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  Wednesday, April 20, 2022  
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Celebrate Giving Day with these
on-campus events
From noon to 4 p.m., celebrate Vanderbilt Giving Day 2022 at Give on the Green, happening on Library Lawn. There will be giveaways, King of Pops, lawn games, a lounge area and a performance by DJ Drums. Plus, take part in the Giving Day mosaic portrait, which will be a part of the Vanderbilt campus for years to come.   
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Vanderbilt adds volleyball as a varsity sport
Vanderbilt University has announced the addition of women’s volleyball as the university’s 17th varsity sport. Enabled by the transformational Vandy United campaign, the sport will begin competition in the 2025–26 academic year.
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Registration open for 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies
Vanderbilt’s graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for specific identity groups as part of the university’s 2022 Commencement celebrations.
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Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program now accepting applications
Applications are open through June 15 for the Neurodiversity Inspired Science and Engineering graduate trainee program. The NISE program engages students across STEM disciplines in the development, deployment and commercialization of future of work at the human technology frontier (FW-HTF) approaches and devices that support neurodiverse individuals, and/or that are inspired by their abilities.
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Vanderbilt professor named 2022 Guggenheim Fellow 
Robert Barsky, professor of French, European studies, Jewish studies and law, is among an accomplished group of 180 artists, writers, scholars and scientists awarded a 2022 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.    
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Diermeier, Balser livestream event will focus on leading under adversity
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vanderbilt University Medical Center President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Balser, PhD’90, will discuss their experiences leading through the COVID-19 pandemic in a livestreamed event scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27. 
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REGISTER: Vanderbilt Unity Project hosts panel on risks to democracies
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host “Democratic Erosion and How to Prevent It,” an online panel discussion, April 28 at noon. Vanderbilt political scientist Josh Clinton and professor Susan Stokes of the University of Chicago will explore the tactics and conditions to which democracies are most vulnerable during a conversation moderated by Noam Lupu, political scientist and associate director of the Vanderbilt Latin American Public Opinion Project.
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Law School Dean’s Lecture: ‘Implicit Bias, Structural Bias and Implications for Law and Policy’ April 21
The spring 2022 Law School Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination will conclude with “Implicit Bias, Structural Bias and Implications for Law and Policy,” a talk by California Supreme Court Associate Justice Goodwin H. Liu, on Thursday, April 21, at 12:30 p.m.
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Attend ‘Survivor: Intersections of Cancer and Mental Health with Ethan Zohn’ on April 26
Ethan Zohn, winner of CBS’s “Survivor,” a two-time cancer survivor, humanitarian and former professional soccer player, will discuss his journey with reality television, cancer, mental health and humanitarian work on April 26 at 7 p.m. CT at the Blair School’s Ingram Hall.
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Vanderbilt observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month with campus programing
Vanderbilt University is observing Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April with programs designed to educate, raise awareness and build skills.
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Annual survey of undergraduate seniors open now through May 9 
The annual VU Senior Survey provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to evaluate Vanderbilt in detail, evaluate their experience in their own major and report on their plans for the future.
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Campus Dining launches spring 2022 survey
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is hungry for feedback and needs your help. In an effort to measure student satisfaction in a number of areas, the department is conducting its semiannual Dining Survey throughout the month of April.
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the spring 2022 semester.


COVID-19 Updates

Additional COVID boosters available for certain individuals   

Vanderbilt no longer requires indoor masking in line with latest CDC guidance


Take Note

VKC TRIAD welcomes Rajaraman as director of Behavior Analysis Research

Enabling Innovation Initiative: ‘Non-linear Career Paths: It is OK to Change Your Mind’ April 22

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Share your priorities for addressing climate change in Nashville  


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Monica Santisteban
· APR ·
  ‘Business Strategy in the World of Technology’


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Vanderbilt in the News
BBC News: Twitter board takes action to fight Musk bid
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Fortune: Here are the COVID subvariants behind the latest rise in cases—including the most contagious strain dominating the country
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Univision: Can Russia be forced to pay for the cost of the war in Ukraine with frozen assets?
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Three Black scholars who have been assigned to new positions or duties
Major Jackson, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in the Humanities and professor of English, is mentioned.
Marca: Good Friday: What’s the meaning of this holiday?
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Roman Catholic Studies, is quoted.
Publimetro México: Bukele: ¿Qué ejemplo para América Latina marca su mano dura en El Salvador?
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of the Latin American Public Opinion Project, is quoted.
Reuters Health: Groundbreaking study documents pressures, harms among adolescent caregivers in Europe
Feylyn Lewis, program manager for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Students for Health Equity, is quoted.
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