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  Monday, Dec. 12, 2022  
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Joseph to receive award for contributions to mathematics education
Nicole Joseph, associate professor of mathematics education, has been recognized with the 2023 Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education by the Association for Women in Mathematics.
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Brown-Schmidt receives NSF grant to study how cognitive processes guide interactive conversation
Sarah Brown-Schmidt, professor of psychology and human development, recently received a three-year $382,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research project seeking to understand the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to engage in everyday conversation.
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Nominations open for spring 2023 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. All faculty are eligible to submit nominations, which are due Tuesday, Dec. 20.
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Extracurricular experiences shaped alumnus from Syria’s career in interfaith diversity
When Syria native Musbah Shaheen, BA’17, traveled to the U.S. for the first time to attend Vanderbilt, he had no idea how the university’s cornerstone philosophies of equity, diversity and belonging would stretch him personally or shape his professional future and Ph.D. research.
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Don’t miss Turkey Toss this Friday
Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs are invited to participate in Turkey Toss 2022 on Friday, Dec. 16. This year’s Turkey Toss will be a hybrid event.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Rising Tide–Impact of Climate Change on Human Health’ Dec. 20
How does climate change affect human health? How are animals and ecosystems similarly influenced, and how are these impacts interconnected? Join Charles Sanders, associate dean for research and professor of biochemistry, as he delves into these questions and more during the next Lab-to-Table Conversation from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Basic Sciences.
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New book celebrates 100 years of Vanderbilt football stadium
The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Vanderbilt's football stadium, which was originally dedicated as Dudley Field on Oct. 14, 1922. To commemorate the occasion, Vanderbilt Athletics has created a coffee table book featuring photographs and memorabilia celebrating the history of Commodore football.
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Shop the Vanderbilt online holiday gift guide
Let the online Vanderbilt Holiday Gift Guide be your one-stop shop for treating everyone on your “nice” list this season.
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Campus Dining announces Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students
Campus Dining will offer a winter 2022 Flex Meal Deal for Vanderbilt faculty, staff and graduate and professional students. A convenient option for those who wish to dine on campus, flex meals allow for quick and easy meal payment across Campus Dining’s award-winning network of 20 dining locations.
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Reevaluate your needs with updated parking calculator; apply for daily parking by Dec. 20 for January garage access
Commuting needs change over time. MoveVU’s updated parking calculator, with the added feature of specifying your number of weeks on campus, can help determine which parking option may be best for you.
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IRS increases 2023 contribution limits; maximize your benefits today
The IRS has increased the overall contribution limit for 2023. Maximize your retirement savings and health savings account by changing your contribution amounts.  
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Review your personal information in preparation for W-2s 
As the end of the year approaches, the Payroll Department encourages you to review your personal information to ensure your W-2 will be accurate.
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Reminder: New employee wellness and mental health programs start January 2023
Vanderbilt University is transitioning to new wellness and mental health programs for its employees in January 2023. The new programs, which are part of a wider investment in the health of faculty, staff and postdocs, will expand service offerings and make resources available to employees’ families.


Health & Safety Updates

Davidson County COVID community level low

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


Take Note

Frist Center for Autism and Innovation featured on NPR’s ‘This Is Nashville’

Demonbreun Street Bikeway community meeting this Wednesday 

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Breast Cancer Alliance Exceptional Project Grant

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mathers Foundation Grant Program Spring 2023

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

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

Law School announces new online master of legal studies with staff scholarship

MLAS spring and summer 2023 course offerings announced

AI deep learning class open to graduate students, seniors

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

Security Notice: Advisory


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Wellons to give Flexner Deans’ Lecture
· DEC ·
  Skype services
will end
· DEC ·
  Diermeier announces two paid administrative closure days Dec. 21-22 to precede winter break
· JAN ·
  Data Science Institute offers AI Winter Intensive Workshop Jan. 3–6


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Judge hears FTC’s bid to block Meta from acquiring virtual reality app maker
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Reuters: U.S. court weighs novel issue of crypto ownership in bankruptcy
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Al Jazeera: Peru’s Congress swears in new president after Castillo removed
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is quoted.
The Economist: Tackling sexual harassment could bring sizeable economic dividends
The research of Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics, is cited.
CNN: Face masks come back to forefront amid triple threat of COVID-19, flu, RSV
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Higher Ed Dive: This university says it cut emissions by 19 percent since 2019. Was it all changes in commuting?
Andrea George, assistant vice chancellor for environmental health, safety and sustainability, is interviewed.
HR Brew: How over-hiring during the pandemic led to the rash of layoffs in 2022
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Surviving COVID was just the beginning of the battle
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Colorado Sun: Opinion: The return of the Lavender Scare
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Psychiatry Advisor: Women living with HIV continue to experience multiple, interdependent sources of stigma
The research of Julie Barroso, Julia Eleanor Blair Chenault Professor and professor of nursing, and Sadie Sommer, a master of public health candidate, is cited.
Teknovation: Charleson Bell shares his plans for the Mid-South I-Corps Hub
Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is quoted.
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