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  Friday, May 27, 2022  
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Vanderbilt Poll: Approval for Biden and Lee—and for a 2024 Trump presidential run—drops as voter malaise simmers
In a sign that malaise over rising inflation and stressors related to pandemic recovery could be influencing Tennesseans’ attitudes toward elected leaders, support for President Joe Biden and Gov. Bill Lee has dropped among registered voters, according to the most recent statewide Vanderbilt Poll.
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Celebration honors staff and faculty who supported VERA implementation
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver, Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan and Vice Provost for University Enrollment Affairs Douglas Christiansen joined others to celebrate the successful implementation of the Vanderbilt Electronic Research Administration system May 24 at the Student Life Center.
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Vanderbilt expert discusses new research on how the brain affects the way we perceive film
The integration of cinema and science is at the foundation of Vanderbilt University professor Daniel Levin’s research. Levin teaches Film and Psychology in addition to other classes that examine how cognitive science and the arts collide. 
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Service road between Rand, Sarratt halls and Powerhouse to be impacted Friday
The service road east of the roundabout at the end of Vanderbilt Place, between the university’s Powerhouse and Rand/Sarratt halls, will be impacted on Friday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the removal of a crane adjacent to the Powerhouse.
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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. The transformative project will bring all of the school’s student body under one roof, add innovative learning spaces, and redesign the entrance on 21st Avenue South to be more welcoming to the Nashville community.
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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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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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‘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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Stationery products featuring new Vanderbilt marks now available
Business cards and stationery products that reflect the university’s refreshed visual identity are now available for order through Vanderbilt Printing Services.
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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

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

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

Call for proposals: 2023 Sanofi Innovation Awards (iAwards)

Campus hydro-drilling and soil boring project underway

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

Share your thoughts on traveling through downtown for mobility and transit improvements 

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Occupational Health offers telehealth services for faculty, staff, postdocs

Healthier You presentation: ‘Better Posture for Better Health’

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
HuffPost: What is Delta-8 THC and why are states banning it?
Robert Mikos, LaRoche Family Professor of Law, is quoted.
Scientific American: ‘When will kids under 5 get COVID vaccines?’ and other questions
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: U. of Houston Medical School lands $50 million from billionaire Tilman Fertitta
The gift from Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors member and alumnus W. Weldon Wilson and his wife, Elaine, to support their existing scholarship for law students is featured.
Insider Higher Ed: New programs: Public relations, Chinese, human rights, computer science, nursing
Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s new master of nursing degree is featured.
The Washington Post: Why it makes sense for the U.S. to not commit to defending Taiwan
Brett Benson, associate professor of political science, authored this piece.
KPBS: The Supreme Court will decide if Guardsmen and reservists can sue states for employment violations
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, Emerita, is quoted.
Contemporary Clinic: Data shows the role of nurse practitioner ranked No. 1 job in health care
April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, is interviewed.
Christian Science Monitor: When does atrocity rise to the level of genocide?
Larry May, professor of philosophy, emeritus, is quoted
Quartz: What HIV can teach us about how to handle monkeypox
Tara McKay, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted
Medical News Today: Omicron-based booster vaccines may increase resistance to future variants
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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