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  Friday, Jul. 14, 2023  
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Lutz reappointed vice chancellor for development and alumni relations
John M. Lutz, vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, has been reappointed for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2023, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today.
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Seven Commodores selected in MLB draft
Outfielder Enrique Bradfield Jr. was taken 17th overall by the Baltimore Orioles. Bradfield is Vanderbilt’s 22nd first-round selection in the Tim Corbin era (2003-present), which marks the most in the SEC. The Commodores have boasted a first-round pick in each of the last five MLB drafts.
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Conversation Pieces: If these items could talk…
At Vanderbilt’s Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, the three-dimensional history of the university is collected and lovingly maintained by the staff of Special Collections and University Archives. Their mission is to “preserve the historical memory of the university”—memory that is found in the objects that, by their survival, attest to a timeline grounded in the space between West End Avenue and 21st Avenue South.
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Faculty invited to apply for 2023–24 SEC travel grants by July 21
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to submit applications to the 2023–24 Southeastern Conference Faculty Travel Program. The grants give faculty from Vanderbilt the opportunity to travel to other SEC campuses to exchange ideas, develop grant proposals and conduct research.
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VPA hosts ‘Speak Easy’ talk series July 20 to help postdocs tell their scientific story
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association will host the next installment of the Speak Easy talk series on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall, Room 100. The series offers a casual venue for postdocs to tell their “scientific story” in a way that’s accessible to the public.
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V150: The Founders
The vision of Vanderbilt University was made possible by Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt and his wife Frank’s generous financial support.


Health & Safety Updates

Gain wider access to mental health support through Lyra

Join the next healthy habit challenge with Vanderbilt’s wellness program Virgin Pulse


Limited Submission Opportunities

Oak Ridge Associated Universities Innovation Partnerships Program FY 2023 Deadline: July 17

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 2023 Discretionary Grants Deadline: July 20

2024 Sloan Research Fellowships Deadline: July 27

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Deadline: July 31

Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars Fellowship Deadline: Aug. 1

2023 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics Deadline: Aug 3


Take Note

Annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is Aug. 8

Applications now open for First Friends program

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Now Is Not the Time to Panic’ Aug. 9


Coming Up

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  Provide feedback on proposed WeGo fall service changes through July 17
· JUL ·
  Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25


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Vanderbilt in the News
STAT: Why nearly half of Americans with Parkinson’s don’t see a neurologist
Consuelo Wilkins, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Fortune: Meta and OpenAI face lawsuits from comedian Sarah Silverman and authors after their content was allegedly used to train A.I. models
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
CNBC Indonesia: Recognize the symptoms of Enterovirus, a deadly virus for baby’s ‘attack’
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Discover Magazine: Why is it that even proven facts can’t change some people’s minds?
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Here are 10 things to consider about who will win the Nashville mayor’s race | Opinion
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, authored this opinion piece.
CNN: After years of decline, norovirus outbreaks surge on cruise ships
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. USA Today also published an article quoting Schaffner.
CBS News: What causes flash floods and why are they so dangerous?
Janey Camp, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
EFE: Biden fears that Taiwan will become a new Ukraine and seeks to contain China through NATO
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
The Record: Biden’s Cyber Command and NSA nominee seen as a pick for continuity
Lt. Gen. Charlie “Tuna” Moore, Distinguished Visiting Scholar of Political Science, is quoted.
Insider: The most dangerous claims Robert F. Kennedy Jr. makes about vaccines — and why he’s dead wrong
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
The Conversation: The 21st Century Cures Act requires that patients receive medical results immediately – and new research shows patients prefer it that way
Bryan Steitz, instructor in biomedical informatics, co-authored this article.
Axios: Newly approved Alzheimer’s drug may not work as well on women
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Prism: Accessibility lawsuits are bringing slow but steady wins for disabled city residents
Aimi Hamraie, associate professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
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