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  Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022  
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Discovery Vanderbilt: Expanding on the momentum of professional education
Professional schools across the university helped set the stage for Discovery Vanderbilt’s commitment to expanding research and collaboration.
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Trans-institutional Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice to benefit from $700K Ford Foundation grant
A $700,000 grant awarded to institutions that collaborate to administer the Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice program in Tennessee is designed to allow advancement of the program’s reach and enhance the visibility of the arts in Nashville and across the state.
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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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Vanderbilt celebrates international education and global exchange during 2022 International Education Week
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, International Student and Scholar Services and more than 20 campus partners collaborated during International Education Week on a series of events aimed at helping the Vanderbilt community reflect on what it means to be a productive global citizen.
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How to set effective rules for screen time: Expert advice from computer science professor Pamela Wisniewski
With the holidays quickly approaching, there’s one item that nearly every kid wants: a mobile phone or tablet equipped with the latest games and social apps. Pamela Wisniewski, who leads the Socio-Technical Interaction Research lab at Vanderbilt, shares tips for navigating the tricky terrain of making household rules for devices.
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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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Heard Libraries cultivate partnership with Next Steps at Vanderbilt
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries recently expanded their partnership with Next Steps at Vanderbilt. The first program of its kind in Tennessee, Next Steps provides neurodiverse students with a college experience that includes academic, social, professional and residential programming.
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Join an evening Language Table in Vanderbilt dining halls  
Campus Dining is deepening the spirit of community in residential dining by hosting weekly “Language Tables in the Residential Colleges” in partnership with the College of Arts and Science, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Center for Languages. 
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Employee Critical Support Fund to provide expanded services, funding; support fund through AmazonSmile, Kroger Community Awards 
The Employee Critical Support Fund, previously known as the Employee Hardship Fund, will provide expanded services and funding to eligible Vanderbilt University employees. There are several ways to support the Employee Critical Support Fund, including with Kroger Community Rewards and AmazonSmile.
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Join VSG Angel Tree initiative, make the holidays brighter for local children
Vanderbilt Student Government’s annual Angel Tree initiative helps provide gifts to local children from Metro Nashville Public Schools during the holiday season. VSG invites all Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and campus organizations to participate.
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REGISTER: ‘The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court’ with CBS’ Jan Crawford, two former White House counsels Nov. 29
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host an in-person event on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Student Life Center to examine the potential impact of recent Supreme Court decisions on the perceived politicization of the federal courts.
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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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Getting There Sustainably: 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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Save the Date: Turkey Toss is Dec. 16
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

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

Diermeier announces two paid administrative closure days to precede winter break

Annual commute survey ongoing

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

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

SPA offers VERA office hours, reporting/data training sessions throughout fall semester

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Ono Pharma Breakthrough Science Initiative Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Graham Foundation Production and Presentation Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant Program

AI deep learning class open to graduate students, seniors

Programs for Talented Youth announces return of WAVU immersive academic experience for 7th-12th graders

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 ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Biryani and Raita for the South Asian Soul’
· 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
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Vanderbilt in the News
Fortune: The Bahamas pulled out all the stops to be a global crypto hub. FTX’s demise could end that dream
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Associated Press: ‘Viral jambalaya’: Early flu adding to woes for U.S. hospitals
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Self: 10 expert-approved ways to strengthen your bladder control
W. Stuart Reynolds, associate professor of urology, is quoted.
Katie Couric Media: The men most likely to commit sexual misconduct probably aren’t who you expect
Jessica Kennedy, associate professor of organizational studies, is quoted.
Philadelphia Business Journal: Penn spinout’s device makes ‘Time’s’ list of best inventions of 2022
The research of James Weimer, assistant professor of computer science, is cited.
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