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  Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022  
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Search committee named for next dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Chris Guthrie, dean of Vanderbilt Law School and John Wade–Kent Syverud Professor of Law, will chair the committee.
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Vanderbilt special education researcher receives White House appointment
President Joe Biden has appointed Vanderbilt Peabody College research professor Douglas Fuchs to serve on the
15-member National Board for Education Sciences. The appointment was announced Oct. 27.
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Five from Vanderbilt participate in SEC Emerging Scholars Program
Five Vanderbilt graduate students recently participated in the SEC Networking and Career Fair hosted by the University of Missouri, part of the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral scholars announced earlier this year.
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Latest Vanderbilt Green Fund projects implemented on campus 
Vanderbilt has recently implemented five sustainability projects with support from the student-led Vanderbilt Green Fund. The projects range from a native species garden that aims to increase biodiversity, pollination and soil quality on campus to more technology-driven solutions, such as programmable thermostats and solar thermal panels. 
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Veterans to be celebrated for contributions to VU community
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.
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Voting policy for VU employees; TN early voting period ends tomorrow
During early voting for the 2022 midterm elections or on Election Day, Vanderbilt University employees who are registered to vote may be absent from work for a reasonable paid period of time, not to exceed three hours. Tennessee’s early voting period is Oct. 19–Nov. 3. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate first-generation students Nov. 3–11
The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the undergraduate student organizations FirstVU and QuestBridge Vanderbilt as well as the Network First-Gen initiative, invites members of the Vanderbilt community to participate in First-Generation Appreciation Week Nov. 3–11.
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‘One to Watch Out For: An Afternoon with Alison Bechdel’ is Nov. 7
Award-winning cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel will present Vanderbilt’s annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society on Monday, Nov. 7. The event, hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library Community Room.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for Nov. 10
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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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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Extended one week! Make a gift to Vanderbilt for exclusive gear
Show you’re proud to be a Commodore by making a gift to Vanderbilt to impact your favorite area of the university. As a thanks for your support, you’ll receive a limited-edition item and can choose from four brand-new options: Vandy socks, a pet bandana, an eco-friendly tote bag or a throwback Vandy beanie. Make your gift before Nov. 8.


Health & Safety 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

VUPS provides electric scooter and bicycle safety tips

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

New cohort of blood pressure management program begins Nov. 3

‘Measuring and Maximizing Research and Innovation Impact’ presentation is Nov. 4

‘Dreams Through Shadow and Light’: Discussion and book signing with Pedro Rosales-Diaz Nov. 8

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

Vanderbilt Eye Institute to host trunk show Nov. 11

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

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

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Young female research participants needed for pubertal development study


Coming Up

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  Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop
· NOV ·
  ‘AI Deep Dive: Using Large Language Models to Support Language Instruction’
· NOV ·
  Fall back: Daylight saving time ends
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fox Business: Elon Musk taking Twitter private: What to know
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Politico: Down to the Election Day wire
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Newsweek: Elon Musk could block Twitter employees from getting $100 million payout
Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: Flu season in the U.S. hasn’t been this bad this early in more than a decade. Now is the time to get a flu shot
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Seoul Halloween crowd crush kills at least 153; Americans among 20 foreigners dead
Sohee Park, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Psychology, is quoted.
The New York Times: RSV cases are rising. Here’s what you need to know
James Antoon, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Special report: TVA has made strides in reducing emissions. So why is it behind on solar
Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, and Jim Rossi, Judge D. L. Lansden Professor and professor of law, are quoted.
Popular Mechanics: Crows are self-aware just like humans, and they may be as smart as gorillas
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: Ratings and bias against women, over time
Joe Bandy, interim director of the Center for Teaching, is quoted.
Centre Daily Times (State College, Pennsylvania): Murder trial with a ‘rarely invoked’ defense set to begin in Centre County. What to know
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: A VA biobank is the largest source of genetic data on Black Americans
Adriana Hung, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNN: By the next RSV season, the U.S. may have its first vaccine
Charlotte Brown, assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, is quoted.
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