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  Monday, Feb. 22, 2021  
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Vanderbilt embarks on $55M renovation and expansion project at Owen Graduate School of Management
The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will begin work on the renovation and expansion of Management Hall in March 2021. The estimated $55 million project will extend the business school’s space by 50 percent, encompassing a total of 48,000 square feet.
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Curb Center and Metro Nashville Arts Commission win grant to expand Racial Equity in Arts Leadership program
Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy has won a grant to expand its Racial Equity in Arts Leadership program, in cooperation with the Metro Nashville Arts Commission. The $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts will enable the REAL program to expand and deepen its programming.
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Webinar series for faculty seeking federal research funding begins Feb. 23
Research Development and Support will host a series of webinars this spring for faculty seeking research funding from federal sponsors. The webinars are aimed at helping faculty diversify and strategically identify potential federal sponsors, develop relationships with sponsors, and craft highly competitive proposals.
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Explorations in Research, networking event for faculty researchers and students, set for Feb. 23
The third annual Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines to network with students and discover possible new collaborations, will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. CT.
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Feb 23: Vanderbilt experts on U.S., global politics discuss what led to Jan. 6 insurrection at U.S. Capitol
A panel of political science faculty will examine the social, legal and psychological causes and consequences of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during a live virtual conversation hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
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‘This Moment in America’ panel Feb. 24: Insights for equity and inclusion in turbulent times
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to share their personal and professional views and experiences on issues that inform “This Moment in America.” The virtual discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community.
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Award-winning paleontologist Kay Behrensmeyer to discuss our understanding of ancient life Feb. 24
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History senior scientist Kay Behrensmeyer will discuss fossilization and its relevance to our understanding of ancient life on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 3:10 p.m. CT.
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Sharfstein to give next Law School Dean’s Lecture on Race and Discrimination Feb. 25
Daniel J. Sharfstein, Dick and Martha Lansden Professor of Law and co-director of the George Barrett Social Justice Program, will deliver the next lecture in Vanderbilt Law School’s Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination. The online event will be Thursday, Feb. 25, beginning at noon CT.
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Interest session for new Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group is Feb. 25
A virtual event to discuss the formation of a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. CT. The goal of the listening session is to gather input, ask questions and offer suggestions about how a Neurodiversity Employee Affinity Group at Vanderbilt can best serve this community.
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Author Joan Johnson to give Women’s History Month lecture March 4
Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will discuss “Race, Rights and the Woman Suffrage Movement: The Stories of Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Irene Moorman and Rose Schneiderman” on Thursday, March 4, at 5:30 p.m. CT.
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Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture: ‘First-gen is not my Only Identity’ March 4
Sonja Ardoin, assistant professor and student affairs administrator at Appalachian State University, will discuss “First-gen is not my Only Identity: Recognizing Intersections” on Thursday, March 4. The talk, part of the Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series, will begin at 7:15 p.m. CT.
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Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2021 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 26.
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Nominate a staff member for a 2020–21 Diversity Leadership Award
Nominations are open until March 5 for the 2020–21 Diversity Leadership Awards, which recognize staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership by putting the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action.
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Resources for students to take a break and recharge on campus
With mental and physical wellness at the forefront of this extraordinary year, the university offers suggestions for students to recharge and reenergize on campus in the coming days.
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Immersion plan proposals due April 1; series of online events planned to help
The April 1 deadline to submit immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2019 and those tracking with that class. The Office of Immersion Resources is joining with many campus partners to help students meet this goal.


Take Note

Parking lot to close permanently for Owen construction project, future Walk and Roll Loop

Microbiome pioneer Ruth Ley featured in virtual lecture Feb. 24

Connect with colleagues at USAC’s next Virtual Coffee Break Feb. 24

USAC sponsors virtual food drive, increases goal to 20,000 meals

Vanderbilt’s celebration of Black History Month continues

Vanderbilt Libraries offer series on evidence-based research and information sharing

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: ‘Charting Four Decades of Changing Mental Disorders’ Feb. 25

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center: Educate to Advocate 2021 public policy workshop is March 2

Art of Healing Exposition seeks entries through March 31

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2021 NIH S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants

Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

Beware inquiries from university vendors regarding suspicious purchases

Programs for Talented Youth now accepting applications for virtual summer mentorship experiences for rising 9th-12th graders

A Healthier You: Follow Your Heart


Coming Up

· FEB ·
  Library hosts GIS workshop Feb. 25–26
· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt Microbiome Initiative offers analytics boot camp
· FEB ·
  Join Step for Your Heart Challenge; registration ends Feb. 28
· MAR ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Want a worry-free Fourth of July? COVID-19 vaccinations need to speed up—and fast.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted. The rise and fall of Mark Zuckerberg like Roman emperor Augustus
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence and professor of law, is quoted.
Scientific American: Massive power failure could finally cause Texas to connect with the nation’s power grids
Jim Rossi, Judge D. L. Lansden Professor of Law, is quoted.
Voice of America: Congress repeats calls for independent commission to probe U.S. Capitol attack
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Don’t choose between masks and hearing aids. Here’s how to comfortably wear both.
René Gifford, professor of hearing and speech sciences, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: Ted Cruz says he was trying to be a ‘good dad’ with Cancún trip. Here’s why experts say blame-shifting is a ‘toxic habit.’
Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
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