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  Wednesday, May. 31, 2023  
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Vanderbilt champions civic engagement by sponsoring election candidate forums, fostering active democracy
These public forums allow candidates to present their platforms and engage in discussions with community members. Voters can interact with candidates, understand their perspectives and make informed decisions.
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Vandy United ushers in new era at Hawkins Field
Vanderbilt has revealed artistic renderings for enhancements to Hawkins Field, home of the two-time national champion Vanderbilt baseball team. A cornerstone of Vandy United’s Dare to Grow phase, the Hawkins Field initiative creates premium seating opportunities, expands capacity and reimagines the game day experience.
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Vanderbilt men’s baseball wins 2023 SEC Tournament championship
Vanderbilt won the 2023 SEC Tournament championship with a 10-4 victory over Texas A&M. The Commodores are tournament champs for the fourth time in program history, third under head coach Tim Corbin.
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Nominations open for fall 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are open through June 16 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.
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Vanderbilt archivists reflect on university’s 1874 time capsule while preparing to create another for the next generation
A campus survey is now available for the Vanderbilt community to make suggestions on what the new time capsule should contain.
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‘Nashville Business Journal’ to host Nashville mayoral candidate forum at Vanderbilt 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. This event is open to the Vanderbilt and Nashville community, and tickets are free.
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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.


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V150: Friendship and Direction
K.C. Potter made campus more inclusive and welcoming as dean of residential and judicial affairs.


Health & Safety Updates

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

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Macy Faculty Scholars Program Deadline: June 7

W.M. Keck Research Program–Concept Papers (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 8

Engineering Information Foundation Grant Programs (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 13

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant Programs for Organizations Deadline: June 19


Take Note

Ike Robinson Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mitigating Microaggressions to Maximize Medicine: The Time is Now’ is June 12

Vanderbilt launches free online ChatGPT course, shaping the future of AI education

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

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

Registration open for July Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory


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
The New York Times: Robert J. Zimmer, who promoted free speech on campus, dies at 75
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
The Tennessean: Pay attention to potential charter school expansion in Tennessee
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of law and economics, authored this opinion piece.
The Tennessean: Even in conservative Williamson County, GOP gun owners say tougher laws needed
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited.
NBC News: Multivitamins may help slow loss of memory as people get older
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Today: Are sugar substitutes bad for you? Nutrition experts weigh in on the latest science
Gitanjali Srivastava, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Metro set to partner with Vanderbilt University to create more walkable areas
Vanderbilt’s partnership with Metro to make more walkable areas in Nashville is featured.
Chalkbeat Tennessee: Tennessee school district sues social media companies over student mental health ‘crisis’
Pamela Wisniewski, Flowers Family Chancellor Faculty Fellow and associate professor of computer science, is quoted.
NBC News: NIH trial zeroes in on common long Covid symptoms
Jim Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Investor’s Business Daily: Henry Kissinger turns 100 and imparts lessons of an eventful life
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Investigative Reporting Workshop: Crypto ignites conflict
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
NHPR: Research suggests beauty pageant news coverage worsens body image among teens, young women
Research by Christopher Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Economics, is cited.
Newsy: Creating new pathways to college for students in rural America
The Small Town and Rural Student College Network, a partnership between Vanderbilt and 15 other universities, is featured.
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