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  Friday, Aug. 5, 2022  
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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation wins NSF grant to support neurodiverse engineering students in their education, careers
Vanderbilt School of Engineering’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, working in partnership with Fisk University, has won a $1.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create a system of programs to support neurodiverse students in engineering majors and careers.
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Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Renã A.S. Robinson
Vanderbilt’s undergraduate houses and colleges are led by faculty who live in community with students. Meet the new faculty head of Murray House, Renã A.S. Robinson, professor of chemistry.
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Harry Lee Page Jr., noted cardiologist, has died
Harry Lee Page Jr., a pioneer of modern cardiology and a presence at Vanderbilt for decades, died Aug. 1 after a long illness. Page was founding partner of the Page-Campbell Cardiology Group at Saint Thomas Hospital in 1970, which merged with Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in 2006.
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Vanderbilt experts to speak during reproductive health town hall Aug. 10
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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White Coat Ceremony marks start of medical school journey
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine welcomed 96 first-year students on July 22 during its annual White Coat Ceremony, marking the students’ journeys to becoming physicians and physician-scientists.
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Science career ‘pipeline’ garners national attention
Vanderbilt’s Aspirnaut STEM pipeline for diversity and wellness recently celebrated its 15th anniversary with a daylong scientific symposium, followed by a feature on the Aug. 2 broadcast of NBC Nightly News.
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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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Kensington Place between Natchez Trace, 25th Avenue South to close
Kensington Place between Natchez Trace and 25th Avenue South will close on Monday, Aug. 8, as part of construction for the upcoming Vandy United projects in the Athletics Neighborhood.  
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Two new intersections to be installed on South Drive
To increase pedestrian safety between the Peabody College campus and the Village at Vanderbilt apartments and townhomes, stop signs have been added to South Drive to create two new intersections. Vanderbilt University Public Safety encourages community members who drive on campus to be aware of pedestrians in this area.
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Do your part to help conserve energy during summer weather
With temperatures expected to near 100 degrees in the Nashville area, the Vanderbilt University Facilities Department is asking faculty, staff and students to help reduce their energy consumption over the coming weeks.


COVID-19 Updates

Davidson County COVID community level high

Office of Global Safety provides community resources amid COVID-19 travel advisory updates


Take Note

Tour Fine Arts Gallery with Vandy Walks Aug. 16

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2023 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award

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

HR announces new referral bonus policy

Vanderbilt University qualifies as eligible employer for Public Sector Student Loan Forgiveness

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

Register for Health Plus’ TASTE 2022

Health Plus Nutrition Corner: Make-ahead meals


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Washington Post: Why designating Russia a state sponsor of terrorism is a bad idea
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor and professor of law, authored this piece.
ABC Australia: Why social distance can be good for democracy: Making space to reflect on others’ beliefs and our own makes us better citizens
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, authored this piece.
The New Yorker: What really drives members of Congress to do the unthinkable?
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted.
The Conversation: Fueled by virtually unrestricted social media access, white nationalism is on the rise and attracting violent young white men
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, authored this piece.
Nashville Business Journal: 2022 Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame class headlined by former governor and former hospital CEO
David Gregory, associate professor of medicine, emeritus, is mentioned.
Bloomberg: We’re hiring, especially If you’re in high school and want an apprenticeship
Nicole Cobb, associate professor of the practice of human and organizational development, is quoted.
The Tennessean: How Kidizenship is helping young citizens express themselves and be heard
Amanda Little, writer in residence in English, authored this piece.
The Washington Post: Josh Hawley’s problem with masculinity
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of sociology and of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: If adoption rates grow, so should psychological and legislative support
Linda Ashford, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Tennessee Tribune: More Americans not getting boosted
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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