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  Friday, June 10, 2022  
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McGee gift to establish center that will leverage data science to study media narratives
A $5 million gift from Suzanne Perot McGee, BS’86, Patrick K. McGee, BS’85, and their family to the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt will establish a new center dedicated to analyzing the media, using the cutting-edge tools of data science.
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Kidambi, chemical and biomolecular engineer, wins Department of Energy Early Career Research funding
Piran Kidambi, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to receive funding as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program. The program is designed to support exceptional researchers during the crucial early career period, when many scientists conduct their most formative work. 
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Heard Libraries reflect on archival digitization successes, offer increased access
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries prioritized the digitization of a limited number of special archival collections during the 2021–22 fiscal year to ensure their accessibility for research and preservation in perpetuity. In addition to the work of creating digital surrogates from the collections, the Heard Libraries are adding metadata to make all digitized objects searchable and findable through the web.
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‘Social Justice Reporter,’ new scholarly journal, to launch at Vanderbilt in 2022–23
Vanderbilt Law School will launch a new student-edited legal journal, the Social Justice Reporter, in 2022–23. The new journal will publish scholarship focusing on social justice, civil rights and public interest lawyering by leading researchers, practitioners, policymakers and law students.
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Hosting a youth program on campus? Here are 6 reminders for summer 2022
Vanderbilt offers the following reminders for university offices and organizations that are hosting minor children and youth for programs on campus or in university facilities this summer.
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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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Repairs at university Powerhouse to result in road closure June 13, 24
Repairs to the roof of the university’s Powerhouse will begin on Monday, June 6. This work will include the use of a portable crane on June 6, 13 and 24.
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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

VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series to help postdocs tell their scientific story

Research IT Resources Guide launched to support IT needs of researchers

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Oak Ridge Associated Universities Events Sponsorship Program–FY2023 Cycle 1

Campus hydro-drilling and soil boring project underway

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

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

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Vanderbilt in the News
MSNBC: ‘A better story than you think’: New study looks at American unity
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, and Mary Catherine Sullivan, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, are featured.
The Washington Post: How politically divided is the U.S.? It’s complicated but quantifiable.
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, and Mary Catherine Sullivan, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, authored this piece.
ABC News: Psychiatrist discusses deadly gun violence
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is featured.
Miami Herald: Attorneys in $1B Surfside settlement vowed to work at a discount. Will they get $100M?
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
WPLN: Vanderbilt professors tackle how to discuss gun violence through disagreement
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy webinar “Facts and Evidence: Navigating the Gun Debate in America” is featured.
Reuters: Moderna says Omicron-targeted COVID shot shows better response
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Nashville’s growth puts pressure on community health clinics
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, is quoted.
Wired: Want to understand delusions? Listen to the people who have them
Sohee Park, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is featured.
Education Week: 5 ways to make online credit recovery work better for struggling students
The research of Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, is featured.
AARP: Is your teen or young adult child depressed?
Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Homeroom: Announcing the first-ever chief economist at ED
Lesley Turner, associate professor of economics, is mentioned.
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