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  Monday, May. 22, 2023  
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Spring Staff Assembly is today, May 22
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Spring Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22. The event will celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the Vanderbilt mission.
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Vanderbilt University staff brainstorm solutions for 50-50-50 initiative proposals
Many of the ideas that were discussed revolved around themes such as parking, university policies, the staff experience and information sharing.
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Candidate forum for Nashville’s mayoral race scheduled at Vanderbilt for June 6
The event will be from 8 to 10 a.m. on June 6 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Candidates for the city’s top leadership role will discuss Nashville’s rapid growth and other topics important to voters.
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Vanderbilt staff members invited to complete survey on Community Engagement
Survey questions are intended to establish how Vanderbilt staff, in connection to their role at the university, engage with community and government organizations as well as local programs and initiatives.
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Vanderbilt University Campus Dining honored as 2023 Best Overall Food Allergy Program for Universities
Vanderbilt University Campus Dining has been recognized with the prestigious 2023 Best Overall Food Allergy Program for Universities award, which acknowledges Vanderbilt’s continued commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all students, regardless of food allergies or dietary restrictions.
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Campus Dining announces staff and faculty Flex Meal Deal for summer 2023
Campus Dining has announced its summer 2023 Flex Meal Deal for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate and professional students. This promotion runs through Monday, May 22.


Health & Safety Updates

Move in May with Vanderbilt’s employee wellness program Virgin Pulse

Connect with colleagues at Walking Wednesday May 24

‘Let’s Talk’: Making mental health the next normal


HR Workshops

Enhance your coaching skills with HR Employee Learning and Engagement’s Coaching Lab

May 31 - Career Growth Series for staff: Your elevator pitch

May 23 - Career Growth Series for staff: Enhancing your resume

Understanding Higher Education course available for employees


Campus Updates

Work zone may affect Lot 5 near Wilson Hall beginning May 22

Work zone may affect Peabody Administration Building entrance starting May 22

Wyatt Center roof work will begin May 17

Two levels of Baker Garage to close April 24–Aug. 1

Construction affects entrances to Medical Center North Round Wing starting April 10


Take Note

Applications open for Business of VU’s seventh cohort; apply by June 6

Vanderbilt to offer Strategic Innovation program for working professionals June 21–June 23

Blair School of Music hosts MusicTech for teens July 10–14


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Vanderbilt Basic Sciences Apex Lecture: ‘Mechanism of genetic quality control in germ cells’ May 22
· JUN ·
  Vanderbilt to observe Juneteenth with paid staff holiday
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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Vanderbilt in the News
Smithsonian Magazine: Comb Jellies may be the world’s oldest animal group
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: 1 in 5 older adults skipped or delayed medications last year because of cost
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
HR Brew: How do HR Brew readers feel about crowdsourcing RTO policy?
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Live Science: Musician’s head injury triggered rare synesthesia, causing him to ‘see’ music
Lealani Acosta, associate professor of neurology, is quoted.
Sustainable Bus: Vanderbilt University partners with Lightning eMotors for electric shuttle buses: 6 units on delivery
Lindsey Ganson, assistant director of mobility, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: Study: Genetic screening would be cost-effective
Josh Peterson, professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
WPLN: Tennessee is releasing third grade TCAP scores. Here’s what to know for students at risk of being held back.
James Guthrie, research associate for the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, is quoted.
Bloomberg: China military’s use of AI raises alarm for Congress, ex-Google CEO
The Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is mentioned.
Forbes: The problem with L&D’s beloved Kirkpatrick Model (and what to do about it)
Lora Delgado, adjunct instructor in leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Chalkbeat Tennessee: Memphis school board dysfunction risks repelling top superintendent prospects
Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor and professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
ABA Journal: Policy allowing migrants to be expelled during COVID-19 emergency has ended; what will be its legacy?
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
UPI: Tenn. lawmakers face reckoning over gun rights in wake of school shooting​
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health, and society, is quoted.
Cure: Palliative care at point of cancer surgery may not be beneficial
Myrick Shinall, associate professor of surgery, is quoted.
AARP: What your weight in your 50s means for your health
Gitanjali Srivastava, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Stomach viruses are back up on cruise ships, with hundreds falling ill
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Senior Planet also published an article quoting Schaffner.
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