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  Friday, Aug. 19, 2022  
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Vanderbilt CLACX awarded $1.7M to build Latin American curriculum, enhance language training
A pair of U.S. Department of Education grants totaling $1.7 million awarded to Vanderbilt University’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies will allow for innovation in curriculum and promotion of public awareness about Latin America. 
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Ravindra Duddu
Vanderbilt’s undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live in community with students. Meet the new faculty head of Rothschild College, Ravindra Duddu, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.
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Vanderbilt’s online education doctorate ranked No. 1 by ‘Fortune’
Fortune has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 for its online education doctorate in organizational leadership. The program is geared toward mid-career professionals and maximizes flexibility to help them complete their degree within approximately three years.
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Important updates to parking rates for daily parking program, annual permits
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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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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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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Dore Jam fan event is tomorrow
Vanderbilt Athletics will host Dore Jam 2022, a celebration of the Commodores across all sports, on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center. Representatives from all available Vanderbilt programs will be in attendance to meet and greet fans.
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How childhood trauma affects brain development and risk for incarceration: Virtual event Aug. 25  
An 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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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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Campus Dining offers fall Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is offering its popular Flex Meal Deal for the fall 2022 semester. During this limited-time offer, faculty, staff and graduate and professional students will receive three bonus meals at no additional charge when they purchase a block of 10 meals.


COVID-19 Updates

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

Plan ahead for downtime Sep. 23–29; early submission of proposals due Sep. 22– Oct. 5 encouraged

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

Amazon Web Services SageMaker workshop is
Sept. 27

Research Computing Seminar Series held last Tuesday August–November

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

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

Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

Commons Dining Center offers enhancements for 2022–23

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

Security Notice: Aggravated assault


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  VKC lecture: ‘Neurodevelopmental Etiology of Huntington’s Disease’
· 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
Altinget: Chancellor: Danish universities should introduce the Chicago principles before it is too late
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Brentwood (Tennessee) Homepage: Vanderbilt, U.S. Army collaboration touts success in exosuit developments as Blackburn visits
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Doug Adams, Daniel F. Flowers Professor and Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, are quoted.
iNews (U.K.): Elon Musk’s ‘joke’ about buying Manchester United could fall foul of U.S. regulators, experts say
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Guardian: What will it mean for Trump–and Biden–if Liz Cheney runs in 2024?
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, is quoted.
Forbes: SABER brings mass adoption of military exoskeletons one step closer to reality
Karl Zelik, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is quoted.
Health: How climate change is worsening infectious diseases across the globe
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt researchers try nicotine to treat depression, memory loss
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Warren Taylor, James G. Blakemore Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, are quoted.
Verywell Health: How long does monkeypox last?
Donald Alcendor, adjunct associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology, is quoted.
Tallahassee (Florida) Democrat: ‘No holds barred’: Negative campaign season in Tallahassee gets uglier as Election Day nears
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
CNET: The Inflation Reduction Act includes these important Medicare changes
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Ethics committee warns against advanced embryo screening
Lea Davis, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Williamson Source: Vanderbilt strengthens artistic collaboration with Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Leah Lowe, associate professor of theatre, and Phillip Franck, professor of theatre, are quoted.
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