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  Wednesday, Apr. 13, 2022  
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Lawson helps launch Vanderbilt institute rooted in nonviolent social change
The Rev. James Lawson returned to Vanderbilt University for the April 7 launch of an institute that carries forward his commitment to achieving justice and equality through nonviolent movements and strategies.
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Panelists discuss ways to build ‘engine of innovation’ in Middle Tennessee
Vanderbilt and Nashville are poised to lead the region in building a global hub of innovation and entrepreneurship, according to panelists speaking at the “Tennessee: Engine of Innovation” Symposium on April 8.
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WATCH: Now More than Ever: Higher Education’s Essential Role in an Age of Disruption
This panel explored universities’ responsibilities, impact and potential to catalyze progress in our global society. Moderated by Emily House, MPP’09, executive director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, and featuring introductions from Peabody College Dean Camilla Benbow, the panel brought together Vanderbilt University faculty and other distinguished experts across higher education and public policy.
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WATCH: The Commodore Way: Perspectives on Success in Vanderbilt Athletics
Vanderbilt Athletics special projects director and New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss led a discussion with former Commodore student-athletes, each with a unique story about their experience during a pivotal moment in the university’s history. The panel was introduced by Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director.
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‘Radiolab’ founder Jad Abumrad to join Vanderbilt University
Jad Abumrad, a public radio icon, podcast pioneer and founder of Radiolab, will join Vanderbilt University to lead and advise on several areas of work, including the launch of a new podcast institute designed to become a national center of excellence for the evolving profession of digital narratives.
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Vanderbilt Unity Project launches “Unity Index” showing quarterly snapshot on Americans’ faith and trust in democracy
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Vanderbilt graduate students clinch 2022 SEC Student Pitch Competition with their startup, ESG Impact
Wond’ry program participants and MS Finance students Max Mona and Adam Jace headed to the University of South Carolina where their startup—focused on democratizing environmental, social and governance data—won first place among SEC founded companies.
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Meet the K-9 teams of VUPS
Formed in 2007, the K-9 program of the Vanderbilt University Police Department has worked to make campus not only a safer place—through their training to detect explosives and narcotics—but a healthier and more welcoming environment as well, thanks to a more recent emphasis on community engagement.  
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Peabody researchers explore research-practice partnerships to address inequities in education
A 6-month-old partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development and Metro Nashville Public Schools featured prominently in a recent panel discussion on how to effectively manage research-practice partnerships, which are increasingly important to long-term efforts to strengthen educational practice.
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Vanderbilt Giving Day is April 21
Vanderbilt University’s annual Giving Day is Thursday, April 21, and the entire Vanderbilt community is invited to stand together for this 24-hour event that raises vital funds for Vanderbilt scholarships, innovation and research while uniting the community toward a common goal. 
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Harlem Renaissance serves as backdrop for VUTheatre’s final spring 2022 production
Vanderbilt University Theatre will perform Blues for an Alabama Sky, an emotionally intense drama by celebrated African American playwright Pearl Cleage, April 13-16 at Neely Auditorium.
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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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Employee Appreciation: Win a chance to attend Bridgestone Arena events in April
Vanderbilt University is offering faculty and staff a chance to enjoy the “suite life” at Bridgestone Arena in April. Full-time and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff may enter to win two tickets to a number of upcoming events.
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Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for Thought Leader Series on ‘Neurodiversity in the Workplace’
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for the next installment in its Thought Leader Series. “Neurodiversity in the Workplace” with David Caudel, associate director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, will be on Thursday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.
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Campus Dining launches its 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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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

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

Share your priorities for addressing climate change in Nashville  

WeGo Public Transit bus service changes take effect April 3 

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Enjoy the Benefits of Breakfast with April’s Nutrition Corner

Join the new Health Plus Pacers walking & running club!

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation 2022 V Scholar Award in Adult Cancer Research

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

Registration for New Leader Orientation now open

HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’

Data Science Institute to host ‘AI Summer’ to train researchers

Vanderbilt-wide Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Vanderbilt University Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Become a Next Steps Ambassadore

Microbiome Venture Fund seeking proposals


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Vanderbilt Law School Film Night: My Name is Pauli Murray
· APR ·
  The Business of Sport: A Conversation with Candice Storey Lee and Jamey Rootes
· APR ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Robinson Lecture with Utibe R. Essien, MD, MPH
· APR ·
  McGee Public Policy Lecture: Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty: How Economic Research Can Inform Policy
· APR ·
  Queer on the Inside: Business Edition


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios Nashville: Chancellor Daniel Diermeier talks Vanderbilt’s next phase
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured.
STAT: At small and rural hospitals, ransomware attacks are causing unprecedented crises
Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘Remember this night’: Vanderbilt celebrates launch of James Lawson Institute
The launch of the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements is featured.
USA Today: ‘Encouraging’: What the latest Hillsong scandal says about the #ChurchToo movement
Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Feminist Theology, is quoted.
Reuters: Explainer: I’m eligible for a second COVID booster. Should I get one?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
BBC: The French town where the lighting is alive
Carl Johnson, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
NextAdvisor: Stablecoins might be the first cryptocurrency to get regulated in the U.S. Here’s what you should know
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Rolling Stone: Give Send riot: Jan. 6 defendants have raised more than $3.5 million through Christian crowdfunding website
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Lafayette (Indiana) Journal and Courier: Purdue research: COVID-19 policies should vary to mitigate economic effects
Mario Crucini, research professor of economics, is quoted.
The 19th: Want to improve student achievement? Hire a Black principal.
Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, is quoted.
The New Republic: The Democrats are not dead yet
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
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