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  Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022  
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TERA receives $1.7M grant to explore opportunities for increasing teacher diversity across Tennessee
Though 37 percent of Tennessee’s students are people of color, only 13 percent of the state’s teachers are. To work toward narrowing this representation gap, the Tennessee Education Research Alliance, a research-practice partnership between Vanderbilt Peabody College and the Tennessee Department of Education, has received a four-year, $1.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. 
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Vanderbilt experts to speak during reproductive health town hall TODAY
Hear from members of Vanderbilt’s university-wide task force about the legal and medical implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and how the task force is working to address the decision’s impact on the Vanderbilt community. The event is at 4 p.m. Wednesday,
Aug. 10.
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MoveVU now offering transit support for group excursions  
MoveVU, Vanderbilt University’s strategic transportation and mobility initiative, has expanded its public transit resources to provide support for group excursions through a commute concierge manager.
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Commons Dining Center offers enhancements for 2022–23
Vanderbilt Campus Dining is implementing a number of upgrades at the Commons Dining Center this academic year, including all-you-care-to-eat dining, continuous service hours, and biometric scanners that allow quick, secure entrance to the dining hall.
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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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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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Volunteers needed for Humphrey Fellows move-in Aug. 14
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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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

CLACX, student organizations team up to welcome incoming Latinx students Aug. 10

Tour Fine Arts Gallery with Vandy Walks Aug. 16

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Nevada’ by Imogen Binnie Sept. 7

VERA offers training resources for faculty

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

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

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

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

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fortune: How to get into Vanderbilt’s online Ed.D. program
Susan Freeman Burns, director of digital education at Vanderbilt Peabody College, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Putin’s Ukraine war has three lessons for global food supplies
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
NBC News: Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users
Kristopher Kast, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: With hundreds still dying of COVID daily, CDC is sticking to current restrictions
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (Switzerland): USA more polarized than before—but there is hope
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, and Mary Catherine Sullivan, a Ph.D. candidate in political science, are quoted.
HuffPost: This is the most underappreciated part of the Democratic prescription drug bill
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Economist: Inequality in Latin America is fueling a new wave of populism
Data from the Vanderbilt Latin American Public Opinion Project is cited.
The Washington Post: Stress, COVID, other school-year worries. Experts give parents tips.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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