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  Thursday, Jun. 15, 2023  
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Search launched for Ingram Scholars Program faculty director; applications sought
Provost C. Cybele Raver has announced a search for the faculty director of the Ingram Scholars Program. Applications for the position, which are due July 7, should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and an email approval to apply from the candidate’s chair and dean. The faculty director will be announced in August, will attend some Ingram Scholars Program events in the fall and begin serving in January 2024.
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First cohort of Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program announced
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has announced the first cohort of the Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship, designed to offer opportunities for recent Vanderbilt Ph.D. graduates to build their teaching and scholarship portfolios, receive mentoring from faculty at both institutions, and allow time for publishing from their dissertation or preparing other research papers.
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Nominations open through June 16 for fall 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations must be submitted by today, 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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Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2023 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist login, step-by-step tutorials and other resources available on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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Vanderbilt, Pepsi and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation opens new community basketball court in North Nashville
On June 15, more than 300 families, neighbors and friends gathered to experience a vibrant addition to North Nashville. Vanderbilt University, alongside Pepsi, Hoopbus and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation, unveiled a revamped outdoor basketball court at the “Hoops & Hope: Celebrating Black History and Community” event at Watkins Park Community Center. The mural on the court honors the legacy of Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Science of Sight: Advances in Eye Research’ on June 27
Learn about current treatments for cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma and how new technologies are moving these discoveries forward at the next Lab-to-Table Conversation on June 27.
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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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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

Broadway Bridge closure affects WeGo service starting June 19

Section of Natchez Trace to close starting June 19 for infrastructure project

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

Security Notice: Advisory

Registration open for Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Vanderbilt community invited to make suggestions for new campus time capsule

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


Coming Up

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


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Axios Nashville: How car access impacts health in Nashville
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The San Juan Daily Star: X-ray vision brings new life to a fossil flattened by time
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: VUMC tests ChatGPT for decision support
Research from Siru Liu, postdoctoral research fellow in the department of biomedical informatics, and Adam Wright, professor of biomedical informatics, is cited.
NBC News: How poor air quality hurts your health
Stokes Peebles, Elizabeth and John Murray Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tablet: Biden’s ‘unity’ pledge ‘still polarizing’ to many in U.S.
Samar Ali, research professor of political science and law and co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy, is quoted.
Fortune: What’s new with Ed.D. programs in 2023?
Eve Rifkin, senior lecturer of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Times of India: PIO scientist to unravel mysteries of cosmos
Karan Jani, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Fortune: Solana survived Sam Bankman-Fried. Can it survive Gary Gensler?
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: After Illumina CEO’s fall, other executives are expected to take hard look at deals
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
STAT: Biogen’s boardroom scandal saddles CEO with first crisis
Brian Broughman, Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Faculty Fellow and professor of law, is quoted.
HuffPost: Study finds heart attacks may affect another major part of your body too
Daniel Muñoz, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
HealthCentral: Is your cough a sign of asthma?
Basil Kahwash, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
STAT: Hospitals are testing AI to communicate with patients. They still don’t know how to talk to them about it
Brad Malin, Accenture Professor and professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
Medscape: Saving millions on cancer drugs with Mark Cuban plan
Ruchika Talwar, clinical fellow of urology, is quoted.
Medpage Today: Better weight outcomes for kids with family-based approach in primary care
William Heerman, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Accounting and Business: Measuring the benefits of diversity
Research from María del Carmen Triana, professor of management, is cited.
Healio: Foster care improves child development compared with institutional care
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
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