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  Monday, Feb. 28, 2022  
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Chancellor’s Lecture Series hosts Billie Jean King and Candice Lee discussing a new era of equality in sports
Sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King will discuss the past, present and future of sports as part of the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series and the university’s yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX. The virtual event on Tuesday, March 1, will feature Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee in conversation with King.
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WATCH: Experts discuss the keys to compromise and action on climate change
Climate change and environmental issues can no longer be considered partisan if any real progress is going to be made, according to experts who participated in a virtual discussion hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Feb. 22.
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Engineering professor receives Lewis Latimer Fellowship for Black innovators
Audrey K. Bowden, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor Faculty Fellow and associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical engineering, has received a 2022 Lewis Latimer Fellowship. The exclusive program offers only six fellowships per class, and fellows are selected through a rigorous nomination process.
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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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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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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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Ask an Expert: How has COVID-19 changed the workforce?
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, political science and American studies, offers perspective on what’s driving the Great Resignation and what’s next for labor trends in this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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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‘First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX’ is March 3
“First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX” is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, at 4 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
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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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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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Facilities Department to host educational classes for faculty, staff
The Vanderbilt University Facilities Department will host several upcoming sessions of Facilities University, a series of classes to educate the Vanderbilt community about the inner workings of the department.
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Construction begins on 25th Avenue for Davidson County’s first enhanced crosswalk
Vanderbilt will install Davidson County’s first enhanced crosswalk on 25th Avenue as part of the university’s West End Neighborhood project and FutureVU goal to improve the safety and walkability of campus. Construction will begin the week of Feb. 28 and will last approximately three weeks.
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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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I Am Vanderbilt: Alyssa Aloyo
Alyssa Aloyo, a program manager for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, works on strategic planning, program development and cultivating relationships with others across the university who are committed to equity, inclusion and belonging 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

VERA continues to offer training resources for faculty

‘Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology:
Self-compassion’ Feb. 28

Updated Conflict of Interest Policy to take effect March 1 with launch of annual disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’ March 2

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

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Fridays’

New lecture series launches for faculty interested in Ancora partnership

Limited Submission Opportunity: Alfred P. Sloan Foundation–2022 Creating Equitable Pathways to STEM Graduate Education

Limited Submission Opportunity: Bank of America Charitable Foundation Grants–Economic Mobility Focused on the Needs of the Community

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

Report 2021 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Form 1095-C now available online at My VU Benefits

Start Go for the Gold early this year; steps 1 and 2 now available


Coming Up

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  Digital Commons: Workshop on training research assistants to clean data
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  Emerging Scholars Lecture: UC-Irvine’s Theresa Loveless
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11
· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
Reuters: Biden’s Supreme Court pick enters intensifying U.S. fight on race
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
STAT: The nation hasn’t made much progress on health equity. These leaders forged ahead anyway
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Banning books tells students and teachers they aren’t capable
Emily Phillips Galloway, assistant professor of literacy education, authored this piece.
Edutopia: 8 evidence-based tips to make your lectures more engaging—and memorable
Jeanne Wanzek, Currey-Ingram Professor of Special Education, is quoted.
The Washington Post Magazine: The hard lessons we learned—and didn’t—from two years in pandemic school
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
WebMD: I’m just not ready for the new normal
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Washington Post: What to know about MIS-C, a rare inflammatory condition in children
Sophie Katz, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Today: 5 tips to breastfeed safely when you have COVID-19
Natasha Halasa, Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
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