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  Friday, Aug. 12, 2022  
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Harvey receives prestigious Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship
Associate Professor of Anthropology T.S. Harvey has been awarded a Ford Foundation Senior Fellowship—a first for a Vanderbilt faculty member—for his environmental justice and public health work in Guatemala. 
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Chezare Warren
Vanderbilt’s undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live in community with students. Meet the new faculty head of Sutherland House, Chezare A. Warren, associate professor of equity and inclusion in education policy.
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Barrera-Osorio, Dustan receive $400,000 grant to study public-private schools in Bogotá, Colombia
Governments of lower- and middle-income countries increasingly are turning to public-private partnerships to operate schools as an alternative to traditional public schools. Vanderbilt professors Felipe Barrera-Osorio and Andrew Dustan have received a one-year NSF grant in excess of $400,000 to lead an interdisciplinary study on the quality of these partnership schools in Bogotá, Colombia.
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Vanderbilt research on nuclear safety offers new pathways for clean energy, leads to industry awards
Two leading energy companies that used a Vanderbilt-pioneered process to develop safer nuclear reactors received a prestigious technology award from the Electric Power Research Institute in June.
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Volunteers needed for Humphrey Fellows move-in this Sunday
Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Aug. 14, to help with move-in for the 2022–23 cohort of Humphrey Fellows at Vanderbilt. The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished educational leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the U.S. for an academic year to study, gain related professional experience, build leadership capacity and foster mutual understanding.
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Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 20
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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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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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.
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Save the Date: Open Enrollment for 2023 benefits is Oct. 17–28
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to elect the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees should complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2023 benefits coverage.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level high


Take Note

Commons Dining Center offers enhancements for 2022–23

Campus Dining introduces reusable to-go container program

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program

MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

Kensington Place between Natchez Trace, 25th Avenue South to close

Two new intersections to be installed on South Drive

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

Social skills intervention study seeking adult participants with autism

Parents, caregivers of Black youth with autism needed for transition supports research study

Caregivers of children 2–22 with special health care needs needed for research study on hospital-to-school transitions

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

A Healthier You: ‘Leveraging Your Internal Drive for Change’


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  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by
Imogen Binnie


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Trump says FBI searched estate in major escalation of probe
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: Democracy’s survival depends on fighting demagogues. The GOP is embracing them
Eli Merritt, research assistant professor of political science, authored this piece.
Bloomberg Law: Consumer class actions may founder due to Eleventh Circuit split
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): ‘Everybody knew Jim Thorpe’: Biographer David Maraniss on a pioneering athlete
David Maraniss, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
NBC News: Pfizer begins late-stage trial testing Lyme disease vaccine
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
STAT: Here’s who Democrats’ drug pricing bill will actually help
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Language Magazine: How schools can best help students in deep poverty
Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor and professor of education, is quoted.
USA Today: GOP, long the law and order party, slams FBI, Justice Department over search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The Guardian (U.K.): Wednesday briefing: Could the FBI search of Mar-a-Lago be a gamechanger?
Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: How we think about politics changes what we think about politics
The research of Scott Aikin, associate professor of philosophy, and Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, is cited.
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