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  Monday, Oct. 10, 2022  
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization breaks records in leveraging innovation, discovery at VU
The Vanderbilt Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization generated more than $100 million in licensing revenue—quadruple its annual average—and reviewed more than 1,000 material transfer agreements and facilitated nearly 300 U.S. patent applications during the 2022 fiscal year.
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Body Builder: How Karl Zelik is using biomedical engineering to prevent back pain and enhance endurance
Karl Zelik, associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering and of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is using smart technology to tackle one of the most common and often debilitating problems for millions of people: back pain. His work includes a partnership with the U.S. military.
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Deadline to register in TN for Nov. 8 general election is tomorrow
The deadline to register in Tennessee for the Nov. 8 state and federal general elections is Tuesday, Oct. 11. In an effort to keep the Vanderbilt community informed and make voting easier, the university has renewed its partnership with TurboVote, a platform that guides users through the voter registration process.
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REMINDER: Fall submission deadline for Arts, Discovery and Innovation Fund is Oct. 14
The Arts, Discovery and Innovation Fund is now open to all full-time faculty across all disciplines and all provost-reporting staff who would like to work with the National Museum of African American Music on educational and research projects. The deadline for fall submissions is Oct. 14.
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Barney Graham, distinguished Vanderbilt alumnus and COVID-19 scientific leader, to speak Oct. 17
Barney S. Graham, PhD’91, chief architect for the first experimental COVID-19 vaccine, will give the School of Medicine Basic Sciences Dean’s Lecture on Oct. 17 and be presented with the 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.
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REGISTER: ‘The Media’s Role on Election Night’ to be hosted by Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy Oct. 19
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 Media’s Role on Election Night” will be on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. in Langford Auditorium and examine how these calls are made and how this unofficial system grew into the role it plays today.   
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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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Stop and Wond’ry: Vanderbilt business professor and bestselling author to explain the ‘12 Year Gap’ on Oct. 24
Learn how to harness the power of stories, the importance of perspective and the freedom found in discipline with the Wond’ry on Monday, Oct. 24.
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Making mental health your priority  
Vanderbilt is committed to making the holistic health of faculty, staff and postdocs a greater priority. Read through these tips for how to improve your mental health and utilize Lyra, the new employee assistance program provider.
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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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Have 2023 Open Enrollment questions? We have answers
Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits, scheduled for Oct. 17–28, is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. Human Resources is offering an online how-to-enroll guide, virtual one-on-one help sessions, and an in-person enrollment lab on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Sarratt 189.
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TEDxVanderbiltUniversity speaker applications open; event scheduled for April 18, 2023
Speaker applications are now open for TEDxVanderbiltUniversity 2023. Applications are due on Wednesday, Oct. 12. The TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event will be April 18, 2023, on campus and in person.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Davidson County COVID community level low


Take Note

Faculty and staff invited to join Military and Veterans Employee Affinity Group

VUSM offers new master of imaging science

2022 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit is Oct. 13

Nominate next book for Campus Reading by Oct. 15

Annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Lecture is Oct. 18

‘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

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

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

Vanderbilt-led Nashville Math Club looking for middle and high school students

Participants sought for brain-based learning enhancement research

Printing Services offers on-campus print solutions for students

Open Enrollment: Detailed guide available, what’s changed for 2023 and health insurance premiums

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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Work-Life Workshop: ‘Toward a Culture of Inclusion and Belonging’
· OCT ·
  World on Wednesdays: ‘The Floods in Pakistan’
· 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: Elon Musk’s renewed Twitter bid puts pressure on Wall Street banks backing him
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Hill: How to keep leadership white: Ban affirmative action
Joni Hersch, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Law and Economics, authored this opinion piece.
The Washington Post: Monkeypox cases are down, but concern over intradermal vaccine lingers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Opinion: How Democrats quietly triumphed in one of their biggest fights
The research of Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is cited.
The Washington Post: How do U.S. marijuana policies compare globally after Biden’s pardon?
Robert Mikos, LaRoche Family Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Twitter–Elon Musk deal has offered investors several big opportunities
Morgan Ricks, Herman O. Loewenstein Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: The plant-based meat movement is down but not out
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this opinion piece.
CNN: Opinion: The Onion is right about the future of democracy
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
Los Angeles Times: American politics is stuck in a rut. Why does nothing change?
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Post: NCVC Board of Directors adds seven
Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, is mentioned.
Bloomberg Linea: 69 percent of Argentines believe that there is corruption in the country’s politics
Maria Fernanda Boidi, senior field work coordinator for LAPOP, is quoted.
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