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  Friday, Feb. 3, 2023  
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Gollins named director of Special Collections and University Archives
Tim Gollins, an international information specialist, has been named director of Vanderbilt University Special Collections and University Archives, effective March 6. Gollins joins Vanderbilt from the National Records of Scotland, where he was head of preservation and information management.
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Learning Assistants program increases student belonging and interest in STEM fields
Several Vanderbilt STEM departments have launched an innovative new peer educator program. Learning Assistants facilitate fellow students’ learning, increase their sense of belonging and provide them with inspirational role models in the STEM fields.
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New housing survey seeks input from faculty, staff, graduate communities; complete by Feb. 5
Members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty, staff, postdoc and professional and graduate student communities will receive an invitation to participate in a new housing study. The survey is the latest in a long-term effort to meet the community’s evolving housing needs, but it is the first to explore solutions for faculty and staff.
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Vanderbilt to host exhibition debate on TikTok bans at universities TODAY
Vanderbilt University invites the Nashville and campus communities to an exhibition on Friday, Feb. 3, designed to introduce the craft of debate to new audiences while exploring a timely topic.
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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. 3–4 and Feb. 10–11 at Neely Auditorium.
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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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Annual cybersecurity training is underway
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility and Vanderbilt University community members are the first line of defense. Foundational cybersecurity training is an annual requirement for staff, and refresher assignments will begin on Feb. 1.
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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 Divinity School exhibits ‘Culture Commodity’ in recognition of Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, Vanderbilt Divinity School is hosting the exhibition Culture Commodity, featuring the work of Nashville multidisciplinary artist Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Feb. 3–25.
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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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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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers small group life design series
An offering from HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites VU employees to explore how they can apply design thinking to their lives and careers.
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Hourly paid parking available for campus visitors, short-term parking; additional spots available in former Qdoba lot
Hourly paid parking is available in select parking lots and garages across campus. These convenient spaces are an option for individuals visiting campus or needing short-term parking and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Davidson County COVID community level low

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


Take Note

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

Construction will impede Medical Center North A Wing entrance on Feb. 4.

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

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Committing to Rest Throughout the Year’ Feb. 7

‘Spiritual Madness: Race, Psychiatry and African American Religions’ Feb. 7

Provide feedback on proposed WeGo spring service changes through
Feb. 7

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

New NIH data policy impacts some researchers

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

Unity Project launches Vanderbilt Unity Lab; applications open for program trainers

Participate in new Leading at VU program for current and aspiring managers

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

VU Auditory Development Laboratory seeks participants for pediatric research study

VKC seeks young adults for research study on effects of noise conditions on brain activity

Participants needed for family-centered diet study


Coming Up

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  ‘Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings’
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  Vanderbilt hosts Mid-South Innovation Summit to boost growth of regional hub for innovation
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  ‘Caregiving During Work Hours: Tips to Manage Time to Avoid Burnout’
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  Concert for a Cause featuring Sheryl Crow to benefit Shade Tree Clinic


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Vanderbilt in the News
Automotive World: Highway autonomy hinges on truck transfer hubs
Dan Work, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Jonathan Sprinkle, professor of computer science, are quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville Mayor John Cooper announces he won’t seek second term
The latest Vanderbilt Poll–Nashville is cited.
ABC News: What the end of the COVID-19 emergencies in the U.S. means
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fast Company: Think crypto winter was bad? The SEC’s insider-trading fight could collapse the entire market
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Fox 17: New UTI antibiotic could soon be on the market with help from Vanderbilt professor
Neil Osheroff, John Coniglio Professor and professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
The Scientist: Mitochondrial metabolism dictates neurons’ growth rate
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Inverse: Is the bivalent COVID-19 booster still worth it? Here’s what the latest CDC data shows
Donald Alcendor, assistant adjunct professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: What is the price of a life? The prosecution of aged Nazi criminals raises unexpected ethical questions
David Wasserstein, Eugene Greener Jr. Professor and professor of Jewish studies, authored this piece.
The Tennessean: Journalist Jemele Hill to visit Vanderbilt
The announcement that Jemele Hill will deliver Vanderbilt’s annual Murray Lecture is featured.
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