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Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory honors well-known astronomer 100 years after his death
The public is invited to a March 16 lecture at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory to learn more about noted astronomer Edward Emerson Barnard and his connections to Vanderbilt’s history.
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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. Open to all members of the campus community, 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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Frist Center seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its 2023 call for membership, which allows Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due by March 15.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series March 16 to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association hosts “Speak Easy,” a talk series designed to help postdoctoral researchers polish their “lay” scientific communication skills in a fun and casual setting. The next event will be on Thursday, March 16, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Hall Graduate Student Lounge.
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South Drive entrance at Village at Vanderbilt to close March 16
The South Drive entrance to the Village at Vanderbilt garage will be closed on Thursday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to noon for work to replace the HVAC systems. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to avoid the area and use the Capers Avenue access point into the Village at Vanderbilt garage.
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WeGo service changes go into effect April 2
WeGo Public Transit has announced service changes to various bus routes for spring 2023 that will begin Sunday, April 2.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, Community Resource Center hosting period product drive in March
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is celebrating Women’s History Month by partnering with the Community Resource Center to collect period products for donation throughout Middle Tennessee. Collection bins have been placed across campus, and there will be a “packing party” March 31.
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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

Davidson County COVID community level low

VU community encouraged to practice healthy behaviors; new omicron-specific boosters available


Take Note

VICC Spore in Breast Cancer Developmental Research Program funding announcement

VICC Spore in Breast Cancer Career Enhancement Program funding announcement

VICC funding opportunity: Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Breast Cancer Translational Innovation Award

Sidewalk closure on 21st Avenue in front of School of Nursing begins March 11

Children’s Way to close as Phase 2 of CUI project begins March 13

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Incyte Ingenuity Awards in Graft Versus Host Disease

Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosting Frist Art Museum private tour March 16

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission–Arts Build Communities FY2024

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

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

Faculty Senate to host informational workshops on retirement, classroom resources

Priority application deadline for online Master of Legal Studies Program is April 3

Final application deadline for online Master of Legal Studies Program is April 24

Final application deadline for online Master of Engineering Management program is March 17


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Celebrate International Women’s Day with #IamRemarkable workshop
· MAR ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘The Importance of Employee Engagement’ March 23
· MAR ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Easy Breakfast Meal Prep Recipes’ March 23
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial celebration events March 24–25
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast March 25


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Where Musk’s Twitter gambit stands, nearly five months in
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Associated Press: Court records show political pressure behind Fox programming
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: The Hermitage pays respects to the remains of 60 slaves
Dennis Dickerson, Reverend James M. Lawson Professor and professor of history, is quoted.
Healthline: CDC warns deadly bacteria was found in formula and breast pump: What parents should know
Anna Morad, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Spotlight PA: A criminal solution
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Kentucky Lantern: Kentucky senator whose Twitter account ‘liked’ obscene tweets says he was hacked
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, is quoted.
USA Today: Fact check: Claim misinterprets BMJ study’s findings on COVID-19 vaccine and myocarditis
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Q&A: How peanut butter can be an economic indicator
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
Politico: First in NatSec Daily—Cyber leaders to Vandy
The Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is mentioned.
The Nashville Ledger: Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator announced
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor and professor of law, is mentioned.
The Washington Post: Why daylight saving time is fun but bad for you
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
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