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  Friday, Apr. 15, 2022  
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Vanderbilt launches ‘Future of Work’ to elevate university staff experience
Vanderbilt University has launched the Future of Work initiative to improve the recruitment, professional development and retention of valued staff members and help them reach their full potential as employees.  
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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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Bowling advances to Final Four in Columbus
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vice Chancellor and Athletic Director Candice Lee congratulate the bowling team as they compete in the semifinals of the National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship today.
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Economics’ McGee Public Policy Lecture to discuss ‘Understanding the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty’ April 18
Anna Aizer, professor of economics 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 also is available.
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McBride Murry to speak at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel on impact of pandemic-era policies
Velma McBride Murry will join panelists April 25–26  at a virtual event sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  
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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, 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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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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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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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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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.


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

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

Share your priorities for addressing climate change in Nashville  

WeGo Public Transit bus service changes in effect

Enjoy the Benefits of Breakfast with April’s Nutrition Corner

Join the new Health Plus Pacers walking & running club!

Vanderbilt University Theatre performs Blues for an Alabama Sky April 13-16 at Neely Auditorium

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

Registration for New Leader Orientation now open

HR offers ‘Compliance Fundamentals: Manager Responsibilities at Vanderbilt’

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center introduces toolkits to mitigate stress caused by needlesticks in patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities

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


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 ·
  Queer on the Inside: Business Edition
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat on May 2


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Vanderbilt in the News
Good Morning America: Elite athlete opens up about pressure to be the best
Cailin Brackena member of the Vanderbilt lacrosse team, is featured.
USA Today: If they ‘say gay,’ will my child be safe? Parents of LGBTQ kids are scared of copycat laws
Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics, is quoted.
Episcopal News Service: Churches consider alternate Good Friday liturgies, Bible translations over concerns of anti-Jewish interpretations
Amy-Jill Levine, Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita, is quoted
NBC Connecticut: Ghost guns are proof gun laws have huge loopholes, expert says
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
Managed Healthcare Executive: Mark Cuban says he has the prescription for high, opaque drug pricing
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Federal Way Mirror: Real life ‘cops and robbers’ is a lucrative game to play
Mark A. Cohen, Justin Potter Professor of American Competitive Enterprise and professor of law, is mentioned.
CNN: COVID-19 ‘superspreading’ can still happen, but now we have the tools to slow it
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Physics World: Light, nano, action: Using light to manipulate nanoscale objects
Justus Ndukaife, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is featured.
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