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  Wednesday, June 22, 2022  
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Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences names renowned scholar John Kuriyan as next dean
John Kuriyan, one of the world’s most esteemed structural biologists, will become dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences effective Jan. 1, 2023.
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Two from Vanderbilt named to Harvard Business School 2022 Young American Leaders class 
Vanderbilt’s Charleson Bell and George Wilson have been named to the 2022 class of a Harvard Business School leadership program focused on communities’ shared growth, prosperity and improved competitiveness on the global stage.
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VUMC research aids approval of COVID-19 vaccine for young children
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old.
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Title IX marks 50th anniversary; VU Title IX Office offers training
Thursday, June 23, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the passage into law of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To mark the anniversary, Vanderbilt’s Title IX Office will offer training aimed at highlighting the history of the law while providing relevant instruction to all campus partners.
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Vanderbilt Humphrey Fellow witnesses human toll of war in Ukraine, will discuss experiences tomorrow
Former Ukrainian government minister Anna Novosad is creating educational opportunities for those navigating life in a war zone. She will share her experiences at a June 23 virtual event open to the Vanderbilt community.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series 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 first event will be on Thursday, June 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Graduate Student Lounge.
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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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Celebrate Pride Month with events planned on campus, across Nashville
In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Vanderbilt is inviting members of the university community to several events offered this June through the K.C. Potter Center and the Glammadores LGBTQIA+ Employee Affinity Group, as well as Pride Month events across Nashville.
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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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Northbound lanes of 21st Avenue to close June 25 for VUMC crane work
Both northbound lanes of 21st Avenue near Edgehill Avenue will be closed on Saturday, June 25, due to crane work at VUMC’s Medical Center North building.
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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 week.


COVID-19 Updates

CDC upgrades Davidson County to ‘high’ COVID community level; Vanderbilt to follow CDC guidance

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


Take Note

5 tips for managing an LGBTQ+ inclusive workplace

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due July 6

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: ALDI Cares Community Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

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

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

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

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays


Coming Up

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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: How employers can make Juneteenth more than a day off
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, is quoted.
Main Street Nashville: Vanderbilt celebrates Juneteenth with food trucks, live music
Rosevelt Noble, director of the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center and senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Play-based learning vs. academics in preschool
Dale Farran, professor of education, emerita, is quoted.
The New York Times: What hundreds of photos of weapons reveal about Russia’s brutal war strategy
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
Risk: Industry warns SEC bond disclosure plan may backfire
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How to fairly fund all national parks, not just the Smokies
Malcolm Getz, professor of economics, emerita, authored this piece.
Oprah Daily: These are the best at-home COVID tests you can buy online
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
El Faro: Salvador y los niños de nadie
Norbert Ross, associate professor of anthropology, authored this piece.
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