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  Friday, Apr. 8, 2022  
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VU community, families invited to Alumni Lawn celebration April 9 featuring free food, music, activities
All Vanderbilt community members, along with their families, are invited to a celebration on Alumni Lawn directly following the main investiture ceremony of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier on Saturday, April 9.
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Join leaders in higher ed, athletics, innovation for discussions on Vanderbilt’s history and future
Vanderbilt is hosting a series of events April 8–9 in honor of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s investiture. Surrounding the ceremony will be opportunities for the Vanderbilt community to learn more about Vanderbilt’s past and future. 
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Amanda Hellman named Fine Arts Gallery director
Amanda Hellman, an accomplished museum curator with extensive experience developing collection strategies, managing exhibitions, stewarding patrons and empowering creative staff, has been named director of the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery.
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Rand Farmer’s Market returns for 2022
During the month of April, Vanderbilt Campus Dining celebrates its commitment to sustainability with student engagement and educational opportunities. The month kicks off with the return of the popular Rand Farmer’s Market on Monday, April 11.
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Ella Baker Day talk to explore ‘Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing’
Briana Perry, co-executive director of Healthy and Free Tennessee, will discuss “We Who Believe in Freedom: Sustaining the Power of Grassroots Organizing” on Tuesday, April 12, at 6 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. The event, presented by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, is in honor of Ella Baker Day.
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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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Spring Undergraduate Research Fair scheduled for April 14
The 2022 Spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 14, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. A virtual fair will be 3:30–4:15 p.m., followed by an in-person fair 4:30–6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom.
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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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Boring, soil testing to occur on campus starting April 11
As part of a multi-year Central Utility Infrastructure project, TTL Inc., a geotechnical company, under the direction of the Campus Planning and Construction office, will be conducting exploratory soil testing and boring on campus for approximately four days starting Monday, April 11.
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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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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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Vanderbilt observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month with campus programming
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

Churchwell to discuss fashion and innovation in Vanderbilt Woman’s Club spring lecture

‘Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology: Final Experience and Savoring’ April 11

HR to host mental wellbeing and awareness talk April 13

‘Selecting Good Literature for Children’ topic of Parenting Group meeting April 13

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

WeGo Public Transit bus service changes in effect

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mellon Foundation Higher Learning Program–2022 Call for Concepts

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Share your priorities for addressing climate change in Nashville  

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

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


Coming Up

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  Steine Lecture: Racial Disparities in Today’s Economy
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  Emerging Scholars Lecture: Mary Jane Tsang, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
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  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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Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Make Sun Belt cities more like New York and Los Angeles
The research of Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, is cited.
Voice of America: U.S. public school libraries pressured to remove certain books
Emily Phillips Galloway, assistant professor of literacy education, is quoted.
The Center Square: Report: South Dakota gives taxpayers high return on their investment
Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Vanderbilt University acquires the papers of jazz musician Yusef Lateef
Lorenzo F. Candelaria, Mark Wait Dean of the Blair School of Music, and Jeff Coffin, adjunct instructor of jazz saxophone, are quoted.
Kaiser Health News: Black students experiencing racism on campus lack mental health support
Ebony McGee, associate professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
CNN: First human challenge study of COVID-19 yields valuable insights about how we get sick
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Science: Early mammals got big before they got smart
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Today: How severe will this year’s tick season be? Here’s what to know
Karen Bloch, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Tennessee Ledger: Senate makes wrong move in locking clocks
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Did the omicron coronavirus surge lead to an increase in MIS-C cases?
Sophie Katz, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
NBC News: Heart issues more common after COVID infection than vaccination, CDC reports
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
CNET: Which booster should you get? What to know about mixing COVID vaccines
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: Amazon workers in New York warehouse vote to form union
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
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