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  Friday, Jun. 2, 2023  
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MyVU to run Wednesdays, Fridays for faculty and staff this summer
MyVU has shifted its schedule for the summer to two days per week. Beginning the week of June 5, the newsletter will publish every Wednesday and Friday; the Monday edition will resume publication in August. During the summer, students receive MyVU on Fridays.
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Vanderbilt Board of Trust names seven new members
The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust elected five new members on April 20 during its annual spring meeting. Lamar Alexander, BA’62; John Arnold, BA’96; Nina Kohler; Shaiza Rizavi, BS’91; and Jon Winkelried will serve five-year terms beginning July 1. In addition, Peter Marshall, BA’14, and Somto Okoye, BE’19, will begin two-year terms as a Young Alumni Trustee and a Young Alumni Leader, respectively.
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Nominations open for fall 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now 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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Karl Zelik receives distinguished Goel Award for translational research in biomechanics
Karl Zelik, associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and physical medicine and rehabilitation, is being recognized for his contributions to biomechanics with a Goel Award. The award recognizes accomplishments in translational biomechanics research, entrepreneurship and societal benefit.
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Broadview housing project nearing completion; new leasing segments open
The Broadview at Vanderbilt residential community, the university’s first public-private partnership, is nearing completion. The building will open for resident move-in on July 10. The second retail business to occupy the space, 8th & Roast Coffee Co., also will open this summer.
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Seven Vanderbilt student-athletes honored for academics
College Sports Communicators released its at-large academic all-district team, naming seven student-athletes from the Vanderbilt cross country and track and field programs. To be nominated for academic all-district honors, student-athletes must compete in at least 50 percent of scheduled competitions, maintain at least a 3.50 cumulative GPA and hold at least sophomore standing academically and athletically.

Health & Safety Updates

Earn rewards through Vanderbilt’s new wellness program; receive higher points for completed actions


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


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

Office of Science and Technology Policy offers virtual listening sessions

Vanderbilt community invited to make suggestions for new campus time capsule

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Business of VU’s seventh cohort now accepting applications through June 9

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

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

Registration open for Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  ‘Nashville Business Journal’ to host Nashville mayoral candidate forum at Vanderbilt June 6
· 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
New York Magazine: Bud Light, Target, and a new era of corporate caution
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Associated Press: As Supreme Court considers affirmative action, colleges see few other ways to diversity goals
Doug Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, is quoted.
ABC News: Experts warn against canceling Pride campaigns after extremists threaten Target
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
NBC News: Doctors call for changes to laws that criminalize drug use during pregnancy
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: Here’s what likely caused that stomach bug outbreak – and how you can protect yourself
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The Washington Post, Popular Science and Health also published articles quoting Schaffner.
Tech Transfer Central: Vanderbilt venture funding arm chooses three faculty-led start-ups for investment
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver are quoted. Discovery Vanderbilt is featured.
Bloomberg Law: ShotSpotter trapped in subpoena war from data hungry attorneys
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: PROOF POINTS: Do math drills help children learn?
Lynn Fuchs, research professor of special education, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘In psychiatric crisis:’ Pandemic, shootings, social media take toll on Tennessee’s kids
Heather Kreth, associate professor of clinical pediatrics, James Antoon, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Katherine Spencer, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, are quoted. The Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy poll is cited.
Bloomberg: Want lower food prices? Ease the crackdown on immigration
Amanda Little, writer in residence of English, authored this opinion piece.
Time: How to kill online free speech
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science, co-authored this opinion piece.
The Conversation: European soccer is having another reckoning over racism – is it time to accept the problem goes beyond bad fans?
John Sloop, professor of communication studies, authored this piece.
Daily Meal: The ancient, global history of cotton candy and its predecessors
Leon Bellan, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
CNN: Opinion: Don’t misread the failed effort to put the Ten Commandments in every classroom
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
The Washington Post: For covid long-haulers, the pandemic is far from over
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted. Smithsonian Magazine also published an article quoting Jackson.
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