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  Monday, June 27, 2022  
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Tung, Sharpley-Whiting appointed to vice provost roles in undergraduate education, arts and libraries
Two highly respected faculty members known for their academic leadership and impactful research are taking on new roles to advance undergraduate education, scholarship and creative expression at the university. Tiffiny Tung will become vice provost for undergraduate education, and Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting will serve as vice provost for arts and libraries.
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Death row classroom experience challenges assumptions about mercy, justice
In two unique courses offered by Vanderbilt Divinity School, students explore issues around incarceration and punishment alongside 14 death row inmates at Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.
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2022 Nichols Humanitarian Fund recipients celebrated this spring
The 2022 cohort of the Nichols Humanitarian Fund gathered for a meet-and-greet event this spring with Edward C. Nichols Jr., JD’70, and his wife, Janice Nichols, who established the fund in 2006. Thirty-two Vanderbilt students received awards from the fund this year to complete humanitarian projects throughout the summer break.
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How much is the Great Resignation costing companies?
New research from Vanderbilt Business explores the accuracy and regulation of human capital disclosure over the last 20 years.
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Attend ‘Reconcilable Differences: A Conversation About Religion and Science’ on June 30
Scientists will join faith leaders in conversation about finding common ground between religion and science on Thursday, June 30, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Jumpstart Conference to explore intersection of racial justice work, education research Aug. 1
The Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt Peabody College will host its third virtual Jumpstart Conference Aug. 1, bringing together researchers on race from both inside and outside of the field of education.
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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 few weeks.


COVID-19 Updates

CDC lowers Davidson County to ‘medium’ COVID community level; Vanderbilt to lift masking requirements

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


Take Note

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

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

Applications requested for 2022–23 Stephen Voland Neuro-oncology Research Award

5 tips for managing an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace

Hosting a youth program on campus? Here are 6 reminders for summer 2022

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

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

Take a mindful stretch break

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

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


Coming Up

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  Applications for Scaling Success Grants due


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Athletic: Passing the torch: How a trailblazing mom and Title IX impacted Shea Ralph
Shea Ralph, head women’s basketball coach, is featured.
The Washington Post: The thread of Title IX can be traced through a coach and her mother
Shea Ralph, head women’s basketball coach, is featured.
Knoxville News Sentinel: Title IX and race: Are Black women being left behind in the push for equity?
Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Hunger is getting worse since the pandemic
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
CBC News: These Democrats are trying to help far-right Republicans win their primaries
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Ledger: Angry fans might pass on ’22 Ally 400
John Koch, senior lecturer in communication studies, is quoted.
People: Inside Justin Bieber and wife Hailey Baldwin’s ‘unbreakable’ bond after recent health scares
Scott Stephan, associate professor of otolaryngology, is quoted.
Main Street Nashville: COVID vaccines begin in Nashville for children under 5
Courtney Tomblinson, assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences, and Caroline Godfrey, general surgery resident, are quoted.
Insider: Many Americans are living with ‘larger psychic trauma’ from the wave of mass shootings—creating increased anxiety and false panic in public spaces, expert says
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Feeling anxious? Can’t sleep? Sometimes doing nothing is the best.
David Vago, research associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
The 74: As Congress mulls waiver extension, study shows school meals lower grocery costs
Michelle Marcus, assistant professor of economics, is quoted.
CNN: CDC director signs off on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 6 through 17
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Is the Establishment Clause dead? A message from SCOTUS
Matthew Patrick Shaw, assistant professor of law, authored this piece.
The War Horse: He liked the pro-America, pro-Constitution vibe. But he liked the rage, too.
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is featured.
Healthline: In the era of omicron, mask mandates aren’t working. Vaccines are
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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