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  Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022  
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Mark Sapir, Vanderbilt mathematician and esteemed scholar, has died
Mark V. Sapir, Centennial Professor of Mathematics who made significant research contributions in the areas of geometric group theory, semigroup theory and combinatorial algebra, died in Nashville on Oct. 8.
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NEW FACULTY: Research around the world—and beyond
Vanderbilt University welcomes 74 new faculty across its schools and colleges for the 2022–23 academic year. Here, some of the new faculty share their global research.
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Fazio receives grant to lead international study on combating social media misinformation
Vanderbilt professor and researcher Lisa Fazio will lead an international collaboration of 80 misinformation scientists in a project to compare the effectiveness of eight common strategies used to combat false information on social media.
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Vanderbilt University hosts celebration to honor Blue Ribbon teachers empowering next generation of leaders
Metro Nashville Public Schools, the Nashville’s Agenda Steering Committee and the Nashville Public Education Foundation created the Blue Ribbon Teacher Awards to recognize top teaching talent in the area’s public schools.  
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Vanderbilt receives two CIVIC Awards from the National Science Foundation
Nilanjan Sarkar and Meiyi Ma have received Civic Innovation Challenge planning grants from the National Science Foundation. The purpose of the NSF CIVIC program is to accelerate the transition to practice of foundational research and emerging technologies into communities through civic-engaged research.
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School of Nursing earns 2022 ‘INSIGHT Into Diversity’ award
For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has won a Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
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Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘The Science of Circadian Rhythms and Daylight Saving Time’ is today
How does daylight saving time impact our health? Join Lisa Monteggia, Barlow Family Director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and professor of pharmacology, and panelists as they explore how time changes affect our circadian rhythms.
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16th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium tomorrow
Registration is open for the 16th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium, which will be held at the Student Life Center on Thursday, Oct. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. This one-day symposium will provide an opportunity for postdocs to network, engage in scientific discussions, and learn about the research being conducted by other postdoctoral fellows.
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West End Neighborhood Halloween Festival is Oct. 28
Student Engagement and Leadership and Vanderbilt Athletics will host the West End Neighborhood Halloween Festival on Friday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. The West End Neighborhood will be open as a safe place for families to trick-or-treat and celebrate the season.
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Faculty, staff, students invited to volunteer at campus mobile food pantry Oct. 29
Vanderbilt’s Government and Community Relations will partner with One Generation Away and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to host a drive-thru mobile food pantry on the university’s campus on Saturday, Oct. 29. Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to volunteer at the event beginning at 7:30 a.m.
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Voting policy for VU employees; TN early voting period open through
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.
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a great time to make sure that your digital life is protected. To raise awareness, Vanderbilt Information Security is hosting an online event—Cyber Gamemaster.
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Make a gift to Vanderbilt University for exclusive gear Oct. 1–31
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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Final days! Complete Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2023 benefits. 


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

‘CliftonStrengths for VU employees’ is Oct. 26

Vandy Walks: ‘Ghost Trees and Urban Legends’ Oct. 31

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop Nov. 3

‘AI Deep Dive: Using Large Language Models to Support Language Instruction’ Nov. 4

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: 2023 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 SebastianStrong Foundation Discovery Science Award

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

Participants needed for family-centered diet study

Young female research participants needed for pubertal development study

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Intersex Awareness Day online panel discussion
· OCT ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Asian Cooking Made Easy’
· OCT ·
  Blair’s Dobson pipe organ to be featured in choral lecture concert
· OCT ·
  ELE Microlearning Series: ‘Boundaries, Priorities and Balance’
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: Meet the 2022 Power 100: Industry Giants
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured.
The New York Times: Among seniors, a declining interest in boosters
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Salon: ‘My price will only go up’: Collectors bet on nostalgia as they resell McDonald’s adult Happy Meals
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
NBC News: Voters in battleground states prefer Republican House candidates over Democrats by 6 percent, survey says
Josh Clinton, Abby and Jon Winkelried Professor and professor of political science, co-authored this piece.
Agence France-Presse: U.S. midterms and the ‘election deniers’ threatening democracy
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
PBS: How a therapy once seen as a victory for autistic kids has come under fire as abuse
Pablo Juarez, senior associate in pediatrics, is quoted.
Study Finds: Are extreme weather events making severe skin diseases even worse?
Eva Rawlings Parker, assistant professor of dermatology, is quoted.
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