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  Monday, Sept. 19, 2022  
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Peabody College, Mathematica receive $1.42M from Wallace Foundation to study assistant principals and equitable pathways to principalship
The Wallace Foundation recently awarded a four-year, $1.42 million grant to Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development and Mathematica for a new study to expand knowledge about assistant principals and provide new insights on how the role can help diversify the principal profession and advance educational equity. 
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Fall Undergraduate Research Fair showcases student work, celebrates discovery
The Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt hosted the ninth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair on Sept. 8 at the Student Life Center. This fall’s fair was the best attended to date, with more than 700 guests and 160 students showcasing their work.
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Vanderbilt to launch Banned Books Initiative with reception, panel discussion
Recent policies and legislation across the U.S. have made the reading and teaching of banned books even more difficult in K–12 classrooms and libraries. To help the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities navigate these changes, several offices across Vanderbilt have collaborated on a Banned Books Initiative featuring a series of events offered throughout the academic year.
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Register now for Sept. 29 Fall Staff Assembly 
All Vanderbilt University staff are invited to attend the Fall Staff Assembly, either in person or virtually, which will celebrate university staff and their many contributions to the university’s mission.
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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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New license plate? Update parking registration now to avoid citation
Tennessee has been issuing new license plates throughout 2022. If you are enrolled in the daily parking program or have an annual parking permit, you must update your vehicle’s registration information whenever you receive a new license plate number.
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Vanderbilt celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 19–23
National Postdoc Appreciation Week launches Monday, Sept. 19, and continues through Friday, Sept. 23. In collaboration with many campus partners, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has curated a roster of events in celebration of the Vanderbilt postdoc community.
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Campus drone flyover scheduled for tomorrow
Geo-Jobe, on behalf of the Vanderbilt University Facilities department, will fly a fixed-wing drone over campus on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Facilities department schedules a drone flyover twice a year to capture aerial footage and images of the tree canopy around campus.
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Register to vote in upcoming elections on National Voter Registration Day
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20. Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty are encouraged to register to vote using the online TurboVote platform or in person at events on campus. 
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‘Doctors Write the Pandemic–and Critics Respond’ panel is tomorrow
Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery and chair of Nashville’s COVID-19 Task Force, and Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, will discuss their pandemic-related books on Tuesday, Sept. 20, as part of a panel hosted by the Department of Medicine, Health and Society’s “Hot Topics” series.
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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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Stop and Wond’ry: Recycling exec and Vanderbilt alum to share insider knowledge on Sept. 22
Learn the true meaning of “recycling” and how the concept is neither new nor what you think it is at the Wond’ry on Thursday, Sept. 22.
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Student Service Fair is Sept. 28
Vanderbilt’s annual Student Service Fair will be Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Alumni Lawn. The event will bring more than 35 community partners, organizations and agencies with a variety of missions to Vanderbilt to interact with students who want to get involved in the Nashville community.
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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.


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

Applications open for 2022–23 faculty research and innovation internal awards

Microlearning series on naming and acknowledging realities kicks off Sept. 19

VKC Lecture: ‘Designing Multi-user Collaboration and Learning Technology for Neurodiverse Groups’
Sept. 19

‘Microsoft Teams: A High-level Overview with VUIT’ Sept. 21

‘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

Vanderbilt Wind Symphony presents ‘The Golden Years’ Sept. 23

Amazon Web Services SageMaker workshop is
Sept. 27

Wond’ry hosts TN Maker Fest Oct. 1

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

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Sentence’ by Louise Erdrich Nov. 9

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Moore Inventor Fellows

Researchers seek subjects for kindergarten reading study

Open Enrollment 2023 is an active enrollment year

Make a plan: 10 ways to prepare for emergencies


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  Former EPA administrator to deliver inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Climate Change Governance
· SEP ·
  ‘Sleep and Mental Well-being: Exploring the Connection’
· SEP ·
  ‘The Basics of Medicare’
· SEP ·
  ‘Stuff You Should Know’ bimonthly series resumes
· OCT ·
  WeGo service changes become effective


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Vanderbilt music school scholarship aims for diversity
The Blair Community Scholars Program is featured.
CNN: Opinion: DeSantis chose Martha’s Vineyard for a reason
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion article.
The Washington Post: Chile’s new voting rules may have derailed the new constitution
Postdoctoral scholar Eli Rau co-authored this opinion piece.
Smart Cities Dive: To make a dent in its affordable housing crisis, Utah tries zoning reform, new funding
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Education Week: The danger with giving students feedback
The research of Bethany Rittle-Johnson, Antonio M. and Anita S. Gotto Professor and professor of psychology, is cited.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt hospital, university to collaborate on $2.3M substance abuse research grant
Alvin Jeffery, assistant professor of nursing, is quoted.
Insider Higher Ed: ‘Spaces matter’
Derek Bruff, director of the Center of Teaching, is quoted.
Today: End of COVID-19 pandemic is ‘in sight,’ WHO director says
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
International Business Times: What are nitazenes? Drug 10 times stronger than fentanyl linked to overdose surge
Rebecca Donald, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
Spectrum News: Auditory cortex may develop early in autism
Carissa Cascio, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
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