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WATCH: Vanderbilt community invited to honor Juneteenth with faculty discussion and celebration
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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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.
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‘The War in Ukraine and the Role of Education’ is June 23
Vanderbilt Peabody College will host a discussion with Anna Novosad, Ukraine’s former minister of education and an alumna of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at Vanderbilt, about the role of education in rebuilding Ukraine and the impact of its war with Russia on the region and around the world. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CT.
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Repairs at university Powerhouse to result in road closure June 13, 24
Repairs to the roof of the university’s Powerhouse are underway. This work will include the use of a portable crane on June 13 and 24.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers #IamRemarkable workshop June 13
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement on Monday, June 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. for #IamRemarkable. This workshop strives to empower underrepresented groups to speak openly about their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond, thereby breaking modesty norms and glass ceilings.
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Submit proposals for new Employee Affinity Groups through June 15
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is requesting proposals for Employee Affinity Groups for 2022–23. Employee Affinity Groups are employee-led and -facilitated groups formed around interests, backgrounds, identities and common bonds.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers new peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for “Conversation Circles,” a series for managers and leaders, on Tuesday, June 14, from 1 to 2 p.m. This session will discuss managing employees at different career stages.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement summer series: ‘Psychological Safety Beyond the Buzzword’
HR Employee Learning and Engagement will offer a new learning series this summer: “Psychological Safety Beyond the Buzzword: A Practical 4-Part Series for Teams.” The series offers an inside look at how managers, leaders and their teams can enhance team culture.
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Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program now accepting applications
Applications are open through June 15 for the Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program. The NISE program engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier (FW-HTF) approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities.


COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 testing center closed during summer 2022

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

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   


Take Note

Webinar on NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research is June 14

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

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

VERA offers training resources for faculty

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

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

Food trucks return to VUMC campus Wednesdays in June

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

Individuals ages 8-20 with and without Neurofibromatosis Type 1 needed for research study on reading disabilities


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series to help postdocs tell their scientific story
· JUN ·
  ‘Helpful vs. Harmful: Ways to Manage Your Emotions’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt draws $5M for center analyzing news, social media
The $5 million gift from Suzanne Perot McGee, BS’86, Patrick K. McGee, BS’85, and their family to establish the McGee Applied Research Center for Narrative Studies is featured.
ABC News: Breakthrough COVID-19 cases, deaths on the rise amid push for boosters
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Southern Baptist Convention: Tennessee pastor returned to the pulpit after assaulting woman
Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Feminist Theology, is quoted.
The Washington Times: White House outlines plans to vaccinate youngest children, pending FDA approval
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Health Care Notes: Meharry launches health disparities incubator
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Professor of Medicine and director of the Center for Asthma and Environmental Sciences Research, is quoted.
Newport News Times: Who is smarter—dogs or cats?
The research of Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is cited.
The Nashville Ledger: How do you know how much rent you can afford?
Jennifer Prusak, associate clinical professor of law and director of Vanderbilt’s Housing Law Clinic, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: $1,730 per month for 1-bedroom apartment
Martin Heflin, adjunct professor of management, is quoted.
The Independent: Biden says burn pits killed his son. More than 261,000 vets are sick. So why isn’t the U.S. doing anything
Robert Miller, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Clinical Medicine, is mentioned.
Associated Press: Vanderbilt tech boot camps surpass 1,000 graduates
Vanderbilt’s tech boot camps, a project of the School of Engineering, Owen Graduate School of Management and Trilogy Education Services, are featured.
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