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  Monday, Nov. 1, 2021  
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Chancellor Daniel Diermeier joins panel of Nashville university presidents Nov. 4
Vanderbilt University Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will join the presidents of four other Nashville higher education institutions to discuss “The Role of Universities in Engaging and Building Communities” on Thursday, Nov. 4, at Belmont University. The event is free and open to the public.
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Nominations open for spring 2022 faculty awards recognizing research, service
Nominations are now open for Vanderbilt’s top faculty awards, which demonstrate the university’s appreciation for and commitment to excellence. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 13.
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Peabody College adds master’s programs in world languages and cognitive psychology
Applications are now open for two new master’s degree programs being launched by Peabody College of education and human development. Students may enroll beginning in fall 2022.
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Vanderbilt to lead $5M Air Force center of excellence in radiation effects research on electronics
The Institute for Space and Defense Electronics at Vanderbilt University has been selected as a Center of Excellence in Radiation Effects by the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Air Force Research Lab. The $5 million, five-year program will be led by Vanderbilt in partnership with Ohio State and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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New series will support new faculty development
The Office of Faculty Affairs is launching a faculty development series dedicated to providing meaningful resources to new faculty throughout their first academic year and continuing support as they settle into their Vanderbilt careers.
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Strengthening Cybersecurity Across VU: Cyberbullying—you’re the first line of defense
Cyberbullying is bullying from someone’s digital presence. It is repeated behavior, aimed at scaring, angering or shaming those who are targeted.
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Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson booster shots available to Vanderbilt faculty, students, staff and postdocs who meet eligibility requirements
Faculty, staff and postdocs who meet eligibility requirements can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at the Occupational Health Clinic on the sixth floor in the Medical Arts Building Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. Walk-in services are available; no appointment is needed.
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WATCH: ’Dores in Dialogue—‘A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month’
The latest in the ’Dores in Dialogue series, “A Conversation About the History of Hispanic Heritage Month,” was presented by the Vanderbilt Association of Hispanic and Latinx Alumni and the Vanderbilt Alumni Association on Oct. 8.
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Author, columnist Margaret Renkl to lead panel discussion on how Nashville, the South are changing
Author and “New York Times” columnist Margaret Renkl will join Vanderbilt University Press authors Rachel Martin and Steve Haruch to discuss the evolving nature of Nashville and the American South through culture, food, race relations and politics in a special panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
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VPA hosts 15th annual symposium today
The Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host its annual symposium on Monday, Nov. 1, featuring poster sessions and talks by Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center postdoctoral scholars.
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Panel to discuss ‘Pandemic America: Where the &$@! Are We Heading?’ tomorrow
The Department of Medicine, Health and Society will host a webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 2, featuring esteemed panelists discussing the future of America, post-pandemic. The event will provide insight into where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and what we can do about it.
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Panel to explore why municipal governments seem more effective than national government
The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy will host a virtual discussion with three former and current municipal leaders to talk about how local strategies can be effective at the national level. The event will stream Wednesday, Nov. 3, at 12:30 p.m. CT.
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Annual Cuninggim Lecture: ‘Calling in the Calling-out Culture’ Nov. 3
Loretta J. Ross, visiting associate professor of the study of women and gender at Smith College, will present the annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Ross will discuss “Calling in the Calling-out Culture” beginning at 5 p.m. CT via Zoom.
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OneGenAway, Vanderbilt seek volunteers for neighborhood healthy food drive Nov. 6
Vanderbilt University and the nonprofit OneGenAway are seeking volunteers to lend a hand at a community food drive on Saturday, Nov. 6, that will distribute healthy food to university neighbors.
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Smart power grid leader to deliver Nov. 8 Hall Engineering Lecture
Yilu Liu, who led the effort to create the North American Power Grid Frequency Monitoring Network and is known for her research on electric power systems and smart grids, will deliver the School of Engineering’s fall 2021 John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture on Monday, Nov. 8, at 4 p.m. CT.
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Panel to share experiences on allyship and what it means to be an ally Nov. 10
Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty and students to discuss meaningful allyship and steps one can take to be a good ally on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. CT.
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‘Employee Motivation: From Theory to Practice’ is Nov. 10
Join Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team for “Employee Motivation: From Theory to Practice” on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 1 to 2 p.m. CT.


COVID-19 Updates

New archive project seeks Vanderbilt community stories to document COVID-19 pandemic experience

Vanderbilt resets COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, increases eligible salary to $150,000


Take Note

VERA soft launch phase 2 begins Nov. 1; VERA launched for proposals

VU Coeus moves to read-only format for VERA soft launch phase 2 Nov. 1

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Gaslighting in the Workplace’ Nov. 4

Café Momentum documentary screening and panel discussion Nov. 5

SAS University Edition boot camp offered Nov. 8

Data Science Institute Summer Research Program info session is Nov. 9

Flexner Deans’ Lecture: ‘Sexual Trauma and Trauma-informed Care’ Nov. 10

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Interior Chinatown’ Nov. 10

Master’s in data science program hosts upcoming recruitment events

Engineering school, BME department launch campaign to rename design lab in professor’s honor

Programs for Talented Youth announces spring 2022 programs

Limited Submission Opportunity: W.M. Keck Foundation Research Program Concept Papers (Winter 2022)

Limited Submission Opportunity: National Comprehensive Cancer Network Foundation–2022 Young Investigator Award

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

American Cancer Society–Institutional Research Grant funding opportunity


Coming Up

· NOV ·
  Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab hosts fall conversation series
· NOV ·
  2021 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Science Day
· NOV ·
  VKC Conversation Series: ‘Understanding How Research Works’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios Nashville: Inside Tennessee’s quest for acorns
James Moore, Vanderbilt University landscape architect, is quoted.
The New York Times: FDA clears first coronavirus vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds
Kathryn Edwards, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Washington Post: A stay in the ICU can be terrifying. It might not get better after release.
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is highlighted.
Slate: The parable of the drowning man in the age of COVID
James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Inside Franklin election issue: Poll workers caught errors, secretary of state advised hand count
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
Marketplace: Study finds tuition cost increases this year did not keep up with inflation
William Doyle, professor of leadership, policy and organizations, is quoted.
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