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  Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023  
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Schachter wins Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies
Allison Schachter, associate professor of Jewish studies and English, was awarded the Fenia and Yaakov Leviant Memorial Prize in Yiddish Studies from the Modern Language Association of America.
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A&S recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching and advising
The College of Arts and Science recently recognized nine faculty members for outstanding teaching and advising. The annual awards acknowledge faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to their students.
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Goodman named assistant vice chancellor for plant operations 
Vanderbilt University has named Paul Goodman as assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. He comes to the university with more than 22 years of experience in operations, maintenance and logistics management.
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Jess Neely Drive to permanently close to create pedestrian, bicycle-friendly greenway
Jess Neely Drive between 25th Avenue and Natchez Trace will permanently close to vehicular traffic the week of Jan. 9 to make way for a pedestrian and bicycle-friendly greenway.
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Take advantage of well-being resources for employees in 2023 
As a new year begins, Vanderbilt is encouraging all employees to take advantage of the extensive well-being resources available to them. The offerings include newly launched wellness and mental health programs and are part of the university’s broader commitment to supporting the holistic health of its faculty, staff and postdocs across key aspects of their lives.
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Turkey Toss 2022 brings holiday cheer, shows appreciation to Vanderbilt University employees
Thousands of Vanderbilt University employees enjoyed Turkey Toss, a longstanding holiday tradition and Employee Appreciation event in which the university expresses thanks to faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars for their service.
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Important reminders about campus parking, transportation and mobility 
As the new semester begins, the Transportation and Mobility Office is sharing some reminders about commuting, parking and mobility options for the campus community.
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City to enhance public parking options in January, increase enforcement in Vanderbilt neighborhoods 
The Nashville Department of Transportation will install new electronic meters and mobile payment options and will expand enforcement of meters, residential parking permits and other parking violations beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
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Vanderbilt Child and Family Center makes donation to Second Harvest
The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center recently coordinated a monthlong “Fill the Crib” activity for students at The Acorn School, with every child care center participating.
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Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth accepting applications for summer 2023
Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is accepting applications for summer 2023 programs beginning Jan. 5. If you have an academically advanced learner in your life, PTY has opportunities for them.


Health & Safety Updates

Davidson County COVID community level medium

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


Take Note

Review your personal information in preparation
for W-2s 

IRS increases 2023 contribution limits; maximize your benefits today

Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit proposals for spring cycle of Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant

MLAS spring and summer 2023 course offerings announced

Employee Critical Support Fund to provide expanded services and funding; support the fund through AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Awards 

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

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Study seeks participants for brain-based reading comprehension enhancement research


Coming Up

· JAN ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Alex Jahangir
· JAN ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Treasures from Land and Sea’
· FEB ·
  Concert for a Cause featuring Sheryl Crow to benefit Shade Tree Clinic


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Discover Magazine: Everything to know about saber-toothed cats and their extinction
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post: ‘Crypto winter’ has come. And it’s looking more like an ice age.
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Saving the bees isn’t the same as saving the planet
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, authored this piece.
The 19th: Mental health of incarcerated LGBTQ+ youth is understudied—but new analysis shows kids are in crisis
Kirsty Clark, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Time: New polling shows the power of MAGA even as support for Trump fades
Joshua Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor and professor of political science, and John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, authored this piece.
CNN: Parents of Sam Bankman-Fried face scrutiny over their roles in FTX
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Yahoo!Finance: Big Tech layoffs: Has Silicon Valley finally ‘lost its mojo’?
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Vox: The most successful strategy for ending homelessness is under attack
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Fast Company: Inside Microsoft’s quest to lead the new era of design
Aimi Hamraie, associate professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
BuzzFeed News: If you think the pandemic is over, you may be part of the problem
Aima Ahonkhai, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Undark: What’s in a genome? The quest to decipher human difference
Jada Benn Torres, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The National Desk: 1-on-1 primary may be GOP’s best chance to move on from Trump
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
NBC News: Vaccine misinformation one of the biggest public health threats, CDC director says
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Vox: 5 experts share how to make day care less germy
Cynthia Osborne, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
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