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  Friday, Jul. 28, 2023  
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Blackburn and Hagerty introduce Senate resolution honoring Vanderbilt’s Sesquicentennial
The resolution highlights Vanderbilt’s significant role in driving economic growth, promoting research and development, and cultivating a vibrant intellectual community.
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Vanderbilt hosts SmartComp 2023, prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Conference on Smart Computing
The conference drew a diverse mix of academics and professionals to offer a platform for exchanging insights and challenges in smart systems, while it promoted partnerships of academia, industry and community to shape the future of smart computing.
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Vanderbilt Alumni Association board celebrates new and returning alumni leaders
The Vanderbilt Alumni Association has welcomed new and returning alumni leaders to its board for three-year terms that started July 1. The Alumni Association’s mission is to engage Vanderbilt alumni in the life of the university, encourage lifelong connections and support the university’s goals.
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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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‘Voices of Mississippi’ immersive multimedia concert coming to Vanderbilt Sept. 15
Voices of Mississippi is presented by the Vanderbilt Wilson Music Library. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m. A limited number of complimentary tickets have been held for Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff.
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Vanderbilt extends contract with discounts vendor Abenity
Abenity, a leader in the employee engagement and loyalty field, provides a central online location for faculty and staff to discover savings and perks. The contract has been extended to July 2024.
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Peabody College students win third place at Global Map the System competition
Vanderbilt first-year students were among the top finalists in the global social innovation competition, with research focused on educational support for children with chronic illnesses in Nashville. They competed among 1,000 teams from 60 global universities.
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Ways to partake in radical self-care for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community members
Self-care is an essential tool for mental and physical endurance and is a topic discussed in many spaces and places in society. Oftentimes, intentionally attending to the mental, physical and emotional needs of oneself can serve as a radical declaration that our bodies and minds are made on purpose and with purpose, and do not exist solely for use and consumption.
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Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2023 tuition benefit applications, including dependent tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist login, step-by-step tutorials and other resources available on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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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

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

VICC funding opportunity: P3 Catalyst Awards

Faculty, postdocs invited to submit nominations for Fall Staff Awards through Aug. 6

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

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  ‘ChatGPT and the Future of Education’ virtual workshop is Aug. 2
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  Registration open for Aug. 3 ‘Unity Dinner: Race in America’
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  Fifth annual Womanist Ethnography Conference is Aug. 11


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios Nashville: Mayoral candidate Alice Rolli makes her case
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
Financial Times: Letter – Ivy League endowments underpin vital research
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this piece.
NBC News: The CDC is preparing for a winter with ‘3 bugs out there’- Covid, flu and RSV
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Sun Journal: Hate groups are on the march in Maine
Sophie Bjork-James, assistant professor of anthropology, is quoted.
Persuasion: The United Nations vs free speech
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, authored this opinion piece.
The Washington Post: Digital clones made by AI tech could make Hollywood extras obsolete
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Reuters: Analysis – Spain’s Vox party stumbles, testing limits of European far-right advance
Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
The New York Times: How to discuss pain with your doctor
Shravani Durbhakula, assistant professor of anesthesiology, is quoted.
The Messenger: How to improve the quality of congressional staff
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, co-authored this opinion piece.
Wired: The generative AI battle has a fundamental flaw
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Medical Daily: How extreme heat affects people with underlying health conditions; tips to protect yourself
Eva Rawlings Parker, assistant professor of dermatology, is quoted.
Tech Times: Renowned journal reveals limitations of AI use in science publishing
Roger Colbran, Louise B. McGavock Professor and professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, is quoted.
European Pharmaceutical Review: Novel antibody therapeutic demonstrates potential in GVHD
Carrie Kitko, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Tom’s Guide: 7 ways to keep bugs out of your house
Research from Laurence Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, is cited.
Bloomberg: Twitter turning into X set to kill billions in brand value
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted. CNN and Yahoo! Finance also published articles quoting White.
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