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  Monday, Mar. 20, 2023  
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Vanderbilt launches website to commemorate Sesquicentennial celebration
A new website commemorating Vanderbilt’s Sesquicentennial—the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding—celebrates the people, places and programs that make up Vanderbilt’s rich history.
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Center for Effective Lawmaking identifies most successful lawmakers in 117th Congress
Reps. Gerald Connolly, D-VA, and Don Bacon, R-NE, and Sens. Gary Peters, D-MI, and John Cornyn, R-TX, top their respective lists of the most effective Democratic and Republican lawmakers in the recently completed 117th Congress (2021–23), according to the latest round of legislative effectiveness scores compiled by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint initiative between Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia.
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Wagner, emeritus professor of biochemistry and longtime nutritional science researcher, has died
Conrad Wagner, professor emeritus of biochemistry at Vanderbilt who conducted foundational research in nutritional science for more than half a century at the university, died March 13 in Nashville.
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Adams accepts invitation to join Springer Nature U.S. Research Advisory Council to advise on future of research and research communication
Douglas Adams, vice dean of the Vanderbilt School of Engineering and associate provost in the Office of Research and Innovation, has been named a member of the Springer Nature U.S. Research Advisory Council. Springer Nature is an academic publishing company that includes leading publications such as the Nature portfolio journals and Scientific American.
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Biomaterials and drug delivery pioneer to deliver Engineering’s Hall Lecture March 21
Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, surgery and pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin and a pioneer in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Tuesday, March 21, at 4 p.m. in the Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s “Jacobs Believed in Me Auditorium,” Featheringill Hall, Room 134.
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Register for ‘Unity Dinner: Race in America’ on March 23
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is launching Unity Dinners, a new series that aims to bring students, faculty and staff together in community and conversation around society’s most pressing issues. “Unity Dinner: Race in America” will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in Buttrick Hall, Room 123.
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AlertVU test scheduled for March 23
Vanderbilt University Office of Emergency Management will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. Before the test, it is recommended that all staff, faculty and students review and update their contact information to ensure AlertVU message delivery.
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Training Opportunity: Increase research administration skills in two-day workshop with Society of Research Administration International
Beginner- and intermediate-level research administrators are invited to participate in an on-campus two-day training provided by the Society of Research Administrators International. Registration closes soon.
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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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‘New York Times’ bestselling author to deliver lecture on women, leadership and engaged citizenship
Vanderbilt’s residential colleges and the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will host New York Times bestselling author Julie Lythcott-Haims March 23 for “Your Turn: How to Be an Adult,” a lecture based on her bestselling book. Before the lecture, she will speak with the Vanderbilt Parenting Group during a lunchtime session.
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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, to raise awareness about climate change 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 environmental awareness.
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Mark Cuban to visit VUMC March 23; discussion to be livestreamed
Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host “A Discussion with Mark Cuban: How Cost Plus Drugs Is Innovating to Lower Prescription Drug Prices in America” on Thursday, March 23, at 12:15 p.m. at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. All members of the Vanderbilt community are invited to livestream the event.
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Campus Dining’s Farm to Campus menu series kicks off March 20
Vanderbilt Campus Dining’s popular Farm to Campus menu series will return March 20 for a second year. The 2023 edition of Farm to Campus will include three unique events featuring chef-curated meals using local and artisanal ingredients.
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Sidewalk, entrance to One Magnolia Circle building closed beginning March 20
The front entrance and sidewalk to One Magnolia Circle will be closed for 12 weeks beginning Monday, March 20, for upgrades to the sidewalk and front ramp.
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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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

Women’s Center hosts ‘Women’s Financial Planning at Every Stage’ March 20

Faculty Senate to host informational workshops on retirement, classroom resources

David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center sidewalk to be affected by crane work on March 22

‘When Women Lead: Unapologetically Taking Up Space’ March 27

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

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

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

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

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

WeGo service changes go into effect April 2

Learn more about HHS’s new sponsor agency, ARPA-H, at faculty webinar April 14

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Beekeeper of Aleppo’ May 3

Temporary VUMC shuttle stops created at Kensington and 25th avenues


Coming Up

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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Easy Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes’ March 23
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  Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast March 25
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  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Alex Lupi, Ekiomoado Olumese March 27


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Boston Globe: Regulators need a plan for cryptocurrency
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, authored this opinion piece.
National Geographic: Colon cancer is rising among young adults. Here are signs to watch for.
Rishi Naik, assistant professor of medicine, and Reid Ness, associate professor of medicine, are quoted.
U.S. News & World Report: Could COVID trigger ‘face blindness’?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Newsweek: Why frog species are being wiped out across the world
Louise Rollins-Smith, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee facing unseasonably high pollen counts. What allergy sufferers should know
Stokes Peebles, Elizabeth and John Murray Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Economist: A battle royal is brewing over copyright and AI
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee bill to create narrow exceptions to state’s near-total abortion ban clears committee
The latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll is cited.
The Tennessean: Tennessee child advocates raise alarm as GOP moves to dissolve child advocacy commission
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
NBC News: Sanofi announces insulin price cap after actions by Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Vox: Why the Silicon Valley Bank collapse couldn’t have happened in this one state
Morgan Ricks, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
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