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  Friday, Apr. 21, 2023  
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Vanderbilt University launches $3.2B Dare to Grow campaign
Dare to Grow, Vanderbilt University’s $3.2 billion comprehensive campaign, launches today, one month into the university’s Sesquicentennial year. The new fundraising initiative—the most ambitious in Vanderbilt’s history—will power the university’s most exciting and essential work to date.
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Vanderbilt to further offset carbon footprint by investing in solar energy projects through Clearloop
Vanderbilt University will further offset its carbon footprint by investing in the development of solar energy projects that will expand access to clean energy in the Southeast through a new, multiyear collaboration with Clearloop.
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‘Reputation Analytics’ is topic of Diermeier discussion April 26
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host Chancellor Daniel Diermeier for a discussion about his academic research, including highlights from his recently released fifth book, Reputation Analytics. The event will be on Wednesday, April 26, at 1:30 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.
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Caldwell collaboration wins prestigious Office of Naval Research MURI grant
Professor Josh Caldwell was awarded a MURI grant from Office of Naval Research that provides up to $1.5M per year for five years to study twist optics using so-called two-dimensional materials with defined crystal misorientations, which has the potential to lead to new laser sources, compact optical components for on-chip photonics, and electro-optics.
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Vanderbilt Poll: For next mayor, dealing with state legislature should be priority over new jobs; age, length of residency dominates perception of Nashville’s trajectory
For the second year running, the Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville shows more than half of respondents believe the city is on the wrong track. This trend is amplified by a plurality of respondents indicating the growth of the city is making their quality of life worse, rather than better or having no effect.
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University task force hosting listening sessions in April, May on implications of new state legislation for LGBTQI+ community
The university-wide task force convened by the Office of the Provost, in coordination with the Office of Chancellor, to assess the impact of new Tennessee laws banning gender-affirming care for minors and public adult cabaret shows will hold a series of listening sessions in April and May. All Vanderbilt faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in the listening sessions.
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Jewish Employee Affinity Group interest session is April 25
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host an information session for a new Jewish Employee Affinity Group at 11 a.m. on April 25. Those who identify as Jewish are encouraged to attend. The meeting is open to all Vanderbilt employees regardless of identity.
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Engineering seniors present capstone projects at annual Design Day event, April 24
Vanderbilt School of Engineering seniors have spent the 2022-2023 academic year on multifaceted capstone projects that serve as a culminating academic experience for engineering students. These design projects will be on display at Design Day 2023, Monday, April 24, from 5-7 p.m.; the event is free and open to the public.
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Rites of Spring music festival is April 21-22
Ferg and Dayglow will headline Vanderbilt University’s 2023 Rites of Spring music festival, which takes place on Alumni Lawn. Other performers from a wide range of genres include Sean Kingston, Muni Long, Coco Jones, Maude Latour, Edgehill and a performance by Vanderbilt student-athlete Yaubryon.
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Celebrate Giving Day at Give on the Green April 27
Vanderbilt University will celebrate its seventh annual Giving Day on Thursday, April 27, with the early giving period open now. Contributions of all sizes from across the university will add up to make a difference in the lives of our Vanderbilt community.
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Volunteer at Class of 2023 Commencement
Volunteer for 2023 Commencement. The university has various opportunities for Graduates Day and the Commencement Celebration on Thursday, May 11, and the Class of 2023’s main and undergraduate ceremonies on Friday, May 12.
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MoveVU plans April information sessions, announces 2023–24 parking rates
To help you make the best commute decision for your needs, the university has numerous resources to customize your commute plan. Learn more at upcoming information sessions and view next year’s parking rates online.
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Celebrate bowling’s national title with championship gear
Celebrate with the Vanderbilt bowling team and Commodores everywhere by purchasing the official 2023 National Champions t-shirt and other Vandy gear.


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WATCH: Class of 2023 students dare to grow, pursuing passions with a strong vision
Meet some members of the Class of 2023 who are pursuing unique and impactful paths with enthusiasm, intellect and a strong vision.


Health & Safety Updates

Manage stress through Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse

Earn rewards through Vanderbilt’s new wellness program; receive higher points for completed actions

Health and Wellness for Vandy Vets program creates space for military veterans to focus on well-being

Three myths about mental health care, debunked


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award Deadline: May 9

Mathers Foundation Grant Program Summer 2023 Deadline: May 11

ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards (Initiator and Accelerator) Deadline: May 22


Take Note

Walker to serve on Board of Regents of National Library of Medicine

Leach receives Amazon Research Award to build a document understanding dataset

Nashville seeks input on mobility improvements for Connect Downtown

Interactive map of campus sculptures aims to teach Vanderbilt community about history of its art

Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process

Volunteers needed for pedestrian safety research on campus

MLAS summer and fall 2023 course offerings announced

Vanderbilt to host Impact Evaluation Network of the Latin American and the Caribbean Economic Association, April 20-21

‘Getting started with SAS Studio: A point-and-click approach’ workshop May 3

‘Dean Reviews and Searches: Objectives and Outcomes’ May 9

‘Ask Fidelity: Navigating Market Volatility’ webinar May 10

Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is May 26

Data Science Institute will host free AI Summer workshop

‘Business of VU’ preparing for seventh cohort in fall 2023


Coming Up

· APR ·
  Drake Lecture Series: ‘Inhuman Memory’ with professor Kathryn Yusoff April 21
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Kevin B. Churchwell April 24
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  Data Science Institute hosts AI tools for the classroom information session
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  ‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3
· MAY ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3


Campus Updates

Construction affects entrances to Medical Center North Round Wing starting April 10

Window maintenance near Medical Center North A-wing entrance begins April 17

Two levels of Baker Garage to close April 24–Aug. 1


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Slim majority of Nashville residents oppose new Titans stadium, poll shows
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, and Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor and professor of political science, are quoted, and the Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville is cited.
USA Today: Ralph Yarl, Kaylin Gillis shootings may renew debate about ‘stand your ground’ laws
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Fox News: AI chatbot ‘hallucinations’ perpetuate political falsehoods, biases that have rewritten American history
Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Q&A: Vanderbilt University’s Sue Oldham on the future of business schools
Sue Oldham, associate dean of MBA operations, is featured.
Money: A ‘credit crunch’ is looming. Here’s how it could affect your wallet
Paige Marta Skiba, FedEx Research Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Gun violence is the No. 1 killer of children; here are common-sense steps to address it
Bill Frist, adjunct professor of cardiac surgery, Clay Stauffer, lecturer in the Divinity School, and Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, co-authored this piece.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt’s Geer to step down as dean for new role
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, is featured. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and C. Cybele Raver, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, are quoted.
Healthline: How hearing aids may help lower your dementia risk if you have hearing loss
Jim Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Economist: Fox News settles Dominion lawsuit for $788M
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Consumer Reports: Secrets to a great night’s sleep as you age
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt names new engineering dean
Krishnendu “Krish” Roy, incoming dean of the School of Engineering, is featured.
ABC News: Texas bill could hand vaccine decisions in schools over to lawmakers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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