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  Monday, Oct. 31, 2022  
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Provost announces new initiative to enhance faculty support for Immersion Vanderbilt
A pilot funding initiative will support faculty as they mentor students on Immersion Vanderbilt, a feature of Discovery Vanderbilt’s emphasis on research and creation across the university.
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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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Last chance to 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 Oct. 1–31. 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.
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Vanderbilt Ph.D. students, postdocs travel to Washington, D.C., for Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar
Nineteen Vanderbilt Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to attend the fifth in-person Federal STEM Policy and Advocacy seminar. While a condensed virtual version of the event was offered in fall 2020 and 2021, this was the first in-person federal STEM seminar since 2018.
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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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Voting policy for VU employees; TN early voting period ends Nov. 3
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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Veterans 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.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

VUPS provides electric scooter and bicycle safety tips

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

Final day of Go for the Gold; deadline is Oct. 31

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

‘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

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

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesdays through November

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Concept Papers–Winter 2023

Limited Submission Opportunity: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation 2023 Young Investigator Award

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Young female research participants needed for pubertal development study


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’
· NOV ·
  Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop
· NOV ·
  ‘AI Deep Dive: Using Large Language Models to Support Language Instruction’
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNBC: The McRib ‘farewell tour’ is McDonald’s latest attempt to cash in on nostalgia
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: What elephants’ brains reveal about their dexterous trunks
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, is quoted.
Smart Cities Dive: Renter protections are up for a vote in several U.S. cities
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
NPR: Respiratory syncytial virus surges each winter, but this year it’s early
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: These political scientists surveyed 500,000 voters. Here are their unnerving conclusions.
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is featured on “The Ezra Klein Show” podcast.
The New York Times: Fetterman vs. Oz: The debate aftermath
Howard Kirshner, professor of neurology, emeritus, is quoted.
KERA News: Why do some polls show Texas Democrats and Republicans in close races, but others show the opposite?
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Ledger: Should we punt or go for it?
John Koch, senior lecturer in communication studies, is quoted.
Reuters: Investors who stuck it out for Musk’s Twitter deal set to reap rewards
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Environmental Health News: New study confirms: Structural racism in STEM programs needs fixing
Ebony McGee, professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
CNN: Black and Hispanic adults less likely than whites to receive ‘potentially lifesaving’ bystander CPR during cardiac arrest, study finds
Walter Clair, professor of medicine, is quoted.
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