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  Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2023  
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Faculty, staff, students invited to participate in Clinton Global Initiative University programming March 3–5; limited number of seats for in-person attendance
Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in this weekend’s Clinton Global Initiative University event programming, including a limited number of spots for in-person attendance. Students, faculty and staff are invited to register to attend in person or livestream the weekend’s events, and students will have the opportunity to attend watch parties for sessions at Rand Lounge throughout the weekend.
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Diermeier to host online all-staff meeting today, March 1
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has announced a March 1 online meeting for all staff that will focus on the university’s spring events. The 30-minute meeting will begin at 3 p.m.
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Nobel laureate Maria Ressa to deliver 2023 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address
Maria A. Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who has endured political threats and government arrests for her commitment to truth and democracy, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families during 2023 Commencement activities.
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CGI U to convene global gathering of students at Vanderbilt, advance Commitment to Action projects
Some 700 students from around the globe will convene on the Vanderbilt University campus March 3–5 for Clinton Global Initiative University. The 2023 event will feature internationally prominent speakers, panel discussions, pitch competitions, networking opportunities and a day of service for attendees.
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Participate in new Leading at VU program for current and aspiring managers
HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites employees to participate in Leading at VU: Compliance and Supervisory Fundamentals, a new self-paced series on important policies at Vanderbilt University.
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Nominations open for Spring Staff Awards; save the date for staff assembly on May 22
Know a staff member deserving of recognition? Nominate them for a staff award through March 10. The winners will be announced at the Spring Staff Assembly on May 22.
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Kathleen Fuchs Hritz joins Vanderbilt Government and Community Relations
Kathleen Fuchs Hritz, an experienced higher education administrator with an extensive background in nonprofit management and community building, has joined the Vanderbilt Division of Government and Community Relations as senior director of community relations.
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New Global Strategy Committee to think big about putting Vanderbilt on international stage
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver jointly have appointed a Global Strategy Committee, which includes faculty from all 10 colleges and schools. The committee’s formation, along with the recently launched Global Scholars in Residence program, are part of a campuswide strategy to grow the university’s reputation and collaboration worldwide.
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Memories of ‘The March’: Vanderbilt students relive civil rights history on trip to Alabama
The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center resumed its annual Black History Immersion Excursion earlier this month with a tour of key civil rights sites in Alabama.
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Vanderbilt announces creation of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation
Vanderbilt University has announced the creation of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, a $6 million effort to advance research, education and ideas. The Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator is part of Discovery Vanderbilt, a groundbreaking initiative to bolster innovative research and education at the university.
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Tree replacement policy will guide sustainability of Vanderbilt’s green canopy
Campus planners have developed an official tree replacement policy to ensure that Vanderbilt’s tree canopy is preserved whenever building projects are initiated or trees die naturally.
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Reminder: Complete annual cybersecurity training by March 3
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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Women’s History Month event series begins March 1
Vanderbilt University will celebrate Women’s History Month beginning Wednesday, March 1, with a series of events hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The center has collaborated with numerous campus partners to organize events around 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 will celebrate 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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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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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

‘50 Ideas, 50 Solutions in 50 Days’ to spotlight Vanderbilt staff innovation, solve workplace challenges

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

Celebrate International Women’s Day with #IamRemarkable workshop

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

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

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

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


Coming Up

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  Work-Life Workshop: ‘How Boundaries Protect You and Your Energy’ March 2
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Say Yes to Leadership’ March 2
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  President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton convene student leaders to drive action at 2023 CGI University meeting at Vanderbilt March 3–5
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for Leaders’ March 7
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  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28


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Vanderbilt in the News
Newsweek: Ukraine war isn’t total catastrophe for Putin
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Associated Press: Did dioxins spread after the Ohio train derailment?
Frederick Guengerich, Tadashi Inagami, Ph.D. Professor and professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
Vox: Tax pro-approved tips to make filing (a little) easier
Beverly Moran, professor emerita of law, is quoted.
WebMD: Irregular sleep tied to increased heart disease risk
Kelsie Full, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Bill, Hillary Clinton to speak at Global Initiative University meeting at Vanderbilt
The upcoming Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting at Vanderbilt is featured.
The Washington Post: First combination home test for flu and COVID cleared by the FDA
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
DefenseScoop: It’s not what the spy balloon gathered—it’s what it exposed
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, authored this piece.
CNBC: Elon Musk-led Twitter has been sued by at least six companies for failing to pay bills
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
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