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Vanderbilt, Freedom Forum expand relationship; John Seigenthaler Center to be home of Dialogue Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University and the Freedom Forum will expand their longstanding relationship, and the John Seigenthaler Center on the university’s campus will serve as the physical home of the Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative—including The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, The Future of Free Speech Project and the Open Dialogue Visiting Fellows Program.
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Stay Secure: Cybersecurity Awareness Month and you
This month, let VUIT’s tricks be your treat as they offer ways to help you stay proactive about digital privacy and security at Vanderbilt. Thanks for participating in the upcoming series of activities, which culminate in a town hall on Oct. 24.
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Celebrating LGBTQI+ History Month: 'The Music of Ned Rorem'
To kick off LGBTQI+ History Month, Blair School of Music faculty present a concert of works written by and for composer and author Ned Rorem. Known for both his breadth of output for both vocal and instrumental forces, Rorem entered gay icon status through the publication of his diaries over 40 years, beginning in 1966.
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Share your commute experience in Vanderbilt’s annual survey, win $100
Vanderbilt University conducts an annual survey to evaluate the commute and transportation practices of the university community. Whether you primarily work from home, commute to campus every day or anything in between, your feedback will help inform mobility and transportation efforts and expand Vanderbilt’s understanding and support of the community.
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REGISTER: ‘Unity Dinner: Under God’ is Oct. 5
The next Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy Unity Dinner will take place on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The event, “Unity Dinner: Under God,” invites Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff to a guided discussion about the role of religion in a divided time.
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Nominate next book for Campus Reading by Oct. 16
Residential colleges and the Vanderbilt Visions program invite all Vanderbilt faculty, students and staff to nominate a book for the Class of 2028 Campus Reading. Next year’s theme is “Embracing the Debate.” You may nominate up to three texts of any genre by current or deceased authors.
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Vanderbilt observes Banned Books Week with events, discussions about free expression
The Banned Books Initiative, now in its second year at Vanderbilt, will recognize Banned Books Week Oct. 1–7. The events are in conjunction with Vanderbilt’s recently announced recommitment to supporting free expression and civil discourse on campus with the launch of Dialogue Vanderbilt.
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Embrace the local scene: Vanderbilt’s guide to Nashville community events
This school year, immerse yourself in the vibrant Nashville community. There’s something for everyone.


Health & Safety Updates

Get healthy, earn cash!

Educate and Empower to Reduce Stigma: Depression education and awareness

Prepare for Open Enrollment! Get your VUnetID and password ready


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Project Support and Rural Arts Project Support FY2025 Deadline: Oct. 26


Take Note

Vanderbilt’s Innovation Catalyst Fund is open for faculty innovation proposals

Give Metro Nashville feedback on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

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

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

· OCT ·
  Performance artist Tim Miller brings the art of protest to the Curb Center
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt will host screenings during Nashville Film Festival Sept. 28–Oct. 4
· OCT ·
  Celebrate innovation, collaboration, creativity and curiosity at 2023 TN Maker Fest
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt to hold campus-wide Free Speech Week Oct. 10–17
· OCT ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Color Purple’


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Fast Company: “History is turned off”: What Google’s (deleted) chats mean for its antitrust battle with the DOJ
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Verge: The FTX trial is bigger than Sam Bankman-Fried
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Time: Trump’s message in Michigan: He’s looking past his GOP rivals
Research from Noam Lupu, associate professor of political science, is cited.
CNN: Opinion: How Cassidy Hutchinson reached her breaking point
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, is quoted.
Wired: Hollywood writers reached an AI deal that will rewrite history
Daniel Gervais, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Messenger: New study spotlights the virtues of compromise in contentious political times
Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Center for Effective Lawmaking, co-authored this opinion piece.
NBC News: Switching the types of carbs you eat may help prevent weight gain, large study finds
Sahar Takkouche, assistant professor of medicine, is quoted.
Chemistry World: Strings that draw-up brine could help supply the world with lithium
Shihong Lin, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Daily Memphian: Mississippi River levels swing between historic highs and lows, causing shipping delays
Craig Philip, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, is quoted.
The Tennessean: John Cooper, Nashville’s ‘crisis mayor’, reflects on legacy before heading into the woods
Jim Cooper, Distinguished Scholar in Residence and adjunct professor of law, is quoted. The Vanderbilt Poll — Nashville is cited.
Daily Mail: Trump, Biden fight next year’s battle now in blue-collar Michigan
Jefferson Cowie, James G. Stahlman Professor and professor of history, is quoted.
Salon: This year’s chaotic vaccine rollout is wildly different than before. Can we fix it in time?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. The Associated Press, New York Post, UPI, and Prevention [1] [2] also published articles quoting Schaffner.
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