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  Friday, Aug. 11, 2023  
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Vanderbilt generates more than $96M in licensing revenue in FY23, most in university history
Vanderbilt tech transfer sets records: $86.7M in licensing revenue in FY22 ranks sixth-highest nationally, and $96M in licensing revenue in FY23 is largest in university history. Revamped processes in the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization makes licensing and launching new ventures faster and easier than ever before.
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Jonathan Gilligan receives 2023–24 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Jonathan Gilligan has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2023–24 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
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Laurie Cutting appointed associate provost in Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation
Laurie Cutting, a renowned scholar and expert in cognitive neuroscience, has been appointed associate provost in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Innovation, where she will aim to foster academic excellence, innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.
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AlertVU test scheduled for Aug. 29
Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 2:30 p.m. Before the test, it is recommended that all staff, faculty and students review and update their contact information to ensure AlertVU message delivery.
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Applications open for the 2023-24 Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice Solidarity Circles cohort
Solidarity Circles are virtual peer-networks for faith leaders, organizers, clergy and members of the community interested in the cooperative and solidarity economy and its multiple relations to faith. Those interested in applying can expect a 9-month educational process grounded in community praxis, to help align your institution or community with the solidarity economy.
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Writing support program for graduate students, postdocs seeks applicants for fall semester
A new multicenter initiative led by the Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success program is helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars develop a daily writing practice to benefit them in their academic careers at Vanderbilt and beyond.
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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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V150: No Barriers
Peabody College’s Susan Gray paved the way for Head Start by pioneering early childhood education.


Health & Safety Updates

Focus on your family’s health with Virgin Pulse as a new school year starts 

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


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


Limited Submission Opportunities

2023 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships Deadline: Aug. 21


Take Note

Applications for First Friends program close today

New timekeeping system UKG Ready (Kronos) officially launches

Registration open for 17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

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 ·
  Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series: John Kello 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
The New York Times: Enslaved African Americans in Maryland linked to 42,000 living relatives
Jada Benn Torres, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted. Smithsonian Magazine also published a piece quoting Benn Torres.
Time: Two expelled Black Tennessee House Democrats officially win back their seats
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted.
Axios: CDC endorses first RSV shot for all infants
Helen Keipp Talbot, professor of medicine, is quoted. STAT also published an article quoting Talbot.
The Tennessean: Why graduates of universities in Middle Tennessee are staying in the state
Eric Johnson, Bruce D. Henderson Professor and professor of operations management, is quoted.
The Washington Post: ‘The Justins’ seem like Civil Rights-era throwbacks. But 2023 isn’t 1968.
John Geer, senior advisor in the Office of the Chancellor and professor of political science, is quoted.
MarketWatch: Your home mortgage is probably in a bond deal that benefits from the U.S. credit rating. What happens now that Fitch has downgraded the U.S., Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae?
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
New Scientist: Ancient whale might have been the heaviest animal that ever lived
Neil Kelley, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
Today: Why is leprosy spreading in Florida? What to know about the recent rise in US cases
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Daily Mail, Healio, The Washington Post and Deseret News also published articles quoting Schaffner.
Healio: Direct oral challenges rival standard of care in assessing low-risk penicillin allergy
Elizabeth Phillips, John A. Oates Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Eating Well: How often should you pee and when is it too much? Here’s what doctors say
Kristen Scarpato, associate professor of urology, is quoted.
The Conversation: Immune cells that fight cancer become exhausted within hours of first encountering tumors – new research
Mary Philip, assistant professor of medicine, and Michael Rudloff, MD-Ph.D. candidate in molecular pathology and immunology, authored this article. Daily Beast also published an article quoting Philip.
Nashville Post: VUMC receives $28 million for COVID-19 research
Russell Rothman, Ingram Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Tennessee Voices – A conversation with Angela Sutton
Angela Sutton, research assistant professor of communication of science and technology, is featured.
The Nashville Ledger: Music City Grand Prix on course for bigger changes
John Koch, senior lecturer of communication studies, is quoted.
Whiskey Raiders: ‘The gender gap is narrowing’ – Excessive alcohol-related deaths for women on the rise, study says
Peter Martin, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
Law360: Chancery’s fee ruling in Dell is on the money, experts say
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Korea Posts English: Freedom of expression sparked by ‘burning of the Quran’
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, is quoted. Il Sussididario also published an article quoting Mchangama.
Scientific American: A background ‘hum’ pervades the universe. Scientists are racing to find its source.
Stephen Taylor, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, is quoted.
Nashville Business Journal: Vanderbilt professor: Labor movement ‘not going away,’ what this means for Nashville
Larry Isaac, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Sociology, is quoted.
The Messenger: When should I go see a doctor after a tick bite?
Karen Bloch, professor of medicine, is quoted.
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