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  Wednesday, May. 24, 2023  
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Diermeier celebrates staff contributions to university’s success, presents awards during spring assembly
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier lauded university staff and the “milestone achievements” they helped accomplish this semester during the 2023 Spring Staff Assembly.
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Discovery Vanderbilt invests in three faculty-initiated startups: HeroWear, IDBiologics and Virtuoso
Seed and Series A funding to three startups—HeroWear, IDBiologics and Virtuoso—rooted in research conducted at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center underscore a university-wide commitment to enhanced support for Vanderbilt’s most innovative faculty, students and alumni.
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Vanderbilt launches free online ChatGPT course, shaping the future of AI education
Prompt engineering, the process of crafting high-quality inputs to generate high-quality outputs, is an increasingly vital skill as large language models like ChatGPT rise in popularity. Vanderbilt’s Prompt Engineering for ChatGPT course teaches learners the most effective patterns and approaches to writing inputs for the large language model.
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Diabetes Day celebrates 50 years of achievement, spotlights current investigations
Diabetes Day, an annual event hosted by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center, spotlights the work of Vanderbilt researchers. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the center.
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Regional Innovation Showcase brings together head of the NSF Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships with nine universities
Vanderbilt hosted a Regional Innovation Showcase April 27, to bring together research and innovation experts from nine universities in Tennessee and Kentucky. Participants connected and shared the latest developments in regional research and innovation with each other and with Erwin Gianchandani, assistant director of the National Science Foundation’s TIPS Directorate.
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Vanderbilt University celebrates Culinary Academy Class of 2023
Vanderbilt University honored 10 graduates from its Culinary Academy, a program designed to amplify the skills and expertise of the university’s Campus Dining staff. The graduates successfully completed the rigorous program, gaining advanced culinary skills to enhance the overall quality of Vanderbilt’s dining program.
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Office of Science and Technology Policy offers virtual listening sessions
Students, fellows and the educators and administrators of graduate and postgraduate programs are encouraged to attend a series of virtual public listening sessions hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The purpose of these sessions is to hear from the early career researcher community about the challenges and opportunities for advancing open science in the United States.
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‘Nashville Business Journal’ to host Nashville mayoral candidate forum at Vanderbilt on June 6
The event will be from 8 – 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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V150: Where Commodores Come Together
As Dudley Field gets new upgrades, past renovations to the university’s football venue served to gather the Vanderbilt community.


Health & Safety Updates

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

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


HR Workshops

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

June 6 - Career Growth Series for staff: Storytelling to find your ‘why’

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

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

Natchez Trace closure delayed until further notice

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

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

Vanderbilt staff members invited to complete survey on Community Engagement

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

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

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


Coming Up

· 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
NBC News: Strange alliances emerge in Tennessee as the GOP governor pushes for gun reform
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited.
The Wall Street Journal: Returning to the office is killing my budget
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
USA Today: Paul Gosar aide linked to Nick Fuentes, white supremacist group in new report
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Nashville Post: New law removes barriers to breast imaging
Katie Davis, assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted.
Prevention: Study: Family history of high blood pressure, cholesterol linked to Alzheimer’s
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Government Technology: Vanderbilt Replaces Shuttle Buses With Zero-Emission Fleet
Lindsey Ganson, assistant director of mobility, is quoted.
Insider: Medicare is prohibited from paying for weight-loss drugs. These are the 3 potential ways to change that.
Research by Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, Khrysta Baig, Ph.D. student in the Department of Health Policy, and Ashley Leech, assistant professor of health policy, is cited.
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