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  Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023  
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Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre bring life of Perry Wallace to the stage
Nashville Children’s Theatre will present the world premiere of Strong Inside, a stage adaptation of Andrew Maraniss’ acclaimed biography of SEC basketball and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace, Sept. 7–26 in a unique collaboration with Vanderbilt University. Tickets are on sale now, and members of the Vanderbilt community can receive a 50 percent discount to select performances.
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University hosting national Dense Urban Terrain Exercise with U.S. Army, Metro Nashville Davidson County today and tomorrow
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 Aug. 9 and 10.
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Engineering professor and graduate student receive American Institute of Chemical Engineers awards
Piran Kidambi has received a 2023 Young Investigator Award from the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Nicole Moehring, a graduate student in Kidambi’s research group, has won a Graduate Student Research Award in the Membrane Area of the AIChE’s Separations Division.
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Vanderbilt senior Induja Kumar named 2023 Udall Scholar
Vanderbilt rising senior Induja “Indu” Kumar has been selected as a 2023 Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation Scholar. The scholarship program focuses on dedication to issues affecting Indigenous lands and people and the stewardship of nations’ land and natural resources.
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Volunteers needed for Humphrey Fellows move-in Aug. 13
Volunteers are needed on Sunday, Aug. 13, to help with move-in for the 2023–24 cohort of Humphrey Fellows at Vanderbilt. The Humphrey Fellowship Program brings accomplished educational leaders from developing nations and emerging democracies to the U.S. for an academic year to study, gain related professional experience, build leadership capacity and foster mutual understanding.
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Sign up for ‘DCbrief,’ a newsletter from the Office of Federal Relations
Federal policies have a significant impact on Vanderbilt, from the academic mission to the research enterprise. DCbrief covers the breadth of federal policy issues that could affect the university and provides readers with a concise roundup of important developments.
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Focus on your family’s health with Virgin Pulse as a new school year starts 
Virgin Pulse, Vanderbilt’s online well-being and coaching platform, offers personalized resources to help families kick-start healthy habits.
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V150: No Barriers
Peabody College’s Susan Gray paved the way for Head Start by pioneering early childhood education.


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 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships Deadline: Aug. 21


Campus Updates

Tips for commuting, parking on campus during current construction

Pedestrian routes to change near 25th Avenue, Vanderbilt Place

Blasting scheduled as part of Frist Athletics Village project

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

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


Take Note

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Registration open for 17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium

Applications open for First Friends program through Aug. 11

VICC funding opportunity: P3 Catalyst Awards; apply by Aug. 28

John Jumper, developer of AlphaFold, to present an Apex Lecture on Aug. 30


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Fifth annual Womanist Ethnography Conference is Aug. 11
· AUG ·
  Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 19
· SEP ·
  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ immersive multimedia concert coming to Vanderbilt Sept. 15


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Vanderbilt in the News
Venture Nashville Connections: Vanderbilt’s 2024 Summit to extend scrutiny of global competition, threats and strategic gaps, with an eye toward ‘radical collaboration’
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is quoted.
The New York Times: For luck in love, couples are breaking plates (on purpose)
Joel Harrington, Centennial Professor and professor of history, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: Professors craft courses on ChatGPT with ChatGPT
Jules White, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, is quoted. The Guardian also published an article quoting White.
NBC News: More women in the U.S. are drinking themselves to death, research finds
Peter Martin, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
USA Today: SAG-AFTRA is worried about AI, but can it really replace actors? It already has.
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘We are in a five-alarm fire for democracy’
Francesca Procaccini, assistant professor of law, is quoted.
Fortune: From Bezos and Zuckerberg getting buff to the celebrity Ozempic craze, ‘fatphobia’ in the workplace is more rampant than ever
Research from Jennifer Shinall, professor of law, is cited.
diaTribe: Promoting healthy sleep in youth with type 1 diabetes
Sarah Jaser, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Axios: China’s economic tools fill capitalism’s void
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.
Healio: Q&A – Understanding how intubation sedatives impact patient outcomes, risk for PTSD
Matthew Semler, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
STAT: Researchers seek answers to racial disparities for prostate and breast cancer among people of African ancestry
Wei Zheng, Anne Potter Wilson Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
CNN: Vaccines for flu and RSV now available ahead of fall virus season
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Yahoo! Life [1] [2] also published articles quoting Schaffner.
Wall Street Journal: Muslim nations call on Sweden, Denmark to ban Quran burnings
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, is quoted. Financial Times also published an article quoting Mchangama. Unherd published an article authored by Mchangama.
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