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  Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2023  
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Chancellor Daniel Diermeier honored for contributions to democracy as ‘Great Immigrant’
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier was named one of Carnegie Corporation of New York’s "Great Immigrants, Great Americans," an annual list honoring naturalized citizens’ contributions to democracy and to the United States.
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Scientist who helped prove Einstein theory opens doors to black holes for students with diverse majors
Vanderbilt astrophysicist Karan Jani helped prove Einstein’s theory of relativity as it relates to black holes and gravitational waves. Learn how he’s using his expertise to teach undergrads with diverse majors who are eager to learn about space.
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Nashville community invited to county-wide candidates meet and greet on July 8
A Nashville campaign tradition, this meet and greet provides an opportunity for the local community, including the Vanderbilt community, to become better informed about their choices in the upcoming election.
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Vanderbilt preserves history through the salvaged remains of the Bicentennial Oak
Since the Bicentennial Oak’s fall in November 2022 due to age-related decay, Vanderbilt’s facilities team has taken every care to salvage its remains to preserve its important history to the university.
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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory hosts ‘Meet the Astronomer’ event June 30
Vanderbilt University researchers are scheduled to reveal an exciting update in the realm of pulsars and gravitational waves from National Science Foundation headquarters on June 29. On June 30, they will return to Nashville to share what they found and what the discovery means for our future understanding of the cosmos.
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Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25
“Here to Stay: Reigniting the Fire for Racial Justice,” the fourth JumpStart conference, will be held on Tuesday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This virtual learning opportunity will discuss how we can continue working toward racial justice and equity in the current climate.
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Limón Dance Company to host exclusive open rehearsal June 29
The public is invited to join the world-renowned Limón Dance Company for an open rehearsal event, as the company continues its two-week residency at the Blair School of Music. Seating is extremely limited and free advanced tickets are required.
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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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V150: Musical Continuum
Blair Academy at Vanderbilt continues its outreach to the community through music.


Health & Safety Updates

Join the next healthy habit challenge with Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse

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

Security Notice: Aggravated assault


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 NEH Summer Stipends Deadline: June 29

2024 Searle Scholars Program Deadline: July 12

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Innovation Partnerships Program FY 2023 Deadline: July 17


Campus Updates

Access road installation from Stevenson Center Lane to Garland Hall changes pedestrian routes beginning June 26

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

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

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Applications now open for First Friends program

University launches campus-wide security review

Vanderbilt community invited to make suggestions for new campus time capsule

Reminder: Hourly Parking rate increases starting July 1

Provide feedback on proposed WeGo fall service changes through July 17

Broadway Bridge closure affects WeGo service July 5-Sept. 7

Registration open for Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July
· JUL ·
  Application deadline for Ingram Scholars Program faculty director is July 7


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Vanderbilt in the News
Politico: FTC, Microsoft spar in court over Activision deal
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
NPR: The rebuilt heart of Jason Isbell
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor and professor of history, authored this piece.
Independent: Pride collection backlash has derailed retailers, but LGBT designers are more empowered than ever
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
New York Times: Unleashing the ‘Animal Spirits’ that course through American history
Sarah Igo, Andrew Jackson Professor and professor of history, authored this piece.
U.S. News & World Report: How to pick a law school for an immigration law career
Karla McKanders, clinical professor of law, is quoted.
NBC News: The LGBTQ population is growing, but medical schools haven’t caught up
Christopher Terndrup, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fierce Pharma: CDC advisory panel examines GSK and Pfizer RSV vaccines, set to vote today on recommended use
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Med Page Today: What does the evidence say about immunotherapy rechallenge in RCC?
Kathryn Beckermann, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Med Page Today: Better weight outcomes for kids with family-based approach in primary care
William Heerman, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Chalkbeat: Indiana has new requirements for teaching reading. Will teachers be prepared to meet them?
Jeanette Mancilla-Martinez, associate professor of special education, is quoted.
Banking & Risk Regulation: BIS’s “game-changing” blueprint to revolutionize monetary system
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the move: 22 June 2023
Elise McMillan, senior associate in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is mentioned.
WebMD: CDC panel stops short of blanket recommendation for RSV vaccine
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Politico: DOD official says cluster munitions ‘useful’ for Ukraine. U.S. still not sending.
The appointment of Niloofar Razi Howe to Distinguished Visiting Professor in the College of Arts and Science is mentioned.
The Atlantic: The post-racial Republicans
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
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