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  Monday, May 16, 2022  
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WATCH: Celebrating the Class of 2022
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier congratulated the Class of 2022 for their “persistence, patience and above all, courage” during the past four years when he delivered his Commencement address at Vanderbilt Stadium on May 13. An estimated 14,000 guests joined graduates of the university’s 147th class during an in-person main ceremony that was livestreamed on Vanderbilt’s website.
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Virtual conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is today at 10 a.m.
The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend a virtual conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. CT hosted by the Association of American Universities. Zelenskyy will discuss how America’s leading research universities and Ukrainian officials and educators can work together to help rebuild his country’s decimated higher education sector.
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A message to the VU community regarding the tragedy in Buffalo
We are deeply saddened by the loss of life in Buffalo, New York, and horrified by reports that the incident Saturday afternoon was racially motivated, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program recognized by American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Christian Ketel and Carrie Plummer, both associate professors of nursing, were recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for their stewardship and successful outcomes of the Vanderbilt Mobile Vaccine Program. Since its start in March 2021, the mobile clinic has administered 15,000 COVID-19 vaccines to more than 6,500 people in Nashville and Bedford, Coffee, Rutherford, Williamson and Wilson counties.
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School of Nursing to host conversation with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood
Lauren Underwood, a registered nurse who represents Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will discuss leadership, nursing and health equity during a virtual conversation with Vanderbilt University School of Nursing leaders on Tuesday, May 17, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The event is free and will be available via Zoom.
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Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer
The Office of Housing and Residential Experience will upgrade student rooms in Stambaugh, Murray and North houses on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this summer. From May 16 through July 15, beds, case goods and hard-surface flooring will be replaced.
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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.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt announces closure of COVID-19 testing center during summer 2022

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


Take Note

A conversation with VU alumna Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey is May 17

Share your thoughts on traveling through downtown for mobility and transit improvements 

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

Adult research participants needed for sound sensitivity study


Coming Up

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Main Street Nashville: Vanderbilt Law School announces $17.5M gift from alumnus
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: From the publisher: We have to blaze trails for others
Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Of note: 13 May 2022
Padma Raghavan, vice provost for research, is quoted.
CNN: Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter is on hold
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Market Watch: The clock is running out for Congress to pass Big Tech antitrust bills this year
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
The Record: Digital cooperation by U.S., Ukraine is a success on multiple levels, Pentagon chief says
The Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is mentioned.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt, Meharry researchers find Moderna vaccine safe for kids 6-11
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Cooper at a crossroads: An early look at the mayoral race
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Science News: Here’s the latest good and bad news about COVID-19 drugs
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor of Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: Nashville ‘a roof shy’ of landing other major events
John Koch, senior lecturer in communication studies, is quoted.
Politico: War on women redux
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
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