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  Wednesday, April 27, 2022  
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Rock-climbing student duo pursues scientific, business and Olympic dreams
Vanderbilt Climbing Club teammates Michael Finn-Henry and Olivia Busk are taking collaboration and innovation to new heights with a breakthrough medical device—and a possible trip to the 2024 Paris Olympics.
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Vandenbergh named 2022 Carnegie Fellow to tackle polarization and climate change
Vanderbilt University legal scholar Michael P. Vandenbergh has been named a 2022 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and has been awarded $200,000 to support his research into overcoming political polarization to address the causes of climate change and the issues it is creating.
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Diermeier, Balser livestream event TODAY 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 tomorrow
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host “Democratic Erosion and How to Prevent It,” an online panel discussion, on Thursday, 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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Engineering team looks at recycled glass to improve building materials, protect environment
Vanderbilt engineers are collaborating with the University of Alabama on a research project that uses recycled glass to enhance building materials, create sustainable infrastructure and reduce waste.
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2022 Engineering Design Days return in person April 28–29
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Design Days 2022 will highlight 77 problem-solving projects developed by teams of students during the 2021-2022 academic year. The annual celebration returns to an in-person jam-packed event in Featheringill Hall April 28–29 following two years of virtual showcases.
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Fire alarm test scheduled at Rand Hall April 27
Fire alarm testing is scheduled at the new Student Access Office on the second floor of Rand Hall on Wednesday, April 27, between 3–5 p.m., lasting for a few minutes.
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Student Care Network offers tips on test preparation and managing test anxiety
The Student Care Network, in partnership with a variety of campus partners, offers resources and services to help students prepare for final papers, examinations and presentations.
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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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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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Take Campus Dining’s 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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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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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

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates

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


Take Note

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Navigating Gender Bias in Professional Communication’ May 11

VKC Conversation Series: ‘Studying the Connection Between Reading Comprehension and Math Word Problem-Solving’
May 16

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study


Coming Up

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  Vivian Casagrande Lecture in Systems Neuroscience


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Vanderbilt in the News
MSNBC: ‘My patriotism has a backbone’: Combating GOP’s politics of division
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society, is featured.
BuzzFeed News: To find out how this private equity giant runs group homes, BuzzFeed News had to do some serious digital sleuthing
David Stevenson, professor of health policy, is mentioned.
CNN: Can you use an expired at-home COVID-19 test?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
ABC News: Millions of COVID-19 shots set to go to waste, as vaccine rollout slows
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The GW Hatchet (George Washington University): SMHS fourth-year addresses disparities in cancer treatment for HIV patients in new initiative
Jessica Castilho, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Despite hopes, vitamin K2 supplements fail to slow calcium buildup in heart valve
Brian Lindman, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Connecticut Mirror: New study shows how complex trust in science, medicine is for Black Americans
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
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