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Nominate a staff member for a 2020–21 Diversity Leadership Award
Nominations are open until Friday, March 5, for the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion's 2020–21 Diversity Leadership Awards. The awards recognize staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership by putting the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action.
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Five engineering faculty recognized with innovative teaching awards
The extraordinary and creative efforts of five engineering faculty members to adapt to new teaching environments in fall 2020 have been recognized with Teaching Innovation Awards by Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering.
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Students in Class of 2023 spring into immersion with March events; deadline to submit proposals is April 1
Students in the Class of 2023 who still need to submit immersion plan proposals will find many events and resources designed to help them meet this goal. The Office of Immersion Resources has coordinated several events, workshops and informational sessions in the coming weeks to provide the help students need.
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Celebrate Women’s History Month with virtual events in March
Vanderbilt will honor the struggles and celebrate the achievements of women of all nations and cultures in March during Women’s History Month. The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in cooperation with other campus partners, will host a full calendar of events.
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Jen Ellis, maker of Bernie Sanders’ ‘inauguration mittens,’ discusses ‘Making Meaningful Change’ March 2
Jen Ellis, the Vermont schoolteacher who made the now-famous mittens Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration in January and have since been immortalized in countless internet memes, will discuss the story behind the mittens and how she decided to use the moment in history for good in a fireside chat with the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, March 2.
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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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Welch to give next Law School Dean’s Lecture on Race and Discrimination March 4
Kimberly M. Welch, assistant professor of history and of law, will deliver the next lecture in Vanderbilt Law School’s Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination. The online event will be Thursday, March 4, beginning at noon 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 in Data Science conference set for March 8
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute will co-host a regional Women in Data Science virtual conference on Monday, March 8. The event will broadcast WiDS Worldwide America events—including keynote speakers, Technical Vision Talks and a panel on paths to leadership—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.
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WATCH: Learn about the Vanderbilt Data Science Institute
The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute accelerates data-driven research, promotes collaboration and trains future leaders.


Take Note

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

Inclusive Book Group to discuss Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’ March 3

Case Western’s Jain to discuss age-related disorders at next Discovery Lecture March 11

‘Pandemic Parenting Check-in’ topic of Parenting Group meeting on March 12

Art of Healing Exposition seeks entries through March 31

Cell and Developmental Biology hosts weekly seminar series

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

VERA Live Demo Open House held each Tuesday

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Marm Dixit—solid-state batteries, a promising technology for next-generation energy storage

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core seeking applicants for Community Scholars Awards

Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

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

Beware inquiries from university vendors regarding suspicious purchases


Coming Up

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  Webinar series for faculty seeking federal research funding continues


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Vanderbilt in the News
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study: Pre-recorded videos prove more effective for student learning than in-person instruction
Cynthia Brame, associate director of Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching and senior lecturer in biological sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post: The story of the Black church, from the spiritual to the political to the personal
Juan Floyd-Thomas, research associate professor of divinity, writes about Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s new book, The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song, which details the relevance and impact of Black church traditions in America.
Bloomberg Law: In birth and death, opioid crisis to leave mark long after COVID
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Prevention: Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine shows ‘promising’ efficacy in early research, experts say
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Associated Press: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine works well in big ‘real world’ test
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Facebook’s small sacrifice to Australia helps keep empire intact
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law, is quoted.
NBC News: Violence against Asian Americans and why ‘hate crime’ should be used carefully
Michael Eric Dyson, Centennial Chair, University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society, is quoted.
Parents: We asked the experts: What will be the lasting effect of the pandemic on our children?
Ryan Balch, senior lecturer in leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
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