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  Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022  
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Vanderbilt expands paid parental leave, reproductive health resources to broaden support for university community
Vanderbilt is expanding paid parental leave for Vanderbilt staff and adding a new coordinator role that will be responsible for providing information, support and reproductive health resources for pregnant and parenting students, faculty, staff and postdocs.
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Leah Lowe to succeed Jay Clayton as leader of Vanderbilt’s Curb Center
Vanderbilt has named Leah Lowe, a theatre department faculty member who has developed and strengthened ties between the university and Nashville arts community, as director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.
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‘Peabody Journal of Education’ issue addresses COVID-19’s impact on education policy, equity and social justice
The latest issue of the Peabody Journal of Education focuses on the pandemic’s consequences for equity and social justice, with insights on the PK-16 education system’s initial response to COVID-19 and how the first year of the pandemic affected education and educational inequality.
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Black girl joy, brilliance and magic front and center at inaugural Black Girls Becoming summer program
The inaugural Black Girls Becoming Summer Research Institute, held at Vanderbilt University this summer, hosted 19 rising seventh- and eighth-grade girls from Metro Nashville and as far away as Memphis for a no-cost, residential learning experience. Participants learned more about themselves and their peers through classes in science research, critical consciousness, the arts and financial literacy.
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‘The Sky Is for Everyone’: A definitive collection of stories from the women reshaping astronomy since 1960
David Weintraub’s commitment to equal opportunity in astronomy inspired his latest book, The Sky Is for Everyone. The autobiographical essays by women who broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy include a chapter by alum Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew.
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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, two 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

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 V Foundation Pediatric Cancer Special Grant Opportunity

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

HR announces new referral bonus policy

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

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2022 open now

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

Social skills intervention study seeking adult participants with autism

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

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

Enroll in Control is the Goal blood pressure management program; begins Aug. 4

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays

All three steps of Go for the Gold are ready to complete


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Vanderbilt in the News
Bloomberg Government: Democrats face tough messaging war on prescription drug bill
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
New York Magazine: I used to work on cases like Twitter v. Musk. Here’s what will happen next.
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
Associated Press: Explainer: Bid to block book merger sets competition fight
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Midterm misery for Biden as key economy gauge flags 30-seat loss
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and of Law and professor of public policy and social science, is quoted.
The Conversation: What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains
Janey Camp, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, authored this piece.
WebMD: Summer flu, RSV in July, ‘super colds?’
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Hill: Democrats hope DOJ holds Trump accountable after Mueller disappointment
Eli Merritt, research assistant professor of political science, is quoted.
The Center for Public Integrity: Hunger, depression and unemployment: Trans adults are struggling
Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
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