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  Friday, Oct. 13, 2023  
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From Scaling Success to NSF: Vanderbilt, Fisk create winning formula in multi-messenger astronomy
The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, emphasizing multi-messenger astronomy, utilized strategic funding from a Scaling Success Internal Award to secure a $1.7 million NSF grant. This collaborative journey, focusing on inclusive STEM education and innovative training approaches, highlights the power of adaptability and vision in research endeavors.
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Reisberg appointed senior counselor in Office of the Chancellor
Darren Reisberg, a highly collaborative and distinguished higher education leader, has been named senior counselor to Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier. In this role, Reisberg will develop and advance strategic initiatives on campus, in the Nashville community and globally on behalf of the university and work with key stakeholders across the institution.
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Heard Libraries, Wild Bunch to co-host Dialogue Vanderbilt discussion featuring Jad Abumrad and Jacob Mchangama Nov. 2
Vanderbilt faculty members Jad Abumrad, one of the pioneers of podcasting, and Jacob Mchangama, a leading expert on free speech, will take part in a thought-provoking discussion Nov. 2 as part of the Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative. “Freedom or Foolishness: Are Our Digital Lives Making Society Better or Worse?” is presented by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the Wild Bunch Lecture Fund.
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School of Nursing earns 2023 INSIGHT Into Diversity Award
For the fourth year in a row, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has won a Higher Education in Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The award honors VUSN’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion shown through mentorship, education, research and staffing practices.
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Vanderbilt Leadership Academy announces 2023–24 class
The Vanderbilt Human Resources’ Employee Learning and Engagement team welcomes 23 leaders from 19 schools and departments to the 13th class of Vanderbilt Leadership Academy. More than 270 faculty and staff members have been part of the program since its inception.
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London-based artist Glory Samjolly to visit as global scholar in residence Oct. 23–28
Samjolly joins an impressive list of scholars being brought to Vanderbilt by the Global Scholars in Residence program, which was introduced in November 2022 by the Office of the Chancellor.
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Five alumni join 2023 class of Student Media Hall of Fame
An influential film and television editor, a politics reporter at The New York Times, an award-winning production executive, a leader in public service and a trailblazing community builder are the latest inductees to the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.
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How to look at the stars: Expert advice from Dyer Observatory’s Billy Teets
To mark Vanderbilt’s Sesquicentennial year, the 100th anniversary of the passing of E.E. Barnard (Vanderbilt Observatory’s first director) and the 70th anniversary of Dyer Observatory, Billy Teets, current director of Dyer, offers his advice on how to become as passionate about the stars as Barnard was.
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Former Vanderbilt linebacker Jamie Winborn named SEC Legend
Winborn, Vanderbilt’s all-time leader in tackles for loss, will be recognized at the SEC Championship game in Atlanta at the conclusion of the season.
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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.

Free Speech Week Events

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


Health & Safety Updates

Open Enrollment begins Monday

Make mental health and well-being a priority

Vanderbilt Recovery Support provides resources for campus community

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


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


Take Note

Unity Project launches Vanderbilt Unity Lab; applications open for participants

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

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

Nominate next book for Campus Reading by Oct. 16

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

The Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt hosts Nichols Humanitarian Fund Service Learning Showcase Oct. 17

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

Office of Cybersecurity hosts Virtual Town Hall Oct. 24

Dr. Levi Watkins, Jr. Lecture: ‘A Conversation on Race, Training and Care at Vanderbilt’ Oct. 24

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  VUT production of ‘Good Kids’ asks tough questions about epidemic of sexual assault, hopes to promote prevention on campus Oct. 13-14
· OCT ·
  Explore Vanderbilt’s early history through archaeological excavations at the Vaughn Home
· OCT ·
  Vanderbilt to hold campus-wide Free Speech Week Oct. 10–17
· OCT ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Color Purple’
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt hosts ‘TEDxNashville Women: In Good Company’


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Tennessean: Vanderbilt, free speech center to host symposium on AI and human rights
Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science and executive director of the Future of Free Speech Project, is quoted.
Los Angeles Times: ‘America does not deserve me.’ Why Black people are leaving the United States
Research from LAPOP is cited.
ProPublica: St. Louis cop sabotaged own murder cases to protest a prosecutor — and police department did nothing
Alissa Marque Heydari, research professor of law, is quoted.
Education Week: 3 reasons why more students are in special education
Doug Fuchs, research professor of special education, is quoted.
Politico: The government can ‘get it right’ on AI
Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Alumni Chancellor’s Professor, professor of law and Director of the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, and Ramsay Eyre, policy analyst at the Vanderbilt Policy Accelerator for Political Economy and Regulation, co-authored this opinion piece.
Diverse Issues In Higher Education: Meet some of this year’s MacArthur Fellows
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Art, is featured.
MedPage Today: Modest risks come with moving fast on HF drugs after acute event
Zachary Cox, adjunct professor of medicine, and Lynne Stevenson, Lisa M. Jacobson Professor and professor of medicine, are quoted.
The New York Times: Am I still contagious?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Prevention, Health, WebMD and Philly Voice also published articles quoting Schaffner.
Nashville Inno: Vanderbilt University launches $12 million research and commercialization hub in partnership with 4 schools
Robert Webster, Richard A. Schroeder Professor and professor of mechanical engineering, and Charleson Bell, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering and director of entrepreneurship and biomedical innovation at The Wond’ry, are mentioned. published a similar article.
Her Campus: Am I wrong for stalking my ex’s social media?
Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter, E. Bronson Ingram Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Economics, is quoted.
Health Leaders: How to address unprofessionalism in healthcare settings
Gerald Hickson, Joseph C. Ross Professor and professor of medical education and administration, is quoted.
Reworked: How to train AI on your company’s data
Jules White, professor of computer science, is quoted.
Precision Vaccinations: Does blunting hinder infant protection against pertussis
Kathryn Edwards, professor of pediatrics, emerita, is quoted.
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