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  Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022  
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Vanderbilt greenhouse gas emissions drop 19 percent in two years, new sustainability report shows
Vanderbilt University’s greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 19 percent overall and 23 percent per square foot since fiscal year 2020, according to the latest annual sustainability report released today by FutureVU Sustainability in the Division of Administration.
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Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success launched
Vanderbilt University has announced the launch of the Ingram Center for Student-Athlete Success, centrally located in the McGugin Center and made possible through the lead gift to the Vandy United campaign from longtime supporter and Board of Trust member John R. Ingram.
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WATCH: Bass Military Scholars reflect on their time at Vanderbilt as Veterans Day approaches
Veterans Day is a chance to honor those who have served in the military, and Vanderbilt University has a rich tradition of recognizing the leadership qualities of veterans through its Bass Military Scholars Program. MyVU spoke to a few participants of the program in advance of Veterans Day.
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Path to excellence: Bass Military Scholar has mission to teach, motivate students
The determination and confidence with which Benjamin Parnell joined the U.S. Army reflects his commitment to being the best possible version of himself. Parnell, a Bass Military Scholar, is pursuing a master of education in secondary education at Peabody College of education and human development.
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Vanderbilt University establishes laser safety program, appoints laser safety officer
Vanderbilt University has created a laser safety program and appointed a certified laser safety officer, significant steps in the university’s ongoing efforts to establish its Environmental Health and Safety Department. Vanderbilt announced it would transition its research EHS function from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to the university earlier this year.
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Law School announces new online master of legal studies with staff scholarship
Vanderbilt Law School has announced a generous staff discount for its new online Master of Legal Studies program. The two-year MLS program is for busy professionals who are looking to deepen their understanding of the legal system and become more sophisticated and confident in navigating the law.
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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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Ambassador of Finland to discuss ‘War in Ukraine, NATO and the Future of Europe’ today
The Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to the United States H.E. Mikko Hautala and former U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus will discuss themes of international politics, the war in Ukraine, the Finnish-Russian border and European security integration on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Vanderbilt. The conversation will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Central Library’s fourth-floor Community Room.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for tomorrow
Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential colleges system are invited to an open house on Thursday, Nov, 10,  from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons dean’s residence, located at 1235 18th Ave. S.
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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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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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REGISTER: ‘The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court’ with CBS’ Jan Crawford, two former White House counsels is 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 to be celebrated; Zoom backgrounds available
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

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

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

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

Churchwell to discuss his book at lunchtime event
Nov. 9

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Design Thinking, Upskilling and Experimenting for Career Growth’ Nov. 9

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘Perspective Taking–Expanding Beyond Your Viewpoint’ Nov. 10

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Building Smart Money Habits’ Nov. 10

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

‘Journey without End’ book launch is Nov. 15

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 Mary Kay Ash Foundation Innovative/Translational Cancer Research Grant

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

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Hold the Stuffing returns with choice of three wellness options


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich
· NOV ·
  ‘Resetting Your Financial Foundation’
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Eye Institute to host trunk show
· 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
The Washington Post: Meta expected to lay off thousands in broader tech slowdown, report says
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Bloomberg: The preppers were right all along
Amanda Little, writer-in-residence in English, authored this opinion piece.
HuffPost: Here’s why you might need a mattress topper, according to experts
William Sullivan, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.
Mail & Guardian (South Africa): How can we develop a uniquely African form of democracy?
Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, authored this opinion piece.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian (University of Massachusetts Amherst): A lack of transparency in club sports tryouts
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
The Conversation: If Democrats prevail during the midterms, TV advertising might have something to do with it
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, authored this piece.
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