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  Wednesday, June 7, 2023  
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Thirteen named 2023 Chancellor Faculty Fellows
Thirteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2023 cohort of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The group is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.  
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Vanderbilt launches Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative and interdisciplinary advisory board
Vanderbilt University has created the Future of Learning and Generative AI Initiative and appointed members to an advisory board. Both will center their efforts around scholarship and opportunities connected to the growing use of nascent artificial intelligence technologies. 
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Joseph C. Hough Jr., Vanderbilt Divinity School dean in the 1990s, has died
Joseph C. Hough Jr., who led the Vanderbilt Divinity School from 1990 to 1999, died May 15 in Claremont, California, after a long illness. He was 89.
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Vanderbilt delegation holds workshops at American University of Iraq–Baghdad, advances new college of education design
Representatives from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development visited the American University of Iraq—Baghdad in April and May to advance the collaboration between the institutions on improving Iraqi higher education and strengthening the teacher workforce.
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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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Vanderbilt community invited to Juneteenth celebration at National Museum of African American Music
The Vanderbilt University community is invited to attend Juneteenth activities at the National Museum of African American Music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, June 19. To celebrate the Juneteenth holiday, admission is free to all.
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Get engaged with these Juneteenth events
Vanderbilt University invites the community to events celebrating Juneteenth hosted by a number of campus partners. Vanderbilt recently announced that university staff will receive Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in United States, as a paid holiday beginning in 2023.
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Celebrate Pride with events all month
In celebration of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, Vanderbilt is inviting members of the university community to events offered this June through the K.C. Potter Center and the Glammadores LGBTQIA+ Employee Affinity Group, as well as community partners across Nashville.
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Specialized mental health resources available for LGBTQIA+ employees; learn ways to practice allyship in the workplace
Through Vanderbilt’s mental health service provider, Lyra, specialized services and support are available for employees who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. All Vanderbilt University employees and their family members are eligible to receive 12 counseling sessions per household member each year at no cost.
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New timekeeping system coming soon for hourly employees
Human Resources and Payroll will launch a new timekeeping system this summer that streamlines time entry and approval, increases accuracy and improves the experience for employees and managers. 
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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 only. 
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V150: Building a University
In fall 2020, five Buchanan Fellows at the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries began a project to research Vanderbilt University’s earliest years and curate an online exhibit about what they discovered.


Health & Safety Updates

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


HR Workshops

Career Growth Series for staff: Building your online presence

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

Career Growth Series for staff: Mock interviews

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


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

2024 NEH Summer Stipends deadline: June 29


Take Note

Robertson named director of strategic communications for Vanderbilt libraries

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

Vanderbilt staff members invited to complete survey on Community Engagement

Office of Science and Technology Policy offers virtual listening sessions

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

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

Vanderbilt community invited to make suggestions for new campus time capsule

Registration open for 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
WPLN: Outgoing Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes reflects on her legacy
Dean Emilie M. Townes, University Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society and University Distinguished Professor of Gender and Sexuality, is featured.
Wired: Why Hollywood really fears generative AI
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
DefenseScoop: Five years in, a look at how Cybercom and NSA’s Integrated Cyber Center improved coordination of operations
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, distinguished visiting scholar of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt University names family nurse practitioner program lead
Julia Steed, assistant professor of nursing, is featured.
NBC News: Women more likely than men to skip or delay medications due to cost, CDC report finds
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Seattle Medium: What’s next for affirmative action?
Kelly Slay, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
The New York Times: X-ray vision brings new life to a fossil flattened by time
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Mother Jones: Christopher Rufo launched the critical race theory panic. He isn’t done.
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Why key Republicans are saying shooter’s writings are a ‘prerequisite’ for special session
The Vanderbilt Poll–Tennessee is cited.
Today: What is hMPV, the common virus that surged this spring?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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