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  Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023  
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Vanderbilt timeline launched as part of Sesquicentennial celebration
A new timeline highlighting key milestones in Vanderbilt University’s 150-year history has been added to the Sesquicentennial website.
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Divinity dean strengthens ties with local faith leaders, community
Dean Yolanda Pierce has undertaken several community outreach efforts this fall, with the goal of making “radical hospitality” a cornerstone of her tenure at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
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WATCH: Computer science major helps fight infectious diseases with AI-focused Immersion Vanderbilt project
Today’s fight against infectious diseases is being waged in the computer lab as much as the wet lab. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Vanderbilt researchers and students like School of Engineering undergraduate Karen Pu are expanding the power of computer modeling to identify mutating viruses—and potentially improve vaccines.
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Heritage Foundation of Williamson County announces collaboration with Vanderbilt to support History and Culture Center
Vanderbilt University’s collaboration will solidify the History and Culture Center of Williamson County as the first permanent, interactive exhibition space dedicated to telling Williamson County, Tennessee's comprehensive history.
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Heard Libraries to support ‘Dare to Be Me’ book events for young readers, sponsor elementary school outreach
The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will welcome children’s authors Kaci Bolls and Nathan Meckel on Oct. 23, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for a reading and songs from their new book, Dare to Be Me. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Susan Gray School and the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, will be followed by a book signing.
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REMINDER: Applications for Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Program due TODAY, Oct. 18
The Vanderbilt-Fisk Postdoctoral Fellowship offers Vanderbilt Ph.D.s the opportunity to build their teaching and scholarship portfolios while simultaneously offering fellows the opportunity to receive dedicated mentoring from faculty at both institutions. Applications are due by Oct. 18, and selected fellows will be announced Nov. 1.
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VINSE outreach is shaping the next generation of scientists
The Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is at the forefront of nurturing the next generation of nanotechnology enthusiasts and professionals in Middle Tennessee through its outreach initiatives, including the VINSE High School Field Trip Program, which includes unique hands-on experiences like crafting solar cells from blackberry juice. This month, VINSE hosted its 200th field trip.
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Vanderbilt authors, works highlighted at 2023 Southern Festival of Books
Vanderbilt University will be well represented at the 2023 Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, where a significant number of faculty and authors with ties to the university will discuss their works Oct. 18–22.

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

Open Enrollment open now through Oct. 27

Stay Secure: Multi-factor authentication now available for Microsoft Office applications


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

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

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

2024 Nashville Predators Foundation Helper Grants Deadline: Oct. 31

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

2024 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program Deadline: Nov. 2

2024 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program Deadline: Nov. 9


Take Note

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

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

World on Wednesdays: ‘Cultivating Moral Leadership in Global Times’ Oct. 25

Center for Teaching hosts ‘Using a Process-Oriented Approach to Student Writing to Deepen Learning and Engagement’ workshop Oct. 26

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

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Deep Dive: Harnessing Technology for Improved Speech Health’ Oct. 27

Master of Public Health program to host Stata Boot Camp Nov. 7, 9 and 10

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  British ambassador to visit Vanderbilt
· OCT ·
  Office of Cybersecurity hosts Virtual Town Hall
· OCT ·
  Inclusive Book Group to discuss ‘The Color Purple’
· NOV ·
  Vanderbilt hosts ‘TEDxNashville Women: In Good Company’
· NOV ·
  Dialogue Vanderbilt discussion featuring Jad Abumrad and Jacob Mchangama
· NOV ·
  Office of the Vice Provost for Research hosts ‘Nature Masterclass: Scientific Writing and Publishing’


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Vanderbilt in the News
Axios: SBF’s emerging defense strategy may soon become clear
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Guardian: Microsoft completes $69bn deal to buy Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard
Rebecca Allensworth, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Washington Post: Opinion | We cannot stand by and watch Israel commit atrocities
Jonathan Metzl, Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor and professor of medicine, health, and society, is quoted.
Bloomberg: How to Pay for Million-Dollar Cures
Stacie Dusetzina, professor of health policy, is quoted.
Education Week: MTSS: What Is a multi-tiered system of supports?
Doug Fuchs, research professor of special education, is quoted.
Explore: Genius tips tor keeping gnats away from your campsite
Laurence Zwiebel, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biological Sciences, is quoted.
The Guardian: Tennessee’s abortion ban put her at risk – now she’s running for office to change the law
The Vanderbilt Poll – Statewide is cited.
Medpage Today:’ Like playing a game of Whac-A-Mole’: what we heard this week
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted.
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