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Vanderbilt to host Symposium on Universities, Cities and Communities Sept. 21–22
More than half of the world’s population lives in dense urban areas. The College of Arts and Science’s Grand Challenge Initiative on Cities is hosting a two-day symposium to address critical questions, such as: What makes a successful city, and how might universities and scholars introduce innovative ways of understanding cities, their problems and their solutions?
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Webinar on ‘U.S. News’ rankings methodologies for faculty and staff is Sept. 27
Vanderbilt University Chief Data Officer Olivia Kew-Fickus will discuss the methodologies that inform U.S. News & World Report’s annual “best colleges” rankings. The online discussion, designed for Vanderbilt faculty and staff, will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27, beginning at noon CT.
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National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept. 18–22
National Postdoc Appreciation Week launches today, Sept. 18, and continues through Friday, Sept. 22. In collaboration with many campus partners, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs has curated a roster of events in celebration of the Vanderbilt postdoc community.
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Second annual Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders application cycle opens
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing will hold the second annual Academy for Diverse Emerging Nurse Leaders, a program that offers professional development and insight to support participants in health care and academic leadership roles, Nov. 13–17. Applications for the program are open through Oct. 30.
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Vandy Cooks with Faculty: ‘Chinese Cuisine’ Sept. 20
New this academic year is “Vandy Cooks with Faculty,” where faculty from across the university will share their passion for cooking as they prepare their favorite dishes at monthly presentations. For the inaugural session, join Peter Lorge, associate professor of premodern Chinese and military history, as he shares two of his favorite Chinese recipes: dry-fried green beans and Yuxiang eggplant.
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Celebrate Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 20
Diverse ’Dores Day, which allows students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars to learn more about support and services offered to Vanderbilt’s diverse population, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will end at Alumni Lawn with music, giveaways, treats from local restaurants and custom-made shirts.
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Data Science Institute hosts 'Analytics for All with AI' Sept. 20
In today’s data-driven world, understanding analytics is crucial for making informed decisions. With the power of generative AI, analytics is no longer confined to data scientists. This workshop will introduce participants to the world of AI-driven analytics, making complex data analysis accessible to everyone.
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Faculty Workshop: ‘How to be an Effective Advocate’
On Thursday, Sept. 28, faculty are invited to join an interactive lunchtime workshop on how to be an effective advocate.


Health & Safety Updates

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Educate and empower to reduce stigma: depression education and awareness

Flulapalooza is Sept. 27

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: VentureWell Course and Program Grants–Fall 2023 Deadline: Sept. 28

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Grants Deadline: Oct. 5


Take Note

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center seeking interview subjects for ‘Mental Health and Youth’ issue of Kindred Stories of Disability

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

Lab-to-Table Conversation: ‘Coffee: Where Science Meets Sips’ on Sept. 27

Professor Ellen Armour to give book talk Sept. 28 on significance of digital imagery in the struggle for social justice

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

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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  Celebrate 2023 Constitution Day with the Heard Libraries
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  Center for Research on Inequality and Health Seminar Series launches with ‘Understanding LGBTQ+ Youth in Times of Change’
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  Bike Safety Lunch and Learn is Sept. 19; pre-registration required
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  The Unity Project launches Lunch and Learn series; register for Sept. 19 discussion of the term ‘LatinX’
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  Discuss ‘What Is Unity?’ at next Unity Dinner
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  REGISTER: “Ask an Economist: Where Are We Now?” hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy


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Vanderbilt in the News
CNN: Opinion: ‘Elon Musk’ perpetuates this toxic myth about genius
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
NBC News: What decongestants work? Here are some alternatives to phenylephrine.
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor and professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Scientific American: To Get Kids Interested in Science, We Have to Let Them Do Science
Raghav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, assistant professor of physics, is quoted.
Bloomberg: ​​​​​​Tips for Creating Your Personal Covid Guidelines
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Associated Press: There’s no sign of widespread COVID-19 mandates in the US. Republicans are warning of them anyway
Lisa Fazio, associate professor of psychology and human development, is quoted.
Vox: Is there anything Ozempic can’t do?
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Poets & Quants: Women make strides in closing the pay gap, but have more work to do: Berkeley Haas study
The research of Jessica Kennedy, associate professor of organizational studies, is cited.
Live Science: Universe’s ‘cosmological collider’ lands 3 scientists $100,000 physics prize
Alex Lupsasca, assistant professor of physics and mathematics, is mentioned.
People: Tennessee teen has his hands and feet amputated after ‘extremely rare’ bacterial infection
Katherine Boyle, assistant professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
Education Week: School police officers should do more than just surveil and control. Here’s how
Rich Milner, professor of education, authored this piece.
The Conversation: Análise: “Se inteligência é flexibilidade, então a inteligência artificial não é nada inteligente”
Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, authored this piece.
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