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  Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023  
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Five Vanderbilt faculty elected as 2022 American Association for the Advancement of Science fellows
Five Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty members were elected 2022 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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Clintons announce program for CGI U 2023 meeting at Vanderbilt University March 3–5
With a theme of “Homecoming: Strengthening Community, Leadership and Action,” this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University meeting will tackle pressing global challenges, including climate change, reproductive rights for girls and women and protecting human rights and health equity. It will be the first in-person CGI U meeting in five years and will be held at Vanderbilt University March 3–5. 
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Vanderbilt, VUMC reach 10th among private research universities, 24th overall in NSF Higher Education Research and Development survey
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center climbed seven spots in the prestigious survey by the National Science Foundation measuring annual research and development expenditures.
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Next Faculty Senate meeting is Feb. 2 
All Vanderbilt faculty are invited to attend the next Faculty Senate meeting scheduled to take place Thursday, Feb. 2, from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. Voting members (elected senators and deans) are expected to attend in person on the second floor of the Faculty Commons Building.  
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Center for Digital Humanities now part of Vanderbilt University libraries
The Center for Digital Humanities is now part of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. Established in 2016 with a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the center provides a hub for exploration at the intersection of innovative technology and humanities research.
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Vanderbilt shows largest presence yet at top global climate change conference
A dynamic group of Vanderbilt scholars with expertise in engineering, earth sciences, sociology and storytelling took to the global stage at the 27th annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP27.
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Engineering student team’s steel-timber beam machine wins DOE national challenge
Vanderbilt University engineering science students Arielle Kopp and Alexandra Filipova and civil engineering students Maggie Chudik and Jacqueline Quirke won the U.S. Department of Energy’s JUMP into STEM competition with their machine that makes steel and timber composite beams.
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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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Participate in new Leading at VU program for current and aspiring managers
HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites employees to participate in Leading at VU: Compliance and Supervisory Fundamentals, a new self-paced series on important policies at Vanderbilt University.
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Annual cybersecurity training begins Feb. 1
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 professors to host panel on gun violence and Asian Americans Feb. 1
Vanderbilt professors Ben Tran and Johnathan Metzl will host a panel discussion on gun violence and Asian Americans on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Sarratt 189. The event is open to the Vanderbilt University community.
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Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill to deliver annual Murray Lecture Feb. 1
Emmy Award-winning sports journalist Jemele Hill will kick off Black History Month at Vanderbilt as the featured speaker of the university’s 15th annual Murray Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The event is free and open to the public.
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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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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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Faculty and Staff Appreciation women’s basketball game is Feb. 5
Vanderbilt Human Resources has reserved a limited number of tickets for university employees and their guests to attend the Sunday, Feb. 5, Vanderbilt vs. Georgia women’s basketball game as a thank you for their service and dedication to the university.
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WATCH: Quentin Millora-Brown makes an impact on and off the court
As a fifth-year senior, Quentin Millora-Brown balances his passion for basketball with his pursuit of a master’s degree in mechanical engineering.


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

Panel: ‘Understanding Race-conscious Admission in Our Past, Our Present and Our Future’ Feb. 2

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Committing to Rest Throughout the Year’ 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 housing survey seeks input from faculty, staff and graduate communities

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

Hourly paid parking available for campus visitors, short-term parking; additional spots available in former Qdoba lot

New NIH data policy impacts some researchers

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research Program

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Henry Luce Foundation American Art Exhibition Competition

Participate in professional development and learning experiences this semester through HR Employee Learning and Engagement

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


Coming Up

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  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Atomic Habits’ workshop
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  ‘An Evening of Art and Hip-Hop’ at NMAAM
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  Vanderbilt University to host exhibition debate on TikTok bans at universities
· FEB ·
  ‘Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings’
· FEB ·
  Vanderbilt hosts Mid-South Innovation Summit to boost growth of regional hub for innovation


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Clinton Global Initiative University plans Vanderbilt events
The Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting at Vanderbilt is featured.
Daily Mail: Relief for 1.7 million Britons suffering antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections after scientists develop new treatments
Neil Osheroff, John Coniglio Professor and professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
The Guardian: Tesla trial: Did Musk’s tweet affect the firm’s stock price? Experts weigh in
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Our psychological armor helps us cope with mass shootings, but numbs us to the destruction
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Wired: The case of the incredibly long-lived mouse cells
Jeffrey Rathmell, professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
CNBC: The DOJ’s antitrust case against Google is ambitious but risky
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: Expert panel votes for stricter rules on risky virus research
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Health: FDA panel endorses updated COVID shots for all, regardless of vaccination status
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Gramophone: Price: Songs of the Oak
Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology, is quoted in a review of the album Florence Beatrice Price: Songs of the Oak.
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