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  Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023  
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Fall Faculty Assembly will be in person on Aug. 24
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver and the Faculty Senate will celebrate faculty achievements and provide key university updates at the 2023 Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 24. Many of the university’s highest honors will be presented during the in-person gathering, which will be at 4:10 p.m. in the Student Life Center Ballroom.
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Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 16–27
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity to choose the benefits that best meet the needs of you and your family. All benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment for calendar year 2024.
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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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Vanderbilt men’s golf receives Presidents Special Recognition from Golf Coaches Association of America
The 10 Commodores on the 2022-23 roster combined to record a cumulative GPA above 3.5 for the academic year, earning an Outstanding Team Academic Award with Presidents Special Recognition. In addition to the team award, three student-athletes from the program were named All-America Scholars.
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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 students and postdoctoral scholars develop a daily writing practice to benefit them in their academic careers at Vanderbilt and beyond.
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Campus Dining announces fall 2023 Flex Meal Deal for faculty, staff, graduate and professional students
Flex Meals can be purchased in blocks of 10; they are regularly $150 (plus tax) per block. During the fall 2023 Flex Meal Deal, faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students will receive three bonus meals per block purchased. The promotion runs Aug. 16–23.
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Save the date for Flulapalooza on Sept. 27
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students are encouraged to attend the event at the area between Light Hall and the VA Medical Center to receive a flu vaccination.
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What’s new at Campus Dining
With preparations for the fall semester well underway, Vanderbilt University Campus Dining is pleased to announce updates for the 2023–24 academic year.
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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: Birth of a Residential Campus
The cottages known as West Side Row were Vanderbilt students’ first taste of on-campus living.


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


Limited Submission Opportunities

2023 Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowships Deadline: Aug. 21

Winter 2023 Mathers Foundation Grant Program Deadline: Sept. 11

2024 Moore Inventor Fellows Deadline: Sept. 20


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

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


Take Note

V150 Conversation: ‘Commemorating Cherokee and Chickasaw Students at Vanderbilt, 1885-1899’

Tuition benefit applications for fall 2023 now open

Applications open for the 2023-24 Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice Solidarity Circles cohort

Registration open for 17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium

Wond’ry Quantum Studio introduces new course for quantum computing enthusiasts

New timekeeping system UKG Ready (Kronos) officially launches

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


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  Dore Jam fan event set for Aug. 19
· AUG ·
  John Jumper, developer of AlphaFold, to present an Apex Lecture on Aug. 30
· SEP ·
  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ concert event is Sept. 15


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Military, helicopters in Nashville: National Guard to conduct emergency response training
The Dense Urban Terrain Exercise which took place last week at Vanderbilt is featured.
Minority Nurse: Rolanda Johnson receives EDI Award from Vanderbilt University
Rolanda Johnson, professor of nursing, is featured.
NPR: Ozempic and Wegovy maker courts prominent Black leaders to get Medicare’s favor
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.
The Tennessean: No more excuses – Why Tennessee must hold its special session on gun safety | Opinion
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited. Chattanooga Times Free Press and Nashville Pride also published articles citing the Poll.
GirlTalkHQ: Ranked – The most read & assigned woman-authored novels in American colleges
Allison Schachter, associate professor of Jewish studies, is quoted.
The Messenger: Members of Congress are back in their districts: How should you evaluate what they say?
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, co-authored this opinion piece
Time: Denmark and Sweden’s commitment to free speech is wilting in the face of Quran burnings
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, authored this opinion piece.
Main Street Clarksville: Blackburn: National defense bill equips the U.S. to deter the new axis of evil
The Pathfinder Program, a collaboration between Fort Campbell, Vanderbilt and other Tennessee universities, is featured.
ABC News: EG.5 now dominant COVID variant in US. Here’s what to know.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The Independent also published an article quoting Schaffner.
Associated Press: Indigenous leader inspires an Amazon city to grant personhood to an endangered river
Beth Conklin, associate professor of anthropology, is quoted.
The Atlantic: The AI crackdown is coming
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Patients grapple with side effects of popular weight-loss drugs
Sahar Takkouche, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Tech Times: Alpha-gal syndrome: Lone star tick linked to unusual allergic reactions to meat, dairy
Cosby Stone Jr., assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Latino Rebels: For Latino activists, ‘cop city’ a new phase of US imperialism
Lesley Gill, professor of anthropology, is quoted.
MedPage Today: Buprenorphine cost a potential barrier for opioid-addicted youth, adults
Ashley Leech, assistant professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Nashville-based Yellow Corp. files bankruptcy, blames Teamsters union for sabotage
Peter Haslag, assistant professor of finance, and Josh White, assistant professor of finance, are quoted.
Health: For those with autoimmune diseases, mental health is often overlooked
James Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: Sandra Bullock’s partner Bryan Randall died of ALS. Here’s what to know about this ‘devastating’ disease.
Amanda Peltier, professor of neurology, is quoted.
CNN: Drugmakers say they’re adjusting their ‘thinking on price’ of first postpartum depression pill approved in the US
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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