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  Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022  
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Vanderbilt University to host Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting in 2023
Vanderbilt University will serve as the host campus for the Clinton Global Initiative University annual meeting March 3–5, 2023, Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton announced on Sept. 20. The gathering is an opportunity for students from around the world to collaborate with influential leaders, experts and innovators on solving humanity’s most pressing problems.
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Levy gift to establish endowment for Vanderbilt undergraduate internships
A $5 million gift from Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane vS. Levy, to Vanderbilt University will provide internship stipends for deserving undergraduate students and seek additional giving through a challenge match.
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Evans named chief information officer for Vanderbilt University
Jess Evans, a veteran technology executive with extensive experience in institutional and operational strategy, has been named chief information officer for Vanderbilt University, Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance, information technology and chief financial officer, announced today. Evans will begin in the role on Nov. 7.
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NEW FACULTY: Vanderbilt’s newest faculty share their unique academic collaborations
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 their academic collaborations.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series Sept. 22 to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host “Speak Easy,” a talk series designed to help postdoctoral researchers polish their “lay” scientific communication skills. Participants will have the opportunity to give brief, 10-minute presentations to their peers and others in the Vanderbilt community in a fun and casual setting.
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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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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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Vanderbilt University Employee Appreciation: Get free tickets to Homecoming football game Oct. 8
Vanderbilt University Human Resources invites all employees and their families to attend the Homecoming football game vs. Ole Miss at FirstBank Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 8. Tickets are free for Vanderbilt faculty and staff in appreciation of their service and dedication to the university.
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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

New license plate? Update parking registration now to avoid citation

‘Tools for Parenting an Anxious Child’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 21

Book talk on equitable math instruction is Sept. 22

CLACX to host ‘Critical Field Reflections’ symposium
Sept. 22–23

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

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

Security Notice: Sexual assault

Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

Researchers seek subjects for kindergarten reading study

Open Enrollment 2023 is an active enrollment year


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  ‘The Basics of Medicare’
· SEP ·
  Stop and Wond’ry: Recycling exec and Vanderbilt alum to share insider knowledge
· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt Wind Symphony presents ‘The Golden Years’
· SEP ·
  ‘Stuff You Should Know’ bimonthly series resumes
· OCT ·
  WeGo service changes become effective


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Some people are finally getting their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
Christian Ketel, associate professor of nursing, is quoted.
The Atlantic: The Republican Party was Trumpy long before Trump
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this piece.
CNN: What moves us ‘closer to the unfortunate finish line of getting long COVID’
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Hechinger Report: Proof points: Shop class sometimes boosts college going, Massachusetts study finds
The research of Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, is cited.
Nashville Post: Titan up
John Ayers, professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: ‘Black Lucy and the Bard’ review: Shakespeare’s love as rare
Caroline Randall Williams, writer in residence in medicine, health and society, is featured.
Targeted Oncology: Increasing burden of early-onset appendiceal cancer
Andreana Holowatyj, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
NPR: Scientists debate how lethal COVID is. Some say it’s now less risky than flu
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Everyday Heath: Can medical marijuana improve Crohn’s disease symptoms?
Dawn Beaulieu, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Quanta Magazine: Black hole’s ring of light could encrypt its inner secrets
Alexandru Lupsasca, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
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