? A court battle
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: Mom dragged for trying to enforce ‘clear your plate’ rule on friend’s kid
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
USA Today: Replacement theories, hunting RINOs: How GOP candidates, lawmakers push ‘dangerous’ language
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Four Black women scholars who are taking on new assignments in higher education
Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, professor of African American and diaspora studies and professor of French, is mentioned.
Prevention: Can you get omicron BA.5 outdoors? Experts discuss transmission of the latest variant
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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