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  Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023  
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awards $1M grant to Vanderbilt anthropologists studying cultural factors in health inequalities
With colleagues from Meharry Medical College, Tuskegee University and the World Health Organization, T.S. Harvey and Ted Fischer will examine the manifold contributions of the cultural context of health to emerging and persistent health inequalities.
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Christiansen recognized as champion for higher education access
Douglas L. Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, has been recognized with the 2023 Coalition Champion award by the Coalition for College, a national nonprofit organization of more than 170 colleges and universities dedicated to expanding access to higher education.
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LAPOP research recommends techniques to inclusively measure gender identity in Latin America and the Caribbean
LAPOP statisticians developed a more inclusive and accurate technique to measure gender identity in Latin America and the Caribbean, where deeply ingrained norms can make it challenging for individuals to express their true gender identity openly.
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British ambassador to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 23
Vanderbilt University will host a conversation featuring Dame Karen Pierce, the British ambassador to the United States, and Morgan Ortagus, former spokesperson for the United States Department of State. The event will be Monday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
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School of Nursing improves health equity, offers specialized training with new HRSA grant
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a four-year, $2.8 million Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Workforce grant for a primary care nurse practitioner residency program that will recruit, train and retain primary care providers with a passion for helping rural and underserved communities.
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Explore Vanderbilt’s early history through archaeological excavations at the Vaughn Home
Join students and faculty from the Department of Anthropology to learn more about Vanderbilt’s early history through archaeological excavation on the grounds of a service workers’ cabin once located behind the first faculty residences on campus. Ongoing investigations at the Vaughn Home (currently the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities) will be open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Vanderbilt hosts 'TEDxNashville Women: In Good Company' on Nov. 2
This TEDxNashville Women event will bring together leaders, thinkers and creatives for engaging conversations and thought-provoking talks on topics that affect women.
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Debate Team to host series of Reunion events celebrating Vanderbilt debate’s history and future
Vanderbilt Debate will host an open house, public debate and alumni reunion on Friday, Nov. 3. This event series is an opportunity to reflect on the history of debate at Vanderbilt, connect with alumni, explore the new debate space and hear about where Vanderbilt Debate is headed next. The event is open to the public, and attendance from past and present Vanderbilt Debate students is strongly encouraged.
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Vanderbilt Recovery Support provides resources for campus community
VRS is set to host a sober tailgate and football watch party on Oct. 14. The program also connects students who are in recovery from addiction with resources such as individual coaching, social events, campus-wide prevention programming, and fentanyl testing strip and NARCAN distribution.
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Unity Project launches Vanderbilt Unity Lab; applications open for participants
Vanderbilt community members interested in expanding their intercultural competency and learning how to better engage across and within differences are encouraged to sign up to be part of the Vanderbilt Unity Lab’s first training cohort.
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Next Faculty Senate meeting is tomorrow, Oct. 12
All Vanderbilt faculty are invited to attend the Oct. 12 Faculty Senate meeting from 4:10 to 5:30 p.m. Voting members (elected senators and deans) are expected to attend the meeting on the second floor of the Faculty Commons Building at 1101 19th Ave. S.  


Free Speech Week Events

Undergraduate Pre-Event for the Symposium on AI, Free Speech and Human Rights is Oct. 11

Symposium on AI, Free Speech and Human Rights is Oct. 12–13

Free Speech Week, Family Weekend Conversation with the Chancellor is Oct. 13

Chancellor’s Lecture on Free Speech with Bret Stephens in Conversation with Samar Ali is Oct. 16

Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy hosts ‘Lunch and Learn: Free Speech and the First Amendment’ Oct. 17


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants Deadline: Oct. 31

Limited Submission Opportunity: Tennessee Arts Commission Arts Access Annual Grant FY2025 Deadline: Nov. 2


Health & Safety Updates

Make mental health and well-being a priority

Stay Secure: Cybersecurity Awareness Month and you

Missed Flulapalooza? Flu vaccines available now at Occupational Health Clinic

Updated COVID-19 vaccine available for Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and postdocs

Have 2024 Open Enrollment questions? On-campus lab set for Oct. 19


Take Note

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

Give Metro Nashville feedback on Climate Adaptation and Resilience Plan

Anchor Down, Gear Up: Make a gift to Vanderbilt for exclusive gear

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

Vandy Cooks with Faculty: ‘Winning Recipes for Tailgating’ Oct. 11

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

Share your commute experience in Vanderbilt’s annual survey by Oct. 16 for chance to win $100

Nominate next book for Campus Reading by Oct. 16

Women in the Academy: ‘The Gift of Intergenerational Mentoring’ Oct. 17

Applications for Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program open through Oct. 18

Parenting Group: ‘Weird Parenting Wins’ Oct. 18

17th annual Vanderbilt Postdoc Symposium is Nov. 17; register by Oct. 27


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  K. C. Potter Center for LGBTQI Life hosts National Coming Out Day celebration
· OCT ·
  VUT production of ‘Good Kids’ asks tough questions about epidemic of sexual assault; next performances to be help Oct. 12-14
· OCT ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Color Purple’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Inside Higher Ed: Why new ‘U.S. News’ rankings are flawed
Chancellor Daniel Diermeier authored this opinion piece.
Forbes: MacArthur Foundation names the winners of its 2023 Genius Grants
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Art, is featured.
The Atlantic: The taming of Sam Bankman-Fried
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted. The New Yorker also published an article quoting Yadav.
Scientific American: The flu vaccine works—in a way most people don’t appreciate
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Yahoo! Life: Early bird vs. night owl — is one really healthier than the other? Here’s what research shows.
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted.
Yahoo! Entertainment: Pamela Anderson is the latest celebrity to earn praise for going makeup-free. Don’t expect it to become the norm in Hollywood, expert says.
Claire Sisco King, associate professor of communication studies, is quoted.
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