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  Monday, Dec. 5, 2022  
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Two Vanderbilt faculty win ‘TIME’ Best Inventions of 2022
Two Vanderbilt University faculty who conducted translational research have received the distinction of Best Invention of 2022 from TIME magazine. 
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10 years on Nashville’s Love Circle: Vanderbilt is a high-tech neighbor
Local visitors to Nashville’s scenic Love Circle may be accustomed to sharing the one-of-a-kind skyline view with a high-tech neighbor: a wind turbine and a solar panel array installed by Vanderbilt’s School of Engineering that sends energy back to the city’s power grid.
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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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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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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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MoveVU to offer training for Lyft passes and excursion planning for classes, clubs, more Dec. 6
Vanderbilt has a preferred partnership with Lyft to offer a flexible transportation option for faculty, staff and students using ridehail services while conducting official university business. Program leaders must attend a training session hosted by VU staff about the Lyft dashboard.
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Women and Working Moms EAG to meet Dec. 7
The Women and Working Moms Employee Affinity Group will meet in person on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Sarratt 189. Vanderbilt employees who identify as women and mothers are encouraged to attend.
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Turkey Toss is Dec. 16; sign up to volunteer now
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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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.
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Vanderbilt launches online holiday gift guide; shop now
Let the online Vanderbilt Holiday Gift Guide be your one-stop shop for treating everyone on your “nice” list this season.


Health & Safety Updates

Davidson County COVID community level medium

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


Take Note

MNPS school choice topic of Parenting Group meeting Dec. 7

William T. Grant Foundation President Adam Gamoran to discuss equity and youth in social research Dec. 8–9

Data Science Institute offers AI Winter Intensive Workshop Jan. 3–6

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants

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

Diermeier announces two paid administrative closure days to precede winter break

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

Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery image collection now available on Wikimedia

MLAS spring and summer 2023 course offerings announced

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

AI deep learning class open to graduate students, seniors

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

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Hold the Stuffing returns with choice of three wellness options


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Master of Public Health program information session
· DEC ·
  Wellons to give Flexner Deans’ Lecture
· DEC ·
  Skype services
will end


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Ledger: Vanderbilt ranked a top ‘green’ college
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
CNN: Opinion: The lost meaning of ‘gaslighting’ is an alarm bell, constantly ringing
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
Chicago Tribune: Ashna Arora and Panka Bencsik: Chicago program aims to reduce substance abuse—without punishment
Panka Bencsik, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, co-authored this opinion piece.
Science: As some hail new antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s, safety and benefit questions persist
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
NBC News: Jargon alert: How doctors speak could cause ‘harm’ for patients
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Scientific American: Pigeon neurons use much less energy than those of mammals
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
The Economist: Recent left-wing triumphs in Latin America may prove short-lived
Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science and associate director of LAPOP, is quoted.
Healthline: How honey can help lower your blood sugar and triglyceride levels
Jamie Pope, adjunct assistant professor of nursing, is quoted.
Forbes: Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards $60 million for colleges to improve science education
Katherine Friedman, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
Loisir Magazine: The grolar bear, a hybrid species that continues to increase​
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: With little federal support for families, states are stepping up
Cynthia Osborne, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Becker’s Hospital Review: Vanderbilt earns Magnet redesignation
C. Wright Pinson, professor of surgery and deputy CEO and chief health system officer at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is quoted.
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