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  Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022  
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University’s actions around equity, diversity and inclusion highlighted in annual report
Vanderbilt University’s collective and augmented efforts during the past academic year to foster a sense of belonging at every level of campus are spotlighted in a new report from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
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Immersion Vanderbilt: More than 1,600 juniors declare their immersive experiences
Members of Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate Class of 2024 have declared some 1,600 immersive experiences, showing the diverse and exciting ways Immersion Vanderbilt provides opportunities for students to get hands-on experience in the classroom and beyond.
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REGISTER: ‘Then and Now: Presiding in Polarized Times’ with Jon Meacham, Susan Glasser and Peter Baker Dec. 7
Bestselling authors Peter Baker and Susan Glasser will join Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Jon Meacham for an evening of discussion Dec. 7 surrounding the legacy of the Trump presidency and the midterm elections’ potential impact on our country’s fractured politics.
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Lindsley named 2022 fellow of American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Craig W. Lindsley, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Chemistry, who holds the William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine, was recently announced as a 2022 fellow of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics for his demonstrated excellence and contributions to pharmacology and to the ASPET organization.
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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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Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery image collection now available on Wikimedia
Vanderbilt libraries data science and data curation specialist Steve Baskauf recently reached a milestone in a multiyear project to improve access to the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery collections in Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons, making the collections easier to use globally.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘The Impact of Obesity on Health’ Nov. 30 
What are the scientific mechanisms by which obesity impacts the body? What are the genetic components of why some individuals struggle more with weight gain and loss? Join Professor Alyssa Hasty and panel as they explore these topics in the next Lab-to-Table Conversation from the School of Medicine Basic Sciences on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. CT.
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Provost to deliver Peabody Dean’s Diversity Lecture Dec. 1
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver will be the featured speaker at a Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Thursday, Dec. 1. Raver’s talk is titled “Flipping the Script: Notes from My Path to University Leadership.” 
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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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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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement seeks interest for December small group life and career design series
A special December offering from HR Employee Learning and Engagement invites VU employees to explore how they can apply design thinking to their lives and careers.
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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.
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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

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

Clinton Global Initiative University info session is
Dec. 8

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

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 

New Research IT Voucher Program offers up to $5K for faculty, staff to advance digital projects; first application deadline is Nov. 30

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards

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 needed for family-centered diet study

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Study seeks participants for brain-based reading comprehension enhancement research

Hold the Stuffing returns with choice of three wellness options


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  ‘The Musician’s Perspectives on Memory’ featuring Blair School’s Ji Hye Jung
· NOV ·
  Center for Spiritual and Religious Life hosts Gratitude Challenge through Nov. 30
· DEC ·
  ‘Detecting Colliding Black Holes: AI Deep Dive’
· DEC ·
  Skype services will end


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Vanderbilt in the News
TechCrunch: Lawyers see crypto regulation coming in 2023 because industry needs to rebuild trust
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
USA Today: Cruise lines dropped COVID protocols. How did that impact cases on ships? We got the numbers.
Peter Rebeiro, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Chicago Tribune: Clarence Page: ‘Tripledemic’? As if the pandemic isn’t enough.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Insurance Journal: AI in connected cars can ease rush hour congestion, Vanderbilt research shows
Dan Work, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: As enrollment falls and public skepticism grows, some colleges are cutting their prices
Will Doyle, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Science: Second death linked to potential antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Financial Times: Best books of 2022: History
Emily Greble, associate professor of German, Russian and East European studies, is mentioned.
CNN: Daylight saving time sheds light on lack of sleep’s disproportionate impact in communities of color
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
The Nation: When the NYPD gets desperate
Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
Education Week: Here’s how the pandemic changed school discipline
The research of Richard Welsh, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is cited.
Education Week: Schools trying to prioritize equity have their work cut out for them, survey shows
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Education, is quoted.
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