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  Friday, May. 26, 2023  
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Vanderbilt University’s Ralf Bennartz to lead NASA mission to study ice clouds
Vanderbilt University, led by Professor Ralf Bennartz, will lead a NASA satellite mission investigating Earth’s high-altitude ice clouds, backed by a robust grant of $37 million. This endeavor, leveraging the university’s climate research expertise, will provide opportunities for student involvement and bolsters Vanderbilt’s position in global climate research.
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College of Arts and Science announces inaugural Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Fellows
The College of Arts and Science has recognized its most dedicated instructors representing faculty excellence in teaching effectiveness, innovative teaching practices and extraordinary contributions to undergraduate immersion experiences.
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Former student-athlete Scott Brown returns to Vanderbilt as new men’s tennis coach
Brown, a former three-time All-SEC student-athlete who was part of Vanderbilt’s most successful men’s tennis team, is returning to the Commodores as head coach for the program. He will replace Ian Duvenhage, who has led the team for 18 seasons and will depart as the all-time winningest coach in the program’s history.
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Vanderbilt archivists reflect on university’s 1874 time capsule while preparing to create another for the next generation
A campus survey is now available for the Vanderbilt community to make suggestions on what the new time capsule should contain.
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Vanderbilt, Metro envision ambitious  bicycle and pedestrian corridor project at Jess Neely Drive 
The bicycle and pedestrian corridor will serve as the connecting artery for improvements and operational enhancements to multiple Vanderbilt Athletics facilities and will increase biking and walking connectivity to Centennial Park.
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‘Nashville Business Journal’ to host Nashville mayoral candidate forum at Vanderbilt on June 6
The event will be from 8 to 10 a.m. on June 6 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center. Candidates for the city’s top leadership role will discuss Nashville’s rapid growth and other topics important to voters. This event is open to the Vanderbilt and Nashville community, and tickets are free.
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Data Science for Social Good project aims to combine AI and history with ‘revolutionary’ role-playing experience
A Data Science for Social Good summer project is bringing history and education to life with artificial intelligence through Professor Holly Tucker’s EUS 2230W class. The class throws out the textbook, allowing students to learn history by living it through an elaborate role-playing game.
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Office of Science and Technology Policy offers virtual listening sessions
Students, fellows and the educators and administrators of graduate and postgraduate programs are encouraged to attend a series of virtual public listening sessions hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The purpose of these sessions is to hear from the early career researcher community about the challenges and opportunities for advancing open science.
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Registration open for Space Science camps at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
Campers learn how scientists discover the secrets of the universe—from exotic black holes to the nature of light. The camp curriculum has been created by an expert team of astronomy professionals, space scientists and area science teachers.


Health & Safety Updates

Move in May with Vanderbilt’s employee wellness program Virgin Pulse

‘Let’s Talk’: Making mental health the next normal


Limited Submission Opportunities

2024 Macy Faculty Scholars Program Deadline: June 7

W.M. Keck Research Program–Concept Papers (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 8

Engineering Information Foundation Grant Programs (Fall 2023) Deadline: June 13

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant Programs for Organizations Deadline: June 19


Campus Updates

Work zone may affect Lot 5 near Wilson Hall beginning May 22

Work zone may affect Peabody Administration Building entrance starting May 22

Wyatt Center roof work will begin May 17

Natchez Trace closure delayed until further notice

Commons houses to undergo furniture, flooring upgrades this summer

Two levels of Baker Garage to close April 24–Aug. 1

Construction affects entrances to Medical Center North Round Wing starting April 10


Take Note

Vanderbilt launches free online ChatGPT course, shaping the future of AI education

Applications open for Business of VU’s seventh cohort; apply by June 6

Ike Robinson Deans’ Lecture: ‘Mitigating Microaggressions to Maximize Medicine: The Time is Now’ is June 12

Blair School of Music hosts MusicTech for teens July 10–14


Coming Up

· MAY ·
  Deadline for Community Scholars Award applications is May 26
· MAY ·
  Deadline for Global Scholars in Residence second cohort is May 26
· JUN ·
  Vanderbilt to observe Juneteenth with paid staff holiday
· JUL ·
  Diermeier announces paid administrative closure day in July


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Vanderbilt in the News
Venture Nashville Connections: Discovery Vanderbilt gives nod to startups HeroWear, IDBiologics, Virtuoso
Discovery Vanderbilt is featured. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Brett Sweet, vice chancellor for finance, information technology and chief financial officer, are quoted.
The Record: Biden nominates Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh for top position at NSA, Cyber Command
The Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats is featured.
Bloomberg: Alzheimer’s drugs are arriving, but they won’t be risk free
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Medscape: Family placement better for deprived kids than institutions
Kathryn Humphreys, assistant professor of psychology and human development, is quoted. Medpage Today published a similar article quoting Humphreys.
The Washington Post: D.C. legalized weed. A marijuana delivery service was indicted anyway.
Robert Mikos, La Roche Family Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
CNN: More cash, fewer bonds: How corporate America can prepare for a US default
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Bloomberg Law: Pharmacy benefit manager group decries oversight hearing agenda
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Body and Soul: ‘Friluftsliv’ is Norway’s secret to healthy living
Brian Christman, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Radiology Business: Vanderbilt-Philips partnership; FDA clears brain MRI software; Visage scores $20M deal, plus more vendor news
Reed Omary, Carol D. and Henry P. Pendergrass Professor and professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted. Becker’s Hospital Review published a similar article quoting Omary.
Patient Care: GSK adult RSV vaxx: Public health expert reviews topics for ACIP meeting in June
Kelly Moore, adjunct associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Tennessean: Nashville school shooting: Parents of fallen student hope gun reform is coming
Alex Jahangir, professor of orthopaedic surgery, is quoted.
Radiology Business: Low levels of ‘organizational readiness’ could be holding back lung cancer screening programs
Jennifer Lewis, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Nevada Independent: Give voters the final say on baseball stadium subsidies
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
HealthDay: Bleeding-linked hospitalization up with amiodarone in a-fib
Research by Wayne Ray, professor of health policy, is cited.
Yahoo! Life: Vaccinating pregnant women against RSV helps prevent ‘severe’ illness in newborns, study shows
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Patient Care also published an article quoting Schaffner.
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