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  Monday, April 18, 2022  
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2022 Spring Faculty Assembly will be in person on April 28
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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Vanderbilt Giving Day is Thursday
Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day is Thursday, April 21, and the entire VU community is invited to stand together for this 24-hour event that raises vital funds for scholarships, innovation and research while uniting the community toward a common goal. 
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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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Basketball operations center and practice facility timeline revealed
As part of the ongoing Vandy United campaign, Vanderbilt University today unveiled detailed plans for the men’s and women’s basketball operations center and practice facility.
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Bowling team finishes third in NCAA tournament
Two titans of collegiate bowling traded momentum back and forth in a classic four-hour megamatch before the Vanderbilt Commodores finally, reluctantly, succumbed to an onslaught of strikes from the McKendree Bearcats on Saturday at the NCAA Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.
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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, on 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 to succumb during a conversation moderated by Noam Lupu, political scientist and associate director of the Vanderbilt Latin American Public Opinion Project.
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Economics’ McGee Public Policy Lecture to discuss ‘Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty’ TODAY
Anna Aizer, professor and chair of economics at Brown University, will discuss “Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: How Economic Research Can Inform Policy” on Monday, April 18. This in-person talk is the spring 2022 McGee Public Policy Lecture sponsored by the Department of Economics. A webinar option is also available.
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Vanderbilt Blair School of Music performs children’s opera at zoo as part of mission to deepen community ties, engagement
Blair School Dean Lorenzo F. Candelaria sees opportunities to revolutionize the experience of classical music in ways that cultivate new and diverse audiences for the art form. In some cases, it means taking the music to unexpected places. 
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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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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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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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Campus Dining launches spring 2022 survey
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is hungry for feedback and needs your help. In an effort to measure student satisfaction in a number of areas, the department is conducting its semiannual Dining Survey throughout the month of April.
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Vanderbilt observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month with campus programing
Vanderbilt University is observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April with programs designed to educate, raise awareness and build skills.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Krystal Clark
In her current role, Krystal Clark seeks to make Vanderbilt a better workplace for the university’s more than 9,000 faculty and staff.


COVID-19 Updates

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   

Vanderbilt will no longer require indoor masking in line with newest CDC guidance

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


Take Note

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Enabling Innovation Initiative: ‘Non-linear Career Paths: It is OK to Change Your Mind’ April 22

‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’ is April 26

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mathers Foundation Grant Program Summer 2022

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

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

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2022 programs

Share your priorities for addressing climate change in Nashville  

HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunities for managers and leaders

HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’

Security Notice: Update–arrest of fondling suspect

Take a mindful microbreak


Coming Up

· APR ·
  ‘Queer on the Inside: Business Edition’
· APR ·
  ‘Understanding and Paying for Long-term Care’
· APR ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Monica Santisteban
· APR ·
  ‘Creating the Retirement You Want’
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Hill: Time for an energy independence moonshot
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law and director of Vanderbilt’s Climate Change Research Network, co-authored this piece.
Nashville Post: Public radio veteran will launch podcast institute at Vanderbilt
The appointment of Jad Abumrad as Distinguished Research Professor of Cinema and Media Arts and of Communication of Science and Technology is featured.
Fortune: A more contagious variant of omicron is sweeping across America, but it doesn’t come close to the original’s severity
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: South Korea to end virtually all coronavirus restrictions
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Urology Times: Does prostate cancer treatment type affect mental health outcomes?
Amy Luckenbaugh, assistant professor of urology, is featured. Passover and Easter overlap in 2022. Here’s why they have more in common than you might expect.
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Roman Catholic Studies, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Study compares health care work to war experience
Keith Meador, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Jason Nieuwsma, adjoint associate professor of the practice of integrative chaplaincy, are quoted.
RFI: La cantante venezolana Rebecca Roger Cruz presenta su nuevo álbum en París
Thomas Verrier, associate professor, senior band conductor and director of wind ensembles, is mentioned.
The Times of Israel: Are Jesus’ parables Jewish?
Amy-Jill Levine, Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita, is quoted.
The Guardian: Tan France: ‘I was conditioned to think light skin was better’
The research of Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of law and economics, is cited.
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