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  Friday, June 17, 2022  
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Record 20 Vanderbilt students and alumni named Fulbright Scholars
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board have announced the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for 2022-23, with a record 20 Vanderbilt University students and alumni winning the prestigious awards. In addition to the 20 new Fulbright Scholars, four Vanderbilt seniors have been selected as alternates and 32 students and alumni earned recognition as semifinalists.
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CDC upgrades Davidson County to ‘high’ COVID community level; Vanderbilt to follow CDC guidance
Vanderbilt University will temporarily reinstate indoor masking protocols as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently upgraded Davidson County’s COVID community level to “high” due to rising hospitalization numbers.
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Juneteenth celebration on campus today
In celebration of Juneteenth at Vanderbilt, the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center offer opportunities to honor and celebrate Juneteenth.   
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Lea named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar
Amanda Lea, assistant professor of biological sciences, has been named to the 2022–24 cohort of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Azrieli Global Scholars in recognition of her outstanding early-career research and interdisciplinary work. Lea’s research interests span evolutionary biology, genomics and human health. 
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LGBTQ+ Policy Lab founders conduct first research on health effects of legal same-sex marriage
Leaders of Vanderbilt’s LGBTQ+ Policy Lab have provided the first comprehensive evidence on the effects of access to legal same-sex marriage. Their efforts revealed that marriage access impacted the LGBTQ+ community positively in multiple ways.
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Shepherd named 2022 NACUBO Fellow
Kurt Shepherd, assistant vice chancellor for finance, has been named a fellow of the National Association of College and University Business Officers for 2022. He is among 17 higher education finance professionals selected for the latest cohort of the prestigious national program.
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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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Vanderbilt Humphrey Fellow witnesses human toll of war in Ukraine, hopes for peace as atrocities continue
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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Do your part to help conserve energy during heat wave
With temperatures expected to reach over 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 two weeks.
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Vanderbilt University Real Estate launches new website
The Vanderbilt University Real Estate office has launched a new website to provide insight into the office as well as its mission and properties.


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

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   


Take Note

Class of 2022 graduate honored by American Enterprise Institute

Youth with autism perform ‘The Year of the Ladybug’ June 17–18

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: 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Searle Scholars Program

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

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

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

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

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  ‘The War in Ukraine and the Role of Education’
· JUN ·
  ‘Helpful vs. Harmful: Ways to Manage Your Emotions’
· JUN ·
  VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series to help postdocs tell their scientific story


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Vanderbilt in the News
DRTV: Forskningensfrihed i en krænkelsestid
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is interviewed about the importance of freedom of expression at higher education institutions.
Associated Press: Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Forbes: States contributing more for public colleges—but will it last?
Will Doyle, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
TIME: Why so many long COVID patients are reporting suicidal thoughts
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Post: OneOncology names Vanderbilt professor to leadership team
Thomas Stricker, assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is mentioned.
Nashville Post: Q&A: Gender-affirming surgery advocate Rishub Das
Rishub Das, a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student, is quoted. Brian Drolet, associate professor of plastic surgery, is mentioned.
Bloomberg: Pfizer, Moderna COVID shots for infants to get FDA advisers’ review
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Healthline: Why ‘patient influencers’ are worrying medical experts
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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