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  Monday, Jan. 30, 2023  
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New housing survey seeks input from faculty, staff and graduate communities
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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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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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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Company co-founded by VU professor receives distinguished FDA breakthrough device designation for minimally invasive surgical tool
A company co-founded by Vanderbilt mechanical engineering professor Robert J. Webster III has received a breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that could open the door for new diagnostic and therapeutic applications of flexible endoscopy.
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Vanderbilt hosts Mid-South Innovation Summit to boost growth of regional hub for innovation
The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, will host the first Mid-South Innovation Summit for innovators, students, founders, government officials, investors and community and ecosystem partners across the entire Midsouth region. The event will be on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel and is free and open to the public.
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Vanderbilt libraries join Share Virtual Discovery Environment
Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have joined the Share Virtual Discovery Environment, an international collaboration that uses linked data to facilitate the discovery of resources and increase the visibility of library collections.
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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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Unity Project to host ‘Upholding Democracy in the Age of the Big Lie’ with co-authors Major Garrett and David Becker Jan. 31
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host CBS Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett and David Becker, executive director of the Center for Election Innovation and Research, to discuss their book, The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of the Big Lie, on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Scarritt Bennett Center.
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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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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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Churchwell recognized with national award for diversity achievement
Dr. André L. Churchwell was honored with a Diamond Award for lifetime achievement in advancing diversity during a celebration that brought together prominent leaders in business, education, entertainment, government and more on Jan. 21.
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Vanderbilt University to host exhibition debate on TikTok bans at universities Feb. 3
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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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.


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

Faculty invited to apply for 2023–24 RPW Center fellowships by Feb. 1

‘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

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

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: 2024 Pew Biomedical Scholars 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

HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunities for managers and leaders

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


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Parent info session for VCFC’s Owls developmental kindergarten program
· FEB ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Atomic Habits’ workshop
· FEB ·
  ‘An Evening of Art and Hip-Hop’ at NMAAM
· FEB ·
  ‘Make the Most of Your Retirement Savings’
· FEB ·
  Concert for a Cause featuring Sheryl Crow to benefit Shade Tree Clinic


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNET: Feds vs. Google: What DOJ’s antitrust lawsuit means for online ads
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Newsweek: Forget ‘quiet quitting,’ 2023 will be all about ‘loud layoffs’
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
Vox: When you can’t speak to the manager—or anyone
Kejia Hu, assistant professor of operations management, is quoted.
The New York Times: 5 classical music albums you can listen to right now
Research by Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology, is cited. Shadle wrote the liner notes to the featured album Florence Beatrice Price: Songs of the Oak.
The Guardian: Why accusing Harry Styles and Cardi B of queerbaiting is regressive
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The Nation: Will Marjorie Taylor Greene be the Republican nominee for vice president?
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Becker’s Hospital Review: New practices to increase blood pressure emerge from national sepsis study
Wesley Self, associate professor of emergency medicine, is quoted.
Billboard: Why Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ doesn’t need to credit Bruno Mars
Joseph Fishman, professor of law, is quoted.
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