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  Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020  
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André Christie-Mizell named vice provost for graduate education and dean of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School
Esteemed sociologist and child and adolescent psychologist C. André Christie-Mizell has been named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, effective Jan. 1, 2021, pending Board of Trust approval.
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Special virtual event with coronavirus expert Mark Denison set for Dec. 14
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a special presentation with coronavirus expert Dr. Mark R. Denison on Monday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon Central time. Denison’s presentation, “Preparing for the COVID-19 Pandemic … for 36 Years,” will explore why COVID-19 emerged, his lab’s discoveries, and where we go from here.
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Clark Foundation establishes Vanderbilt engineering school endowment
The A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation has established a $1 million endowment at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering to support its faculty. This investment honors Courtney Clark Pastrick’s service on Vanderbilt’s Board of Trust from 2010 to 2020.
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Goldfarb elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors
Michael Goldfarb, H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors.
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Gragg aims to amplify opportunities for student-athletes as new head of NCAA’s inclusion efforts
Derrick Gragg, a former student-athlete on the Vanderbilt football team, is the NCAA’s new senior vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement.
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Jason Isbell to lead a Vanderbilt show of gratitude to university community
Grammy-winning musicians Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will lead a lineup of entertainment in a special “show of gratitude” for the Vanderbilt community on Thursday, Dec. 17.
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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory hosts events in December
Learn how federal policy shapes space exploration, observe a once-in-a-lifetime planetary conjunction and more this month with Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.
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Cook along at home with Campus Dining’s video series
The webcasts are short instructional cooking videos that showcase the diverse talents of Campus Dining’s culinary team and will feature holiday-inspired dishes, global flavors and the chefs’ go-to meals designed to spice up your dinner rotation.
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Apply now to Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member. Applications for summer 2021 are now open.
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Registration open for 2021 Global Health Case Competition
The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem.
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Call for applications: Undergraduate student summer immersion funding
The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites undergraduate students to apply for funding to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences during the summer of 2021.
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Annual report on crime statistics, security and fire safety
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report provides information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2020 report will be available after Dec. 14.


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Submit abstracts for 2021 Global Health Symposium

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Keefer Rowan–time-dependent phenomena in atoms

VUMC hosting blood drive for the American Red Cross

VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021

Nurturing your mental health during the holidays


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Of death and consequences
Leor Halevi, professor of history and associate professor of law, is interviewed by philosopher George Yancy about how various religious traditions deal with death.
Bloomberg: U.S., states poised to sue Facebook for monopoly abuse
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: What Tennesseans can expect as CARES Act programs sunset in December
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
The Hill: Focus on cabinet nominees’ effectiveness and expertise, not just ideology
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of political science, co-writes this opinion piece.
Associated Press: As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom
M. Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management and professor of operations management, is quoted.
ABC News: Even with Biden’s win, many organizers are continuing the fight for equality
Michael Eric Dyson, Centennial Chair, University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Exposed to COVID-19 during the holidays? Here are safe tests and practices
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Years of research laid groundwork for speedy COVID-19 shots
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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