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  Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022  
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VU, 101st Airborne collaborate on development of exoskeleton for soldier use in inaugural Pathfinder Project
A team of Vanderbilt engineers have completed a collaborative project with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell to design and test a first-of-its-kind exoskeleton that supports U.S. Army soldiers participating in sustainment and logistics operations.
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Sixteen students selected as newest cohort of Bass Military Scholars
The Bass Military Scholars Program welcomed its fourth cohort of scholars to campus this August. Among the 16 U.S. military veterans who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees across several Vanderbilt schools are a former Army Special Forces officer with tours in Syria and service at the U.S. Embassy in Egypt, a Navy officer who participated in the evacuation of U.S. citizens from Libya, and an Army officer who completed the Nepal Army’s Jungle Warfare Academy. 
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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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Faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to submit Vanderbilt Sesquicentennial Grant proposals
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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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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Dore Jam fan event is Saturday
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, 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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Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 8; student proposals due tomorrow
The fall 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Student Life Center’s Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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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

Vanderbilt volunteers needed to support MNPS students

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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: Mathers Foundation Grant Program Winter 2022–23

Registration open for fall semester of VKC Reading Clinic

VKC introduces new toolkits promoting neurodiversity, self-determination in early childhood services

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

Commons Dining Center offers enhancements for 2022–23

Campus Dining introduces reusable to-go container program

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

Two new intersections to be installed on South Drive

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  VKC lecture: ‘Neurodevelopmental Etiology of Huntington’s Disease’
· AUG ·
  ‘What is Mindfulness, and Why Does it Matter?’
· SEP ·
  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg: Why Trump’s Mar-a-Lago affidavit is still under wraps
Christopher Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Main Street Nashville: Lawyers, doctors urge women to be cautious when abortion ban takes effect
Ellen Wright Clayton, Craig-Weaver Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
USA Today: ‘A self-inflicted wound’: U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan still haunts Biden’s presidency one year later
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Affordable for who? Federal benchmark doesn’t capture Nashville’s housing needs, advocates say
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
USA Today: Fake ‘Made in the USA’ cases have increased dramatically since 2016. Here’s why.
Kelly Goldsmith, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
The Conversation: Computer science benefits students with learning disabilities—but not always for the long term
Shaun Dougherty, associate professor of public policy and education, co-authored this piece.
The Conversation: Wyoming GOP voters are on the brink of ousting Liz Cheney for her outspoken criticism of Donald Trump
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, authored this piece.
CNET: Inflation Reduction Act: 3 ways the bill could save you money on your health care costs
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
HR Dive: How employers can support sober employees this holiday season
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, is quoted.
Forbes: Neurological problems common in children hospitalized with COVID-19
James Antoon, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
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