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  Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022  
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Eric Johnson to step down as dean of Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
M. Eric Johnson, who has led the Owen Graduate School of Management through a period of momentum and growth in innovative programs, research collaborations, world-class facilities, alumni engagement and more, will not seek renewal as dean when he finishes his second term of service in June 2023.
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Churchwell named a Top 25 Diversity Leader by ‘Modern Healthcare’
Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University, has been named a Top 25 Diversity Leader for 2022 by Modern Healthcare magazine.
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NEW FACULTY: Creative thinking and expression
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 work involving creative thinking and expression.
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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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Voting policy for VU employees; TN early voting period is Oct. 19–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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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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Grand opening celebrated for new Leadership and Service Space
Student Organizations, Leadership and Service, an office of Student Affairs, hosted a grand opening for the Leadership and Service Space Oct. 4. The new space is located at 2402 Vanderbilt Place in the West End Neighborhood and will serve as home to several umbrella student organizations.
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Benefits on-campus lab set for tomorrow 
Open enrollment is underway now until Friday, Oct. 28, at 11:59 p.m. CT. This year, all benefits-eligible employees must elect a health plan or waive coverage. If you need help enrolling or do not have access to a computer, stop by the Benefits on-campus lab on Thursday, Oct. 20.
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Registration open for 16th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium
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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‘Understanding the Backlash Against Globalization’ topic of McGee Public Policy Lecture Oct. 20
Peter K. Schott, Juan Trippe Professor of International Economics at Yale University, will discuss “Understanding the Backlash Against Globalization” on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 4:10 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 103. The fall 2022 McGee Public Policy Lecture is open to the public.
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Healing Through Art Gallery Night is Nov. 8; submissions due Oct. 21
The University Counseling Center is celebrating the creative arts as a fun and meaningful form of self-expression and self-care in a big way this year. The Vanderbilt community is invited to the inaugural Healing Through Art Gallery Night on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the UCC, where the artwork of students will be on display.
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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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‘The News Media’s Role on Election Night’ is TODAY
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a live event to shed light on the mechanics and nuance of network election calls. The event will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.   


Health & Safety Updates

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

‘Proactive Self-care for Parents and Caregivers’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Oct. 19

VKC Conversation Series: ‘Centering Autistic Perspectives in Applied Behavior Analysis’ Oct. 20

Votes for Women series presents historian Keisha Blain Oct. 25

‘CliftonStrengths for VU employees’ is Oct. 26

Vandy Cooks: ‘Asian Cooking Made Easy’ Oct. 27

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 St. Baldrick’s Foundation Research Grants

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Brain Research Foundation Seed Grant Program

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

VUSM offers new master of imaging science

New Aspiring LeadeReads book club series to discuss ‘Dare to Lead’ in November

Security Notice: Sexual assault

Security Notice: Motor vehicle theft

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Employee Learning and Engagement presents ‘Uniquely You at Work’
· OCT ·
  World on Wednesdays: ‘The Floods in Pakistan’
· OCT ·
  Stop and Wond’ry: Vanderbilt business professor and bestselling author to explain the ‘12 Year Gap’
· OCT ·
  Intersex Awareness Day online panel discussion
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: The rise of a conservative radio juggernaut
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
CNN: With product innovation lagging, Silicon Valley bets on a fresh coat of paint
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Health officials warn of nasty flu season, ‘twindemic’ this year
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: Proof points: Colleges that ditched test scores for admissions find it’s harder to be fair in choosing students, researcher says
Kelly Slay, assistant professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
NBC News: Taking a break from the news can improve mental health, study finds
Lindsey McKernan, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Federal Computer Week: White House preps security controls for commercial software acquisition
Douglas Schmidt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Computer Science, is quoted.
Observer: No narrative to debate: Artist Raheleh Filsoofi knows Iran, clay and migration
Raheleh Filsoofi, assistant professor of art, is featured.
Discover Magazine: The chemistry behind a microbrew hasn’t changed much over 6,000 years
Bruce Carter, professor of biochemistry, is quoted.
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