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  Friday, Jul. 7, 2023  
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Lee reappointed vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director
Candice Storey Lee has been reappointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced. The reappointment is for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023.
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Vanderbilt strengthens partnership with Posse Foundation, expands program on campus
Vanderbilt University is expanding its nearly 35-year partnership with The Posse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization that teams up with selective colleges and universities in the United States to provide student scholarships and leadership training.
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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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Application deadline for Ingram Scholars Program faculty director is today
Provost C. Cybele Raver has announced a search for the faculty director of the Ingram Scholars Program. Applications for the position, which are due today, July 7, should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and an email approval to apply from the candidate’s chair and dean.
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Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences training program receives funding for innovative lab safety initiative
Vanderbilt University’s CBMS training program has received a grant supplement to support an exciting new initiative aimed at enhancing laboratory safety practices and cultivating a safety mindset among graduate students and lab leaders.
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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.


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Immersion Spotlight: Vanderbilt student-athlete drives sports performance through data analysis
Jared Wheatley may have spent his whole life playing sports, but it wasn’t until he studied the real-world applications of data science that the idea for his Immersion Vanderbilt project was sparked.


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


Take Note

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Applications now open for First Friends program

Faculty invited to apply for 2023–24 SEC travel grants by July 21

Annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is Aug. 8

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic’ Aug. 9


Coming Up

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  Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: New legal battles await colleges after affirmative-action ruling
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Opinion: The Fourth of July is all about America’s first principle — the right of revolution
Eli Merritt, research assistant professor of political science, authored this opinion piece.
The Hill: The impending ripple effect of the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics, authored this opinion piece.
Axios Nashville: Meet candidates in Nashville’s Aug. 3 election
A Vanderbilt event where community members can meet candidates for upcoming local elections is featured.
The Tennessean: Replay: Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence | Plazas
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science, is mentioned.
Chemical and Engineering News: A natural product that finishes its own synthesis
F. Peter Guengerich, Tadashi Inagami, Ph.D. Professor and professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
NBC News: Why symptoms of iron deficiency are often missed in young women and girls
Allison Wheeler, associate professor pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Anti-LGBTQ+ policies are linked to depression in Black and latinx youth
Kirsty Clark, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Supreme Court knew that racial diversity is a matter of ‘national security’ | Opinion
Benigno Trigo, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, authored this opinion piece.
CNBC: Supreme Court block of Biden’s student loan forgiveness could cause college enrollment to fall, experts say
Kelly Slay, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
HealthDay: Sick? You’ll need multiple tests to rule out COVID
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Entrepreneur also published an article quoting Schaffner.
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