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  Wednesday, June 8, 2022  
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WATCH: Experts say gun violence will continue in absence of political compromise
Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosted a live virtual discussion June 7 to discuss the nation’s mass shootings and the continued divisiveness about gun violence and legislation.
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Unity Project launches summer conversation series, ‘Unity Talks’
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is launching a series of conversations and interviews this summer featuring experts on the important issues facing America today. Guests include New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin, American Enterprise Institute senior fellow Yuval Levin, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina and more.
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Engineering doctoral student is Vanderbilt’s first recipient of Rabi Young Investigator Award
Vanderbilt engineering graduate student Sai Abitha Srinivas received the I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award at the 2022 meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
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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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Learn about Vanderbilt’s Employee Education Assistance Program June 8
Vanderbilt University staff interested in continuing their education or pursuing additional degrees can learn about the Employee Education Assistance Program during a panel discussion on Wednesday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to noon CT via Zoom.
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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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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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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

Vanderbilt announces closure of COVID-19 testing center 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

Office of the Provost staff volunteer at Second Harvest

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

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Food trucks return to VUMC campus Wednesdays in June

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

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’

Occupational Health offers telehealth services for faculty, staff, postdocs

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

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study

Children 8 and older with or without autism sought for research study on emotions, physical sensations


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: An attempt at inclusion proves there is more work to do
Andrew Maraniss, Vanderbilt Athletics special projects coordinator, is quoted.
Newsweek: People with certain allergies 50 percent less likely to get COVID
Tina Hartert, Lulu H. Owen Endowed Chair in Medicine and director of the Center for Asthma and Environmental Sciences Research, is quoted.
CNN: How do we prevent the next mass shooting?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is interviewed.
The Washington Times: COVID-19 surge eases in Northeast, though other places see more patients
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Q&A: How Nashville’s growth and the pandemic are impacting schools
Christopher Candelaria, assistant professor of public policy and education, is featured.
Endocrinology Network: Understanding correlates of CGM uptake
Lindsay Mayberry, associate professor of medicine, is featured.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Universities announce the appointments of seven Black administrators
Roshaunda Ross-Orta, director of student transitions and community engagement, is mentioned.
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