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  Friday, Oct. 20, 2023  
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Inaugural Free Speech Week fosters dialogue, collaboration at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt celebrated its “bedrock principle” of free speech through a series of panels and discussions Oct. 10–17 during the university’s inaugural celebration of national Free Speech Week and in support of the recently launched Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative.
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How the Army’s Pathfinder program and Vanderbilt are moving tech from the lab to the front lines
The Pathfinder program, a collaboration of Vanderbilt University, the U.S. Army and the nonprofit Civil-Military Innovation Institute, continues launching innovative technology projects designed to address real-world military challenges and to foster technology commercialization through startup businesses.
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Vanderbilt welcomes ORNL researchers for collaborative climate and justice workshop
The Vanderbilt University–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Workshop on Climate Change and Environmental Justice, which took place on Oct. 9, welcomed ORNL researchers for a dynamic discussion on the climate change research both organizations are undertaking and explored potential collaborations.
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Vanderbilt partners with AARP and National Museum of African American Music on therapeutic music program
A new partnership with AARP Tennessee and the National Museum of African American Music is allowing the Therapeutic Music in the ICU program, led by Vanderbilt professors Ruth Kleinpell and Joseph Schlesinger, to expand, including outreach to veterans and older adults at long-term care facilities in Middle Tennessee.
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2023 Family Weekend celebrates students and families
The Vanderbilt community welcomed more than 4,000 family members and friends to campus Oct. 13–15 to celebrate this year’s Family Weekend.
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Vanderbilt to celebrate veterans at campus breakfast Nov. 13
Vanderbilt will celebrate the many ways that military veterans strengthen and enrich our community with several initiatives marking Veterans Day 2023.
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Open house for faculty interested in residential colleges set for Oct. 26
Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential colleges system are invited to an open house on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The information session will cover the significance of faculty engagement within the residential colleges system, roles available to faculty and the application process.
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REGISTER: ‘Trustworthy’ screening is Oct. 24 at Belcourt Theatre, co-hosted by Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy
A free screening of Trustworthy, a new documentary chronicling a 5,300-mile journey across America to explore citizens’ search for common ground amidst growing media skepticism, will be co-hosted by the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Belcourt Theatre from 3 to 6 p.m. CT.
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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.
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London-based artist to visit as global scholar in residence Oct. 23–28
Glory 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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Stay Secure: Multi-factor authentication now available for Microsoft Office applications
Online attacks, hacks and phishing scams are persistent in our digital world. To maximize the security of our community, Vanderbilt is now enabling multi-factor authentication from Duo Security for client-based Microsoft Office applications access across mobile devices, desktop computers and laptops.

Health & Safety Updates

Make mental health and well-being a priority

Stay Secure: Cybersecurity Awareness Month and you

‘OHC Comes to You’ brings vaccine clinics to your office, department

2024 Open Enrollment is live, top 10 FAQs


Limited Submission Opportunities

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

Limited Submission Opportunity: 2024 Mallinckrodt Scholars Program Deadline: Nov. 2

Limited Submission Opportunity: 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

British ambassador to visit Vanderbilt Oct. 23

Vandy Cooks: ‘Dosas from South Asia’ Oct. 24

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

Work-Life Workshop: ‘Now is Not the Time to Panic: Emotional Resilience’ Oct. 24

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

Student Care Network hosts annual Wellbeing Fair Oct. 26

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

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

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

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


Coming Up

· OCT ·
  Dean’s Lecture Series: ‘Gender Affirming Care, Medical Privacy and Trans Rights’
· OCT ·
  Office of Cybersecurity to host 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: Sam Bankman-Fried’s “you took a plea deal” defense
Yesha Yadav, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted. CoinDesk also published an opinion piece co-authored by Yadav.
CNN: Opinion: Why student protests against Israel are so painful, polarizing and complicated
Nicole Hemmer, associate professor of history, authored this opinion piece.
The New York Times: Zinc? Honey? Ginger? What actually helps when you have a cold or the flu?
Helen Keipp Talbot, professor of medicine, is quoted.
NBC News: Snoozers, rejoice: Here’s why hitting that little button might be beneficial
Beth Malow, Burry Professor and professor of neurology, is quoted. The Washington Post also published an article quoting Malow.
Scientific American: Can we save every species from extinction?
J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Jim Jordan’s remarkably thin legislative track record
Research from the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a partnership between Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia, is cited.
Bloomberg: Taylor Swift can set a new standard for America’s ultra-wealthy
Amanda Little, writer in residence of English, authored this opinion piece.
The Hechinger Report: Disabilities in math affect many students — but get little attention
Lynn Fuchs, Dunn Family Professor and research professor of special education, is quoted.
Axios Nashville: Vanderbilt to open academy for dyslexic students
The Roberts Academy and Dyslexia Center is featured.
STAT: Serotonin levels are depleted in long Covid patients, study says, pointing to a potential cause for ‘brain fog’
Wes Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor and professor of medicine, is quoted.
AARP: Can vaccinations save your brain?
William Schaffner, professor of health policy, is quoted. Verywell Health also published an article quoting Schaffner. Lawyers in water settlements with 3M and DuPont want nearly $1B in legal fees
Brian Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Professor and professor of law, is quoted.
Daily Mail: $500m Alzheimer’s drug scandal: NY scientist behind NIH-funded therapy busted for allegedly manipulating data in 20 research papers – now there are calls for trials to be cut off
Matthew Schrag, assistant professor of neurology, is quoted.
Nashville Post: VUMC hires health policy department chair
The appointment of David Stevenson, professor of health policy, to chair of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Health Policy is featured.
Healio: With limited funding, researchers move forward on bioartificial kidneys, xenotransplants
Research from William H. Fissel, associate professor of medicine, is cited.
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