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  Monday, June 6, 2022  
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REGISTER: Vanderbilt, 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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Baseball stays alive at NCAA Regional
Behind a strong pitching performance, the Vanderbilt baseball team claimed an 8-1 victory over top-seeded Oregon State on Sunday evening at Goss Stadium. With the win, the VandyBoys force a game seven in the NCAA Corvallis Regional. Vanderbilt returns to action today for a winner-take-all matchup with Oregon State set for a 3 p.m. CT first pitch airing live on ESPN+.
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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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Final day: 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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Repairs at university Powerhouse to result in road closure June 6, 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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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 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.


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

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

Occupational Health offers telehealth services for faculty, staff, postdocs

Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

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


Coming Up

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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Young men, guns and the prefrontal cortex
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Father of VIX wades into bitcoin ETF battle to back Grayscale bid
Robert Whaley, professor of management, is quoted.
The New York Times: Voters say they want gun control. Their votes say something different.
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Salon: Who wants a monkeypox vaccine? As stockpiles open up, public health experts explain who gets dibs
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: How do North and South Americans view the U.S.?
Dinorah Azpuru, research affiliate at AmericasBarometer, authored this piece.
Bloomberg: Farm robots will solve many of our food worries
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
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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