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  Monday, March 6, 2023  
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Students from across globe come to Vanderbilt to solve humanity’s greatest challenges at CGI U
Nearly 700 higher education students representing 92 nations and 42 U.S. states gained expertise and inspiration from influential leaders to improve lives during the Clinton Global Initiative University 2023 annual meeting, hosted by Vanderbilt University March 3–5.
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Digital wellness activist Larissa May, BA’16, empowers teens on their social media journey
A mental health battle with internet addiction and the ruinous effects of unfiltered social media nearly ravaged a talented entrepreneur while she was a student at Vanderbilt. But Larissa May, BA’16, has turned her healing journey into an influential, youth-based digital advocacy and empowerment platform, #HalfTheStory. May returned to Vanderbilt March 4 to speak as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting.
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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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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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Annual Conflict of Interest disclosure campaign launches March 7 for faculty, staff and postdocs
The Office of Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Management and the Office of the General Counsel announce that the annual conflict disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs will launch on Tuesday, March 7.
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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

Form 1095-C available March 3 online at My VU Benefits

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

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

Faculty, staff invited to learn about inner workings of campus at Facilities University


Coming Up

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  VUSM Simpson Deans’ Lecture: ‘Experiences and Reflections on Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa’ March 6
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  Data Science Institute to host Women in Data Science Conference March 7
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  Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial celebration events March 24–25
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  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28


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Marie Griffin, professor emerita of health policy, is quoted.
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Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
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The Vanderbilt Poll is cited.
Axios Nashville: Clintons, Pete Buttigieg coming to town
The Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting at Vanderbilt is featured.
Science: Funding woes force 500 Women Scientists to scale back operations
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Observer: Google released its Bard AI before it was ready—but that might be better than waiting
Sruthi Thatchenkery, assistant professor of economics and strategy, is quoted.
Reuters: Biden aims billions in taxpayer money at companies’ labor, supply practices
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Chair and professor of law, is quoted.
Financial Times: Eli Lilly to cut price of insulin drugs by 70 percent
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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