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  Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2023  
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Vanderbilt University joins effort to help students from small-town and rural America connect to higher education
Vanderbilt University is among 16 of the nation’s most prominent universities and colleges collaborating in the STARS College Network, a new effort to help students from small-town and rural America enroll in, succeed at and graduate from the undergraduate program of their choice.
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Spring Faculty Assembly is April 10; learn about other opportunities for faculty to engage with administration
The annual Spring Faculty Assembly will be on Monday, April 10, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom. It’s one of several opportunities this spring for faculty to engage directly with members of the administration.
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Kujawa receives Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology
Autumn Kujawa, assistant professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt Peabody College, has won the 2023 Award for Distinguished Early Career Contributions to Psychophysiology from the Society for Psychophysiological Research.
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Vanderbilt community gathers to honor The Covenant School
Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities gathered on campus April 4 to honor those lost in the tragic shooting at The Covenant School.
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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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Wond’ry Fiber Arts Build Lab hosts interdisciplinary sprint to design dignity-centered hospital gowns
Students, staff and faculty from Vanderbilt, other universities and Vanderbilt University Medical Center worked together on the shared goal of improving the ill-fitting hospital gowns that patients often wear in a project involving the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center.
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Faculty, staff invited to serve as mentors for Posse Scholar Program; deadline to apply is April 10
The Vanderbilt Posse Scholar Program is seeking faculty and staff members to serve as mentors to the university’s Posse Scholars. The national Posse Foundation identifies, recruits and trains individuals who have extraordinary leadership potential.
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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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Online seminar outlines how VU can help faculty researchers with competitive research proposals
Research Development and Support, which provides tailored services for faculty interested in pursuing competitive research proposals from a range of external sponsors including federal, state and local governments, industry partners and nonprofits, will offer an online seminar about their services on April 19 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. over Zoom.
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Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 3-7
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is April 3-7. The Graduate School and campus partners are hosting a series of events to recognize the many contributions and significant impact of graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt
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Public comments invited for VUPS re-accreditation process
An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will examine all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services as part of an accreditation process that occurs every four years. As part of the assessment, VUPS personnel and members of the community are invited to offer comments, commendations and other information regarding the agency’s quality of service.
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Volunteers needed for pedestrian safety research on campus
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students are being asked to volunteer to participate in a research project to help make our campus safer and more comfortable for pedestrians.
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Spring 2023 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is April 11
The Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt welcomes the university to the spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, April 11, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom. The fair features presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines.
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Vanderbilt’s Curb Center and chatterbird collaborate for evening of new music featuring Blair composers
The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt and chatterbird, a Nashville-based chamber ensemble, are collaborating to spotlight four Blair School of Music composers and their new works on April 12. The performance will be at Saint Elle in the Wedgewood–Houston neighborhood.
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Campus Dining to celebrate Earth Month with sustainability events throughout April
In support of Vanderbilt’s sustainability goals, Campus Dining is excited to celebrate Earth Month throughout April. Join the Vanderbilt community at events all month long, including specialty menu events, sustainable product giveaways, guest speakers and the popular Rand Farmer’s Market.
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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 we each can take to prevent acts of sexual violence and support those who have been impacted.


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


Take Note

Quick Facts website updated; new Re:VU card available

Data Science Institute offers support to faculty building AI tools for the classroom

Campus Dining’s Farm to Campus menu series continues April 3

Vanderbilt Master of Public Health program hosts National Public Health Week April 4-7

Residential Colleges host Transfer Student Appreciation Week April 10-14

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation 2023 V Scholar Cancer Research Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Mallinckrodt Grant Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust–Ornamental Horticulture Grants


Coming Up

· APR ·
  ‘Emerge 2023: I, Chatbot’ conference is April 8
· APR ·
  Vanderbilt Divinity School to host conversation with Garth Brooks and Stephanie Davis on impact of ‘We Shall Be Free’
· APR ·
  TEDx VanderbiltUniversity is April 18
· MAY ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3


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Vanderbilt in the News
National Catholic Reporter: Debate over clergy exemption pits sanctity of confession against child safety
Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Mallory Professor and professor of theology, is quoted.
Marketplace: Tennessee’s new anti-drag law comes with economic costs
Gabrielle Lopiano, assistant professor of management, is quoted.
NBC News: People with smell disorders may get relief with an experimental treatment
Justin Turner, associate professor of otolaryngology, is quoted.
The New York Times: After school shooting, Nashville grieves and ponders its divisions
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted. The Vanderbilt Poll is also cited.
Bloomberg: A Texas judge hits preventive health care with a gut punch
John Graves, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Political polarization is sorting colleges into red and blue schools
Christopher Loss, associate professor of public policy and higher education, is quoted.
Prevention: Your eyes might be key in detecting Alzheimer’s disease early, study finds
David Calkins, Denis M. O’Day, M.B.B.S., Professor and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, is quoted.
Marketplace: Why do pharmaceutical companies give away some expensive drugs for free?
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Reuters: Republicans defend Trump by attacking criminal justice system
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
National Geographic Brasil: World Colon Cancer Day: Disease on the rise among young adults
Rishi Naik, assistant professor of medicine, and Reid Ness, associate professor of medicine, are quoted.
Associated Press: Harris finds new connections in Africa as historic figure
Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies and professor of French, is quoted.
Daily Beast: Scientists brought human lungs back to life with pig blood
Ciara Shaver, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Diario Libre: 75 years later, the Marshall Plan is a model of reconstruction for Ukraine
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
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