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  Wednesday, Jul. 26, 2023  
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Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote: Make your voice heard on Election Day Aug. 3
Early voting has begun and continues through Saturday, July 29, leading up to Election Day on Thursday, Aug. 3. Candidates for Nashville mayor and vice mayor, Metro Council, and Metro Council at-large are on the ballot.
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Candidate meet and greet draws 300+ community members
Vanderbilt University, alongside a number of community organizations, held a meet and greet on Saturday, July 8, for all candidates running for a countywide seat in the Aug. 3 election. Guest had the opportunity to speak with candidates for mayor, vice mayor and Metro Council at-large.
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Vanderbilt’s LAPOP hosts inaugural summer school to train social scientists in international survey methods
A nine-day intensive training hosted by LAPOP provided students, postdocs, faculty and policymakers with skills to conduct trustworthy, reliable surveys in international settings.
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Registration open for Aug. 3 ‘Unity Dinner: Race in America’
This Unity Dinner will center on the project’s pillar “Race in America: Toward a Nation of Equality.” This pillar focuses on the historical and present-day impacts of racism in America and how we can work toward a more equal and just society.
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Registration open for 17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium
Registration is open for the 17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association Symposium scheduled for Nov. 17. The one-day symposium will provide an opportunity for postdocs to network, engage in scientific discussion and learn about the research being conducted by other postdoctoral fellows.
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Vanderbilt student startup Bloom Health wins $120K investment prize to grow company influencing future of women’s health
Owen Graduate School of Management student, viral women’s health advocate and femtech startup co-founder Julia Schuller has won $120,000 from BIP Ventures, one of the Southeast’s largest and most active venture capital firms, to improve the standard for women’s health by providing access to reproductive education to women around the world.
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New timekeeping system UKG Ready (Kronos) to launch Aug. 6
The cross-functional team from Human Resources, VUIT and Payroll has worked to create a seamless transition to the new system from Oracle Cloud. Online training is now available for biweekly employees, managers and human capital management specialists.
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V150: Voice for Democracy
Vanderbilt’s LAPOP Lab is the premier academic institution carrying out surveys of public opinion in the Americas.


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

Expect increased police presence during emergency preparedness exercises in July, August


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

Faculty, postdocs invited to submit nominations for Fall Staff Awards

REMINDER: 2023–24 parking and commute information

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

Priority application deadline for online Master of Legal Studies program is Aug. 7

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

Final application deadline for online Master of Legal Studies program is Aug. 21


Coming Up

· 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
The New York Times: Can I watch ‘Barbenheimer’ despite the Hollywood strikes?
Dan Cornfield, professor of sociology, is quoted.
BBC Brazil: ‘Coffee changed the course of history and fostered ideas of the Enlightenment and capitalism’, says researcher
Ted Fischer, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Anthropology, is quoted.
Today: Weekend warriors rejoice! New study finds benefits to exercising only on weekends
John McPherson, Drs. Sol and Marvin Rosenblum Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Insider: Medicare is barred from paying for weight-loss drugs like Wegovy. Lawmakers just took the first step to change that.
Research from Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy; Khrysta Baig, department of health policy Ph.D. student; and Ashley Leech, assistant professor of health policy, is cited.
CNN: Opinion – Jason Aldean can’t rewrite the history his song depends on
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
Healthline: Inflammation may increase dementia risk by 35%, new study finds
Paul Newhouse, Jim Turner Professor and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Self: What to know about Beyfortus, a new preventive RSV drug for babies and toddlers
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The Washington Times also published an article quoting Schaffner.
Nashville Post: VUMC researcher studies penicillin allergy
Elizabeth Phillips, John A. Oates Professor and professor of medicine, is featured. Study Finds also published an article quoting Phillips.
The Messenger News: First-of-its-kind project seeks to solve the mystery of ‘phantom traffic jams’
William Barbour, research scientist at the Institute for Software Integrated Systems, is quoted.
HealthLeaders: Vanderbilt Home Care service simplifies chronic disease management
Tara Horr, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Marie Claire Argentina: The end of the debate, for the experts you have to wash new clothes
Jami Miller, associate professor of dermatology, is quoted.
The Washington Examiner: Biden’s green dream delusion
Research from J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is cited.
Landscape Architecture Magazine: Tracing Bass Street
Angela Sutton, research assistant professor of communication of science and technology, is quoted.
Global Times: Exclusive – Henry Kissinger hopes for restoration of China-US ties, encourages Americans to work for world stability, broader understanding of other nations: biography author
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted. Sanlian Life Weekly and RFA also published articles quoting Schwartz.
EFE: More than just a doll – New hit film underscores Barbie’s cultural impact
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communications studies, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Biden lawyer who defended affirmative action grapples with diversity in her own office
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted. USA Today also published an article quoting Fitzpatrick.
CNBC: Warning labels in the U.S. seem to be everywhere. Here’s why they may be pointless
Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management, is quoted.
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