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  Monday, July 25, 2022  
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Tennessee early voting ends Saturday; 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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Humphreys wins 2023 Boyd McCandless Award from American Psychological Association
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Human Development Kathryn Humphreys has been recognized with the 2023 Boyd McCandless Award by the American Psychological Association’s Division 7. The award recognizes a young scientist who has made distinguished contributions to developmental psychology.
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Major expansion announced for Vanderbilt University Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center has announced plans for construction of the largest expansion to date for Vanderbilt University Hospital. A new inpatient tower will be built atop an existing parking structure located between 21st Avenue South and Medical Center Drive. Vivien Thomas Way will provide access to the new tower’s entrance.
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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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Faculty invited to apply for 2022–23 SEC travel grants by July 29
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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Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on Wednesday
Join Kendra Oliver, assistant professor of pharmacology and director and founder of ArtLab, for the next Lab-to-Table Conversation on Wednesday, July 27. The panelists will explore how a group of self-identified scientist-artists are embracing this particular duality. 
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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

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

Human Resources increases on-campus presence

HR announces new referral bonus policy

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2022 open now

Be a First Friend to an international student

ISSS recruiting hosts for EAT program

WeGo Public Transit expanding regional bus service to campus 

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

Vanderbilt Farmers’ Market returns to Medical Center Plaza on Thursdays


Coming Up

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


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios Nashville: Vanderbilt teaches writing music for video games
Seth Soloway, associate dean of presenting and external relations, and Pascal Le Boeuf, visiting assistant professor of music, are quoted.
The Washington Post: Hacks of genetic firms pose risk to patients, experts say
Brad Malin, Accenture Professor of Biomedical Informatics, is quoted.
The Economist: Do men and women think about climate change differently?
The research of Amanda Clayton, assistant professor of political science, is featured.
The Conversation: Jan. 6 committee set to examine Trump’s connection to Capitol rioters—a militia expert explains this complex relationship
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, authored this piece.
Today: 70 percent of Americans aren’t getting restorative sleep, new study finds
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
Business Insider: Pelosi reportedly pushes State Department to identify Russia as a state sponsor of terror, saying that if it won’t, Congress will
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Fast Company: Pottery Barn debuts 150 pieces of furniture for people with disabilities
Aimi Hamraie, associate professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
Idaho Statesman: Idaho resurfaces for a new generation as a Western refuge of the radical right
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Christian Science Monitor: Renewing consensus in democracy
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy’s Vanderbilt Unity Index is cited.
The New York Times: How to make travel easier on your body
D.J. Kennedy, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, is quoted.
NBC News: Biden’s age puts him at risk for severe COVID, but experts predict boosters and Paxlovid will aid in a quick recovery
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
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