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  Friday, July 29, 2022  
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Fall Staff Assembly set for 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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Escalas named associate dean of academic programs at Owen Graduate School of Management
Jennifer Escalas, Dean Samuel B. and Evelyn R. Richmond Professor and professor of marketing, has been named associate dean of academic programs at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. In her new role, Escalas will focus on curriculum and course delivery across Owen’s degree programs.
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Vanderbilt computer science professor seeks to make existing car systems smarter as part of $6M NSF grant
Vanderbilt computer science professor Jonathan Sprinkle is among seven principal investigators using a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation to explore a new way to engineer cyber-physical systems. Examples of CPSs include smart power grids, implantable medical devices and transportation technology such as self-driving cars, which are the focus of the five-year, multi-institutional project.
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Leadership program for diverse new nurse leaders and faculty launched
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing is creating the Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders, a leadership development program for nurses new to health care leadership and academic positions who are from groups historically underrepresented in nursing.
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Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and Nashville Symphony expand Curb Youth Symphony partnership
Vanderbilt Blair School of Music and the Nashville Symphony have announced an expansion of their partnership in the Curb Youth Symphony. Beginning with the 2022–23 school year, Nashville Symphony Associate Conductor Nathan Aspinall will serve as conductor and artistic director of the ensemble. 
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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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Final day for faculty to apply for
2022–23 SEC travel grants
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2022–23 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The grants give faculty from Vanderbilt the opportunity to travel to other SEC campuses to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
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Tennessee early voting ends tomorrow; sign up for election notifications
Early voting for the Aug. 4 primary election in Tennessee ends this Saturday, July 30. Candidates for governor, U.S. House of Representatives and the Tennessee House and Senate, among others, are on the ballot. Sign up for 2022 election reminders, and register to vote in the November general election.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders Aug. 2
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: 2023 Johnson & Johnson WiSTEM²D Scholars Award Program

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

World on Wednesdays seeking proposals for fall 2022

Be a First Friend to an international student

Human Resources increases on-campus presence

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

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

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

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


Coming Up

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  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: Opinion: The politics of litigation may be changing
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
GQ India: Do you need a high IQ to be successful? Here’s the answer
The research of David Lubinski, professor of psychology and human development, and Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, is cited.
Slate: Where the right-wing attacks against education finally went too far—for Republicans 
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Education Week: Conservative parent group sues school district over curriculum that discusses race and gender
Jenny Cheng, lecturer in law, is quoted.
Today: Here’s why you don’t always notice things that are right in front of you
David Calkins, Denis M. O’Day, M.B.B.S. Professor and professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences, is quoted.
The Tennessean: TEDxNashville: Yola, Natalie Hemby, more to speak at first in-person event in two years
Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History; Chris Slobogin, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law; and Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, are mentioned.
Metro Weekly: Study claims 94 percent of trans youth persist in gender identity post-transition
Melissa Cyperski, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Times: Biden’s virus symptoms nearly gone as Americans no longer live in crisis mode
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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