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  Friday, Mar. 24, 2023  
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Vanderbilt to kick off yearlong Sesquicentennial celebration with events March 24–25
Members of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities are invited to take part in the university’s Sesquicentennial kickoff celebration March 24–25. Events include a kickoff ceremony featuring Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and a “Songs of America” conversation with performances by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on Friday, March 24, and a community party with free food, music and family-friendly activities on Alumni Lawn on Saturday, March 25.
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41 faculty honored at endowed chair investiture ceremony
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver honored 41 scholars from across Vanderbilt at an endowed chair investiture ceremony on March 20.
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Vanderbilt Divinity School to host conversation with Garth Brooks and Stephanie Davis on impact of ‘We Shall Be Free’
Singers and songwriters Garth Brooks and Stephanie Davis will discuss the continuing importance of a song they co-wrote more than three decades ago when Vanderbilt Divinity School hosts “We Shall Be Free in 2023: Pursuing Unity Through Music” on April 11 at Langford Auditorium.
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Opportunities for faculty to engage with administration offered at three upcoming events
Three faculty-focused events this spring will offer faculty the opportunity to engage directly with members of the administration, including one in-person celebration and two online “In Conversation with the Chancellor” events.
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Cecil Jones Jr., influential emeritus theatre professor, has died
Cecil Jones Jr., professor emeritus of theatre who taught at Vanderbilt for nearly 30 years and inspired generations of students during his tenure, died March 18 in Nashville. A memorial service for Jones will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church on April 4.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Genetic Information: Balancing Ethics and Impact’ March 28
Join the School of Medicine Basic Sciences for the Lab-to-Table conversation “Genetic Information: Balancing Ethics and Impact” on Tuesday, March 28.
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Join Vanderbilt in raising awareness of climate change during Earth Hour on March 25
Vanderbilt University will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 25, by turning off the exterior lights at West End Tower from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Vanderbilt’s participation, in coordination with Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s office, is part of a Metro Nashville initiative to have businesses and organizations across the city collaborate to raise awareness about climate change.
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REGISTER: ‘Elections and Insurrections: Attacks on Democracy in the U.S. and Brazil’
In partnership with the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host Brazilian historian and journalist Dr. Thiago Krause and former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Michael McKinley to discuss similarities between the Jan. 8 insurrection in Brazil this year and the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in 2021.
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Global leader in medical technology to discuss public health inequities, better products at Engineering lecture April 4
Krista Donaldson, BS’95, who directs Innovation to Impact at Stanford University’s Byers Center for Biodesign where her work focuses on ensuring design tools and processes are broadly applicable across global markets, will deliver the School of Engineering’s 2023 Chambers Family Entrepreneurial Lecture on Tuesday, April 4, at 4:15 p.m. at the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, in the Engineering and Science Building.
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Impact Symposium to feature Tabitha Brown, Giancarlo Esposito, Shiza Shahid March 27–29
Vanderbilt University’s 2023 Impact Symposium will feature actress and New York Times bestselling author Tabitha Brown; award-winning actor, director and arts and education advocate Giancarlo Esposito; and co-founder of Our Place and the Malala Fund Shiza Shahid. Each will speak on consecutive evenings March 27–29 at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium. Tickets are free for the Vanderbilt community.
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‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28
Vanderbilt University will host a panel discussion, “Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism,” on Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room. The discussion will address the historical links between antisemitism and other forms of racism and their contemporary resonances in the United States today.
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Resources available for women’s and gender-related emotional and physical health
March is national Women’s History Month, a time to acknowledge, reflect and honor the many achievements of women. Vanderbilt’s Office of Health and Wellness is reminding the university community of resources available to help address women’s and gender-related health challenges.
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TEDxVanderbiltUniversity is April 18; register to attend now
Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team is hosting the seventh annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity on Tuesday, April 18. This year’s event will take place in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.
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Women’s History Month event series underway
Vanderbilt is celebrating Women’s History Month in March with a series of events hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The events will focus on the theme “Women Who Tell Our Stories,” which aims to celebrate the struggles and achievements of all women from every background.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Disability Awareness Month in March
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Disability Awareness Month in March, with more than 10 campus partners and organizations collaborating on a series of events aimed at raising awareness and appreciating the contributions of the disability community.


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through new provider Lyra

Earn up to $240 through Vanderbilt’s new wellness program; get double points through March 31

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

Vanderbilt launches website to commemorate Sesquicentennial celebration

Vanderbilt Data Science Institute to host AI Revolutions Symposium March 27-28

World on Wednesday: ‘The Governance of Antarctica: A Continent without a Country’ March 29

Scott Edwards, expert on the evolution of biodiversity, to deliver J. T. Scopes Lecture

Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center hosts Mechanic Shop Femme workshop March 29

VKC Conversation Series hosts ‘Mental Health in Individuals with IDD’ March 30

Virtual Lunch and Learn: VA Caregiver Support Program March 30

VKC’s 2023 Augmentative and Alternative Communication Workshop is March 31

WeGo service changes go into effect April 2

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

Vanderbilt Student Government takes in Capitol Hill at SEC in D.C. conference


Coming Up

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  Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast March 25
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  ‘When Women Lead: Unapologetically Taking Up Space’ March 27
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Alex Lupi, Ekiomoado Olumese March 27
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  Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, Community Resource Center hosting period product drive in March
· MAY ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: More than 40 percent of Tennessee parents report food insecurity amid high prices
Cristin Fritz, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, are quoted.
The Daily Beast: Bitcoin bros can’t stop gloating about the bank crisis
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Politico: A new report ranks how effective lawmakers were during the 117th Congress in advancing bills. Here’s the top 10 lawmakers in each party and chamber.
The Center for Effective Lawmaking, a partnership between Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, is mentioned. The Hill published a similar story, as did The National Desk, which quoted Alan Wiseman , Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and co-director of the center.
The New York Times: The unsettling truth about Trump’s first great victory
Research by John Sides, William R. Kenan Professor and professor of political science, is cited.
Fortune: Why enrollment is surging in online master’s degree programs in computer science
Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: FDA may authorize additional COVID-19 booster shots
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: New liver transplant rules yield winners, losers as wasted organs reach record high
Seth Karp, H. William Scott Jr. Professor and professor of surgery, is quoted.
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