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  Friday, Sep. 22, 2023  
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Goldsmith, Gilchrist to lead Ingram Scholars Program
The Ingram Scholarship, one of Vanderbilt’s three signature merit-based scholarships for undergraduates, provides recipients with full tuition, all required fees and the value of on-campus housing each year. Following a committee-led search, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has named Kelly Goldsmith the faculty director of the Ingram Scholars Program and Leigh Z. Gilchrist the program’s inaugural associate faculty director.
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Vanderbilt, Tennessee State and Fisk partner to launch Middle Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network with $100K NSF grant
The National Science Foundation has granted $100,000 to Vanderbilt, Fisk and Tennessee State University to launch the Middle Tennessee Research Administration and Innovation Network, which focuses on developing regional research administration staff through a series of workshops to address disparities in regional research activity.
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Staff vital to Vanderbilt’s ‘noble mission,’ Diermeier says at fall assembly
Vanderbilt staff members are engaged in a “noble mission” by virtue of the valuable work they do at the university each day, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said during his remarks at the 2023 Fall Staff Assembly.
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Staff excellence recognized at 2023 Fall Staff Assembly
The fourth annual Fall Staff Assembly was held Sept. 21 at the Student Life Center. The gathering included an address by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and the presentation of awards to staff recognizing their many contributions to Vanderbilt’s core goals and mission.
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Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center volunteers help literacy, math achievement grow at Ida B. Wells Elementary
What started out as a service project for the Association of Vanderbilt Black Faculty and Staff affinity group quickly turned into a strong community partnership between members of the Vanderbilt community and Ida B. Wells Elementary School in East Nashville. Throughout the 2022–23 school year, faculty, staff and students put in more than 400 service hours with the school.
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Read ‘ON THE HILL,’ Vanderbilt’s government relations report
This biannual report serves as a roadmap to the Vanderbilt Federal Relations, State Government Relations and Local Government Relations teams' activities and achievements, summarizing their engagements at all three levels of government.
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September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
Vanderbilt consistently works to address mental health concerns in our community, including expanding Student Care Network programming and widening efforts to increase awareness and education about student mental health.
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Vanderbilt will host screenings during Nashville Film Festival
Vanderbilt University is partnering with NashFilm to provide two of the festival’s venues, Rothschild Black Box Theater and Sarratt Cinema. Founded in 1969 as one of the first film festivals in the United States, the Nashville Film Festival will host its 54th festival Sept. 28–Oct. 4.
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Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and University Orchestra to make season debuts this weekend
The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, conducted by Thomas Verrier, associate professor of conducting, will open its fall performance season on Friday, Sept. 22, with Symphonic Songs. The Vanderbilt University Orchestra will perform Rhythmic Tapestry on Saturday, Sept. 23, when Ernesto Estigarribia Mussi, assistant professor of conducting, will make his Blair conducting debut.
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Blair School of Music celebrates legacy of Florence Price with monthlong music festival funded by NEA grant
"Florence Price: A Celebration," a multi-event music festival, will pay tribute to the life, music and enduring legacy of a woman who broke barriers of race and gender in classical music. Taking place Oct. 3–Nov. 14 at venues across Nashville, the series is produced by Blair’s Douglas Shadle, associate professor of musicology.
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National Postdoc Appreciation Week is Sept. 18–22
National Postdoc Appreciation Week 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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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.


Health & Safety Updates

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Educate and Empower to Reduce Stigma: Depression education and awareness

Open Enrollment 2024 (Oct. 16–27) is an active enrollment year

Flulapalooza is Sept. 27; high-dose vaccine will be available


Limited Submission Opportunities

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


Campus Updates

Portion of Wyatt Center sidewalk will be closed Sept. 23 for roof repair


Take Note

Vanderbilt Campus Dining launches ‘Get Well Meals’ program to support sick students

ISSS seeking proposals for World on Wednesdays program

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

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

Apex Lecture Series: ‘Stress Signaling at the Crossroads of Development and Disease’ is Sept. 29

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

Nominate a graduating student for the Outstanding Senior award through Sept. 29

VICC funding opportunity: Waddell Walker Hancock Cancer Discovery Fund Award; apply by Oct. 9

Proposals being accepted for International Education Week 2023; submissions open through Oct. 13

Applications for Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 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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  Lecture Series on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats to launch Sept. 26
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  Vanderbilt, Nashville Children’s Theatre bring life of Perry Wallace to the stage Sept. 7-26
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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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  Discuss ‘What Is Unity?’ at next Unity Dinner
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  Professor Ellen Armour to give book talk Sept. 28 on significance of digital imagery in the struggle for social justice


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Vanderbilt in the News
Associated Press: Parkland school shooting survivor develops Joy, an app built on AI that helps people heal
Colin Walsh, associate professor of biomedical informatics, is quoted.
Washington Examiner: How a government shutdown could play in the 2024 election
Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, emeritus, is quoted.
Bloomberg: Many Gen Z farmers will never touch dirt
Amanda Little, writer in residence of English, authored this piece.
STAT: Physicians say transgender sports bans are a health issue
Alexander Sin, clinical fellow of pediatrics, is quoted.
The New York Times: ‘A perfect storm for the ambitious, extreme ideologue’
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor and professor of history, is quoted.
WIRED: High blood pressure is the world’s biggest killer. Now there’s a plan to tackle it
Annet Kirabo, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Tennessee Lookout: Even a landslide doesn’t equal a mandate
John Geer, senior advisor in the Office of the Chancellor and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, authored this piece.
The Wall Street Journal: New Covid-19 vaccines are here. What to know about fall shots.
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. CNN, Voice of America and Yahoo! Life published related articles featuring Schaffner.
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