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  Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023  
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Vanderbilt leaders offers support for Michigan State; emergency preparedness resources available to VU community
Following the tragic shootings at Michigan State University on Feb. 13 that left three students dead and five students critically injured, Vanderbilt leaders have offered their support for the Michigan State community and are reminding students, staff and faculty of resources available to them on the Vanderbilt campus.
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Partnership between Vanderbilt and Tennessee Performing Arts Center celebrates 20 years, helps connect downtown audiences to the arts
For the past 20 years, Vanderbilt and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center have collaborated to cultivate new audiences for the arts downtown through a series of programs aimed at attracting constituents interested in exploring the arts.
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Future of Work moves to next phase of staff experience improvements
The Future of Work initiative is moving full speed ahead to elevate the Vanderbilt staff experience with a new committee focused on three key areas: employee recognition, orientation and onboarding, and performance management.
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National Science Foundation
Mid-South Innovation Corps Hub commences at Vanderbilt with innovation summit
Participants from around the region gathered at Vanderbilt University Feb. 9–10 for the formal initiation of the National Science Foundation Mid-South Innovation Corps Hub. The two-day summit included a convocation, a venture showcase and a reception for hub partners and regional dignitaries.
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Vanderbilt supercharges its computer science program
Since Destination Vanderbilt launched, Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science has hired 14 new tenure-track faculty members—nearly doubling its ranks—and it continues to experience record undergraduate and graduate enrollments each year.
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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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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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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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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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host monthly refresh: Mini-sessions for reflecting, setting goals and making progress
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for the Monthly Refresh mini-series. Participants are invited to collaborate in a Teams workspace to share goals, progress and resources in an environment of ongoing accountability and support.
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Counseling and international higher education expert to give Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture Feb. 16
Katie Koo, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia, will be the featured speaker at a Vanderbilt Peabody College Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Wyatt Center Rotunda. Koo’s talk is titled “Demystifying the International Student Experience and Mental Health: Understanding Needs and Supports.”
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Submissions for VU program to strengthen community partnership with NMAAM due Feb. 17
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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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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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.  


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through new provider Lyra

Davidson County COVID community level medium

VU community encouraged to practice healthy behaviors; new omicron-specific boosters available


Take Note

Parking Lot 72E to be partially closed starting
Feb. 15

Submit sustainability-related photos to citywide contest on environmental success and opportunity by Feb. 15

‘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

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

Become a faculty VUceptor, welcome new students in fall 2023

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

HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers small group life design series

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

Vanderbilt Summer Academy seeking VU student applicants to serve as staff

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


Coming Up

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  ‘Caregiving During Work Hours: Tips to Manage Time to Avoid Burnout’
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host #IamRemarkable workshop Feb. 16
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  ‘Understanding ChatGPT’ info session
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ webinar
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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host part one of ‘Way of Work’ series


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Vanderbilt in the News
Los Angeles Times: Dude, where’s my bitcoin? Crypto sits out the Super Bowl after a miserable year
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Bloomberg: U.S. fighters down more objects as tension ratchets higher
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, is quoted.
Salon: The marriage conundrum: Research suggests single people live shorter lives
Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
ABC News: Why common cold symptoms may seem worse than before the pandemic
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Chattanooga Times Free Press: In Chattanooga and beyond, United Methodist Church split echoes Presbyterian past
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
Asia Times: Iranian artists reluctant to get back to business as usual
Raheleh Filsoofi, assistant professor of art, is quoted.
Well and Good: Why does it sometimes sound like a foghorn when I blow my nose, but a delicate whisper other times?
Rakesh Chandra, professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, is quoted.
FranceInfo: Presidential election in Brazil: Abandoned by the authorities, the inhabitants of the favelas of Maré fight alone against the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic
The research of Dominique Béhague, associate professor of medicine, health and society, is cited.
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