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  Monday, Sep. 11, 2023  
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Forever a Commodore
Vanderbilt helped alumnus Deeg Sezna chase a dream. Through the Deeg Sezna Scholarship, family and friends work to honor the 9/11 victim’s memory by giving others the same opportunity.
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U.S. Rep. Mark Green meets with VU chancellor, students
U.S. Rep. Mark Green, who represents the Vanderbilt area, visited campus to meet with Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and participate in discussions with School of Medicine students and Bass Military Scholars.
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REGISTER: 'Ask an Economist: Where Are We Now?' Sept. 27, hosted by Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy
Whether it’s “Bidenomics,” interest rates, inflation, stagflation or GDP, economic jargon is back in the headlines as the 2024 presidential race heats up. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is calling in the experts to explain the bigger story behind the numbers in “Ask an Economist: Where Are We Now?” on Sept. 27 at 11:30 a.m.
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Wernke and Huo awarded NEH grant to conduct the largest archaeological imagery survey in the Western Hemisphere using AI
A $350,000 grant to develop next-generation archaeological mapping technology will help a research team, led by Associate Professor of Anthropology Steve Wernke and Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Yuankai Huo, reveal information about the ancient civilizations of the central Andes.
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Chemical safety and hazardous waste team supports researchers; EHS launches new data management system
Vanderbilt has established a chemical safety and hazardous waste team as part of ongoing efforts to build a research-focused Environmental Health and Safety department at the university. In addition, EHS has launched a new data management system with the goals of improving data accuracy and transparency, enhancing efficiency and reducing administrative burden.
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Celebrate 2023 Constitution Day with the Vanderbilt Libraries
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an event on Monday, Sept. 18, to celebrate Constitution Day, observed each year to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, and to “recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens.”
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Vanderbilt designated a Skin Smart Campus; free sunscreen, skin cancer prevention tips available
Vanderbilt University has been recognized as a platinum-level Skin Smart Campus by the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. As part of the designation, Vanderbilt pledges to keep indoor tanning devices off campus and out of university-affiliated buildings and to promote skin cancer prevention and ultraviolet safety education.
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Navigating health and wellness during the season of illness
Infectious diseases such as flu, COVID-19 and RSV are more prevalent during this time of the year. To ensure your well-being, it’s important to be informed and proactive.
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New Digital Lab enhances Heard Libraries’ resources for teaching and learning
The new Digital Lab combines three library departments—Digital Scholarship and Communications, the Digital Commons, and the Center for Digital Humanities—into one overarching unit, realizing efficiencies that advance the Heard Libraries’ goal of facilitating transdisciplinary research and teaching through cohesive services.
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Vanderbilt soccer closes nonconference play undefeated
The Commodores closed out their nonconference schedule Sunday with a 6-0 victory over Middle Tennessee at GEODIS Park, in the first-ever collegiate match played at the venue. The team extended its unbeaten streak to eight, which is the second-longest in Vanderbilt history.


Health & Safety Updates

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

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

Flulapalooza is Sept. 27

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

Winter 2023 Mathers Foundation Grant Program Deadline: Sept. 11

2024 Moore Inventor Fellows Deadline: Sept. 20

2024 Brain Research Foundation–Seed Grant Program Deadline: Sept. 26

2024 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists–All Categories Deadline: Sept. 28


Campus Updates

Blasting scheduled as part of Frist Athletics Village project

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


Take Note

Digital Strategies survey seeks input on Vanderbilt website experience; participants entered for a chance to win a VU swag bag

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

Vandy Cooks: ‘Street Style Cuisine from South Asia’ Sept. 12

‘Talking to kids about tragedies: Tips for hard conversations’ topic of Parenting Group meeting Sept. 13

‘Social Security 101 – Everything you wanted to know’ information session is Sept. 13

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine seeking Immersion Phase faculty lead; applications due Sept. 15

Apex Lecture Series: ‘Merging Machine Learning Methods and Elastic Network Models for Modeling Protein Dynamics and Function’ is Sept. 20

‘Make your money work as hard as you do’ virtual investing information session is Sept. 21

Center for Teaching to host ‘Open Classroom’ Sept. 11–Oct. 6

Applications for Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program are open through Oct. 18

Nominations sought for annual Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. awards; 2023 lecture is Oct. 24

17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium is Nov. 17; register by Oct. 27


Coming Up

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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
Fox Business: UAW strike threat: Experts weigh in on likelihood of strikes at Ford, GM, Stellantis
Josh Murray, associate professor of sociology, is quoted.
The Hill: Rio Grande buoy decision threatens Abbott’s border policy
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, is quoted.
Nashville Post: Health Care Notes: VU launches center for health inequality research
The Vanderbilt Center for Research on Inequality and Health is featured.
The Atlantic: The big COVID question for hospitals this fall
Tom Talbot, professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: $100 Oil? What a price spike could mean for markets and geopolitics
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: Bob Barker died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. What does that mean?
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Popular Science: Why the rare skin cancer that killed Jimmy Buffet may become more common
Eva Parker, assistant professor of dermatology, is quoted.
Upworthy: 8 expert-backed tips for relieving your kid’s back to school stress.
Bruce Compas, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor and professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Associated Press: Social media posts misconstrue the efficacy of vaccines for flu, measles, mumps and rubella
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NBC News and Women’s Health published articles quoting Schaffner.
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