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  Friday, March 25, 2022  
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Vanderbilt researchers use artificial intelligence to help basketball players improve their shots
To shoot a basketball with precision requires countless hours of practice, usually under the watchful eye of a coach providing guidance on the right mechanics of each shot. Now, thanks to new Vanderbilt research, players may soon be able to use artificial intelligence technology to work on those same principles on their own. 
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Get inside look March 28 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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Registration open for 2022 Graduate Recognition Ceremonies
Vanderbilt’s graduating seniors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Graduate Recognition Ceremonies for specific identity groups as part of the university’s 2022 Commencement celebrations.
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Vanderbilt, Nashville to participate in Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change
Vanderbilt University and the city of Nashville will participate in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 26, to raise awareness about climate change.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Women’s History Month in March
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. Women’s History Month honors the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures.
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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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Student Care Network offers advice on supporting students in distress
Between academics, life transitions and personal relationships, it’s understandable that students may sometimes feel overwhelmed. The Student Care Network offers resources and training for peers, faculty and staff members when concerned about a student’s well-being.
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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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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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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.


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

Campus Dining returns to reusable cups, plates, utensils

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

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

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop
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

Join the Active in April Step Challenge to win prizes


Coming Up

· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022
· MAR ·
  ‘From Broadway to the White House—Who’s Hiring Humanities Grads?’
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day
· APR ·
  Peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders
· MAY ·
  VICC annual Scientific Retreat


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Vanderbilt in the News
Newsy: Why free tax prep is so hard to find
Beverly Moran, professor of law, emerita, is quoted.
The New York Times: Human migration brought maize to Maya region, study finds
Krystal Tsosie, Ph.D. candidate in genomics and health disparities, is quoted.
TRT World: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on verge of history
Tracey George, Charles B. Cox III and Lucy D. Cox Family Chair in Law and Liberty, professor of law and vice provost for faculty affairs, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Vanderbilt-led research program releases first data batch
Paul Harris, professor of biomedical informatics, and Dan Roden, Sam L. Clark, M.D., Ph.D. Chair and professor of medicine, are quoted.
The Tennessean: Remove outdated Tennessee laws restricting advanced practice registered nurses
Ruth Kleinpell, Independence Foundation Professor of Nursing Education, co-authored this piece.
Time: 4 things you can do now to prepare your crypto investments for future regulation
Joshua White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The New York Times: What happened on day 27 of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
John Boice, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New Statesman: Under Russian bombardment, Ukrainians are redefining nationalism
Kathryn David, Mellon Assistant Professor of German, Russian and East European studies, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Like Breonna Taylor, Black women are often killed in private—even when it’s by police
Shatema Threadcraft, associate professor of gender and sexuality studies, authored this piece.
U.S. News & World Report: Gifted and talented programs: What parents should know
Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, is quoted.
MarketWatch: ‘All you hear about is the bad stuff’: Ephram Lahasky has a new investment model for America’s nursing homes. Regulators have questions.
David Stevenson, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Newsweek: BA.2 variant spikes leave experts nervous over mandate rollbacks In U.S.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Smart Cities Dive: Habitat for Humanity receives $436M donation to address global housing crisis
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of human, organizational and community development, is quoted.
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