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  Monday, May 2, 2022  
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Chancellor honors faculty, celebrates collaborative culture and open dialogue at spring assembly
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier lauded Vanderbilt faculty’s accomplishments and deep commitment to radical collaboration in his remarks at the Spring Faculty Assembly on April 28. In addition, six faculty were recognized with some of university’s highest honors.
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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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Graduate and professional student housing project celebrates milestones with topping out ceremony, announces first retail business
Vanderbilt’s graduate and professional student housing project reached two milestones in April: the placement of the final steel structural beam of the building, and the announcement of the first retail business to occupy the space, the Turnip Truck. 
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Vanderbilt’s 2023 spring break will align with MNPS to better support faculty, postdocs, staff, students
Vanderbilt University will adjust its academic calendar so that the university’s annual spring break aligns with that of Metro Nashville Public Schools beginning in 2023, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver announced today.
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May 4-5: Former Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to speak at Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats
The origins, realities and effects of the world’s most pressing threats are the focus of the inaugural Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats scheduled for May 4-5. The summit will feature a fireside chat with Kersti Kaljulaid, who served as president of the Republic of Estonia from 2016 to 2021.
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Military nurse and master’s student Stacey Rokas turned to Vanderbilt while on front lines of COVID pandemic
In the midst of working toward her master’s of science in nursing, military nurse and mother of 10 Stacy Rokas was deployed to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s when her nursing school instructors became her lifeline in battling the new and evolving disease.
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Nineteen engineering students awarded prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Sixteen engineering graduate students have been awarded the highly competitive government-funded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Three engineering undergraduate students also received NSF fellowships.
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Employee Education Assistance Program to expedite tuition reimbursements
Effective immediately, eligible employees will receive direct payment up front on their next available paycheck of the portion Vanderbilt pays for tuition for classes in which employees are enrolled. This change to the Employee Education Assistance Program applies to courses with a start date on or after May 2, 2022. 
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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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Campus Dining, libraries and student centers extend hours during undergraduate exams
With undergraduate examinations and reading days beginning on Saturday, April 30, Vanderbilt Campus Dining, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and university student centers are offering extended hours at various locations.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate APIDA graduates during AAPI Heritage Month in May
Vanderbilt will host its inaugural Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Graduates Recognition Ceremony on May 11. The ceremony, a joint effort of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity, campus partners and student organizations, coincides with Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
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‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’
May 4
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement for “Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth” on Wednesday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. CT.
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Employee Learning and Engagement Thought Leader Series: ‘Do I Belong Here? Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome’ May 5
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for the next event in its Thought Leader Series. “Do I Belong Here? Recognizing and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome” with Maureen Gannon, associate dean for faculty development and professor of medicine, will be on Thursday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom.
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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.


COVID-19 Updates

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

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   

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

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


Take Note

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

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

VERA celebration set for May 24; RSVP by May 16

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program–Concept Papers Fall 2022

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission–Arts Build Communities grant

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2022 programs

Making summer plans? Maximize your savings with Abenity employee perks

Move in May with Health Plus: Registration open for Step Challenge and Wellness Bingo

Enroll now in Health Plus’ Control is the Goal blood pressure management program

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

· MAY ·
  ‘The Big Quit: How Do I Keep My People?’
· MAY ·
  Roundtable discussion: ‘Defending the Indian Child Welfare Act’
· MAY ·
  HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt Poll: More than half say Nashville is on the wrong track amid worries over growth
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Time: The economy is great. The middle class is mad
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor of Law, is quoted.
Business Insider: A former Twitter CEO accused Elon Musk of encouraging threats against a top executive. One theory is that Musk is just trying to push top-paid Twitter employees to quit.
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Moderna seeks authorization of coronavirus vaccine for youngest children
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
NBC News: RSV vaccination during pregnancy protects newborns, too, study suggests
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘Noodles on heads’: From bounties to beatings, new report details abuses at state-run youth center
Terry Maroney, Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Professor of Law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: New Vanderbilt residential faculty appointed
Ravindra Duddu, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering; Chezare Warren, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations; and Renã A.S. Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, are mentioned. ‘Ukraine is a crime scene,’ but war crimes cases against Russians are hard to prosecute and prove
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
Chemical & Engineering News: Low-cost biodegradable foam could heal chronic wounds
Craig Duvall, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of biomedical engineering, is quoted.
Daily Mail: More than 150 million COVID vaccines are still sitting unused or have gone to waste as the national jab roll out slows
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
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