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  Friday, Feb. 17, 2023  
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Weaver Family Program in Law, Brain Sciences and Behavior established at Vanderbilt Law School
Vanderbilt Law School is launching a new interdisciplinary program, the Weaver Family Program in Law, Brain Sciences and Behavior, funded by a $3.85 million endowment from the Glenn M. Weaver Foundation. The new program will sponsor faculty research aimed at exploring law and human behavior across a broad spectrum of medical, biological and social science fields.
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Fauchet urges Congress to support engineering education and research
Philippe Fauchet, the Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering at Vanderbilt University, met with members of Congress last week while in Washington, D.C., to emphasize the integral role that engineering research plays in strengthening the United States’ competitiveness and security.
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Jonathan Brunger wins NSF early career award to support tissue engineering research
Vanderbilt University engineering professor Jonathan Brunger has won a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to understand how cells and biomaterials can work together to improve tissue regeneration.
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Immersion Spotlight: Junior Amelia Day records first EP ‘Eastward of Eden’
Having already released a handful of singles, junior English major Amelia Day was ready to take the next step as an artist and develop her first project under a single sound and concept. Day decided to make the creation of her first EP her Immersion Vanderbilt project, opening access to mentorship and funding opportunities to support her dream.
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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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Submissions for VU program to strengthen community partnership with NMAAM due today
An internal funding program designed to spark faculty and staff collaborations with the National Museum of African American Music and that enhance innovative arts research is accepting applications through Feb. 17.
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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 Friday, Feb. 27.
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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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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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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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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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Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program continues to foster connections across campus after successful fall start
After a successful launch in the fall, the Vanderbilt Staff Mentorship Program will continue this spring with the goal of helping more employees connect and learn from each other.
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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.


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

Parking Lot 72E partially closed

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

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

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

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

‘Improving Health in Cities’ topic of 2023 Satcher Lecture Feb. 21

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

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

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

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

‘Confronting Hate: Antisemitism and Racism’ panel is March 28

Become a faculty VUceptor, welcome new students in fall 2023


Coming Up

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  ‘Understanding ChatGPT’ info session Feb. 20
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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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Financial Times: Balloons, aliens, Chinese espionage: U.S. struggles to explain aerial encounters
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, is quoted.
Fortune: ‘The nightmare isn’t over yet’: Senate Banking Committee reckons with FTX fallout
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Kaiser Health News: Your money or your life: Patient on $50,000-a-week cancer drug fears leaving behind huge medical debt
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Healthline: Norovirus on the rise: How to avoid this ‘stomach flu’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Independent: Alex Murdaugh expected to testify at murder trial
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: How a consistent sleep schedule might protect your heart
Kelsie Full, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
CTV News: How changing the tune of medical devices can improve public health, reduce alarm fatigue in health care workers: study
Joseph Schlesinger, associate professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Premium Times: 2023 elections and the disruption of Nigeria’s political landscape
Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, co-authored this piece.
Pharmaceutical Technology: How epilepsy researchers are moving the needle past anti-seizure treatments
Dario Englot, associate professor of neurological surgery, is quoted.
ABA Journal: Want to be a Supreme Court clerk? It helps to graduate from these law schools and colleges
The research of Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs and Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Professor of Law and Liberty, is cited.
Stateline: As abortion measures loom, GOP raises new barriers to ballot initiatives
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
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