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  Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023  
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Vanderbilt University boosts commitment to veterans, increases investments for Yellow Ribbon program
Eligible veterans can attend Vanderbilt University at a significantly reduced cost, thanks to the school’s continued participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Educational Enhancement Program.
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Jim Bradford, dean emeritus of Owen Graduate School of Management, has died
Jim Bradford, who served as dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management from 2005 to 2013, died July 27. Bradford leaves a legacy of impact on the school, having spearheaded the development and launch of several programs.
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University hosting national Dense Urban Terrain Exercise with U.S. Army, Metro Nashville Davidson County Aug. 9–10
The training exercises are designed to assess response readiness to a critical incident in a dense urban environment. University and medical center employees and guests should expect to see a large number of uniformed military personnel and Metro Nashville first responders in the area of 25th Avenue and Children’s Way during the two-day exercise.
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Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote: Make your voice heard on Election Day tomorrow
With Election Day tomorrow, Aug. 3 in Davidson County, it’s time to get informed about your choices for officials serving at the local level and make a plan to vote. Candidates for Nashville mayor and vice mayor, Metro Council, and Metro Council at-large are on the ballot.
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Vanderbilt Athletics opens SEC’s first sensory rooms
Furthering Vanderbilt’s commitment to creating an inclusive game-day experience for everyone in Commodore Nation, the university has announced the installation of sensory rooms inside Memorial Gymnasium and FirstBank Stadium.
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Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 19
Vanderbilt Athletics announced that the 2023 Dore Jam will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 19. A celebration of Commodore athletics, representatives from all available sport programs will be in attendance to meet and greet fans. The event will also include games and activities, music and a chance to win prizes.
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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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Tips for commuting, parking on campus during current construction
Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have daily faculty, staff and student commuters as well as many visitors each day. With construction currently underway around campus, regular notices will be released to make navigating campus easier.
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V150: The Leaders
Nine chancellors have guided Vanderbilt from humble beginnings to global impact.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Ways to partake in radical self-care for Black, Indigenous, People of Color community members

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

2023 Greenwall Faculty Scholars in Bioethics Deadline: Aug. 3

2024 Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award Deadline: Aug. 8

2023 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships Deadline: Aug. 21


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

Vanderbilt extends contract with discounts vendor Abenity

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 today
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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
· SEP ·
  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ immersive multimedia concert coming to Vanderbilt Sept. 15


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Vanderbilt in the News
Nashville Business Journal: What business leaders want for Nashville’s future
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured.
Nashville Business Journal: Q&A — Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Dean Thomas Steenburgh on the future of business education
Thomas Steenburgh, Dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management and professor of management, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville mayoral campaigns say city feels less safe. But is crime on the rise?
John Geer, senior advisor in the Office of the Chancellor and professor of political science, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VUMC names Hendrickson executive medical director
The appointment of Chase Hendrickson, assistant professor of medicine, to executive medical director the Vanderbilt Medicine Patient Care Center is featured.
The Tennessean: Why Nashville mayoral candidates who tap into dissatisfaction have best shot to win
The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
CBS News: Why the U.S. government may try to break up Amazon
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Independent: An epidemic of gun violence has gripped America – why have we given up trying to stop it?
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, authored this opinion piece.
CNN: Opinion — Call Alabama’s defiance what it really is
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece. The Atlantic also published an article quoting Hemmer.
Politico: While everyone was yelling about gas stoves, the incandescent light bulb went away
Michael Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New Yorker: A setback in the FTC’s fight against big tech
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted. Chemistry World also published an article quoting Allensworth.
Nashville Scene: The mayoral candidates on sidewalks
Mark Abkowitz, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is quoted.
Polk County Itemizer-Observer: Residents raise questions over zone change on land annexation
Christopher Serkin, Elisabeth H. and Granville S. Ridley Jr. Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Diagnostic Imaging: Study — AI assessment of chest CT may predict multiple mortality risks
Kim Sandler, associate professor of radiology and radiological sciences, is quoted.
Tennessean: ‘Wages are rising; employees are jumping—’ Teens cash in on hot Nashville job market
Eric Johnson, Bruce D. Henderson Professor and professor of operations management, is quoted.
Black Doctor: 9 ways to care for your eczema in the summer heat
Carla Lee, assistant professor of dermatology, and Jami Miller, associate professor of dermatology, are quoted.
The Nashville Ledger: Peabody team tests moral repetition effect
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
AARP: Three shots this fall? What to know about getting the RSV, flu and COVID vaccines
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The New York Post, Verify and American Council on Science and Health also published articles quoting Schaffner.
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