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  Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2023  
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Vanderbilt expands investments in staff; search for inaugural vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging underway
Vanderbilt University is doubling down on its investments in its staff with the launch of an international search for a new vice chancellor for people, culture and belonging, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today. This expanded role will bring together key operational activities that impact the staff experience, including hiring, staff development, equal opportunity and access, health and wellness programs and belonging initiatives.  
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Staff give high marks to work, collaboration, belonging in 2023 Staff Experience Survey
Vanderbilt University staff are highly satisfied in the work they do, how they collaborate with colleagues and their interactions with their supervisors, according to results of the 2023 Staff Experience Survey conducted in April.
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University launches campus-wide security review
A university-wide working group has begun a comprehensive review of Vanderbilt’s emergency preparedness, particularly in response to an active shooter scenario. The group is also evaluating and supporting near-term and longer-term security enhancement solutions.
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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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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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Applications now open for First Friends program
First Friends facilitates cross-cultural exchange through friendship, connecting Vanderbilt University international students with Americans on and off campus. An annual program coordinated by International Students & Scholar Services, international students join First Friends to immerse themselves in American life and culture. 
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Vanderbilt, Pepsi and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation open new community basketball court in North Nashville
Vanderbilt University, Pepsi, Hoopbus and Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation unveiled a revamped outdoor basketball court June 15 at the Watkins Park Community Center. The mural on the court honors the legacy of Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball.
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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: Center for Discovery
With roots back to Vanderbilt’s beginning, Dyer Observatory has long been a center for discovery, education and outreach.


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


Campus Updates

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


HR Workshops

Enhance your coaching skills with HR Employee Learning and Engagement’s Coaching Lab

Career Growth Series for staff: Mock interviews

Understanding Higher Education course available for employees


Coming Up

· JUN ·
  Limón Dance Company to host free outdoor movement class June 23
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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Vanderbilt in the News
Newsweek: Democrats being party of the rich could cost them 2024 election
The research of Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is cited.
The Record: Cyber Command reshuffles force expansion due to Navy readiness woes
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, distinguished visiting scholar of political science, is quoted.
Healthline: How obesity can change your brain and make it harder to lose weight
Sahar Takkouche, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Becker’s Hospital Review: ‘I wasn’t sure there would ever be a place for me’: How Dr. Jesse Ehrenfeld went from outsider to AMA president
Jesse Ehrenfeld, adjoint professor of anesthesiology, is quoted. Healthcare Finance News published a related article featuring Ehrenfeld.
Bloomberg Law: Next EY CEO’s tall order: Heal rifts, fix consulting conflicts
Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of accounting, is quoted.
The Healthy: This nightly habit could reduce your risk of heart disease, says new study
Kelsie Full, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Verge: Who gets to regulate crypto, anyway?
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, and Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, are quoted.
Scientific American: Draconian laws deter pregnant women from treating drug abuse
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
STAT: What happens when patients beat their doctors to their test results
The research of Bryan Steitz, instructor of biomedical informatics, is cited.
American Heart Association News: Hey, dads: You play a big and important role in your kids’ health
James Muchira, assistant professor of nursing, is quoted.
Billboard: Hate Ticketmaster? Love Taylor Swift? Politicians are backing new bills to get your vote
Luke Froeb, William C. Oehmig Professor and associate professor of economics and strategy, is quoted.
Fortune: Want to learn code? How to decide between a bootcamp and a degree program
Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
The 19th: Paid less for being trans, a woman and a trans woman
Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Economics, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: What are the symptoms of RSV in adults?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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