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  Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2023  
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Vanderbilt postdoctoral fellows recognized at 2023 Spring Postdoc Awards Ceremony
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in partnership with the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association, announced the 2023 award winners at the Spring Postdoc Awards Ceremony on May 23.
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Hinton publishes cover story in ‘Cell’ highlighting challenges, solutions to reducing racism in science
Prolific scientist and champion for diversity in STEMM Antentor Hinton Jr. has co-published a cover story in the June edition of the journal Cell that addresses barriers to equitable science, including the toll that institutional racism takes on the mental health of Black individuals.
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Amanda Lea and Wenhan Zhu named 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars
Vanderbilt researchers Amanda Lea and Wenhan Zhu have been named 2023 Pew Biomedical Scholars. The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health.
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28 Vanderbilt students named 2023 NSF Graduate Research Fellows
The National Science Foundation has selected 28 Vanderbilt students for its 2023 Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
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Vanderbilt rocket team wins Altitude Award in 2023 NASA Student Launch competition
The Vanderbilt University rocket, New Ham, successfully flew to within 4 feet of its 4,500-foot altitude target to place first and collect the coveted Altitude Award in the 2023 NASA Student Launch competition. The team also earned a first-place award in the STEM Engagement category.
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Nominations open through June 16 for fall 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations 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, will close this Friday, June 16.
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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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Section of Natchez Trace to close starting June 19 for infrastructure project
The section of Natchez Trace between Kensington Place and Jess Neely Drive will be closed beginning Monday, June 19, until November. This closure is part of Phase 2 of Vanderbilt University’s Central Utilities Initiative, which supports construction projects in the Frist Athletics Village.
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Blair School of Music to host world-renowned Limón Dance Company for two-week residency
The two-week residency will take place June 20–July 1, and will include a free, open-to-the-public interactive outdoor movement class on June 23. Limón’s outdoor classes in New York’s Bryant Park have become very popular events, and they want to bring this same experience to Nashville – come ready to move!
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V150: American Soundtrack
Vanderbilt’s partnership with the National Museum of African American Music aims to enrich educational opportunities and inspire innovative research in the arts.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Specialized mental health resources available for LGBTQIA+ employees; learn ways to practice allyship in the workplace


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

2024 NEH Summer Stipends Deadline: June 29

2024 Searle Scholars Program Deadline: July 12


Campus Updates

Work zone may affect Peabody Administration Building entrance starting May 22

Wyatt Center roof work will begin May 17

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

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


Take Note

Deadline to apply for Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering 2023 graduate trainee program is June 16

Provide feedback on proposed WeGo fall service changes through July 17

Security Notice: Advisory

Robertson named director of strategic communications for Vanderbilt libraries

Registration open for Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Vanderbilt community invited to make suggestions for new campus time capsule


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Vanderbilt to observe Juneteenth with paid staff holiday
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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MarketWatch: Target boycott may be a ‘really important case’ for retailers who experience backlash
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Nashville Post: Of Note: 9 June 2023
C. Cybele Raver, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, is quoted. Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, Jesse Spencer-Smith, professor of the practice of computer science, Charreau Bell, assistant professor of the practice of computer science, Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, and Dana Zhang, assistant professor of the practice of computer science, are mentioned.
The Wall Street Journal: Great books can heal our divided campuses
The College of Arts and Science curriculum reform is mentioned.
Associated Press: Expulsions, walkouts, filibusters: Lawmakers grapple with acrimonious legislative sessions
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
CNN: Without Pat Robertson, there would be no Donald Trump
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
The National Desk: SEC targets two biggest crypto exchanges in lawsuits that could alter industry
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted. HR Brew also published an article quoting White.
The Conversation: Will faster federal reviews speed up the clean energy shift? Two legal scholars explain what the National Environmental Policy Act does and doesn’t do
J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, co-authored this piece.
The Washington Post: FDA advisers to discuss full approval of Alzheimer’s drug
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: Gun violence drives new energy among Tennessee voters
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited.
Nashville Post: Legal Notes: Vanderbilt Law names assistant dean
Beth Cruz, assistant dean of the Law School and Martha Craig Daughtrey Director of Public Interest, is featured.
Nashville Post: VUMC promotes Planz to section chief
Virginia Planz, assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is featured.
Axios: Tipping onslaught pushes some consumers to close their wallets
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘He has nothing else’: Our writers on Trump and the 2024 election
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Vox: Are you sleepy or just tired?
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
AFP (France): Posts that viral respiratory disease ‘kills four in 10 patients’ misrepresent small study
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. CNN, The Daily Beast, Yahoo! Life and WebMD also published articles quoting Schaffner.
The Guardian: Lorrie Moore: ‘I’m just cruel. What can I tell you?’
Lorrie Moore, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, is featured.
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