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  Wednesday, April 27, 2022  
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Vandenbergh named 2022 Carnegie Fellow to tackle polarization and climate change
Vanderbilt University legal scholar Michael P. Vandenbergh has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and has been awarded $200,000 to support his research into overcoming political polarization to address the causes of climate change and the issues it is creating.
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2022 Spring Faculty Assembly is in person tomorrow
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and the Faculty Senate will celebrate Vanderbilt’s faculty by presenting many of the university’s highest honors at the 2022 Spring Faculty Assembly on Thursday, April 28.
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Diermeier, Balser livestream event TODAY will focus on leading under adversity
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser, PhD’90, will discuss their experiences leading through the COVID-19 pandemic in a livestreamed event scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. 
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REGISTER: Vanderbilt Unity Project hosts panel on risks to democracies tomorrow
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host “Democratic Erosion and How to Prevent It,” an online panel discussion, on Thursday, April 28, at noon. Vanderbilt political scientist Josh Clinton and professor Susan Stokes of the University of Chicago will explore the tactics and conditions to which democracies are most vulnerable during a conversation moderated by Noam Lupu, political scientist and associate director of the Vanderbilt Latin American Public Opinion Project.
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Vanderbilt School of Engineering faculty receive National Science Foundation Early CAREER Awards 
David Braun, Ahmad Taha and Justus Ndukaife are recipients of the National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award. The Faculty Early Career Development Program offers the most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.
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Engineering team looks at recycled glass to improve building materials, protect environment
Vanderbilt engineers are collaborating with the University of Alabama on a research project that uses recycled glass to enhance building materials, create sustainable infrastructure and reduce waste.
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2022 Engineering Design Days return in person April 28–29
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Design Days 2022 will highlight 77 problem-solving projects developed by teams of students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual celebration returns to an in-person jam-packed event in Featheringill Hall April 28–29 following two years of virtual showcases.
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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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Fire alarm test scheduled at Rand Hall April 27
Fire alarm testing is scheduled at the new Student Access Office on the second floor of Rand Hall on Wednesday, April 27, between 3–5 p.m., lasting for a few minutes.
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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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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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Rock-climbing student duo pursues scientific, business and Olympic dreams
Vanderbilt Climbing Club teammates Michael Finn-Henry and Olivia Busk are taking collaboration and innovation to new heights with a breakthrough medical device—and a possible trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the spring 2022 semester.


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

VERA celebration set for
May 24

Vandy Walks returns April 28 with ‘Annuals and Perennials in Bloom’

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2022 programs

Coming soon: Upgraded website for Fidelity NetBenefits, Vanderbilt University’s retirement administrator

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

· APR ·
  Vivian Casagrande Lecture in Systems Neuroscience
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat
· MAY ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers ‘The Big Quit: How Do I Keep My People?’
· MAY ·
  HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’


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Vanderbilt in the News
MSNBC: ‘My patriotism has a backbone’: Combating GOP’s politics of division
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society, is featured.
BuzzFeed News: To find out how this private equity giant runs group homes, BuzzFeed News had to do some serious digital sleuthing
David Stevenson, professor of health policy, is mentioned.
CNN: Can you use an expired at-home COVID-19 test?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
ABC News: Millions of COVID-19 shots set to go to waste, as vaccine rollout slows
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The GW Hatchet (George Washington University): SMHS fourth-year addresses disparities in cancer treatment for HIV patients in new initiative
Jessica Castilho, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Despite hopes, vitamin K2 supplements fail to slow calcium buildup in heart valve
Brian Lindman, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Connecticut Mirror: New study shows how complex trust in science, medicine is for Black Americans
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
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