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  Friday, May 6, 2022  
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Vanderbilt to invest $1M in advanced computing to improve faculty research infrastructure
To ensure that researchers who need advanced computing have the required support in place, Vanderbilt will invest nearly $1 million in a new high-performance storage system, Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan announced today.
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Moms who research moms: Spotlighting VU research on motherhood
They say motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever love. That’s true for this group of Vanderbilt researchers, who’ve built successful careers around researching various aspects of parenthood while raising their own children.  
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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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Lipscomb University president named Peabody Distinguished Alumna
Candice McQueen, who assumed the presidency of Nashville’s Lipscomb University last year, will be honored by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2022 Distinguished Alumna Award during Commencement ceremonies on May 13.
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Next Steps at Vanderbilt graduates to join their peers at Commencement
For the first time, graduates from Vanderbilt’s Next Steps program for students with developmental disabilities will walk in the full campus Commencement ceremony. 
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Campus Reading announced for
2022–23 academic year
The Campus Reading for the 2022–23 academic year will be “Creative People Must Be Stopped: 6 Ways We Kill Innovation (Without Even Trying)” by David A. Owens. The book was chosen by Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver.
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NSF selects 40 from Vanderbilt as 2022 Graduate Research Fellows
The National Science Foundation has selected a record 40 Vanderbilt students and alumni for its 2022 Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, STEM education and in NSF-backed social science disciplines.
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Vanderbilt students recognized with national awards for study of less commonly taught languages
The Center for Second Language Studies held its award ceremony for student achievement in less commonly taught languages on April 25. Graduate and undergraduate students studying 12 different languages received recognition for special accomplishments in their study, including multiple external awards for study abroad and international internships employing their unique language skills.
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Vanderbilt jazz program again honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine
Vanderbilt Blair School of Music is among the winners of “DownBeat” magazine’s 45th annual Student Music Awards. For the first time in school history, the program received four awards in the same year, bringing its total number of awards from the magazine to nine over the past four years.
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Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering expands community outreach with inaugural Friends and Family Day
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering hosted its inaugural Friends and Family Day last month for more than 250 registered attendees, who participated in hands-on nanoscale science demonstrations and tours of the VINSE facilities.
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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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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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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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‘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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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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Staff WAVE Council seeking new members
The Staff Women’s Advancement and Equity Council is seeking new members. Established in January 2019, Staff WAVE works to foster an environment of equity, opportunity, fulfillment and empowerment for all women at Vanderbilt University. Nominations are being accepted through May 7.
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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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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: Class of 2022 student-athletes thrive on, off the field
For Vanderbilt student-athletes, balancing rigorous academics and the highest level of collegiate sports competition means taking collaboration and drive to the next level.


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

Vanderbilt no longer requires indoor masking in line with latest CDC guidance


Take Note

Bid on Vanderbilt surplus goods until May 6

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

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
University Post (University of Copenhagen): University chancellor in speech to Danish Parliament: Students should be exposed to all kinds of ideas
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this piece.
The Washington Post: Trump’s lies are the big fight in the Georgia GOP race to run elections
The Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is mentioned.
The Tennessee Tribune: Vaccines for kids coming soon
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Main Street Nashville: An entire family volunteered in Vanderbilt vaccine trials
Jennifer Andrews, associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Market Watch: America has created a tribal culture on abortion, climate change and immigration, Harvard professors say
The research of Mattias Polborn, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, is cited.
Nashville Post: Of Note: 4 May 2022
Nancy Carrasco, Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Science and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, is mentioned.
Associated Press: Fact focus: Food plant fires fuel conspiracy theory
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Web MD: Is healthy food really more expensive?
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
Smart Cities Dive: Fleeing ‘superstar’ cities, tech workers are moving to mid-size and smaller cities, causing housing, traffic concerns
Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Conversation: Universal access to free meals at schools can lead to lower grocery bills and healthier food purchases
Michelle Marcus, assistant professor of economics, co-authored this piece.
Kaiser Health News: Medicare surprise: Drug plan prices touted during open enrollment can rise within a month
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Indian Express: ‘Unstoppable’: Book chronicles journey of 40 youth icons
Karan Jani, research assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is mentioned.
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