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  Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019  
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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings
The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor.
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University administrators to launch staff listening tour Sept. 27
Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Capital and Business Services Laura Nairon will host a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff throughout 2019-20.
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Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council town hall is Sept. 25
A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25.
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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities
Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.
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Volunteers needed for pilot study on music’s effect on ICU patients
An interdisciplinary group of Vanderbilt researchers is launching a pilot study regarding the effect of live music on patients, families and staff in the VUMC adult intensive care unit and is inviting musical members of the VU community to help. Vanderbilt University undergraduates are encouraged to participate and investigate using the experience to develop their Immersion projects.
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Research findings from national study of postdoctoral fellows subject of two-day symposium
Directors and managers of postdoctoral offices from universities across the U.S. met at Vanderbilt Sept. 5–7 to discuss research findings related to a national study of postdoctoral fellows, including those at Vanderbilt and fellows of Vanderbilt’s Academic Pathways initiative.
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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with events in September, October
Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, celebrates the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
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‘Father of environmental justice’ to give keynote lecture Oct. 1
Robert Bullard, an award-winning author and Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy at Texas Southern University, will give a lecture to the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
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Faculty invited to tomorrow’s funding and resource fair
The Office of the Provost will host a funding and resource fair for faculty on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Central Library. All faculty are invited to attend.
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Undergraduate Research Fair set for tomorrow
The sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The event will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
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Experience PARK(ing) Day Friday
The campus community is invited to experience PARK(ing) Day 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20, in front of the Law School along 21st Avenue South. This year’s park will focus on transportation and sustainability efforts underway on campus.
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Faculty and staff invited to electronic research administration system vendor demos next week
Sponsored Programs Administration in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research invites Vanderbilt faculty and staff to upcoming product demonstrations by the two vendors, InfoEd and Huron, under consideration for Vanderbilt’s next electronic research administration system.
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New employee recognition strategy launched
A new recognition strategy to guide the university’s efforts in enhancing the Employee Appreciation and Recognition programs has been launched.
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Visit Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville this Saturday
All faculty, staff, alumni and fans are invited to stop by the Barnes & Noble pop-up shop in Vandyville from 9 to 11 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 21, at the corner of Jess Neely Drive and Natchez Trace. This week’s shop will feature items for the entire family to help celebrate Family Weekend.


Take Note

Make note of road closures affecting I-65, I-440, Franklin Road this weekend

Department of Energy webinar on federal funding set for Sept. 26

Vanderbilt Woman’s Club to host events for newcomers Sept. 28, Oct. 19

Südhof to give Flexner Discovery Lecture Oct. 3

Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum is Oct. 4

Nominations sought for Levi Watkins Jr. awards; annual lecture set for Oct. 8

Third annual March for Black Women in STEM is Oct. 12

Save the date: Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research Science Day is Nov. 18

Faculty development workshops for fall 2019 announced

Apply to join the First Friends program

Wellcast: ‘Healthy hydration for summer fun’

Subjects needed for paid research study on effects of nut consumption

Mood, Emotion and Development Lab looking for research participants

Auditory Development Lab seeking child participants for hearing loss study

Limited Submission Opportunity: Conservation, Food and Health Foundation grants


Coming Up

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  Work-Life Workshop: ‘Advocating for Yourself at Work and in Life’
· SEP ·
  Blair Academy Festival of Music
· SEP ·
  LGBTQI+ Faculty and Staff Reception


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Supreme Court says judges are above politics. It may hear a case testing that view.
A working paper, co-authored by Professor of Law Ganesh Sitaraman, that proposes expanding the number of justices on the Supreme Court to better ensure the court’s ideological balance is cited.
The Tennessean: Suicide of prominent pastor Jarrid Wilson forces church leaders to confront mental health
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
NPR: Democratic presidential candidates disagree on mandatory gun buyback
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, was interviewed for “All Things Considered” about calls during the most recent Democratic candidate debate for mandatory buybacks of semi-automatic rifles.
WNYC (New York Public Radio): Who is Lady Liberty, and what does she want?
Paul Kramer, associate professor of history, was interviewed for “On the Media” about the history of the Statue of Liberty as a symbol of American freedom.
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