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  Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2023  
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Vanderbilt University establishes Roberts Academy and Dyslexia Center
An unprecedented gift from Hal and Marjorie Hollis Roberts will establish a new academy for primary students with dyslexia and an innovative center focused on outreach and dyslexia research at Vanderbilt University.
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Vanderbilt’s Innovation Catalyst Fund is open for faculty innovation proposals
Vanderbilt University’s Innovation Catalyst Fund, dedicated to advancing translational research, begins accepting applications Sunday, Oct. 1. This transformative initiative, bridging research, innovation and real-world solutions, invites faculty across all disciplines to submit groundbreaking research proposals by Oct. 31.
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Flulapalooza is TODAY
From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., all faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students are encouraged to attend the event at the area between Light Hall and the VA Medical Center to receive their annual flu vaccination. Those attending should wear short sleeves and bring their Vanderbilt ID card.
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Vanderbilt Athletics names Derek Grice deputy athletic director for external engagement and revenue generation
An accomplished administrator with a proven record of steering growth, Grice will play an important role in Vandy United’s new phase, part of the university’s comprehensive $3.2 billion Dare to Grow campaign. In addition, Grice will direct the Commodores’ marketing and promotional efforts, ticket operations and sales, fan engagement and hospitality and broadcasting and multimedia rights.
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Vanderbilt Unity Poll results demonstrate considerable support for individual freedoms
Findings from the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy’s third quarterly poll show that only one-fifth of Americans believe that everyday citizens are united when it comes to the most pressing issues facing the country, and less than two-fifths believe that Americans are likely to unite in the future. While there is not a lot of optimism about unity in the country, there is agreement on the high value of freedom of speech and expression.
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Professor Ellen Armour to give book talk Sept. 28 on significance of digital imagery in the struggle for social justice
Ellen T. Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology, will discuss her new book, Seeing and Believing: Religion, Digital Visual Culture, and Social Justice, at Vanderbilt University’s Special Collections and University Archives from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28.
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The Sound of Art Residency welcomes artist Wardell Milan
Vanderbilt’s Fine Arts Gallery and the Divinity Library have partnered with the National Museum of African American Music to develop the Sound of Art residency, an artist-in-residence program to explore how creative and critical thinking expressed through the visual and musical arts can develop a sense of community, reveal hidden histories and inspire change.
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Performance artist Tim Miller brings the art of protest to the Curb Center
A showing of A BODY IN THE O is part of performance artist Tim Miller’s residency at the Curb Center and will take place Oct. 2 at 6:30 p.m. The event at the Seigenthaler Center is free and open to the public.
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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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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

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Educate and Empower to Reduce Stigma: Depression education and awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Annual report on security and fire safety available by Sept. 29

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


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Nora Roberts Foundation Grants Program–December 2023 Deadline: Oct. 19

Limited Submission Opportunity: The Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation Grant Program Deadline: Oct. 19


Take Note

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

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

Outstanding Senior nominations open through Sept. 29

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

Learn about the Vanderbilt’s graduate certificate program in Multimessenger Astronomy at the EMIT open house Sept. 29

Simpson Deans’ Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Metzl is Oct. 3

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

Blair School of Music celebrates legacy of Florence Price Oct. 3–Nov. 14


Coming Up

· SEP ·
  WAITLIST: Discuss ‘What Is Unity?’ at tonight's Unity Dinner
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt will host screenings during Nashville Film Festival Sept. 28–Oct. 4
· OCT ·
  Inclusive Book Group ton discuss ‘The Color Purple’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Times Higher Education: Talking leadership: Daniel Diermeier on institutional neutrality
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier is featured.
New York Times: María Magdalena Campos-Pons lets the spirits guide
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Art, is quoted.
The Hill: Rio Grande buoy decision threatens Abbott’s border policy
Robert Barsky, professor of law, French and comparative literature, is quoted.
The Guardian: Australian women and children in squalid Syrian camp are being detained unlawfully, federal court told
Michael Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
Scientific American: If you’re pregnant, these vaccines could save your and your baby’s life
Kathryn Edwards, professor of pediatrics, emerita, is quoted.
Tennessean: In Spring Hill, Tennessee, UAW wants better wages, insurance as strike threat remains
Josh White, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
Pulmonary Hypertension News: Experimental therapy targets PAH-driving serotonin receptor
David Merryman, professor of biomedical engineering, is quoted.
Livestrong: 6 ways to support your mental health when you’re living with MS
Jim Jackson, research professor of medicine, is quoted.
Medscape: New ACG guidelines offer key advice on acute liver failure
The research of Alexandra Shingina, associate professor of medicine, is cited.
People: Why Natalie Merchant felt ‘grateful’ after losing her voice — and how singing is ‘better than ever
Byron Stephens, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery, is quoted.
Raw Story: Inside the 11 scenarios that deny Trump the presidency — without him actually losing Election 2024
John Geer, senior advisor in the Office of the Chancellor and Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
STAT: Pfizer RSV vaccine wins CDC recommendation for seasonal use only
Helen Keipp Talbot, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
MedPage Today: The GLP-1 agonist plateau no one’s talking about
Gitanjali Srivastava, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
Prevention: How to get free at-home COVID tests by mail starting this week
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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