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  Monday, May 9, 2022  
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Churchwell named to Nashville Public Schools Hall of Fame, recognized as 2022 distinguished alumnus
Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus of Metro Nashville Public Schools and named to the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame for 2022.
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Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman to open Commencement celebrations for
Class of 2022
Vanderbilt University will honor the Class of 2022 with a series of events May 12-13. Reid Hoffman, an accomplished entrepreneur, executive, investor and philanthropist who has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, will deliver the Graduates Day address to 2022 graduates and their families.
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Volunteer at Class of 2022 Commencement
Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement May 12–13, and your help is needed to celebrate our graduates and their families.
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Register now for May 23 Spring Staff Assembly
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Spring Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, to celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the university’s mission.
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Multisite collaboration shows that virtual research program provides benefits to underrepresented undergraduates
Five medical schools in the U.S., including Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, collaborated with the American Heart Association to implement a summer program designed to support diversity in biomedical science. The program, Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences, was initiated in 2019 but had to adapt its format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer
The Office of Housing and Residential Experience will upgrade student rooms in Stambaugh, Murray and North houses on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this summer. From May 16 through July 15, beds, case goods and hard-surface flooring will be replaced.
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School of Nursing to host conversation with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will discuss leadership, nursing and health equity during a virtual conversation with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing leaders on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The event is free and will be available via Zoom.
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Nominations open for fall 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in research and service to the university and demonstrate Vanderbilt’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations for the four awards to be presented at the 2022 Fall Faculty Assembly. 
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VUIT to conduct phishing simulation exercises
VUIT Information Security continues to see phishing campaigns targeting the VU community. As part of ongoing efforts to improve information security practices at Vanderbilt, VUIT will operationalize regular phishing simulation exercises for all faculty and staff on a quarterly basis.
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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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WATCH: Inspiration, intellect and shared purpose forge
life-changing collaborations for Class of 2022
At Vanderbilt, a mindset of collaboration is infused in every aspect of university life. Meet members of the Class of 2022 whose collaborations within the VU and Nashville communities have led to profound outcomes.


COVID-19 Updates

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   

Prescription benefit covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests


Take Note

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Navigating Gender Bias in Professional Communication’ May 11

VKC Conversation Series: ‘Studying the Connection Between Reading Comprehension and Math Word Problem-Solving’
May 16

A conversation with VU alumna Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey is May 17

VERA celebration set for May 24; RSVP by May 16

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards (Initiator and Accelerator)

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 NEH Summer Stipends

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

Health Plus comes to you in 2022

Nutrition Corner: Fueling your workout

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
Inside Higher Ed: ‘Principled neutrality’
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this piece.
Bloomberg Law: U.S. sent cyber team to Lithuania over Russia hacking threat
The Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats hosted by Vanderbilt is mentioned.
NBC News: Former Supreme Court law clerks worry Roe leak could sow distrust among justices and staff members
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise and professor of law, is quoted.
Chicago Tribune: Review: ‘Muti Conducts Beethoven, Still and Price’ at the CSO—the orchestra made history when it performed a Florence Price symphony in 1933. Now her music is finally back home.
Research by Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology and Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow, on the composer Florence Price is highlighted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt mobile vaccination program honored
Pamela Jeffries, Valere Potter Distinguished Professor of Nursing and dean of the School of Nursing, and April Kapu, professor of clinical nursing, are quoted.
Business Insider: Here’s what Twitter could do to grow the company if advertisers end up fleeing the site after selling to Elon Musk, according to experts
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Trash, taxes and Titans: Why citizens are unhappy with Nashville’s direction
The Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville is mentioned.
United Methodist News Service: Lawson Institute advances nonviolence work
The launch of The James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements at Vanderbilt is featured.
The Conversation: Ukraine recap: Tests and threats as the temperature continues to rise
Kathryn David, Mellon Assistant Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies, is cited.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 5 May 2022
Cindy Kam, William R. Kenan, Jr. Chair and professor of political science, is mentioned.
Forbes: How a rarely discussed Supreme Court case could upend education
Matthew Patrick Shaw, assistant professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: Pre-K is powerful if done right. Here’s how.
Dale Farran, professor of education, emerita, is quoted.
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