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  Wednesday, June 23, 2021  
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Fall semester study abroad proceeding for select programs
The Global Education Office will support students on 13 programs in eight countries during the fall semester, with plans to expand offerings in the spring.
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Vanderbilt faces Stanford today in elimination game at College World Series
Having lost 1-0 to North Carolina State on Monday at the College World Series, the Commodores need to beat Stanford at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha to keep their season alive. A victory would earn the VandyBoys a rematch with North Carolina State on Friday.
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SPIE and Vanderbilt announce $1M optical engineering faculty fellowship
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Vanderbilt University have announced the establishment of the SPIE Faculty Fellowship in Optics and Photonics. The $500,000 gift from the SPIE Endowment Matching Program will be matched 100 percent by Vanderbilt.
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School of Nursing student leaders share opportunities to eliminate bias, racism against AAPI health care professionals amid COVID-19
Student leaders of the Vanderbilt School of Nursing Asian American Pacific Islander Student Nurses organization have published an article that summarizes and provides recommendations for the treatment of AAPI health care professionals, including nurses.
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LAVA president aims to strengthen ties among Vanderbilt’s LGBTQIA+ alumni 
Jay Larry, BA’14, JD’17, recounts his Vanderbilt story and his involvement to create a more inclusive alumni community as president of LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni.
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Staff and postdocs: Submit vaccination records by July 19 to be eligible for $1,000 prize drawing
COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all members of the Vanderbilt community for the 2021–22 academic year. To thank those who submit their vaccination records early, the Division of Administration will conduct a drawing for 25 Vanderbilt University-employed staff and postdocs who submit their records to the university’s vaccine portal by 8 a.m. on July 19. 
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Applications for Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program accepted through July 9
Applications are now being accepted for the Vanderbilt Leadership Enrichment program, designed to develop key leadership skills and competencies for staff who are managers or operational leaders demonstrating high potential.
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World Microbiome Day virtual seminar today
Join the Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative for a special World Microbiome Day seminar and Q&A session on Wednesday, June 23, featuring Yale University’s Benjamin Chan. World Microbiome Day celebrates the importance of understanding and deploying microbial communities and their products for positive outcomes in a sustainable manner.
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Owen Forward Summer Leadership Series hosts two events today
Owen Graduate School of Management professor Kelly Goldsmith will host bestselling author and former Best Buy Chairman and CEO Hubert Joly, and Owen professor Kimberly Pace will discuss “What it Takes to Land a Position in the C-Suite,” in a pair of virtual events on Wednesday, June 23. Register now.
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Vanderbilt political scientists discuss shifts in U.S. Congress with longtime North Carolina Rep. David Price
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion June 28 about the evolution of the U.S. Congress and how to find issues of common ground in a time of polarization. The discussion will feature current U.S. Rep. David Price and Vanderbilt political scientists Alan Wiseman and Larry Bartels. 
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Interest session for new Jewish Employee Affinity Group is June 29
A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Jewish Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Tuesday, June 29, from 3 to 4 p.m. CT. Those who identify as Jewish, the parents of Jewish children, other family members and friends are encouraged to attend.
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Healthcare Bluebook price transparency tool now protected with multi-factor authentication
Healthcare Bluebook, an online price comparison tool for health care services that is free for Vanderbilt benefits-enrolled faculty, staff and their dependents, is now protected using multi-factor authentication. MFA provides an additional layer of security for users logging in to a secure environment.


Take Note

‘How VU Faculty Can Engage the Nashville Community’ virtual discussion today

Panel to discuss reflections on equity, diversity and inclusion within Vanderbilt one year later June 28

Blood drive marking 9/11 anniversary set for July 2

University hosting free walk-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics for faculty, staff and postdoctoral fellows 

COVID-19 vaccinations now available for 12–15-year-olds through VUMC

Employee Learning and Engagement launches professional development workshops

Submit your tuition benefit application for fall 2021 now

Vanderbilt Eye Institute now a DeltaVision provider; claims covered effective Jan. 1, 2021

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market is back on Thursdays through Oct. 28

Join the Spring into Summer Step Challenge

Learn about Diabetes Prevention Program at upcoming sessions

Join Health Plus’ Babies and You prenatal education program

Become a Health Plus Wellness Commodore

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Searle Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 Procter & Gamble Higher Education Grant Program


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Los Angeles Times: Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. Many Americans still get the history wrong
Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history, is quoted.
CNBC: 4 shopping mistakes to avoid this Amazon Prime Day
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Marketing, is quoted.
MedPage Today: COVID-19 booster shots can wait
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, writes about the timeline for COVID-19 booster vaccines.
Washington Examiner: Heart inflammation cases linked to COVID-19 vaccines could be due to enterovirus
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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