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  Monday, Feb. 21, 2022  
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Two Vanderbilt engineering professors elected to AIMBE’s College of Fellows
Christos Constantinidis, professor of biomedical engineering, and Zhaohua Ding, research professor of electrical engineering, have been elected to the 2022 class of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s College of Fellows. Recipients of this honor are chosen for exceptional leadership and achievements in medical and biological engineering.
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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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Vanderbilt’s celebration of Black History Month continues
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Black History Month—a time to acknowledge and appreciate the history, experience and accomplishments of Black people on the Vanderbilt campus, across the country and globally—with a series of events and activities throughout February.
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Updated Conflict of Interest Policy to take effect March 1 with launch of annual disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs
The Office of Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management and the Office of the General Counsel announce that an updated Conflict of Interest and Commitment Management policy will take effect on March 1, 2022, to coincide with the launch of the annual COI disclosure campaign for faculty, staff and postdocs.
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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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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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Digital Commons announces spring events providing faculty development on digital skills
The Digital Commons has announced a number of spring workshops and panels for faculty interested in learning to use digital technologies and tools in their professional work.
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Become a faculty VUceptor and welcome new students this fall
The university is seeking faculty to serve as VUceptors for the incoming Class of 2026. VUceptors model dynamic and meaningful professor-student interaction by inviting first-year students to join the Vanderbilt family, providing support in the transition process, and showcasing the vast network of resources available to ensure students’ success.
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Vanderbilt Haiti Week is Feb. 22–24
Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx Studies, the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Caribbean Students Association and the Center for Second Language Studies will host the sixth annual Vanderbilt Haiti Week Feb. 22–24.
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‘Black Excellence in Research and the Future of Diversity in Academia’ virtual event scheduled for Feb. 22
In recognition of Black History Month, the School of Medicine Basic Sciences’ monthly virtual Lab-to-Table Conversation will celebrate Black excellence in research and discuss the future of diversity in academia. The event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. CT. 
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Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy to host virtual discussion on new approaches to climate change
Vanderbilt Law School professor Michael Vandenbergh will discuss bipartisan efforts to address climate change and sustainability with environmental activist Benji Backer in a virtual event on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 12:30 p.m. hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
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14th annual Murray Lecture is Feb. 23
LaWanda W. M. Ward, assistant professor of education and research associate at Pennsylvania State College of Education, will give the 14th annual Murray Lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. CT via Zoom. Ward will discuss “Make it Make Sense: Racial Justice, Spirituality and Law” for the event co-sponsored by The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center.
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‘Border Wars: How Russia and Ukraine’s Conflict Could Impact the World’ is Feb. 24
Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a panel discussion on the evolving crisis between Russia and Ukraine. The virtual event on Thursday, Feb. 24, is free and open to the public. Registration is required.
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Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day is March 31
The third annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day will be Thursday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. The campus-wide academic event will showcase Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia research from multiple clinical and basic science departments across campus.
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Final week for 2022 Women’s Center award nominations
The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is seeking nominations for its annual awards that recognize and honor Vanderbilt community members for their contributions to the advancement of university women. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, Feb. 25.
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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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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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USAC partnering with Second Harvest for virtual food drive in February
Vanderbilt’s University Staff Advisory Council is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for a virtual food drive in the month of February.
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I Am Vanderbilt: Ashley Majewski
As a program coordinator in the Division of Administration, Ashley Majewski has worked on some of the biggest initiatives shaping Vanderbilt’s campus.


COVID-19 Updates

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

Vanderbilt to provide KN95 masks for all students, faculty, postdocs and on-campus staff

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

VERA offers training resources for faculty

Campus Dining offers flex meal deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students

‘Microlearning Series on Positive Psychology: Connectedness’
Feb. 21

Vanderbilt Microbiome Innovation Center offers analytics workshop
Feb. 22–23

‘Raising Anti-racist Kids’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Feb. 23

Love Your Heart Expo is
Feb. 23

Study seeks African American adults Feb. 23
for Alzheimer’s disease storytelling research

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center research ethics discussion on applied behavior analysis is Feb. 24

Report 2021 contributions to outside retirement plans by April 1

Limited Submission Opportunity: V Foundation–2022 V Clinical Scholar Program

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

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


Coming Up

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  Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Vanishing Half’
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  ‘First Woman of Color in Congress: Patsy Takemoto Mink, the Intersectional Feminist Behind Title IX’
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  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11
· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022


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Vanderbilt in the News
The New York Times: Act of ‘heresy’ adds horseshoe crabs to arachnid family tree
Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted.
Montreal Gazette: Hanes: Helping Montreal’s unhoused population begins with prevention
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Associated Press: A mild U.S. flu season is waning, but is it really over?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Guardian: COVID infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
K-12 Dive: Diversifying, expanding the assistant principalship key to repairing leadership pipelines
Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy, is quoted.
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