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  Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022  
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Proctor to lead Vanderbilt’s strengthened support for reproductive health and parenting
Vanderbilt has named Hannah Proctor, MSN’16, to the new role of reproductive health and parenting resource coordinator for the university community. Proctor, a certified nurse-midwife, will be the first point of contact for pregnant individuals and parents who may need assistance and support.
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Fall Faculty Assembly will be in person tomorrow; advanced registration encouraged
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and the Faculty Senate will celebrate faculty achievements and provide key university updates at the 2022 Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Sept. 1. Faculty are encouraged to register in advance if they plan to attend.
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Lawson among Nashville civil rights icons featured in photo exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity School
We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957-1968, a photography exhibition on loan to Vanderbilt Divinity School from the Frist Art Museum, illuminates key moments in Nashville’s struggle for racial equality, including the leadership of the Rev. James Lawson.
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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. Interested faculty are invited to attend OVPRI’s internal awards town hall on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
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Collaboration brings nursing education to Metro Schools
Vanderbilt University Medical Center nurses are collaborating with Metro Nashville Public Schools to mentor high school students who have identified a future goal of becoming a registered nurse to be medical assistants or care partners.
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Save the date: Flulapalooza is Sept. 28; register now to volunteer
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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VU community reminded that when in doubt, report suspected phishing
The start of the academic year and return of students to campus likely means an increase in phishing attacks. VUIT aims to increase the Vanderbilt community’s ability to identify, report and avoid phishing scams while increasing technical controls and response in the background. 
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Watch Simple Beginnings Lab Coat Ceremony Sept. 2
The annual Simple Beginnings Ph.D. Lab Coat Ceremony commemorates the advent of a new class of School of Medicine doctoral students at Vanderbilt. Watch the ceremony online from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2.
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Celebrate College Colors Day Sept. 2
Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Sept. 2. College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience.
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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.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Davidson County COVID community level high


Take Note

Nomination process underway for Young Alumni Trustee program; submissions due Sept. 7

Virtual town halls: Research-related IT resources for faculty Sept. 8, 14

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Course & Program Grants–Fall 2022

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists–All Categories

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

HR shares updates on Vanderbilt’s expanded paid parental leave for staff

Important updates to parking rates for daily parking program and annual permits

Young Commodores fans invited to join Mr. C’s Kids Club

Young females with or without autism, intellectual disability needed for pubertal development research study

Participants sought for study on consumption of nuts to reduce abdominal fat, metabolic syndrome

Save the Date: Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits is Oct. 17–28

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


Coming Up

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  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie
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  Gender and Sexuality Studies Seminar: ‘Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization’
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  ‘SEC Nation’ comes to campus
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  Vandy Cooks: ‘Plant-based Foods in a Plant-forward Approach’
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  Former EPA administrator to deliver inaugural Distinguished Lecture on Climate Change Governance


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Vanderbilt in the News
Newsweek: How U.S. space ambitions compare to China, Russia as Artemis launch delayed
Amrutur Anilkumar, professor of the practice of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Associated Press: Ukraine train system attacks may be war crimes, experts say
Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Workhorses, not show horses: Five ways to promote effective lawmaking in Congress
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, co-authored this piece.
Bloomberg: How do you build a (digital) city?
Richard Lloyd, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
Bloomberg: How safe is the salmon on your plate?
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
The Washington Post: An expert on the right urgently warns: Beware of another Oklahoma City
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
The Wall Street Journal: Latest COVID boosters are set to roll out before human testing is complete
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: What you need to know about switching—and stopping—antidepressants
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
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