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  Monday, April 25, 2022  
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2022 Spring Faculty Assembly is in person Thursday
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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Emilie Townes to conclude deanship of Vanderbilt Divinity School in 2023
Emilie M. Townes, who has led the reenvisioning of theological education at Vanderbilt Divinity School while increasing the visibility of the institution’s historical commitment to seeking justice, will step down as dean effective June 30, 2023.
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Celebrated composer and Vanderbilt professor emeritus Michael Kurek named composer laureate of Tennessee
Michael Kurek, who served 14 years as chair of the Department of Music Composition at Vanderbilt Blair School of Music, is only the second person to hold the distinction of composer laureate of Tennessee
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Supporting faculty and staff in accreditation and assessment process focus of new office
The newly launched Office of Academic Program Review, Assessment and Accreditation, part of the Office of Faculty Affairs, now leads the university’s accreditation renewal and reporting.
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New faculty appointed to lead residential colleges
Three new residential faculty have been appointed as leaders in shaping student learning experiences beyond the classroom. Ravindra Duddu will be the inaugural faculty head of Rothschild College, scheduled to begin housing students in fall 2022. In addition, Sutherland House and Murray House will welcome two new faculty heads of house: Chezare Warren and Renã A.S. Robinson.
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Two Class of 2022 students awarded Keegan Traveling Fellowships
Yousef Abu-Salah and Louisa “Loulou” Byars, both members of Vanderbilt’s Class of 2022, have been named Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellows for 2022–23. The Keegan Fellowship aims to enhance the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning.
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Diermeier, Balser livestream event 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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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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Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates
Changes in federal agencies’ procedures for designating nations’ level of travel risk will allow Vanderbilt’s Office of Global Safety to better communicate those risks to potential travelers connected with the university.
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Attend ‘Survivor: Intersections of Cancer and Mental Health with Ethan Zohn’ on April 26
Ethan Zohn, winner of CBS’s “Survivor,” a two-time cancer survivor, humanitarian and former professional soccer player, will discuss his journey with reality television, cancer, mental health and humanitarian work on April 26 at 7 p.m. CT at the Blair School’s Ingram Hall.
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REGISTER: Vanderbilt Unity Project hosts panel on risks to democracies
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host “Democratic Erosion and How to Prevent It,” an online panel discussion, 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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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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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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Fire alarm tests scheduled at Rand Hall April 25, 27
Fire alarm testing is scheduled at the new Student Access Office on the second floor of Rand Hall on Monday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 27, between 3–5 p.m., lasting for a few minutes.
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Service road between Rand, Sarratt and Powerhouse to be impacted April 25
The service road east of the roundabout at the end of Vanderbilt Place, between the university’s Powerhouse and Rand Hall/Sarratt Student Center, will be impacted on Monday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a crane installation to conduct work at the Powerhouse.
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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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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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Paul Flournoy
Paul Flournoy’s work focuses on a vital aspect of the Vanderbilt student experience—what comes after graduation.


COVID-19 Updates

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

Additional COVID booster 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

Stringfellow appointed to Federal Depository Library Program task force

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4; informational town hall is
April 26

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

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

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

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

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

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study

Children 8 and older with or without autism sought for research study on emotions, physical sensations

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

A Healthier You: ‘Awareness, Action and Planning for Your Health–Where Do You Start?’


Coming Up

· APR ·
  ‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat
· MAY ·
  ‘The Big Quit: How Do I Keep My People?’
· MAY ·
  ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fast Company: Why Activision Blizzard finds itself in the DOJ and SEC’s crosshairs
Amanda Rose, FedEx Research Professor of Law, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Tech Bytes: Vanderbilt beefs up Wond’ry with staff, startup incubator
The Wond’ry’s new incubator, Launch, is mentioned.
CNN: Some travelers, faced with fewer colds, will still mask in flight
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Medical News Today: Trans, gender-questioning students at higher risk in 5 health domains
Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Psychology Today: Moral injury is similar in health care workers and veterans
Keith Meador, professor of psychiatry and behavioral scineces, and Jason Nieuwsma, adjoint associate professor of the practice of integrative chaplaincy, are quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor: ‘People are just really unhappy’: Why Biden is so unpopular now
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law:  Nazi victims’ heirs get high court win over stolen Pissarro
Suzanna Sherry, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor of Law, Emerita, is quoted.
Healthline: Why experts say kids should get anxiety screening at age 8
Yasas Tanguturi, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Reuters: Musk secures $46.5B in funding for Twitter bid
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
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