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  Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023  
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WATCH: Vanderbilt leaders discuss Supreme Court decision on race-conscious admissions in new video
In a new video, university leaders discuss how Vanderbilt is responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision disallowing the use of race-conscious admissions at colleges and universities.
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NEW FACULTY: Vanderbilt’s newest faculty tackle society’s most pressing issues
Knowledge, discovery and collaboration are key elements in finding solutions to the world’s most pressing issues and challenges. Meet some new faculty members who are exploring current and pressing societal issues.
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You at VU web portal provides belonging, well-being resources for the campus community
At Vanderbilt, fostering a deep sense of belonging for every community member is a core value. To that end, the university has launched a web portal called “You at VU,” a one-stop spot where students, staff, postdocs and faculty can find ways to connect with others, engage across campus, and discover well-being support and resources.
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Registration open for inaugural Commodore Cup, a campus-wide sustainability challenge hosted by the Wond’ry
The Wond’ry, in collaboration with Clearloop and the Division of Administration, will host the inaugural Commodore Cup design challenge this September, with $10,000 worth of cash prizes up for grabs. Open to all students, staff, faculty and alumni, this year’s theme is Sustainability. Applications close on Sept. 1 at midnight.
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Center for Teaching to host ‘Open Classroom’ Sept. 11–Oct. 6
For the first time since the interruption of COVID-19, the Center for Teaching will offer Open Classroom 2023. Between Sept. 11 through Oct. 6, classes taught across Vanderbilt’s many disciplines will open their classroom doors to faculty and graduate students to observe classroom management, pedagogical choices, teaching techniques and student engagement.
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AlertVU test rescheduled for Sept. 7
Due to the recent tragedy at UNC-Chapel Hill, Vanderbilt made the decision to postpone Tuesday’s AlertVU test. Vanderbilt University Public Safety will now conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2:30 p.m.
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Applications for Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program open Sept. 8
The Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship has been designed to offer opportunities for Vanderbilt Ph.D.s to build their teaching and scholarship portfolios while simultaneously offering fellows the opportunity to receive dedicated mentoring from faculty at both institutions. The deadline to apply for 2023-24 fellowships is Oct. 18. The selected fellows will be announced on Nov. 1.
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Stay Secure: Multi-factor authentication now available for Microsoft Office applications
Online attacks, hacks and phishing scams are persistent in our digital world. To maximize the security of our community, Vanderbilt is now enabling multi-factor authentication from Duo Security for client-based Microsoft Office applications access across mobile devices, desktop computers and laptops.
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Everything you need to know about getting involved
With so many organizations and programs on campus, it can be difficult to know which ones are the best fit for students—or even where to start. Check out this list of ways you can help students get involved at Vanderbilt. 
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V150: Conquer and Prevail
School songs can form the core soundtrack of a student’s college experience. At Vanderbilt that musical history parallels the history of the institution.


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

Vanderbilt is helping service members bridge gap between military, civilian careers through SkillBridge program

Healthy Brain and Child Development Study seeks participants who are in their second trimester of pregnancy

Digital Strategies survey seeks input on Vanderbilt website experience

Everything you need to know about campus traditions

Internal Campus Supplier Vendor Fair to take place Sept. 6 

Town hall Sept. 8 to provide internal funding program information

Save the date for Flulapalooza on Sept. 27

Applications for the James Lawson Institute for the Research and Study of Nonviolent Movements Fellows Grant are open through Sept. 29

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

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


Coming Up

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  John Jumper, developer of AlphaFold, to present an Apex Lecture on Aug. 30
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  Wond’ry Book Swap is Sept. 6
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  Political historian Eli Merritt to discuss book on American Revolution’s ‘perilous politics’ Sept. 9
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  Ike Robinson Deans’ Lecture: Tonya Fancher, M.D., M.P.H.
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  Vanderbilt's Rich Milner to discuss his new book 'The Race Card: Leading the Fight for Truth in America’s Schools'
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  ‘Voices of Mississippi’ concert event is Sept. 15
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  Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre bring life of Perry Wallace to the stage Sept. 7-26


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: After COVID-19, Tennessee Kindergarten vaccination rates are dropping fast. What to know
Joseph Gigante, professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: The CDC just published new flu vaccine guidelines: What you need to know
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Deseret News also published an article quoting Schaffner.
Health: Study: Shift work may impair cognitive function
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
Época Negócios: David Owens lists 3 main barriers to innovation and says “systematic approach is the key to success”
David Owens, professor of the practice of organizational studies and executive director of The Wond’ry, is quoted.
Semafor: Denmark to ban Quran burnings
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, is quoted.
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