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  Monday, Sept. 26, 2022  
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Engineering professor Sankaran Mahadevan wins international research award
Sankaran Mahadevan is the winner of the 2022 IASSAR Distinguished Research Award, presented every four years to two eminent senior researchers by the International Association on Structural Safety and Reliability at its quadrennial meeting.
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VU researcher receives $2.5M NSF grant to establish Climate Leaders Academy
Leah Dundon, research assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded a $2.5 million NSF grant to establish a Climate Leaders Academy at Vanderbilt that will support students learning about climate change from a range of perspectives and include participation at the annual United Nations climate change conferences, known as COPs.
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Student Access expands accessibility offerings, moves to center of campus
Vanderbilt University’s Student Access Office, which provides a wide range of support services to students with disabilities, has moved to a state-of-the-art space in the heart of campus with new resources and an expanded academic staff.
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Flulapalooza is Wednesday
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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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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REGISTER: Unity Project hosts ‘Ask an Economist’ with Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics Sept. 28 at noon
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is hosting a virtual Q&A on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at noon with Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he will answer audience questions related to the U.S. economy in the lead-up to this November’s midterm elections.
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Author Laura Van Den Berg featured at Visiting Writers Series Sept. 29
Vanderbilt’s Department of English and Creative Writing Program are hosting acclaimed writers for the 2022–23 Gertrude C. and Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series. Fiction writer Laura Van Den Berg, author of I Hold a Wolf by the Ears, will appear on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Vanderbilt Bookstore.
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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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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.
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New Aspiring LeadeReads book club series to discuss ‘Dare to Lead’ in November
Aspiring LeadeReads is HR Employee Learning and Engagement’s new professional development book club series. All are invited to participate in the fall 2022 read, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts by Brené Brown.
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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

Robert Penn Warren Center offers ‘Liberating Structures’ workshop series

‘CliftonStrengths for VU Employees’ Sept. 27

Amazon Web Services SageMaker workshop is
Sept. 27

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

CLACX Conversations: Series featuring new faculty continues Oct. 3

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

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

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

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

A Healthier You: ‘Setting Boundaries for Better Self-care’


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  ‘Stuff You Should Know’ bimonthly series resumes
· SEP ·
  Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Biomedical Research Ethics and the Scientific Method’
· SEP ·
  VU Theatre presents ‘Antigone’ Sept. 30-Oct. 9
· OCT ·
  WeGo service changes take effect
· NOV ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich


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Vanderbilt in the News
U.S. News & World Report: ‘No-loan’ colleges: What to know
The Opportunity Vanderbilt financial aid program is mentioned.
Nashville Business Journal: Metro Nashville partners with national nonprofit to address homelessness
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Inverse: Can science prevent a pandemic?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted. Cyber summit faces internet’s part in Americans’ mutual distrust
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is mentioned.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt scientists uncover links between genetics and rhythm
Reyna Gordon, associate professor of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, is quoted.
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