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  Wednesday, Jul. 5, 2023  
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Dow, McLean assume new roles in College of Arts and Science dean’s office
Bonnie Dow will serve as vice dean of the College of Arts and Science for the 2023–24 academic year, and John McLean has been named dean of graduate education and research for Arts and Science after recently stepping down from his role as associate provost for graduate education in the Office of the Provost. Both began in their new roles on July 1.
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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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Megan Saylor becomes chair of the department of psychology and human development
Saylor began her appointment on July 1. She replaces Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Anita S. and Antonio M. Gotto Professor of Child Development and professor of psychology and human development, who led the department as chair from January 2019 to June 2023.
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College of Arts and Science to renovate Garland Hall as part of significant infrastructure improvement
The College of Arts and Science will embark on a construction project later this summer to renovate and expand Garland Hall. The project aims to align the college’s facilities with its mission of teaching, research and service; create flexible, state-of-the-art space that meets current and future academic needs; and connect the historic core of campus to the university’s trans-institutional mission.
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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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Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic’ Aug. 9
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet Wednesday, Aug. 9, at noon to discuss the 2023-24 campus reading Now Is Not the Time to Panic by Kevin Wilson.
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V150: Teaching Across the Divide
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, including an undergraduate course, encourages civil discourse during a time of deep polarization.


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through Lyra

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Searle Scholars Program Deadline: July 12

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

2024 Sloan Research Fellowships Deadline: July 27

Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Deadline: Aug. 1


Campus Updates

Part of 25th Avenue to close to vehicles, provide alternative pedestrian pathways

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

Applications now open for First Friends program

Registration open for Space Science summer camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

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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  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
The Washington Post: In a major discovery, scientists say space-time churns like a choppy sea
Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted. Forbes and CNN published similar articles quoting Taylor.
Reuters: For Ketanji Brown Jackson, a self-assured and forceful US Supreme Court debut
Terry Maroney, Robert S. and Theresa L. Reder Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Popularity of apps for early paydays masks added risks
Paige Marta Skiba, FedEx Research Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
U.S. News and World Report: Biden runs on his economy – for better or worse
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
CNBC: What the Supreme Court’s decision on affirmative action at colleges means for future applicants
Kelly Slay, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted. Newsweek and Chalkbeat Colorado also published articles quoting Slay.
The New York Times: They followed doctors’ orders. Then their children were taken away.
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Fortune: What the SCOTUS ruling on affirmative action could mean for your HR team and talent pipeline
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics, is quoted. CNN published a similar story quoting Hersch.
The Hill: What will colleges do in wake of affirmative action ruling?
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted. The Guardian published a similar story quoting Fitzpatrick.
USA Today: Beyond flu shots: Older Americans to access more vaccines than ever. Will they take them?
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, and William Schaffner, professor of health policy, are quoted.
The Conversation: English dialects make themselves heard in genes
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Yakov Pichkar, Ph.D. candidate in biological sciences, authored this article.
The Tennessean: Let us count the threats to Nashville’s air quality: Faraway fires, heat, local pollution
Brian Christman, professor of medicine, is quoted.
La Voz De Tandil: A new drug reduces the risk of progression in metastatic colon cancer by 68%
Research from Cathy Eng, David H. Johnson Professor and professor of medicine, is cited.
Medpage Today: FDA panel backs palovarotene for ultra-rare bone disorder
Robert Greevy Jr., associate professor of biostatistics, is quoted.
Reuters: Analysis: New Humira rivals likely to hit US market with small discounts in July
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VUMC names Paul Harris VP for research informatics
The appointment of Paul Harris, professor of biomedical informatics, to vice president for research informatics at VUMC is featured.
Health: Why is it so difficult for long COVID patients to get diagnosed and treated?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: The mayoral candidates on homelessness
Beth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted. Cal Matters also published an article quoting Shinn.
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