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  Monday, Aug. 22, 2022  
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Vanderbilt No. 1 for best financial aid; find out other 2023 rankings by Princeton Review
Vanderbilt University claimed the top spots in the “Great Financial Aid” and “Their Students Love These Colleges” categories—and ranked in 19 other categories—of The Princeton Review’s latest Best Colleges rankings. The annual rankings are based on how students across the country rate their overall satisfaction with their schools.
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Class of 2026 welcomed to campus during move-in
Returning students, faculty and staff greeted the Class of 2026 and their families with smiles, cheers and high-fives as they arrived on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons for Move-In Day Aug. 20.
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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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Monkeypox health and safety tips to start the 2022–23 academic year
Monkeypox has arrived in Tennessee and in Davidson County, and Vanderbilt University has been preparing and planning for managing any impact to the campus community. 
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Vanderbilt’s online computer science master’s program ranked No. 1 by ‘Fortune’
The online master’s program in the School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science ranked No. 1 in Fortune magazine’s inaugural survey of online computer science graduate programs.
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VU community invited to apply for Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grants; fall 2022 deadline is Aug. 29
As Vanderbilt prepares to mark its sesquicentennial—the 150th anniversary of the university’s founding—in 2023, a new program will support exploration of the university’s past and future. The Office of the Chancellor is launching the Sesquicentennial Grant Program to fund activities and projects that engage with the university’s history, look to its future and explore what makes Vanderbilt distinctive and unique.
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Fall Faculty Assembly will be in person on Sept. 1
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 Sept. 1.
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Fall Staff Assembly to be held Sept. 29; staff award nominations now open 
The Fall Staff Assembly and staff awards, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29, are part of a semiannual effort to celebrate staff excellence and recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s mission. Award nominations may be submitted via online form through Friday, Aug. 26.
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Important updates to parking rates for daily parking program and annual permits
Vanderbilt offers a variety of options to best fit your commute to campus. Due to rising inflation costs, the university is pausing the planned increase of parking rates announced in July. Use the updated parking calculator for a personalized recommendation based on your parking and transportation needs.
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How childhood trauma affects brain development and risk for incarceration: Virtual event Aug. 25  
A Thursday, Aug. 25, discussion will connect how childhood trauma impacts brain development and behavior, its intersection with the justice system, and how we can integrate this understanding in prevention, diversion and restorative efforts.  
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Vanderbilt faculty scheduled to speak at TEDxNashville; get free, discounted tickets while supplies last
Vanderbilt University faculty members Jane Landers, Alex Jahangir and Christopher Slobogin are scheduled to speak at “TEDxNashville: The End of Impossible” at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Aug. 27–28. A limited number of free tickets are available, and Vanderbilt community members can get 25 percent off the price of individual general admission tickets to the event.
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Vandy Cooks: ‘Plant-based Foods in a Plant-forward Approach’ Sept. 14
Join Chef Marlanea Wheaton as she shares healthy recipes emphasizing plant-based foods using a plant-forward approach. The Vandy Cooks event will be on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center’s teaching kitchen.
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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.


COVID-19 Updates

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

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

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 health and safety for the start of the 2022–23 academic year

Davidson County COVID community level high


Take Note

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

Printing Services offers on-campus print solutions for students

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

Registration open for fall semester of VKC Reading Clinic

Campus Dining offers fall Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

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

Kensington Place between Natchez Trace, 25th Avenue South now closed

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

Go for the Gold: Complete yearly Health Risk Assessment for chance to win $100 e-gift card


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  ‘What is Mindfulness, and Why Does it Matter?’
· AUG ·
  CLACX to host welcome event on The Ingram Commons
· SEP ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: To attract more people to nursing, we must change the conversation
Pamela Jeffries, Valere Potter Distinguished Professor and dean of the School of Nursing, authored this piece.
The Wall Street Journal: Flash floods: What to know and how to stay safe
Janey Camp, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
USA Today: Mass killings database reveals trends, details and anguish in every U.S. event since 2006
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor, professor of sociology and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Today: People can be infected with monkeypox without showing symptoms, study suggests
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Ledger: End of abortion in Tennessee prompts new questions
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor, professor of pediatrics and professor of law, is quoted.
Axios: COVID is linked to brain disorders up to 2 years on from infection
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: Fine Print: The letterpress artists visually defining Nashville
Mark Hosford, associate professor of art, is quoted.
People: LOCASH’s Preston Brust reveals decade-long struggle with Bell’s Palsy: ‘It feels good to share it’
Scott Stephan, associate professor of otolaryngology, is quoted.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: The Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders to be held in Nashville in November
Rolanda Johnson, professor of nursing, is quoted.
Chalkbeat Chicago: In Chicago and other urban districts, a new embrace of career and technical programs
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, is quoted.
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