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Vanderbilt to hold campus-wide Free Speech Week Oct. 10–17
Vanderbilt will hold a series of high-profile events Oct. 10–17 in observance of the university’s first-ever campus-wide Free Speech Week, part of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s recently launched Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative. The event will bring high-profile guests to campus to discuss the current state of free expression and civil discourse.
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Student Affairs announces new leadership for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion area and Housing and Residential Experience
Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students G.L. Black has expanded the Student Affairs leadership team to support the addition of an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion area and to enhance the work of Housing and Residential Experience. Rosevelt Noble has been named associate dean of students for equity, diversity and inclusion, and Sophia Chaknis has joined Vanderbilt as the associate dean of students for housing and residential experience.
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Robert Talisse wins Open Inquiry Award for Exceptional Scholarship from Heterodox Academy
Robert Talisse’s Open Inquiry Award recognizes his work on effective argumentation—an increasingly relevant topic for today’s polarized campuses and public squares. His work provides astute observations about the current climate and offers invaluable solutions to decrease polarization and improve constructive discourse.
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Annual report on security and fire safety available by Sept. 29
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information related to university-wide security and safety, including related policies, procedures and crime statistics. An online version of the report is on the Vanderbilt University Police Department website, or a paper copy may be obtained from the department at 2800 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37212.
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Vanderbilt women’s golf wins Mason Rudolph Championship
For the first time since 2018, Vanderbilt women’s golf has won the Mason Rudolph Championship presented by Simmons Bank with a 24-under par team performance at the Vanderbilt Legends Club.
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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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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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Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘The Color Purple’ Oct. 31
Vanderbilt’s Inclusive Book Group will meet Tuesday, Oct. 31, at noon to discuss The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Limited physical and electronic copies of the book are available by request.
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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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REMINDER: Faculty Workshop: ‘How to be an Effective Advocate’ Sept. 28
On Thursday, Sept. 28, faculty are invited to join an interactive lunchtime workshop on how to be an effective advocate.


Health & Safety Updates

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

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

Get healthy, earn cash!

Educate and Empower to Reduce Stigma: Depression education and awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month


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


Take Note

ISSS seeking proposals for World on Wednesdays program

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

Outstanding Senior nominations open through Sept. 29

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

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
USA Today: How the Supreme Court could alter the way Americans interact on the internet
Jennifer Safstrom, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
Washington Post: What to know about Sufjan Stevens’s Guillain-Barré syndrome diagnosis
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Vox also published an article quoting Schaffner.
Associated Press: Guatemalans rally on behalf of president-elect, demonstrating a will to defend democracy
LAPOP data is cited.
Washington Post: Google pays Apple billions a year to use its search engine. Now executives must testify.
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Associated Press: Departure of Murdoch as Fox leader comes as conservative media landscape is increasingly fractured
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
New Republic: Are “Never Trump” republicans actually just democrats now?
The research of John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor and professor of political science, is cited.
Daily Nurse: Vanderbilt University’s new center to focus on understanding and addressing health inequalities
Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, C. Cybele Raver, Provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs, Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Economics and Timothy P. McNamara, interim dean of the College of Arts and Science are quoted.
The New York Amsterdam News: María Magdalena Campos-Pons delivers performance to open Brooklyn Museum exhibit
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, professor of fine arts, is featured.
CNN: Maren Morris’s powerful farewell to country music
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
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