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  Monday, Feb. 20, 2023  
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Vanderbilt computer scientist receives NSF CAREER Award to design decision procedures for societal-scale cyber-physical systems
Vanderbilt computer scientist Abhishek Dubey has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to design online decision procedures for societal-scale cyber-physical systems, such as the traffic networks, emergency response systems and power grids that are the critical infrastructure of communities.
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Peabody researchers among top in country in 2023 Edu-Scholar rankings
Four researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are among those named to Education Week’s 2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list of education researchers who have demonstrated the greatest influence over educational policy and practice.
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Climate-smart jobs and clean economy topic of Smart Jobs Summit Feb. 28
Climate change is a major driver of job creation in the Southeast and around the world. Vanderbilt University will host a discussion about the growth of the clean economy and smart jobs in the region on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.
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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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Faculty, staff invited to learn about inner workings of campus at Facilities University
The Vanderbilt University Facilities Department will host several sessions of Facilities University, a series of classes to educate faculty and staff about the inner workings of the department.
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Nominations open for annual postdoc awards
Each spring the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association recognize postdocs and their mentors who demonstrate excellence in research, service, mentorship and a commitment to the postdoc community. The deadline to submit nominations for this year’s awards is Feb. 27.
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REGISTER: Former U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan to discuss civil discourse in the disinformation age Feb. 28
U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who represented Ohio’s 13th Congressional District for 20 years, will visit Vanderbilt to discuss his efforts to work across party lines at an event hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. This in-person-only event will be in Wilson Hall, Room 103.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘How I Got Over: Navigating Academia as a Black Scientist’ Feb. 27
A Lab-to-Table Conversation on Monday, Feb. 27, will discuss some of the challenges that Black trainees and faculty face in their STEM fields of study and the strategies they’ve used to be successful in the face of these challenges.
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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center seeks nominations for 2023 awards
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, Feb. 28.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate Black History Month with February event lineup
Vanderbilt University will celebrate Black History Month during February with events aimed to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of Black people on campus, across the country and around the globe.
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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning spring classes announced
China’s modernization, “passion and fashion” in 19th-century Paris, singing in a musical ensemble, and steps to writing a memoir. Registration is now open for these and other engaging courses offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for spring 2023.
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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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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.


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

Pre-proposals now being accepted for 2023 NIH S10 Shared and High-end Instrumentation Grants

NEW DEADLINE: Submit sustainability-related photos to citywide contest on environmental success and opportunity by Feb. 28

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Say Yes to Leadership’ March 2

Vanderbilt Divinity School exhibits ‘Culture Commodity’ in recognition of Black History Month

Campus Dining celebrates Black History Month with African-influenced food tour

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

Joan Strassmann, expert on the evolution of cooperation, to deliver Evolutionary Studies seminar Feb. 24

Become a faculty VUceptor, welcome new students in fall 2023

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 V Foundation Adult Translational Cancer Research Awards (Therapeutic Resistance)

‘Transitioning Between Activities’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 22

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for Leaders’ March 7

Vandy Cooks: ‘Homemade Pizzas Made Easy’ Feb. 23

‘Black Life and Education: The Struggle for Black Studies in an Age of Denial’ Feb. 21


Coming Up

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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ webinar Feb. 21
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  Second annual Renaissance Women’s Summit to be held at the Wond’ry Feb. 25
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host part one of ‘Way of Work’ series Feb. 28
· MAR ·
  ‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28


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Vanderbilt in the News
Chalkbeat: Tennessee is talking about rejecting federal education funding. What would that mean for kids?
Matthew Patrick Shaw, assistant professor of law, is quoted.
Financial Times: The one percent are not as clever as they think
The research of Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, and David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, is cited.
U.S. News & World Report: Minnesota takes action on missing and murdered Black women
Shatema Threadcraft, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Analysis: These innovators are reinventing law school pedagogy
Cat Moon, lecturer in law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Biden intends to speak with Xi to defuse tensions over balloon
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Sen. Fetterman checks himself into hospital for clinical depression
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘It’s unhealthy for everyone’: Could conflict with state risk Nashville’s success?
Roxanne Jaffe, assistant professor of strategy, is quoted.
Fortune: Marburg virus, a relative of Ebola with no approved vaccines or treatments, is spreading in West Africa. Here’s what you need to know
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: ‘Not this time’: Megan Barry won’t run for mayor in 2023
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Scientific American: Tiny bubbles of primordial soup recreate early universe
Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, assistant professor of physics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Bruce Willis has frontotemporal dementia: What are the symptoms of FTD?
Ryan Darby, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
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