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Camp to lead Vanderbilt Engineering center focused on transportation research
Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Janey Camp has been named director of the Vanderbilt Engineering Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency, where interdisciplinary groups work on a variety of transportation and infrastructure resilience projects using groundbreaking applications and risk management practices.
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Humphreys receives $3.7M grant to study relationship between parent–child proximity and emerging psychopathology
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Kathryn Humphreys will investigate parent–child proximity and emerging psychopathology with a new five-year research grant in excess of $3.7 million from the National Institute of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists program. 
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Pavlović awarded Scaling Success Grant, new internal faculty funding opportunity, in latest cycle
Professor of Art Vesna Pavlović has been awarded a Scaling Success Grant in the May 2022 cycle of the new internal funding opportunity for her research project titled “Woven Wind.” The grant supports faculty as they leverage their research into larger, more competitive awards from federal, foundation or industry sponsors.
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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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Fall Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 8; student proposals now being accepted
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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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders tomorrow
Join HR Employee Learning and Engagement for “Conversation Circles,” a series for managers and leaders, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. This session will focus on difficult conversations.
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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

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Limited Submission Opportunity: Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Jumpstart Conference to explore intersection of racial justice work, education research
· AUG ·
  ‘Basics of Breastfeeding’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Measuring America’s divide: ‘It’s gotten worse’
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.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt plans residential buildings for main campus
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
Newsweek: Woman seeking advice over ‘creepy neighbor’ constantly watching her backed
Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Professor and professor of philosophy, is quoted.
The New York Times: Do bug zappers work? Yeah—about as well as any other indiscriminate wildlife slaughter.
Laurence Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted.
Pain News Network: ‘No pain, no gain’ approach helps people with peripheral artery disease
Joshua Beckman, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: FTC chair upends antitrust standards with Meta lawsuit
Rebecca Allensworth, Tarkington Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
NBC News: Cluster of parechovirus infections found in Tennessee newborns
Ritu Banerjee, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Fast Company: Climate Neutral is trying to build a net-zero labeling system that drives change–and dollars
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Work-from-home era faces toughest test yet with looming recession
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Economist: Peru is becoming ever more volatile under Pedro Castillo
Research from Vanderbilt’s Latin American Public Opinion Project is cited.
The Center for Public Integrity: Hunger, depression and unemployment: Trans adults are struggling
Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Everyday Health: As BA.5 spreads, is now the time for a second COVID-19 booster shot?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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