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  Friday, Nov. 11, 2022  
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University leaders share message celebrating military members and veterans
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver shared a message with the Vanderbilt community thanking veterans and military members for their service and many contributions to campus life.
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Vanderbilt doctor of ministry degree equips VA, military chaplains for
‘real-world’ roles
Vanderbilt Divinity School’s first class of integrative chaplains—who are focused on serving veterans and active-duty service members through best practices in spiritual and mental health care—will earn a doctor of ministry next spring.
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Blake Christiansen recognized as Class of 2023 Outstanding Senior
A talent for cultivating fellowship and belonging helped earn Blake Christiansen this year’s Outstanding Senior Award, one of Vanderbilt’s highest undergraduate student honors.
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Paying it forward: Bass Military Scholar committed to higher education mentorship
As a first-generation college student, U.S. Army veteran Timea Taylor was confronted by a steep learning curve and imposter syndrome until a professor provided valuable mentorship. Now Taylor plans to pay it forward as a Bass Military Scholar pursuing a master’s degree in higher education administration.
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Supporting success from day one, Vanderbilt gives stipends to all new Ph.D. students
Thanks to a partnership among the Office of the Provost and leaders in each of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School programs, all incoming doctoral students received a shot of financial support at the start of the fall semester by way of a $2,000 Launching Student Success stipend.
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Vanderbilt hosts research immersion with Oak Ridge National Laboratory Deputy Director Susan Hubbard
Vanderbilt University and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation hosted Susan Hubbard and Jens Dilling from Oak Ridge National Laboratory for a two-day immersion into Vanderbilt’s interdisciplinary research initiatives related to pressing issues in energy, climate and global security.  
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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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Annual commute survey now open; complete by Nov. 14 for chance to win $100
Whether you primarily work from home, commute to campus every day, or anything in between, your feedback on the annual commute survey will help inform mobility and transportation efforts and help expand Vanderbilt’s understanding and support of the community.
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Steine Lecture in Economics: ‘Health Care–Problems and Prospects’ Nov. 11
Ariel Pakes, Thomas Professor of Economics at Harvard University, will discuss “Health Care: Problems and Prospects” on Friday, Nov. 11, at 4:10 p.m. The Department of Economics’ Steine Lecture will be held in Wilson Hall, Room 103.
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VU Theatre presents underground classic ‘Unfinished Women’ through Nov. 12
Vanderbilt University Theatre will explore themes related to teenage pregnancy and the Black experience during the 1950s with its latest production, Unfinished Women Cry in No Man’s Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage.
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Health equity focus of Nov. 15 VUSN Dean’s Diversity Lecture
Vanderbilt alumna G. Rumay Alexander will present the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean’s Diversity Lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Alexander will discuss providing health equity despite inequitable structures and systems.
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AstraZeneca lead scientist visits to discuss Vanderbilt collaboration in COVID antibody Evusheld development
The Vanderbilt Vaccine Center will host a campus-wide presentation by Mark Esser, AstraZeneca vice president and head of microbial sciences, about Evusheld, an antibody combination that combats SARS-CoV-2 developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The talk will be on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. in Light Hall, Room 202.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series Nov. 17 to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host “Speak Easy,” a talk series designed to help postdoctoral researchers polish their “lay” scientific communication skills. The next event will be on Thursday, Nov. 17, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 100.
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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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New employee affinity groups added for women and working moms, mid-career professionals
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will launch two new Employee Affinity Groups as part of an ongoing initiative to support university employees.
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Skype services will end Dec. 15
Vanderbilt’s current primary voice services platform, Skype for Business, is being retired by Microsoft. The university recently transitioned to Microsoft Teams, a more advanced voice services offering. As a last step in this transition, VUIT will remove Skype for Business services as of Dec. 15, 2022.
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Veterans celebrated
Vanderbilt will celebrate the many contributions military veterans and service members bring to their roles at the university with several initiatives to mark Veterans Day 2022.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level low

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


Take Note

Volunteer drivers needed for first-of-its-kind research project

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

Center for Spiritual and Religious Life hosts Gratitude Challenge Nov. 1–30

Panel: ‘The Nationwide Surge in Labor Organizing’ Nov. 14

‘Journey without End’ book launch is Nov. 15

Hot Topics in MHS: ‘The Viral Underclass–Pandemic Inequality from HIV/AIDS to COVID-19’ Nov. 15

Vandy Cooks: ‘Biryani and Raita for the South Asian Soul’ Nov. 29

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

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 ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute to host trunk show
· NOV ·
  Recovery ally training
· NOV ·
  HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’
· NOV ·
  VUSM Flexner Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Qaali Hussein


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Vanderbilt in the News
USA Today: Midterm election races will determine who controls the Senate: Here are 8 to watch
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Discover Magazine: The last of North America’s great rhinos that evolved 55 million years ago
Larisa DeSantis, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Was there a meteor over Nashville last night? Actually, there were two.
Billy Teets, director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is quoted.
Telemundo: ‘We have to vote for our lives’: The Hispanic LGBTQ community explains what motivates them to participate in this election
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Axios Nashville: Midterm elections 2022: Voting in Nashville
The most recent statewide Vanderbilt Poll is cited.
The Tennessean: On Election Day, remember to respect our grand American experiment
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is mentioned.
Fortune: How much do people with an Ed.D. degree make?
Marisa Cannata, associate professor of the practice of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
MarketWatch: ‘People have legitimate reason to worry’: Crypto industry insiders react to Binance’s intent to acquire FTX
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Healthline: CDC releases new opioid guidelines: What to know
Rebecca Donald, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Nature: She was convicted of killing her four children. Could a gene mutation set her free?
Walter Chazin, Chancellor’s Professor and professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
CNET: Early signs point to this year’s flu season being the worst one in years
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Medscape: ‘Skyrocketing’ launch prices for new cancer drug need reform
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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