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  Friday, March 4, 2022  
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Williams, Wilt selected for Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame
The late David Williams II, who, as vice chancellor, dramatically elevated the student-athlete experience at Vanderbilt while leading the athletic department, and Toby Wilt, a former student-athlete and now successful businessman, golfer and philanthropist, will be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the organization announced Friday.
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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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Wikswo and VIIBRE team on track to build third-generation ‘self-driving lab’ with $1M from National Science Foundation
Vanderbilt and Chalmers University of Technology are teaming up to build a self-driving biological laboratory that uses microfluidics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a third-generation robot scientist that designs and conducts the massive number of experiments needed to fully characterize cellular signals and pathways and optimize biotechnologies.
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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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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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Office of Immersion Resources announces advising opportunity for Vanderbilt staff
The Office of Immersion Resources has announced a new opportunity for Vanderbilt staff to serve as official experience mentors for Immersion Vanderbilt.
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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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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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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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Registration now 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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2 Chainz, Miguel headline Rites of Spring; tickets on sale now
Rites of Spring is scheduled for Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23, on Alumni Lawn. Tickets for Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty are on sale now.
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Dashboard Update: COVID-19 positive cases among VU community members
See the latest updates to VU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Vanderbilt maintains this dashboard to inform the university community about the number of positive COVID-19 test results for the spring 2022 semester.


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

VERA continues to offer training resources for faculty

New lecture series launches for faculty interested in Ancora partnership

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

Nutrition Corner: Learn about community supported agriculture


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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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Billie Jean King, Candice Lee host lecture honoring 50th anniversary of Title IX
Candice Lee, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director, is quoted.
The Washington Post: A new MacArthur-style ‘genius grant’ for history names its first winners
Kimberly Welch, associate professor of history, is quoted.
USA Today: Nearly 90 percent of COVID patients who didn’t get critical care therapy they needed died despite being young and healthy, study says
Whitney Gannon, assistant in medicine, and Jonathan Casey, assistant professor of medicine, are quoted.
NBC News: While straight men face educational crisis, gay men excel academically, study finds
Kirsty Clark, assistant professor of medicine, health and society and assistant professor of public policy studies, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Good luck convincing anyone that the economy is strong
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
Voice of America: Biden uses State of the Union to define U.S. values at home, abroad
Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communication studies and vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, is quoted.
STAT News: CDC data suggest Pfizer vaccine protection holds up in kids 5–11, raising questions on earlier study
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Nashville Post: On the Move: 1 March 2022
Terrah Akard, associate professor of nursing and Graduate School associate dean for academic affairs, is mentioned. André Christie-Mizell, dean of the Graduate School, is quoted.
HuffPost: Sarah Palin’s battle against press freedom faces rocky road to Supreme Court
Gautam Hans, associate clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Education Week: Masks are coming off. Who benefits? Who is at risk?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
PolitiFact: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is especially lawless. Could Putin be tried for war crimes?
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Forbes: As Ukraine resists Russian invasion, Zelenskyy demonstrates these leadership lessons
Barbara Bell, adjunct instructor in leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
Hakai Magazine: Investigating Ice Age America’s ancient abattoir
Tom Dillehay, Rebecca Webb Wilson University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Religion and Culture, Emeritus, and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Latin American Studies, Emeritus, is quoted.
Neurology Advisor: Vaccination in pregnancy prevents COVID-19 hospitalization in infants
Natasha Halasa, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
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