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  Friday, Jan. 27, 2023  
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Stassun appointed to National Science Board by President Biden
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt University, has been appointed to the National Science Board by President Joe Biden.
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Caferro elected as Medieval Academy of America Fellow
The Medieval Academy of America has elected William Caferro, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, to its 2023 class of fellows.
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Germano named assistant provost, senior director of UEA; Archer to
retire this spring
Rich Germano, a veteran Vanderbilt administrator whose experience spans roles in information technology, business services, human resources operations and payroll for the university, has been named assistant provost and senior director of University Enrollment Affairs. Germano is assuming the role held by Executive Administrator and Director of UEA Susie Coleman Archer, who will retire from Vanderbilt this spring after 31 years of service to the university.
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Vanderbilt works to help rural Tennessee county solve cancer outbreak mystery
Growing worries among Grundy County, Tennessee, residents about cancer outbreaks within families, churches and neighborhoods have propelled a community partnership drawing on Vanderbilt University’s strengths to develop environmental and health self-assessment tools.
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New housing survey seeks input from faculty, staff, graduate communities
Members of Vanderbilt University’s faculty, staff, postdoc and professional and graduate student communities will receive an invitation today 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 begin utility and infrastructure upgrades for campus growth
Vanderbilt University is making extensive upgrades to its utilities and other infrastructure as it prepares for campus growth. The Central Utilities Initiative, scheduled to begin in February, will provide enhancements to support various Vandy United projects, the Highland Quad residential colleges to be built along 25th Avenue South, and other future projects.
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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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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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Atomic Habits’ workshop is Feb. 1
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement on Wednesday, Feb. 1, for a workshop on “Atomic Habits” based on the popular book that encourages people to think deeply about the systems that need to accompany new habits.
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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

Memorial reception for former Engineering professor James Clarke is Saturday

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

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

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

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

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

Study seeks participants for brain-based reading comprehension enhancement research

Infants 0–9 months and their birth parents needed for research study

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal fat, metabolic syndrome


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Kay Redfield Jamison
· JAN ·
  Parent info session for VCFC’s Owls developmental kindergarten program
· 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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NPR: The suspected Monterey Park attacker was 72. Here’s why older shooters are rare
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Market Watch: ‘Taxpayers bring their racial identity onto their 1040’: White families are reaping over 90 percent of the benefit from this powerful tax rule
Beverly Moran, professor emerita of law, is quoted.
TechCrunch: Musk said he could have funded a Tesla buyout with SpaceX shares
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Foreign Policy: The real reason behind Peru’s political crisis
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is quoted.
AARP: What you need to know about insulin
Shichun Bao, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
HealthDay: Patients give high ratings to pre-surgery telemedicine consultations
Alexander Hawkins, associate professor of surgery, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the move: 24 January 2023
Lourdes Estrada, associate professor of biochemistry and assistant dean for health equity education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, is featured.
BuzzFeed News: The FDA is considering a new plan to make COVID vaccines a lot more like your annual flu shot
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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