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  Monday, March 22, 2021  
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Barney S. Graham named Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has named Barney S. Graham, PhD’91, as the recipient of the 2021 Vanderbilt University Distinguished Alumnus Award. This honor is the highest bestowed upon a member of the university’s alumni community.
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Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott Brower to lead Bass Military Scholars Program
Retired U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Scott E. Brower, who has helped shape Tennessee’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic with the benefit of his extensive military leadership experience, has been named director of Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program.
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Sign up now for upcoming international story exchanges
Students can build global connections and gain greater empathy for differing beliefs and experiences during an international story exchange between Vanderbilt and Nigeria’s Nile University on March 27.
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Class of 2023: Immersion Vanderbilt proposals due April 1
Students in the Class of 2023 need to submit their Immersion Vanderbilt proposals by April 1. Advisers in the Office of Immersion Resources are ready to assist.
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Register now for spring 2021 Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase
Presenter registration is open for the spring 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase, which will feature student-created projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines. The virtual event begins April 13.
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Writing Studio offers weekly workshops this spring
Building on the student support services it offered in the fall, the Writing Studio will launch a series of weekly writing workshops this spring open to all Vanderbilt students.
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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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COVID-19 memorial planned for April 6–7
The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will join with several campus partners to host “Remember the Empty Chair: A COVID-19 Memorial Event” on Tuesday, April 6, and Wednesday, April 7, on Library Lawn.
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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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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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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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‘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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Vanderbilt experts discuss colorectal cancer research progress in virtual event
In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences will host a panel discussion, “On the Cutting Edge: Research Toward a Cure for Colorectal Cancer,” on Tuesday, March 30, from 11 a.m. to noon CT.
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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: Stephen Gitschlag
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

‘The Farhud Massacre and the Jews of Baghdad: Through the Eyes of a Child Survivor’ March 23

‘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

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

Study to investigate effects of nuts on diet


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: You’re vaccinated. Can you finally take a vacation?
David Aronoff, Addison B. Scoville Jr. Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
Salon: Joe Biden has been better than we could have hoped—but is that enough?
Thomas Schwartz, distinguished professor of history, and Jeffrey Bennett, associate professor of communication studies, are quoted.
ABC News: COVID-19 reinfections rare, but older adults are more at risk, large study suggests
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Independent (U.K.): Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz and the squad have made their mark in Congress—just not with actual lawmaking, study finds
New research from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, which is a collaboration between Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, is highlighted.
The Guardian (U.K.): COVID: Viral shedding is greatest in afternoon, study suggests
Candace McNaughton, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: Context influences the decisions you make—whether you’re a homebuyer, a juror or a physician
Jennifer Trueblood, associate professor of psychology, writes about how context influences human judgment and decision-making.
Health: What Is xenophobia—and how does it affect a person’s health? Here’s what experts say
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Medicine, Health and Society, is quoted.
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