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  Monday, July 11, 2022  
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Diermeier speaks at Aspen Ideas Festival, emphasizes importance of free expression at universities
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier participated in a conversation titled “The Path Forward for Academic Freedom in Higher Ed” as part of the world-renowned Aspen Ideas Festival on June 29. The panel set out to explore the “twin ideals of open inquiry and free expression” as well as higher education’s unique role in advancing these forces.
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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 Campus Dining conducts second annual Culinary Academy
Vanderbilt Campus Dining recently conducted its annual Culinary Academy skills training course for dining staff in partnership with Nashville State Community College. The course offered participants a chance to further their culinary skills, equipping them to deliver a best-in-class dining experience to Vanderbilt students.
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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
U.S. News & World Report: Should Supreme Court justices have term limits?
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, Emerita, authored this piece.
Reuters: Uterus transplants allow successful pregnancies in U.S. women–study
Rachel Forbes, associate professor of surgery, and Seth Karp, H. William Scott Jr. Professor of Surgery, are quoted.
The Tennessean: Despite Supreme Court rulings, religious liberty has always been a contentious issue (opinion)
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, and James Byrd, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Professor of Wesleyan Studies and professor of American religious history, co-authored this piece.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt Law School to launch a new journal with a focus on social justice
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, and student Isiah Ellison are quoted.
E&E News: 3 climate rules threatened by the Supreme Court decision
J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 7 July 2022
Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of biomedical engineering, is mentioned. Philippe Fauchet, dean of the School of Engineering, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Guest column: The importance of an age-inclusive workforce
Ruth Kleinpell, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, authored this piece.
Today: They survived the parade shooting. What do they tell their kids now?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Fox News: Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russia, but experts warn next steps may have serious consequences
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The New York Times: Before heading to college, make a mental health checklist
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
National Geographic: Should you get a second COVID booster now, or wait for updated shots?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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