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  Friday, Sept. 23, 2022  
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Search committee named for next School of Engineering dean
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the School of Engineering. School of Medicine Basic Sciences Dean Larry Marnett will chair the committee, which includes a fellow dean, faculty members from multiple disciplines, an alumnus and a current student.  
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Community support in light of VUMC coverage
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver share a message with members of the Vanderbilt University community to offer support in light of the recent press surrounding Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s gender-affirming care and policies.
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Preeminent engineering researcher takes part in national summit on biotechnology and biomanufacturing
Cynthia Reinhart-King was among a handful of national experts invited to participate in the White House Summit on Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing for the American Bioeconomy. The event marked the launch of a new initiative to develop bio-based solutions to global challenges ranging from food security and climate change to health security and supply chain disruptions. 
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Oberhausen named associate vice chancellor and chief development officer
Stephanie Oberhausen, BMus’04, has been named associate vice chancellor and chief development officer for Vanderbilt University, effective Oct. 3. Oberhausen will continue to direct leadership philanthropy efforts and provide strategic oversight of school, college, unit, athletics and planned giving development as well as campaign management.
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Matthew Ramsey, emeritus history professor and founding director of Center for Medicine, Health and Society, has died
Matthew Ramsey, professor of history and medicine, health and society, emeritus, who taught at Vanderbilt for more than three decades and was the founding director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, died Sept. 2.
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Vanderbilt-led Nashville Math Club looking for middle and high school students
Local students in grades 5–12 who enjoy being challenged by math are invited to join the Nashville Math Club, an initiative led by Vanderbilt University instructors Larry Rolen and Alice Mark.
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Latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available
Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the ninth issue of its ON THE HILL government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.
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‘Artistic Memorials’ to feature VU Orchestra performance, panel discussion, PrEP mobile clinic Sept. 24
Vanderbilt University Orchestra will present “Artistic Memorials” on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. at the Martha Rivers Ingram Center for the Performing Arts. A panel discussion on the history of HIV/AIDS in Nashville will precede the concert at 6:30 p.m., and Music City PrEP will host a mobile clinic earlier in the day.
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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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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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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.
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Employee Learning and Engagement offers learning experiences this fall
Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team unlocks the potential of every Vanderbilt employee by offering innovative and meaningful learning experiences, creating space to foster conversations and connections, and encouraging a culture of learning and growth.


Health & Safety Updates

Flulapalooza is Sept. 28; more opportunities for flu shot

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

Plan ahead for downtime Sep. 23–29; early submission of proposals due Sep. 22– Oct. 5 encouraged

Amazon Web Services SageMaker workshop is
Sept. 27

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

Wond’ry hosts TN Maker Fest Oct. 1

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

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

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 ·
  Vanderbilt Wind Symphony presents ‘The Golden Years’
· SEP ·
  ‘Stuff You Should Know’ bimonthly series resumes
· 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
Associated Press: Vanderbilt to host Clinton Global Initiative University
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
People’s World: Nashville’s Interstate 65 becomes a billboard gallery of ancient Indigenous history
Jana Harper, associate professor of the practice of art, is mentioned.
Society for Human Resource Management: Study: Flirtatious behavior not always so innocent
The research of Jessica Kennedy, associate professor of organizational studies, is cited.
NBC News: The Inflation Reduction Act aims to lower drug costs—but here’s how big pharma could get around it
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
New Scientist: Woodpecker brains process tree-drumming sounds as if they’re birdsong
Nicole Creanza, assistant professor of biological sciences, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Judge allows UnitedHealth, Change merger to proceed
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: When should I get the omicron booster? Will I need COVID shots forever?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
CBS News: Genetic tests for breast cancer patients create treatment opportunities—and confusion
Tuya Pal, professor of medicine, is quoted.
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