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  Friday, Jun. 30, 2023  
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Chancellor Diermeier shares campus message on Supreme Court decision regarding admissions processes
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message with the Vanderbilt community after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that race-conscious admissions practices violate the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
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Scientists led by Vanderbilt astronomer Stephen Taylor use exotic stars to tune in to ‘hum’ from cosmic symphony
Led by Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, a collaborative effort across 88 institutions has identified evidence of slowly undulating gravitational waves passing through our galaxy.
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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory hosts ‘Meet the Astronomer’ event today
Vanderbilt University researchers participated in an exciting update in the realm of pulsars and gravitational waves at National Science Foundation headquarters on June 29. On June 30, they return to Nashville to share what they found and what the discovery means for our future understanding of the cosmos.
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Faculty invited to apply for 2023–24 SEC travel grants by July 21
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2023–24 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The grants give faculty from Vanderbilt the opportunity to travel to other SEC campuses to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
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Global Strategy at the Forefront: Vanderbilt and the AAU Task Force’s U.S.-India Focus
Discover how Vanderbilt is driving innovation in fields ranging from transportation solutions and climate studies to astrophysics and inclusive education.
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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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Nine students selected as new Ingram Scholars
Five incoming first-year students and four rising sophomore students were chosen from among more than 1,000 students who applied for the prestigious merit scholarship, which is awarded each year to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to service.
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V150: Musical Continuum
Blair Academy at Vanderbilt continues its outreach to the community through music.


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WATCH: A double crown: Mabel Cummins’ reign as a bowling star and academic superstar
Mabel Cummins is the definition of what it means to be more than a student-athlete.


Health & Safety Updates

Security Notice: Aggravated assault

Take caution: Excessive heat warning in effect this weekend

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


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


Take Note

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Applications now open for First Friends program

Reminder: Hourly Parking rate increases starting July 1

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

Provide feedback on proposed WeGo fall service changes through July 17


Coming Up

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  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July
· JUL ·
  Application deadline for Ingram Scholars Program faculty director is July 7
· JUL ·
  Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25


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Vanderbilt in the News
Forbes: Black scientists ask: “Why does science have a racism problem?”
Antentor O. Hinton, Jr., assistant professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, is quoted.
Education Week: Summer schools can boost learning, but only if students attend
Research from the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a research-practice partnership between Vanderbilt and the Tennessee Department of Education, is cited.
Self: How to navigate dating when you’re immunocompromised
Aaron Brinen, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted. Yahoo! Life also published an article quoting Brinen.
WTVF: Do you think Nashville is going in the wrong direction? Mayoral answers vary
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
U.S. News and World Report: Consider a degree in special education
Joseph Wehby, associate professor of special education, is quoted.
The Record: Cyber Command to expand ‘canary in the coal mine’ unit working with private sector
Gen. Paul Nakasone’s speech at the Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is mentioned.
CNN: Opinion: Another not-as-bad-as-it-could-be decision from America’s highest court
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
Everyday Health: What to do when your Crohn’s treatment isn’t working anymore
Baldeep Pabla, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Lifehacker: How to talk to your kids about guns
Kelsey Gastineau, instructor in pediatrics, is quoted.
Becker’s Hospital Review: Vanderbilt University Medical Center names CXO
The appointment of David Haynes, professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, to chief patient experience officer at VUMC is mentioned.
Medpage Today: When Wegovy doesn’t work for weight loss
Gitanjali Srivastava, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Stomach virus spreads through cruise ships at fastest pace in years
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. USA Today and First For Women also published articles quoting Schaffner.
Salon: Poor air filtration in schools is driving absences and tanking productivity, but the fix is simple
James Antoon, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Bloomberg: How Slutty Vegan escaped the plant-based slump
Amanda Little, writer in residence of English, authored this opinion piece.
Kashmir Media Service: US experts, ‘victims’ of Modi government urge Biden not to bargain away human rights
Arjun Singh Sethi, adjunct professor of law, is quoted.
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