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  Wednesday, July 6, 2022  
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Reinhart-King named senior associate dean for research in School of Engineering
Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of biomedical engineering, has been named senior associate dean for research in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering.
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Applications for Scaling Success Grants due today
The application deadline for the third cycle of the Scaling Success Grant program is Wednesday, July 6, at 11:59 p.m. The Scaling Success Grant supports faculty who are ready to scale up their work to increasingly impactful team research, scholarship and creative works, particularly in the form of larger awards from external sponsors.
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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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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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Expense reporting simplified for expenses incurred after July 1
The list of expense types used for reporting One Card and personal expenses has been revised for any expenses incurred after July 1, 2022. The goal of this change is to simplify the expense entry process by limiting the data required. The expense policy remains unchanged.
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Tuition benefit applications for fall 2022 open now
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting your fall 2022 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist login, step-by-step tutorials and other resources on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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Do your part to help conserve energy during heat wave
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 next weeks.


COVID-19 Updates

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


Take Note

Repairs at university Powerhouse to result in road closure July 7

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

WeGo Public Transit expanding regional bus service to campus 

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: John Templeton Foundation Spiritual Yearning Research Initiative

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2022 Discretionary Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: ALDI Cares Community Grants

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

Win prizes with Health Plus’ ‘Spring into Summer’ activities


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


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: The happiness data that wrecks a Freudian theory
The research of Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, and David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, is cited.
Financial Times: Treasury market reforms draw flak from funds and high-speed traders
Yesha Yadav, professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: ‘Ordinary self-defense’ doesn’t exactly apply to Black people
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Vox: Just about everyone in America is finally eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Now what? 
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 30 June 2022
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and professor of African American and diaspora studies and French, and Tiffiny Tung, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Social and Natural Sciences, are mentioned. Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver is quoted.
El Diario: Qué hay de nuevo sobre un cheque de estímulo por alto costo de gasoline
Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
Tennessee Ledger: Aliyu named director of Vanderbilt institute
Muktar Aliyu, professor of health policy, is featured.
The Conversation: People vary a lot in how well they recognize, match or categorize the things they see–researchers attribute this skill to an ability they call ‘o’
Isabel Gauthier, David K. Wilson Professor of Psychology, and doctoral student Jason Chow authored this piece.
Men’s Health: There’s one blood type that might help protect you from COVID
David Aronoff, adjunct professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Slave Societies Digital Archive: What Vanderbilt’s new archive means for African history
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and professor of history, and Daniel Genkins, Mellon Assistant Professor of History, are quoted.
Reuters: U.S. FDA wants COVID boosters targeting omicron BA.4, BA.5 subvariants
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Wired: The secrets of COVID ‘brain fog’ are starting to lift
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Daily Mail: Women who have gone through menopause have ‘hyperintensities’ on their brain that raises risk of Alzheimer’s and stroke, study finds
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor of Cognitive Disorders and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Stat News: This clinical trial wanted to end breast cancer disparities. But first it needed to enroll Black women
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: ‘Calm down,’ libs! A look back at select pieces of Roe commentary
Frank Boehm, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, emeritus, is quoted.
The U.S. Sun: Why are bugs attracted to light?
Laurence Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Sciences, is quoted.
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