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  Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022  
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Churchwell expands role with new title, position at university
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier has expanded Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell’s role to include institutional belonging and community outreach. To reflect this expanded role, Churchwell’s title will now be vice chancellor for outreach, inclusion and belonging and chief diversity officer at Vanderbilt University.
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Flulapalooza is TODAY
Flulapalooza is back. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual mass influenza vaccination event hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
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NEW FACULTY: Discovery and research tackling real-world issues
Vanderbilt University welcomes 74 new faculty across its nine schools and colleges for the 2022–23 academic year. Here, some of the university’s new faculty share the work they are doing to tackle current real-world challenges.
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Lee named 2022 Innovation Fund investigator by The Pew Charitable Trusts
Ethan Lee, professor of cell and developmental biology and pharmacology, has been named a 2022 Innovation Fund investigator by The Pew Charitable Trusts.  
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Nominate next book for Campus Reading by Oct. 15
Residential Colleges invites all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to nominate a book for next year’s Campus Reading for the Class of 2027 and incoming transfer students. Nominations should support the theme “Engaging the Controversial: Making Space for Discussion and Connection.”
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Five alumni join 2022 class of Student Media Hall of Fame
An award-winning television producer, a journalist-turned-scholar of media innovation, a co-founder of Vandy-in-Hollywood, an opinion editor at The New York Times, and an award-winning entertainment correspondent are the latest inductees in the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.
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LGBTQI History Month begins Oct. 1
October is LGBTQI history month, recognized nationally and at Vanderbilt as a time of reflection, celebration and education.
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TN Maker Fest: A celebration of innovation, collaboration, creativity and curiosity
The Wond’ry is hosting TN Maker Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1. This free, family-friendly event will feature an incredible gathering of “makers” who will show off their hobbies, projects, experiments and creations.
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Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow to lead panel discussion on faith and politics Oct. 3
Members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities are invited to attend a special “Faith and Politics” panel discussion featuring Michigan state Sen. Mallory McMorrow. The event, which includes fellow panelists Dean Emilie M. Townes of Vanderbilt Divinity School and Professor Katherine Crawford of the College of Arts and Science, will take place Monday, Oct. 3, at 5 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Room 103.
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Heard Libraries and Wild Bunch to co-host panel on data privacy Oct. 6
Three Vanderbilt University professors from different academic fields—history, medicine, law and computing—will come together for a wide-ranging discussion on data privacy concerns on Thursday, Oct. 6. The discussion, which is free and open to the public, will be at 5 p.m. in the Central Library Community Room.
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Annual report on security and fire safety available by Sept. 30
Vanderbilt University publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university. The 2022 Security and Fire Safety Report will be available by Sept. 30.
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Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation: Get free tickets to Homecoming football game Oct. 8
Update: Due to the popularity of this event, Human Resources is making 500 additional tickets available. Get yours while supplies last. HR invites all employees and their families to attend the Homecoming football game vs. Ole Miss at FirstBank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 8. Gates will open at 1 p.m., and kickoff is at 3 p.m.
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Prepare for Open Enrollment: Get your VUnetID and password ready
Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits coverage begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Something you can do now to prepare for Open Enrollment is get your VUnetID and password ready.
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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

Monkeypox health and
safety tips

Davidson County COVID community level medium


Take Note

Enjoy a healthy snack on Health Plus Sept. 28–Oct. 10

Uncertainty and thriving through ambiguity topic of microlearning series Oct. 3

CLACX Conversations: Series featuring new faculty continues Oct. 3

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

Robert Penn Warren Center offers ‘Liberating Structures’ workshop series

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: TN Arts Commission Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support FY2024

Limited Submission Opportunity: TN Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant FY2024

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Moore Inventor Fellows

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

Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

Researchers seek subjects for kindergarten reading study

Open Enrollment 2023 is an active enrollment year

Check in on your health habits: Complete your Health Risk Assessment


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Unity Project hosts ‘Ask an Economist’ with Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics
· SEP ·
  Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Biomedical Research Ethics and the Scientific Method’ virtual event
· SEP ·
  Author Laura Van Den Berg featured at Visiting Writers Series
· SEP ·
  VU Theatre presents ‘Antigone’ Sept. 30-Oct. 9
· OCT ·
  WeGo service changes take effect


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: Opinion: Kevin McCarthy’s ‘Commitment’ shows how broken-down Trump’s GOP has become
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
The New York Times: Where are all our post-COVID patients?
Carla Sevin, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Medical News: Vanderbilt study uses AI to speed monkeypox drug trials
The research of Benoit Dawant, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, is cited.
Insider: This flu season may be awful—but a well-timed flu shot and strategic masking will help protect you
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Voice of America: Understanding context is important for international students in U.S.
Susan Barone, director of the Vanderbilt English Language Center, is quoted.
Next Big Idea Club: Clamouring for legal protection: What the great books teach us about people fleeing from persecution
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, is featured.
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