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  Monday, Aug. 28, 2023  
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PHOTOS: Welcome Week celebrates new and returning students
Welcome Week fun! Watch how the university, along with its numerous support centers, groups and organizations, rolled out the black-and-gold carpet all week and through the weekend to help new and returning students experience how valued they are to the Vanderbilt community.
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Vanderbilt’s Neil Dani honored with prestigious 2023 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar Award
Vanderbilt University Assistant Professor Neil Dani has been awarded the prestigious Rita Allen Foundation Scholars Award for his groundbreaking research on the choroid plexus brain barrier, making him the first-ever Vanderbilt recipient of the award while working for the university.
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Vanderbilt is helping service members bridge gap between military, civilian careers through SkillBridge program
Recognizing the vast and qualified talent pipeline that former service members represent, Vanderbilt University has become an official SkillBridge partner with the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Political historian Eli Merritt to discuss book on American Revolution’s ‘perilous politics’ Sept. 9
Eli Merritt, research assistant professor of political science, will discuss his new book, Disunion Among Ourselves: The Perilous Politics of the American Revolution, at the Vanderbilt Bookstore from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. Co-sponsored by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, the event will include a book signing following the discussion. Books will be available for purchase.
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Everything you need to know about campus traditions
Since Vanderbilt’s founding in 1873, a number of campus traditions have evolved over time as the university has grown. Here are a few favorites that highlight community, belonging and history at the university. 
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Vanderbilt biomedical researcher organizes inaugural ‘Nature’ conference on bioengineering for global health, Nov. 13–15
Nature Conferences has selected Vanderbilt University to host a conference Nov. 13–15, 2023, focused on developing innovative diagnostic, treatment and disease-monitoring platforms to improve human health around the world.
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ICYMI: Despite obstacles to higher ed, Vanderbilt must build on momentum; nine faculty honored at fall assembly
Vanderbilt is thriving by every measure even as higher education on the whole faces significant headwinds, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier told faculty gathered for the annual Fall Faculty Assembly on Aug. 24. In addition, nine faculty members who have made significant contributions through their scholarship, research, creative expression or service to the university were honored.
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WATCH: Running the race, leading the cause: Kaira Brown’s path from the track to Capitol Hill
In going all in as a runner and a double major, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year finalist Kaira Brown embodies Ashe’s commitment to improving communities.


Health & Safety Updates

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

Need medical care? Know your options before you go.

Advice for Parents: Supporting the mental health of children and teens during change


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Blasting scheduled as part of Frist Athletics Village project

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


Take Note

VICC funding opportunity: P3 Catalyst Awards; applications due today, Aug. 28

Town hall Sept. 8 to provide internal funding program information

Save the date for Flulapalooza on Sept. 27

Save the date: Open Enrollment is Oct. 16–27

17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium is Nov. 17; registration is now open


Coming Up

· AUG ·
  John Jumper, developer of AlphaFold, to present an Apex Lecture on Aug. 30
· SEP ·
  Wond’ry Book Swap is Sept. 6
· SEP ·
  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ concert event is Sept. 15
· SEP ·
  Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre bring life of Perry Wallace to the stage Sept. 7-26


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, and it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary
Kelly Haws, Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor and professor of marketing, is quoted.
ABC News: What to expect with COVID, RSV, flu shots set to be available this fall
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Yahoo! Life and KFF Health News also published an article quoting Schaffner.
MarketWatch: As Medicare picks 10 drugs for price negotiations, 50 million people stand to benefit — even if their drugs aren’t on the list
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Time: Tennessee Democrats pessimistic about gun safety reform prospects in special session after school shooting
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health and society, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Despite shooting, hope fades for gun laws in Tennessee special session
The Vanderbilt Poll — Statewide is cited.
CNN: Opinion: The surprise winner of the debate
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
The Times Herald: Salman Rushdie to Speak at National Constitution Center’s National First Amendment Summit
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, is mentioned.
Medical Design & Outsourcing: After Medtronic’s latest setback, what’s next for Symplicity Spyral RDN?
Julia Lewis, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Single-Use Endoscopy: Why AI is poised to make strides in otolaryngology
Aaron Moberly, associate professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, is quoted.
Health IT Analytics: Deep learning method helps correct motion-corrupted brain MRIs
Daniel Moyer, assistant professor of computer science, is quoted.
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