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  Monday, March 28, 2022  
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Raghavan identified for President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science
President Joe Biden has announced his intent to appoint Vice Provost for Research Padma Raghavan to the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. Raghavan is Vanderbilt University’s inaugural vice provost for research and a professor of computer science.
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Celebrate investiture weekend with Vanderbilt 
Vanderbilt University will host a series of events April 8–9 in honor of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s investiture. Surrounding the ceremony will be opportunities for the VU community to learn more about the university’s past and future, and enjoy a grand family-friendly celebration. 
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Get inside look TODAY at making of Vanderbilt’s new visual identity
Vice Chancellor for Communications and Marketing Steve Ertel and Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee will share a behind-the-scenes look at how Vanderbilt University’s new visual identity was developed in a virtual event on Monday, March 28, at 4 p.m. CT.
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Fauchet announces 2022 alumni honorees, distinguished friend of the engineering school
Philippe Fauchet, Bruce and Bridgitt Evans Dean of Engineering, has announced the 2022 members of the school’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni, as well as a new member of the school’s Circle of Distinguished Friends.
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King named chair-elect of AIMBE College of Fellows
Michael King, J. Lawrence Wilson Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named chair-elect for the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows.
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Raver to present School of Medicine’s annual Simpson Lecture April 4
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver will discuss “Science and Social Impact: A Path From Early-stage Career to University Leadership” on Monday, April 4, at noon in Light Hall, Room 208.
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Vanderbilt Blair student musicians win at prestigious MTNA national competition
Vanderbilt Blair’s Eunoia String Quartet, coached by Carolyn Huebl, professor of violin, won the 2022 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music String competition. They and another Blair student ensemble, the Arsevi Trio, competed as two of only seven national finalists.
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Watch free screening of ‘LFG’; panel discussion is March 28
Vanderbilt will host a virtual panel discussion of the documentary film “LFG” on Monday, March 28, beginning at 5 p.m. CT. The event is part of Vanderbilt’s Women’s History Month celebration.
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VUIT to host Cybersecurity Town Hall webinar March 30
VUIT will host Vanderbilt’s first Cybersecurity Town Hall webinar on Wednesday, March 30, at 2 p.m. CT. All Vanderbilt staff and faculty who are interested in learning more about Vanderbilt’s cybersecurity transformation are encouraged to attend.  
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Center for Effective Lawmaking hosts ‘Race and Political Representation: Inside and Outside of Congress’
March 31
Join the Center for Effective Lawmaking for a roundtable discussion touching on questions of race, representation and policymaking in the contemporary Congress. The event will be Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. CT at the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom.
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Free screening of documentary ‘In a Different Key’ is March 31
Vanderbilt will host an exclusive pre-release screening of the documentary “In A Different Key” on Thursday, March 31. The film is the story of a mother who tracks down the first person ever diagnosed with autism, now an elderly man in rural Mississippi, to learn if his life story holds promise for her own autistic son.
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Expert panel to discuss importance of partnerships in education research and policy
The Nashville Partnership for Educational Equity Research and the Peabody Research Office will co-sponsor a panel discussion on research-practice partnerships Friday, April 1. The panel will be held virtually via Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon CT. Advance registration is encouraged.
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Inaugural ECE Day is April 4
The Vanderbilt Electrical and Computer Engineering Department will present its inaugural ECE Day on Monday, April 4, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Student Life Center. This one-day event will bring together alumni, faculty, students and staff to celebrate scientific breakthroughs, discuss curriculum innovations and recognize achievements.
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Nominations open for Spring Staff Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2022 Spring Staff Awards, which recognize the many contributions of university staff to Vanderbilt’s core goals and mission. The winners will be announced at the second annual Spring Staff Assembly on May 23. 
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Registration for New Leader Orientation now open
Employees recently hired or promoted to the role of supervisor or manager are invited to participate in New Leader Orientation.
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Employee Appreciation: Win a chance to attend Bridgestone Arena events in April
Vanderbilt University is offering faculty and staff a chance to enjoy the “suite life” at Bridgestone Arena in April. Full-time and part-time benefits-eligible faculty and staff may enter to win two tickets to a number of upcoming events.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Lorena Infante Lara
For the last three years, Lorena Infante Lara has served as science writer, editor and social media manager for the Office of the Dean of Basic Sciences. But she first joined the VU community in 2013 as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biochemistry.


COVID-19 Updates

Vanderbilt will no longer require indoor masking in line with newest CDC guidance

To mask or not to mask?

Prescription benefit now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Donate gently used professional clothing to Graduate School Career Closet

Flexner Deans’ Lecture to feature ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ executive producer Zoanne Clack March 28

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop
March 29

HR Employee Learning and Engagement: ‘What is Employee Engagement, and Why Does It Matter?’
March 29

‘Managing Money Confidently’ is March 30

Divinity lecture: ‘Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of John: A Case of Textual Suppression?’ March 30

Panel: ‘Imagining a Digitally Equitable Future’ April 1

Tour De Hawkins 5K set for April 2

WeGo Public Transit bus service changes take effect April 3 

‘Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology: Final Experience and Savoring’ April 11

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant Programs for Organizations

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2022 Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust Ornamental Horticulture Grants

Join the Active in April Step Challenge to win prizes


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  ‘From Broadway to the White House—Who’s Hiring Humanities Grads?’
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Day
· APR ·
  Vanderbilt Nonprofit Speaker Series: ‘Change Begins with You’
· APR ·
  Peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders
· MAY ·
  Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat


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Vanderbilt in the News
Fox Business: Vanderbilt University offers employee bonuses for ‘diligent’ service during COVID-19 pandemic
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
The 74: More productivity or ‘zombied out’ students? Congress ponders permanent Daylight saving time, but sleep experts say they’ve got it backwards
Beth Malow, Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development and professor of neurology, is quoted.
The Skimm: How the ‘chilling’ spike in anti-LGBTQ+ bills impacts kids
Kirsty Clark, assistant professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Times of Israel: Jews in the U.S. military
Philip Ackerman-Lieberman, associate professor of Jewish studies, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine for young children is safe, but efficacy is a more complicated picture
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
The Tennessean: We’ve been looking up to the stars and taking stock for centuries
Dennis G. Hall, professor of physics, emeritus, authored this piece.
Forbes: Leadership lessons from Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state
Barbara Bell, adjunct instructor in leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
The Conversation: Lo que cuenta la literatura clásica sobre los refugiados que huyen de la Guerra
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, authored this piece.
NBC News: Bird flu cases surge in the U.S. What we know so far.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Conversation: When Putin says Russia and Ukraine share one faith, he’s leaving out a lot of the story
Kathryn David, Mellon Assistant Professor of German, Russian and East European Studies, authored this piece.
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