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  Monday, March 7, 2022  
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Vanderbilt to participate in SEC Emerging Scholars Program
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has joined her peers at institutions within the Southeastern Conference to establish the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral students. The program serves as a pathway and source of mentorship for historically underrepresented graduate students across the SEC to prepare for tenured faculty positions in higher education. 
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George to lead environmental health and safety within expanded Office of Health and Wellness
Andrea George has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety for Vanderbilt University and will oversee all chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety and hazardous waste in the university’s research enterprise. George will continue to direct the laser safety program in collaboration with the Laser Safety Committee.
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REGISTER: Experts to discuss what comes next in the COVID-19 pandemic
Registration is now open for a special panel discussion about the future of COVID-19, featuring some of Vanderbilt University’s leading experts in COVID vaccines, infectious disease and public health. The virtual discussion will be on Thursday, March 10, at noon CT.
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REGISTER: Author and advocate Cyntoia Brown Long, former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to discuss criminal justice reform
For the first time since former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency to sex trafficking victim and convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown Long, the two will sit down together for an event at Vanderbilt University to discuss criminal justice reform. The discussion will be held in Langford Auditorium and via livestream on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. CT.
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Vanderbilt School of Nursing leaders tour Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to deepen academic partnership
School of Nursing leaders visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell Feb. 24 to discuss training opportunities and student placements for those interested in military medicine. 
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Internal teaching grant applications for spring 2022 now available
Applications are now open for two internal funding programs supported by the Office of the Provost—the Educational Advancement Fund and the Course Improvement Grant. The programs are designed to support excellence in the classroom through continued pedagogical advancement and long-term educational transformation.
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Applications open for Center for Teaching’s Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program
The Center for Teaching is now accepting applications for the 2022–23 Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program, designed to provide a set of professional development opportunities for junior faculty to learn about successful teaching practices.
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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation seeking applications for new fellows, affiliates
The Frist Center for Autism and Innovation has announced its 2022 call for membership, which allows Vanderbilt faculty and staff to apply to become affiliates or fellows of the center. Applications are due by March 15. 
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Nominations are open for annual postdoc awards; deadline is March 11
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will recognize Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral fellows who have demonstrated excellence in research, service, mentorship and a commitment to the postdoc community, as well as their mentors, with the annual postdoc awards.
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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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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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Student proposals now being accepted for spring Undergraduate Research Fair April 14
The second annual spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 14. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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Registration open for VICC annual Scientific Retreat on May 2
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s 23rd annual Scientific Retreat will be held on May 2 in the Student Life Center with national and international experts presenting on “Advances in Lung Cancer Research.” Registration is open now.
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HR Employee Learning and Engagement offers new peer-to-peer learning opportunity for managers and leaders
Conversation Circles, a series for managers and leaders, creates an intentional space where supervisors, managers and leaders can share and discuss insights and best practices while building their peer networks.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Michael Briggs
Michael Briggs likes talking to people about their commutes. More than making idle chit-chat, Briggs’ job entails helping faculty and staff understand how they can save money, reduce stress and help the environment while traveling to and from work at Vanderbilt.


COVID-19 Updates

University announces updates to COVID-19 protocols

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

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Applications for Scaling Success Grants due May 4

New lecture series launches for faculty interested in Ancora partnership

VERA continues to offer training resources for faculty

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series presents students Evan Mercer and Somtochukwu Ukwuani March 7

‘Understanding Sundowners in the Elderly’ is March 9

‘Kids and Irritability’ topic of Parenting Group meeting March 17

‘Eat Well, Live Well’ webinar March 17

Colorectal cancer awareness webinar March 18

Report 2021 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Fridays’

VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer developmental research funding opportunity

VICC SPORE in Breast Cancer career enhancement funding opportunity

VICC funding opportunity: The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation Breast Cancer Translational Innovation Award

Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits


Coming Up

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  Emerging Scholars Lecture: UC-Irvine’s Theresa Loveless
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11
· MAR ·
  Panel discussion: ‘Modernismo à Brasileira: 100 Years Since the Semana de Arte’
· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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The Wall Street Journal: Companies divesting from Russia are facing big write-downs
Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting, is quoted.
Science: Fix the system, not the students
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and professor of astronomy, is quoted.
Salon: Why a life-saving, last-resort treatment for COVID-19 is so hard to access
Jonathan Casey, assistant professor of medicine, and Whitney Gannon, assistant in medicine, are quoted.
The New York Times: Why Americans might not rally around Biden over Ukraine
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
ProPublica: What’s holding up the COVID vaccines for children under 5?
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Raw Story: ‘Rife with the potential for violence’: Despite obstacles, truckers convoy headed to D.C. this weekend
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Vox: There’s no good way to roll back mask mandates
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Newsweek: While hearing is pending, Texas court rules in favor of transgender teen
Mary Romano, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
CNN: Nonprofit drug maker will provide insulin for no more than $30 a vial
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Science: Called to teach
Ebony McGee, associate professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: What great works of literature can teach us about the plight of refugees
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, is quoted.
Financial Times: The West’s hybrid war on Russia
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Tennessee Bar Journal: Dunn v. Blumstein: A young Tennessee lawyer wins expansion of the right to vote
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
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