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  Friday, Jul. 21, 2023  
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Diermeier advocates for university priorities at meetings, congressional reception in Washington, D.C.
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier met with members of Congress to advocate for federal investments in research and higher education. He urged for robust federal research funding and student aid programs, and highlighted Vanderbilt’s leading role in building the innovation ecosystem in Tennessee, particularly in the automotive industry.
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Humphreys receives Early Career Impact Award for contributions to brain and behavioral sciences
Kathryn Humphreys, associate professor of psychology and human development at Vanderbilt Peabody College, has won a 2023 Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences.
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Expect increased police presence during emergency preparedness exercises in July, August
As a part of the campus-wide security review announced in June, Vanderbilt University Public Safety personnel will conduct a series of preparedness and readiness exercises from July 24 through Aug. 7 at the VUPS training facility at 115 28th Ave S.
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Faculty applications for 2023–24 SEC travel grants due today, 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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Community leaders come together to discuss power dynamics in collaborating for social impact
Vanderbilt Community Relations recently hosted nearly 50 people from Nashville’s social impact sector for an afternoon of learning, networking and connection. The topic of the day was “The Power in Collaboration: Working Together for Social Impact.”
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Vanderbilt Athletics extends Limbaugh’s contract as men’s golf head coach
After leading Vanderbilt to nine consecutive berths in the NCAA Championships, Thomas F. Roush, M.D. and Family Men’s Golf Head Coach Scott Limbaugh will have the opportunity to continue building on that success
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Four with a ‘Dore: Kareena Gor
Meet Kareena Gor, a member of the Class of 2025 with majors in child studies and Spanish and a minor in language sciences.


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

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

2024 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Deadline: Aug. 8


Campus Updates

Blasting scheduled as part of Frist Athletics Village project

Part of 25th Avenue to close to vehicles, provide alternative pedestrian pathways

Access road installation from Stevenson Center Lane to Garland Hall changes pedestrian routes beginning June 26

Section of Natchez Trace to close starting June 19 for infrastructure project


Take Note

REMINDER: 2023–24 parking and commute information

Faculty, postdocs invited to submit nominations for Fall Staff Awards

‘ChatGPT and the Future of Education’ virtual workshop is Aug. 2

Annual Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Symposium is Aug. 8

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

Applications open for First Friends program through Aug. 11


Coming Up

· JUL ·
  Initiative for Race Research and Justice 2023 Jumpstart Virtual Conference is July 25
· JUL ·
  ‘Introduction to ChatGPT and Prompt Engineering’ virtual workshop is July 27
· AUG ·
  Fifth annual Womanist Ethnography Conference is Aug. 11


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Vanderbilt in the News
Foreign Policy: Free speech social media doesn’t exist
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science, authored this opinion piece.
The U.S. Sun: Urgent warning to holidaymakers after cases of nasty bug skyrocket – the 6 signs you must know
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Regulatory Review: Is it time to re-fuel airline regulation?
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor, professor of law and director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘Gut-level hatred’ is consuming our political life
Research from John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is cited.
NBC News: For a good heart workout, it’s OK to wait for the weekend, new research finds
John McPherson, Drs. Sol and Marvin Rosenblum Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
AFP: Experts dismiss ‘impossible’ claim that vaccines cause mpox infections
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Is Tennessee a democracy?
John Geer, senior advisor in the Office of the Chancellor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Time: Scientists are just beginning to understand COVID-19’s effect on the brain
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Route Fifty: Why am I stuck in traffic? A Tennessee project could provide answers
Dan Work, professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
Daily Mail: Are we REALLY at a ‘turning point in the fight against Alzheimer’s’? Breakthrough new drugs halt cruel disease’s decline… but experts warn crippling side effects (and cost) may outweigh any benefits
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Health Digest: What it means for your stomach to feel hard when pressed
Shabnam Sarker, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Print: LIGO-India — how new observatory will use gravitational waves to unlock mysteries of the cosmos
Karan Jani, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
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