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  Friday, June 3, 2022  
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The academic startup guy: Larry Marnett, founding dean of Basic Sciences
Dreaming. Connecting. These themes run through Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Basic Sciences Larry Marnett’s life. They have powered his five-plus decades of research and his progressively more complex roles in academic leadership.
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REGISTER: VU, Unity Project to host virtual discussion on facts, evidence in America’s gun debate
Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a live virtual panel discussion, “Facts and Evidence: Navigating the Gun Debate in America,” on Tuesday, June 7, at noon CT to discuss the issue of gun violence in America.
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WATCH: Diermeier discusses ‘State of the University’ in livestreamed address, Q&A
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier called on all Vanderbilt alumni and current parents to be ambassadors for the university during a virtual “State of the University” address on May 24. During the livestreamed event, Diermeier also participated in a Q&A session moderated by Tim Warnock, BA’84, president of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board.
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Vanderbilt implements university-wide exit survey as part of ‘Future of Work’
A new university-wide exit survey will enhance the overall Vanderbilt employee experience by providing measurable data on why people choose to leave the university.
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Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows recognized at 2022 awards ceremony
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Affairs celebrated excellence in research, scholarship, mentorship and service at the 2022 Postdoc Awards ceremony on May 24.
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Vanderbilt psychologists win access to neuroscience observatory to conduct ‘quantum leap’ experiments on predictive coding in the brain
A team comprising Assistant Professor of Psychology André Bastos, Associate Professor of Psychology and Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Alexander Maier and Ph.D. candidate Jacob A. Westerberg is among three international research teams that have won the opportunity to pursue their exploration of brain function at the Allen Brain Observatory.
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Online instruction blended with face-to-face time is best strategy for students recovering from COVID-19 setbacks
Students are most likely to benefit from online credit recovery when it blends online instruction with face-to-face time, rather than being conducted fully online, according to research published by Vanderbilt professor Carolyn J. Heinrich.
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Vanderbilt research: Diet and exercise may not be the key to ending childhood obesity
Focusing on diet and exercise to curb childhood obesity may be counterproductive and lead to missing other root causes of becoming overweight, according to a newly released report from Vanderbilt University researchers.
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Take VUIT Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey for chance to win $100 Amazon gift card 
Vanderbilt IT has released a Faculty and Staff Satisfaction Survey. Your responses will help VUIT shape and improve its IT service offerings. The survey should take less than five minutes to complete, and you can submit answers anonymously. 
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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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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 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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‘Business of VU’ preparing for sixth cohort this fall
The Business of VU program is preparing to welcome its sixth cohort in fall 2022. Learn more about the program, and apply now for participation this fall.
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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.
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Lane closure, fence changes at Owen Graduate School of Management worksite
The Owen Graduate School of Management renovation and addition project, set to open for the 2022-23 academic year, is expanding its site borders to complete the remainder of the work.


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

Vanderbilt Eye Institute hosts trunk show at One Hundred Oaks June 10

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Call for proposals: 2023 Sanofi Innovation Awards (iAwards)

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

Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

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: Activist investing has come for fossil fuels. What about guns?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Reuters: U.S. SEC looking into Musk’s Twitter stake purchase
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
USA Today: Americans’ erratic relationship with religion will be tested again after abortion ruling, experts say
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VU poll: Approval dips for Biden, Lee, Trump presidential run
The Vanderbilt Poll, released last week, is featured.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Five Black scholars who have been assigned to new positions or duties
Bunmi Olatunji, Getrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair and professor of psychology, is mentioned.
Smart Cities Dive: The ‘time-honored tradition’ of opposing affordable multifamily housing in U.S. cities
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
Business Insider: Here’s the best career advice for college graduates from business leaders like Apple’s Tim Cook and GM’s Mary Barra speaking at this year’s commencement ceremonies
Reid Hoffman’s speech at Vanderbilt’s Graduates Day and the Owen Graduate School of Management’s Commencement speaker, General Motors CFO Paul Jacobson, are mentioned.
Forbes: Locking the stablecoin door after the horse has spent all of the crypto on carrots and then vanished over the fence
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: The arrow in America’s heart
Phillis Sheppard, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture, is quoted.
USA Today: A year after Gwen Shamblin Lara’s death, her presence looms large at Remnant Fellowship
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: Got long COVID? Medical expertise is vital, and seniors should prepare to go slow
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNN: U.S. airlines, travel industry push White House to end pre-travel testing
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: Her tennis coach abused her. Could the sport have prevented it?
Adrienne Jensen, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner specialty student, is featured.
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