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  Wednesday, Apr. 12, 2023  
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Diermeier celebrates Vanderbilt achievements, honors eight faculty at Spring Faculty Assembly
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on Vanderbilt’s strength and promise at the mark of its Sesquicentennial at the Spring Faculty Assembly on April 10, which also included the presentation of the 2023 Spring Faculty Awards. Diermeier and Faculty Senate Chair Rebecca R. Swan presented awards to eight faculty members who have made a significant impact through scholarship, research, creative expression, service, teaching or mentoring. 
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Vanderbilt launches Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence in Protein Dynamics
Led by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences professor Hassane Mchaourab, the Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence in Protein Dynamics will focus on the application of machine learning techniques to understand how proteins work.
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REGISTER: Expulsion Explained: Precedence and Aftermath of the Tennessee Three
The Tennessee Legislature has recently garnered national attention with the attempted expulsion of three state representatives—and the eventual expulsion of Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy will host a virtual event on Thursday, April 13, at noon to discuss the broader historical, political and spiritual context and to explore legislative effectiveness at the state level and the potential long-term impacts of last week’s events.
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WATCH: Chancellor conversation about faculty-led administrative improvements
On April 3, faculty joined an online conversation about progress surrounding improvements recommended by the Faculty Senate’s Task Force on Administerial Effectiveness.
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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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Giving Day to be celebrated 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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Sign up to be a faculty marshal for Commencement 2023
Faculty who would like to be a 2023 faculty marshal can now RSVP to participate. Faculty marshals are central to Commencement, creating a dignified and beautiful celebration of Vanderbilt graduates and their academic achievement. 
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Manage stress through Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse
April is National Stress Awareness Month. Vanderbilt’s newest wellness program, administered by Virgin Pulse, can help you take actionable steps toward controlling stress by making healthy choices.
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Vanderbilt to host Overseas Security Advisory Council spring seminar April 13-14
Vanderbilt’s Office of Global Safety within the Office of Undergraduate Education will bring together global risk professionals from academic institutions across the country for the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s Academia Sector Committee spring Health, Safety & Security Seminar on campus April 13–14.
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New Fisk–Vanderbilt arts partnership launches with the play ‘Sweat’ on both campuses
The Pulitzer Prize–winning drama Sweat by Lynn Nottage will be performed on both the Fisk and Vanderbilt campuses in April, thanks to a new arts partnership created by the universities’ theatre departments.
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Drake Lecture Series: ‘Inhuman Memory’ with professor Kathryn Yusoff April 21
The Vanderbilt Department of English presents the Spring 2023 Drake Lecture “Inhuman Memory” with visiting professor Kathryn Yusoff from Queen Mary University of London. The lecture will take place on April 21 at 3:15 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
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Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: Kevin B. Churchwell April 24
Dr. Kevin B. Churchwell, president and chief executive officer of Boston Children’s Hospital and 2022 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine distinguished alumni honoree, will present “The Importance of EDI for Medical Education in the Hospital Setting” on Monday, April 24, at noon.
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Data Science Institute offers support to faculty building AI tools for the classroom
Faculty interested in leveraging the latest developments in large language models to enhance their teaching are invited to apply for free assistance from the Data Science for Social Good Fellows. An information session, “Using ChatGPT in Teaching: Generative AI and Prompt Engineering for Education,” will be on Tuesday, April 25, at 4 p.m.; faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
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Spring 2023 Undergraduate Writing Symposium and Arts Showcase is April 13
The Vanderbilt Writing Studio and Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt invite the Vanderbilt community to attend the spring 2023 Undergraduate Writing Symposium and Arts Showcase April 13. The event is a celebration of student-created work and features projects representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.  
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Residential colleges host Transfer Student Appreciation Week April 10-14
Vanderbilt’s residential colleges are hosting the inaugural Transfer Student Appreciation Week April 10-14. To highlight transfer students’ contributions and accomplishments, the VU community is invited to social and educational events throughout the week.
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The Future of the A&S Curriculum Committee will host curriculum expert, author Roosevelt Montás April 14
The Future of the Arts and Science Curriculum Committee will host curriculum expert and author Roosevelt Montás for a talk and Q&A session on Friday, April 14, at 3 p.m. The topic of discussion aligns with the author’s latest book, Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation.
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Data Science Institute hosting free AI Summer workshop
The AI Summer workshop is a free course designed to help researchers, educators, and students gain a deep understanding of the latest AI technologies and techniques, specifically deep learning and transformers, and how they can be used to solve a variety of problems. The workshop is set to take place May 8–June 2.
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Project Safe to provide programming in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April
The Project Safe Center has teamed up with various offices and student organizations to provide programming in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout April. These programs are designed to highlight everyday actions to prevent acts of sexual violence and support those who have been impacted.
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V150: The Icon
As Vanderbilt celebrates its Sesquicentennial, learn about Kirkland Hall, an iconic campus symbol—no doubt due to its enduring place in university history.


Health & Safety Updates

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


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


Take Note

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Brain Research Foundation Scientific Innovations Award

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mathers Foundation Grant Program Summer 2023

Limited Submission Opportunity: ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards (Initiator and Accelerator)

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

Quick Facts website updated; new Re:VU card available

MLAS summer and fall 2023 course offerings announced

Campus Dining to celebrate Earth Month with sustainability events throughout April

Campus Dining’s Farm to Campus menu series continues April 13

‘Black and Jewish Allyship: A Personal Story’ talk is April 13

Online seminar April 19 outlines how VU can help faculty researchers with competitive research proposals

‘Kids and Picky Eating’ topic of Parenting Group meeting April 19

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

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


Coming Up

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  Vanderbilt’s Curb Center and chatterbird collaborate for evening of new music featuring Blair composers
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  Digital Humanities Against Dark Times Conference April 14-15
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  Vanderbilt Blair School of Music presents Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ April 14-15
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  TEDx VanderbiltUniversity is April 18
· MAY ·
  ‘In Conversation with the Chancellor’ event will discuss sustainability May 3


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Voice of America: Ouster of state lawmakers draws nation’s eyes to Tennessee
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The Wall Street Journal: Tennessee’s political divisions deepen between state and its cities
Carrie Russell, principal senior lecturer in political science, is quoted.
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