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  Friday, March 19, 2021  
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2021 Spring Faculty Assembly to be held virtually April 1
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will reflect on the past academic year and present many of the university’s highest honors at the Spring Faculty Assembly on Thursday, April 1. The event—to be held virtually—will begin at 4:10 p.m. CT.
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University statement on violence against Asians and Asian Americans
Vanderbilt condemns racism and expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms. The university recognizes how recent violent attacks on Asians and Asian Americans, including the horrific shootings in Atlanta this week, have deeply affected members of our community.
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Academic Pathways bridges postdoctoral training to professional success; two fellows join for 2020-21
Two Provost Postdoctoral Fellows have joined Vanderbilt University this academic year as part of the Academic Pathways program. Academic Pathways creates a bridge from academic training to entry-level faculty positions for recently graduated doctoral and law students from a diverse array of backgrounds, identities and experiences.
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Engineering school announces 2021 alumnae honorees, Distinguished Friend
Vanderbilt engineering alumnae Sheryll D. Cashin, Jennifer Rose Frist and Cathy Jo Thompson Linn have been named Distinguished Alumni, and Courtney Clark Pastrick has been named a Distinguished Friend of the School of Engineering. They will be inducted into the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni and celebrated at the Board of Visitors virtual meeting on Wednesday, March 24.
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Nominations are open for annual postdoc awards; deadline is today
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will recognize VU and VUMC postdoctoral fellows who have demonstrated excellence in research, service, mentorship and a commitment to the postdoc community, as well as their mentors, with the annual postdoc awards. The deadline for faculty to submit nominations is Friday, March 19.
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Nominate staff for new awards celebrating excellence
A new series of annual awards will launch this spring to recognize the many contributions of university staff to the Vanderbilt mission. Recipients of the new awards celebrating staff excellence will be announced at the university’s first-ever Spring Staff Assembly, scheduled for May 20.
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Infrastructure and utility assessment to occur in historic core near Kirkland, Neely, Benson
In preparation of an infrastructure and utility project planned for this summer in the historic core of campus near Kirkland Hall, Neely Auditorium and Benson Hall, hydro-drilling—a less invasive process using high-pressure water to dig—will occur at six to seven spot locations starting on Monday, March 22.
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‘Vanderbilt in the Vanguard’ panel to focus on university’s role in vaccine development
Vanderbilt scientists on the front lines of COVID-19 research will share their insights on the pandemic and subsequent vaccine development during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Tuesday, March 23, at 5 p.m. CT, hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
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Vanderbilt to convene scholars, activists to examine Nashville’s role in fight for racial justice
The Vanderbilt community will welcome a diverse panel of renowned civil rights and social justice activists, journalists, historians and scholars for an examination of Nashville’s role as an intellectual center of the struggle for racial justice, then and now. The daylong virtual symposium will be held on Friday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. CT and is open to the public.
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Research conversation today to address higher education equity, student success
Peabody College’s Kelly Slay will describe her recent research in a talk, “Beyond Access: Advancing Equity, Optimizing Low-Income Student Success in an Institutional Promise Initiative,” on Friday, March 19, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. The virtual event is sponsored by the Peabody Research Office and is open to the public.
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Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology’s 500th seminar to feature acclaimed biochemist and inventor Michael Marletta
The Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology’s 500th seminar speaker will be award-winning biochemist, inventor and educator Michael Marletta. His talk will take place on Wednesday, March 24, at 12:15 p.m. CT, when he will discuss the vitality and toxicity of nitric oxide in the body.
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New podcast discussion series will launch March 24 with ‘recognition at work’
Pod Talks @Vandy, a new series discussing popular podcasts, will launch on Wednesday, March 24, with a discussion about rehumanizing the workplace and harnessing the power of social recognition. Krystal Clark and Krista Vaught from HR’s Employee Learning and Engagement team will host the discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. CT.
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Annual Cuninggim Lecture: ‘Eloquent Rage: The Power of the Angry Black Woman’ March 25
Brittney Cooper, associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University, will present Vanderbilt University’s annual Cuninggim Lecture on Thursday, March 25. Cooper will discuss “Eloquent Rage: The Power of the Angry Black Woman” beginning at 5:30 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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Metzl to give next Law School Dean’s Lecture on Race and Discrimination March 25
Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, 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 25, beginning at noon CT.
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‘Women in the Workforce and COVID-19’ topic of Women’s History Month event March 29
Elizabeth Gedmark, vice president of A Better Balance, a national nonprofit advocacy organization, will discuss “Women in the Workforce and COVID-19: Where Do We Go from Here?” on Monday, March 29. The virtual event will begin at noon CT and is part of Vanderbilt’s 2021 celebration of Women’s History Month.
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Art of Healing Exposition seeks entries through March 31
The Art of Healing Exposition will showcase the ways in which creative arts can be used as a healing tool in our daily lives. Featuring creative, educational and exploratory opportunities, the show will examine how society is navigating unprecedented challenges with a direct impact on our physical and mental well-being. Entries are being accepted through March 31.
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The Faces of VU’s Response to COVID-19: Lisbeth Wyatt
As Vanderbilt reflects on the one-year mark of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, we are honoring the dedicated staff, faculty and students who rallied to support our One Vanderbilt mission and ensured that the university adapted amidst unprecedented challenges.


Take Note

Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast 2021

Connect with colleagues at USAC’s Virtual Coffee Break March 24

Webinar series for faculty seeking federal research funding continues March 24

‘Women’s Leadership in the Academy’ topic of talk March 24

‘Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Adults with Down Syndrome’ webinar and introduction to research study is March 29

Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Ana Arruda March 30

VKC to present ‘The Challenge of Health Equity in Clinical Research’ April 1

Discovery Sciences Emerging Scholars Lecture: Chrystal Starbird April 2

Cell and Developmental Biology hosts weekly seminar series

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

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Francis Afzal–photonic devices with potential to vastly increase data communication rates

Blair Academy now accepting scholarship applications for 2021-22

Meharry-Vanderbilt Community Engaged Research Core seeks mini-grant applicants

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

Study to investigate effects of nuts on diet


Coming Up

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  Data Science Institute hosts AI for conservation expert Tanya Berger-Wolf
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  Virtual discussion on gender and disability
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  Register for colorectal cancer awareness webinar
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  Register for 2021 Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Let’s make the future that the ‘New World’ symphony predicted
Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology, writes about how Antonín Dvořák’s
New World symphony became a turning point in the racialization of classical music.
The Guardian (U.K.): Small number of Facebook users responsible for most COVID vaccine skepticism—report
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of the practice of anthropology, is quoted.
USA Today: What if you had your choice of COVID-19 vaccine? Differences are small, but they do exist
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: GOP and health officials urge Biden to steer clear of politicizing coronavirus vaccine
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Reuters: mRNA vaccines spur lymph nodes for longer-term protection; COVID-19 test accuracy may vary by time of day
Candace McNaughton, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: Kids will be the last to be vaccinated. When will it be safe to go on family vacations?
Buddy Creech, associate professor of pediatrics and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, is quoted.
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