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  Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023  
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Vanderbilt Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes reflects on her decade of leadership
Emilie Townes, who will step down as dean of the Divinity School on June 30, reflects on her leadership and areas of change and growth for the school in this Q&A.
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Engineering professor Hiba Baroud selected for Global Young Academy
Hiba Baroud, A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation Faculty Fellow and associate chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been selected for membership in the Global Young Academy. She joins the world’s top 200 young researchers and professionals contributing innovative and creative solutions that address critical global challenges.
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Paul C. Taylor receives $350K Mellon Foundation Grant for EDI study
Paul C. Taylor, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, has received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to seek out patterns in the way people and organizations think about equity, diversity and inclusion, which can impact EDI interventions.
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Deputy secretary of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs visits Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University welcomed Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Donald M. Remy to campus in February. The visit, which took place at Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium, provided Remy a chance to meet with student veterans in the Nashville area.
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Office of Global Safety lends support for travel-embedded courses
Working across every continent and time zone, the Vanderbilt Office of Global Safety could be called the office that never sleeps. The office works to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff as they travel beyond the borders of Davidson County.
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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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Kirkland Hall fencing to be expanded beginning March 8
Beginning Wednesday, March 8, the construction fencing around Kirkland Hall will expand to fully enclose Kirkland Circle between Warren and Moore Colleges and E. Bronson Ingram College. The fence line also will expand slightly to the south, closing the sidewalk immediately adjacent to the existing fence line.
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Nominations open for Spring Staff Awards through this Friday, March 10; save the date for staff assembly on May 22
Know a staff member deserving of recognition? Nominate them for a staff award through this Friday, March 10. The winners will be announced at the Spring Staff Assembly on May 22.
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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 an informational event March 8 and 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

Faculty Senate to host informational workshops on retirement, classroom resources

VU, VUMC work together to prepare grant proposals for NIH S10 programs

NIH director to discuss sexual and gender minority research March 9

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

Crane work at Village at Vanderbilt will be on Saturdays beginning March 4

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

Lot 104, 24th Avenue sidewalk will be closed March 6–13

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

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


Coming Up

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  Celebrate International Women’s Day with #IamRemarkable workshop
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  Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial celebration events March 24–25
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  Vanderbilt Brain Institute hosts Brain Blast March 25
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  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28


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Vanderbilt in the News
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: The curious case of Roald Dahl: Why censorship is such a dangerous business
David Wasserstein, Eugene Greener Jr. Professor and professor of Jewish studies and of history, authored this piece.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Five African American scholars who are taking on new university assignments
Duane Watson, Frank W. Mayborn Professor and professor of psychology and human development, is featured.
The Conversation: Springing forward into daylight saving time is a step back for health—a neurologist explains the medical evidence, and why this shift is worse than the fall time change
Beth Ann Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, authored this piece.
The Tennessean: Clintons, Buttigieg inspire Vanderbilt students, Hillary gets standing ovation
The Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting hosted at Vanderbilt is featured.
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