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  Wednesday, May 25, 2022  
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Diermeier applauds staff’s vital role, presents awards during spring assembly
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier paid tribute to Vanderbilt staff’s “spirit of continual growth” and their role in advancing the university’s educational mission during his remarks at the fourth staff assembly on May 23.
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Shaw named university librarian
Jon Shaw has been appointed the new leader of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University, effective July 1. Previously, Shaw served as associate vice provost and deputy university librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
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Three Graduate School faculty honored with first-ever mentor awards
Vanderbilt Graduate School has named three faculty members as recipients of its first Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Awards. The honorees include Bruce Compas, Meike Werner and Kelly Oliver. 
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Graduate School announces 2022 endowment awardees
The Vanderbilt Graduate School has recognized outstanding research among Ph.D. candidates across the university in 2021–22 through the nomination and awarding of endowed scholarship funding.
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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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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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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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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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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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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

‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’ is May 25

Vanderbilt Health and Wellness health fair at Heard Library June 7

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Healthier You presentation: ‘Better Posture for Better Health’

Research study seeking subjects ages 8–20 with neurofibromatosis

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study


Coming Up

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Vanderbilt in the News
Los Angeles Times: As right-wing violence spreads, Republicans duck responsibility
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
National Catholic Reporter: Archbishop Cordileone says no communion for Speaker Pelosi over position on abortion
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Roman Catholic Studies and professor of theology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt engineering dean to step down
Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering, is featured.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt launches Tennessee’s first master’s of nursing degree
Pamela Jeffries, Valere Potter Distinguished Dean of the School of Nursing and professor of nursing, is quoted.
NPR: Rosemary Radford Ruether, a founding mother of feminist theology, has died at age 85
Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, is quoted.
NBC News: Musk misconduct allegation won’t stop Twitter deal, experts say
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted
The Kansas City Star: There’s a large racial disparity in federal gun prosecutions in Missouri, data shows
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
The Guardian: COVID cases and hospitalizations rising in U.S. as vaccine rates for children lag
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee hit hard by baby formula shortage but shelves may soon start to restock
Anna Morad, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Healthline: Anti-inflammatory drugs may lead to chronic pain
David Edwards, associate professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
NBC News: 3 doses of COVID vaccine are effective for kids under 5, Pfizer says
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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