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  Friday, Sept. 9, 2022  
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The Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s Innovation Center, named NSF Innovation Corps Hub lead institution
Vanderbilt University has been chosen by the National Science Foundation to lead the new Mid-South Innovation Corps Hub, a group of nine universities that make up a regional coalition of diverse, tech-forward institutions to promote inclusive innovation, spur economic development and prosperity and transform Midsouth metro areas into growth and commercialization centers for STEM-related technologies.
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‘SEC Nation’ comes to campus tomorrow
SEC Nation will broadcast live from the Vanderbilt campus on Saturday, Sept. 10, in the lead up to the Commodore football team’s game against Wake Forest. All Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty, alumni, family members and fans are invited to come to the Commons Lawn and be part of the show.
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Renderings of new tennis facility unveiled
The latest chapter of Vandy United was highlighted Sept. 8 when artists’ renderings of the Lummis Family Tennis Center were unveiled. Fred and Claudia Lummis, both BA’76, and their sons Fred III, Dan, BA’05, and Ben, BA’08, made a lead gift with the goal of inspiring other alumni and donors to champion state-of-the-art tennis facilities to benefit both the Vanderbilt and greater Nashville communities.
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Digital Commons now part of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries
Vanderbilt’s Digital Commons is now part of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries. The Digital Commons provides faculty with dynamic, user-centered services in support of world-class research, teaching and digital learning.
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Applications open for 2022–23 faculty research and innovation internal awards
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation is now accepting applications for all internal award programs.
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Commodore Launch events welcome Class of 2026 students and families to Vanderbilt community 
Vanderbilt held 52 Commodore Launch events this summer to welcome members of the Class of 2026, incoming transfer students and their families. Hosted by Vanderbilt alumni and parents, the annual gatherings are an opportunity to introduce new undergraduate students and families to the university community.
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Global Education Office celebrates study abroad with annual fair, photo contest
More than 300 undergraduate students learned about Vanderbilt’s study abroad and experiential learning opportunities at the Global Education Office’s annual Study Abroad Fair on Aug. 30. The winners of this year’s study abroad photo contest also were celebrated.
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Campus Dining, libraries launch new capacity-monitoring system to improve student experience
New privacy-friendly capacity-monitoring technology is available at each Vanderbilt Campus Dining location, allowing students to see how busy the dining halls are during business hours. The technology also has been deployed in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, providing real-time capacity data for study spaces across campus.
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With an eye on midterm elections, 2022 Kelly Miller Smith Symposium to focus on voting
An upcoming virtual symposium featuring noted speakers and held in celebration of the civil rights accomplishments of Kelly Miller Smith Sr. will discuss voter access and civic participation in light of this year’s midterm elections. This year’s featured speaker is Valerie Jarrett, CEO of the Barack Obama Foundation and former senior advisor to President Barack Obama.
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Flulapalooza is Sept. 28; more opportunities for flu shot
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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Staff volunteers needed for Reunion Weekend Oct. 6–9
Vanderbilt University will welcome alumni to campus Oct. 6–9 for Reunion, and staff volunteers are needed to make the weekend a success.
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Save the Date: Open Enrollment is
Oct. 17–28
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to elect or update the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. To ensure enrollment in your desired plans, all benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment.
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Lot 29B near football stadium closed permanently
Parking lot 29B near Kensington Place and the football stadium’s north end zone closed permanently on Sept. 5 as part of the Vandy United project.


Health & Safety Updates

Davidson County COVID community level medium

Monkeypox health and safety tips to start the 2022–23 academic year

Vanderbilt offers campus and at-home COVID-19 testing options

COVID-19 leave bank still available for full-time staff


Take Note

CLACX Conversations: Series featuring new faculty begins Sept. 12

Peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers on navigating remote and hybrid policies is Sept. 13

Virtual town hall: Research-related IT resources for faculty Sept. 14

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Role and Soul Alignment–What is it, and how do I get there?’ Sept. 15

‘Before Roe; After Roe? A Reproductive Rights History Teach-in’ is Sept. 17

Memorial service and reception honoring Christopher Johns is Sept. 17

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

VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series Sept. 22 to help postdocs tell their scientific story

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

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

WeGo service changes effective Oct. 2 

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

Campus Dining offers bulk ordering of Pepsi products for campus departments

Earn up to $240 wellness credit, enter gift card drawing when you complete Go for the Gold


Coming Up

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  ‘Social Security 101: Everything You Want to Know’
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Plant-based Foods in a Plant-forward Approach’
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  Block party to kick off Latin American and Hispanic Heritage Month
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  Former EPA administrator to deliver inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Climate Change Governance
· SEP ·
  Stop and Wond’ry: Recycling exec and Vanderbilt alum to share insider knowledge


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: Wall Street banks lead return to office with Labor Day push
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: MasterClass’ co-founder takes on the community college degree
Adela Soliz, assistant professor of public policy and higher education, is quoted.
Forbes: Supplements and non-prescription treatments for depression: What you need to know
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Voice of America: Obamas to return to White House for portrait unveiling
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Newsweek: NASA discarded hardware from Apollo missions to the moon
Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
NBC News: Does your child need more than one flu shot this year?
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The New York Times: Parties’s divergent realities challenge Biden’s defense of democracy
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
The New Yorker: Can we predict which viruses will spread from animals to humans?
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Professor and professor of pediatric physiology and cell metabolism, is quoted.
The Tennessean: What our family did on summer vacation when the air conditioning broke down
André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, is quoted.
Psychology Today: Can you choose to believe in God?
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
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