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  Friday, Feb. 10, 2023  
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Vandy United breaks ground
As construction begins on Vanderbilt’s basketball operations center, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee and leadership-level donors gathered to celebrate and reflect on Vandy United’s progress toward transforming the athletics footprint on campus and redefining what is possible for Vanderbilt.
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Watson, Zechmeister named to associate provost roles
Two highly accomplished Vanderbilt faculty members will leverage their leadership experience and research expertise in new roles within the Office of the Provost.
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Vanderbilt University named top producer of Fulbright U.S. students
Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named Vanderbilt University a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Students.
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Marine Corps trailblazer Lorna Mahlock to keynote Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict
Maj. Gen. Lorna Mahlock, U.S. Marine Corps, will deliver a keynote address at the 2023 Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats in May.
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University launches Vanderbilt Disaster Outreach Program to support off-campus community
Vanderbilt is launching a program to communicate vital information to members of the university community who reside off campus in the event a catastrophic incident should impact the area.
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Vanderbilt libraries add image-based research to discovery agenda
Vanderbilt University is now a member of the International Image Interoperability Framework, an international consortium of universities and other cultural heritage institutions using a standard for viewing, comparing and annotating digital objects.
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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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VUSN fosters inclusivity and understanding during Diversity Month
The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office and Black Student Nurses Affinity Group are hosting Diversity Month 2023. Throughout February and March, different student-led affinity groups will bring in speakers and hold activities to promote inclusivity and an increased understanding of health equity and different cultures.
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VU Theatre festival to feature readings of new works by faculty and students
Vanderbilt University Theatre will spotlight new works by faculty and students when it presents “Caught in the Act: A New Works Festival” Feb. 10–11 at Neely Auditorium.
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‘The Reinvented Life of Belle da Costa Greene’ set to open at Vanderbilt Central Library Feb. 14
A new exhibit set to open at Vanderbilt Central Library’s Special Collections will feature Belle da Costa Greene, the famed 20th-century librarian for American financier and investment banker J.P. Morgan. The opening reception on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. will be catered by Hattie B’s.
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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

Develop healthy habits, earn rewards through new wellness program; Virgin Pulse replaces Go for
the Gold

Davidson County COVID community level medium

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


Take Note

21st Avenue northbound lane, sidewalk closure started Feb. 6

Medical Center Drive access will be restricted on Feb. 11

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

‘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

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

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

Become a faculty VUceptor, welcome new students in fall 2023

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 William T. Grant Foundation Scholars Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering

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

HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers small group life design series

Electronic W-2s now available; printed documents have been mailed


Coming Up

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  ‘Caregiving During Work Hours: Tips to Manage Time to Avoid Burnout’
· FEB ·
  Concert for a Cause featuring Sheryl Crow to benefit Shade Tree Clinic
· FEB ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host #IamRemarkable workshop
· FEB ·
  ‘Understanding ChatGPT’ info session
· FEB ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement to host ‘The Five Dysfunctions of a Team’ webinar


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: U.S. military failed to detect prior Chinese incursions, general says
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, visiting scholar in political science, is quoted.
The Hollywood Reporter: Meta won approval to buy a virtual reality app, but FTC laid groundwork to halt Big Tech’s big deal
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Forbes: ‘Show us your pedigree.’ The elite college pipeline to the Supreme Court
The research of Tracey George, vice provost for faculty affairs and professional education and Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Professor of Law and Liberty, is cited.
Time: Biden State of the Union speech to target House GOP with focus on common ground
Paul Stob, professor of communication studies, is quoted.
Bloomberg: FTX, Celsius bankruptcies with billions on line push judges into legal void
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
National Geographic España: A prehistoric ichthyosaur sanctuary discovered
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Wired: A crucial group of COVID drugs has stopped working
Robert Carnahan, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Healthline: Sleeping pills and dementia risk: What we know and who is at risk
Kelsie Full, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Poets & Quants: Exit interview: Vanderbilt Dean Eric Johnson on the future in music city
Eric Johnson, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy, is featured.
The Washington Post: Can humans and pets catch bird flu? What to know about the outbreak.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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