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  Friday, Mar. 3, 2023  
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Faculty, staff, students invited to participate in Clinton Global Initiative University programming March 3–5
Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in this weekend’s Clinton Global Initiative University event programming. Students will have the opportunity to attend watch parties for sessions at Rand Lounge throughout the weekend. Additionally, faculty, staff and students are invited to livestream the events.
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Mark Wollaeger, professor emeritus of English and modernist scholar, has died
Mark Wollaeger, professor emeritus of English and former director of graduate studies in English at Vanderbilt, died Feb. 19. A respected scholar and colleague, Wollaeger was recognized across the university for his exceptional and devoted teaching.
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Vanderbilt and Deerfield Management celebrate Ancora Innovation, a collaboration for accelerating drug discovery, potential life-changing therapeutics
Vanderbilt University leaders hosted visitors from the health care investment firm Deerfield Management on Feb. 23 for a series of events celebrating the ongoing collaboration between Vanderbilt and Deerfield to rapidly advance new therapeutics from the research bench to patients.
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Wond’ry launches Climate Innovation Accelerator to help Nashville small businesses, nonprofits advance climate-ready solutions
The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, has launched the Climate Innovation Accelerator program. Nashville small businesses and nonprofits will be matched with Vanderbilt, TSU and Fisk students and business mentors to develop climate-ready and future-fit business solutions.
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Grant helps Vanderbilt-Fisk partnership build first-ever U.S. graduate certificate course in multi-messenger astronomy
The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, a partnership to create equitable pathways to STEM, has been awarded a Sloan Foundation grant for the first U.S. graduate certificate course in multi-messenger astronomy.
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Reminder: Final day to complete annual cybersecurity training
The Office of Cybersecurity needs your help reaching 100 percent completion of the Foundational Cybersecurity Training to protect the institution’s reputation and comply with evolving regulations. Training must be completed by Friday, March 3.
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Crane work at Village at Vanderbilt will be on Saturdays beginning
March 4
Beginning Saturday, March 4, there will be work at The Village at Vanderbilt to replace the roof on the fourth floor. The work will be from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The South Drive entrance to the upper packing deck will be closed, but vehicles can still pull into the parking area from 21st Avenue and Capers Avenue.
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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.
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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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World on Her Racket
By daring to grow at every turn, student-athlete and women’s tennis player Célia-Belle Mohr steered a course from the south of France to Vanderbilt.


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

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

HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host monthly refresh: Mini-sessions for reflecting, setting goals and making progress

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

Celebrate International Women’s Day with #IamRemarkable workshop

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

Participate in new Leading at VU program for current and aspiring managers

Applications open for ASPIRE postdoctoral research fellowship to support path to entrepreneurship

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

Report 2022 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Fauchet urges Congress to support engineering education and research

University launches Vanderbilt Disaster Outreach Program to support off-campus community


Coming Up

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  VUSM Simpson Deans’ Lecture: ‘Experiences and Reflections on Medical Education in Sub-Saharan Africa’
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for Leaders’
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  Data Science Institute to host Women in Data Science Conference
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  Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial celebration events March 24–25
· MAR ·
  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel


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Vanderbilt in the News
Global News (Canada): Replacing ‘horrible beeps’ in hospitals can improve patient, clinician experience: McMaster researcher
Joseph Schlesinger, associate professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Yahoo Life: What it’s like to get inpatient treatment for depression
Elizabeth Schultz, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Discover: The spiral of thinking about thinking, or metacognition
Aaron Brinen, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Book Riot: Why do people read true crime?
Bunmi Olatunji, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
Star Local Media (North Texas): Are Black Americans being locked out of the American dream of homeownership?
William Collins, Terence E. Adderley, Jr. Professor and professor of economics, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt survey finds good, bad news about Tennessee’s children. What we know
Stephen Patrick, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The New York Times: When songs sound similar, courts look for musical DNA
Joseph Fishman, professor of law, is quoted.
Verywell Health: Consistent sleep is essential for heart health, just like diet and exercise
Kelsie Full, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNBC: FDA advisors recommend first-ever RSV vaccine from Pfizer, despite possible Guillain-Barre risks
Marie Griffin, professor emerita of health policy, is quoted.
Reuters: Pfizer gets FDA panel’s backing in RSV vaccine race
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Christian Science Monitor: ‘Essential ingredient’ for halting corruption in Peru? Common good.
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of LAPOP, is quoted.
NBC News: Drugmaker Eli Lilly caps the cost of insulin at $35 a month, bringing relief for millions
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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