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  Monday, May 23, 2022  
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Southeastern Collegiate Recovery Community Summit strengthens ties, promotes collaboration
Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Wellbeing in the Office of the Dean of Students hosted the eighth annual Southeastern Collegiate Recovery Community Summit May 17–19. The summit provides an opportunity for students, staff and faculty involved in collegiate recovery programs in the region to build community and strengthen collaborative efforts.
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Spring Staff Assembly is today
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Spring Staff Assembly, either in person at the Student Life Center or virtually, on Monday, May 23, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The event will celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the university’s mission.
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2022 Postdoc Awards ceremony is Tuesday
Vanderbilt will celebrate its community of 450 postdoctoral fellows, who play a key role in advancing the university’s globally renowned research projects, on Tuesday, May 24, at 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. All are invited to attend.
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Attend ‘AI and Machine Learning in Biomedical Research’ Tuesday
Biomedical researchers with expertise in data science will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on biomedical research, how it is being used for new and paradigm-shifting discoveries, as well as ethical concerns on Tuesday, May 24, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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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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Campus hydro-drilling and soil boring project underway
As part of a multiyear central utility infrastructure project, a hydro-excavation project on campus is currently underway. The work will occur from May 16 to June 10, beginning on Children’s Way extending down 25th Avenue to Jess Neely Drive and Vanderbilt Place.
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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

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 Dining participates in team-building, volunteer activity for VCH

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’

Occupational Health offers telehealth services for faculty, staff, postdocs

Research study seeking subjects ages 8–20 with neurofibromatosis

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
Associated Press: Vanderbilt University to offer master of nursing degree
Vanderbilt School of Nursing’s new master of nursing degree program is featured.
Bloomberg: U.S. should follow the E.U. model for baby formula
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
Reuters: U.S. CDC backs COVID boosters for children 5 to 11
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education: Study finds sharper increase in depression, anxiety among people of color in pandemic
Rachel Donnelly, assistant professor of sociology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 19 May 2022
Tiffiny Tung, Getrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Anthropology, and Bunmi Olatunji, Getrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, are mentioned. John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, is quoted.
Newsweek: NASA needs ‘multi-generational commitment’ for space mission DEI: Report
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: CDC advisers consider COVID-19 boosters for 5- to 11-year-olds
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: Nashville headed in the wrong direction or going too fast?
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: How long since you’ve seen your doctor?
Joseph Gigante, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Der Spiegel: Der unsichere Griff nach Russlands Geld
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
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