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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Chancellor Diermeier shares campus message on Supreme Court decision regarding reproductive rights
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message with the Vanderbilt community after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established a federal right to abortion. The Supreme Court’s decision now leaves abortion laws to the states.   [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt establishes task force to address Supreme Court’s reproductive rights decision
    A university-wide task force convened in anticipation of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn federal abortion rights will work to address impacts for the Vanderbilt community.  [ Read More ]
3.   School of Medicine Basic Sciences names renowned scholar John Kuriyan as next dean
    John Kuriyan, one of the world’s most esteemed structural biologists, will become dean of Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine Basic Sciences effective Jan. 1, 2023. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt celebrates 50 years of Title IX
    Vanderbilt Athletics is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Title IX throughout 2022 with reflections and events recognizing the impact, progress and continual push forward of the landmark legislation in all areas of women’s sports. [ Read More ]
5.   Lee reflects on Title IX: Much to celebrate, much to do
    Title IX’s 50th anniversary is reason to celebrate progress and reflect on an unfinished journey, writes Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee in the June Growing Forward column. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Q&A: Blair professor recounts recording experience on Elvis Presley album  
    As the summer blockbuster Elvis hits movie theaters June 24, Vanderbilt professor Kathryn Plummer relives an early career opportunity to play with the legend—and discusses how her experiences recording with some of the music industry’s greats translate into a unique teaching tool in the classroom.    [ Read More ]
7.   VU joins higher ed community to celebrate 50th anniversary of Pell Grant program
    June 23 marked the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant, a federal student aid program that has expanded higher education opportunities for millions of low-income Americans. To celebrate the historic milestone, Vanderbilt has joined with others in the higher ed community to highlight Pell’s value and impact and underscore the need for Congress to reinvest in the program.  [ Read More ]
8.   WATCH: Vanderbilt celebrates Juneteenth 2022
    African drummers, music, interactive games, educational sessions, food and more were part of Vanderbilt University’s annual Juneteenth celebration. [ Read More ]
9.   Blair School of Music students in U.K. learn how religious music pays the rent
    Vanderbilt students who are part of the inaugural Vanderbilt Choral Scholars program spent a week in cathedrals in the United Kingdom to better understand the community impact of church music in Europe.    [ Read More ]
10.   CDC lowers Davidson County to ‘medium’ COVID community level; Vanderbilt to lift masking requirements
    Vanderbilt University will lift its temporary masking requirement beginning Friday, June 24, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lowered Davidson County’s COVID community level to “medium.” [ Read More ]
11.   VU Title IX Office offers training
    June 23 was the 50th anniversary of the passage into law of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. To mark the anniversary, Vanderbilt’s Title IX Office will offer training aimed at highlighting the history of the law while providing relevant instruction to all campus partners. [ Read More ]
12.   ‘Reconcilable Differences: A Conversation About Religion and Science’ is June 30
    Scientists will join faith leaders in conversation about finding common ground between religion and science on Thursday, June 30, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
13.   Do your part to help conserve energy during heat wave
    With temperatures expected to near 100 degrees in the Nashville area, the Vanderbilt University Facilities Department is asking faculty, staff and students to help reduce their energy consumption over the next week. [ Read More ]
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