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  Monday, March 14, 2022  
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Vanderbilt summit on modern conflict to feature Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of NSA
The origins, realities and impacts of the most pressing threats facing the world today are the focus of the inaugural Vanderbilt Summit on Modern Conflict and Emerging Threats. The May 4-5 summit will feature a keynote address by Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency.
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REGISTER: Author and advocate Cyntoia Brown Long, former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to discuss criminal justice reform tomorrow
For the first time since former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam granted clemency to sex trafficking victim and convicted murderer Cyntoia Brown Long, the two will sit down together for an event at Vanderbilt University to discuss criminal justice reform. The discussion will be held in Langford Auditorium and via livestream on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. CT.
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Portraits honoring contributions of 6 women pivotal to VU unveiled today
Six women who have helped shape the university and its history are being honored as part of a new Women at Vanderbilt Portrait Project at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The portraits, commemorating women from the 19th century through today, will be unveiled at an event on Monday, March 14, beginning at noon.
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Vanderbilt will no longer require indoor masking in line with newest CDC guidance
Vanderbilt University will no longer require masking or physical distancing indoors. The change is effective immediately and aligns the university with recent CDC guidance that classifies Davidson County in the “medium” COVID-19 community level.  
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Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries announce new visitor hours and policies
In response to Vanderbilt’s updated health and safety protocols for visitors and suppliers, the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have announced new visitor hours and policies with visitor restrictions no longer in effect.
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NEA research grant supports study of the role of arts internships in graduates’ career opportunities
Researchers at Vanderbilt and Arizona State University recently won a two-year, $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts research grant to support a mixed-methods study on the prevalence of arts internships and their role in students’ transition from college to careers.
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Pi Day calls for pie, pizza and promotions
New research from “Vanderbilt Business” measures the effectiveness of non-traditional holiday promotions.
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AlertVU full-scale test scheduled for March 15
A full-scale test of the AlertVU system in scheduled for Tuesday, March 15, at 2 p.m. CT. AlertVU is used at Vanderbilt to alert all students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency that poses an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community.
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New photography exhibit at Divinity School documents life during
COVID-19 pandemic
The work of Nashville artists Joon Powell, Bill Steber, Dawn Majors and John Partipilo is featured in a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity School titled “Nashville: A Pandemic Observed.” Students and community members will have the opportunity to attend a gallery talk featuring the artists and Vanderbilt scholars on Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Women’s History Month in March
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of events in March. Women’s History Month honors the struggles and achievements of women of all nations and cultures.
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‘A Beautiful Work in Progress: A Conversation with Mirna Valerio’ March 17
Mirna Valerio, an ultrarunner and advocate for the inclusion of all people—regardless of race, gender or size—in running and fitness will give a virtual talk on Thursday, March 17, at 7 p.m. CT as part of Vanderbilt’s Women’s History Month celebration.
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‘Radiolab’ creator Jad Abumrad to speak March 18 as part of CSET mini-conference
Jad Abumrad, creator and host of the “Radiolab” public radio program and podcast, will speak at the Student Life Center on Friday, March 18, as part of the Communication of Science and Technology program’s daylong mini-conference, “Improving Science Communication: The Promise of Science and Humanities Collaborations.” Abumrad’s talk, scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. in Ballroom A, as well as the mini-conference are open to Vanderbilt University faculty, students and staff.
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New Wond’ry lecture series to discuss ‘high voltage ideas’ with economist John List March 21
Stop and Wond’ry, the Wond’ry’s new lecture series, will host economist John List on Monday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. CT. List will discuss his new book, “The Voltage Effect,” and actionable, science-backed takeaways for leaders, teams and organizations in all sectors seeking to take their ideas to the next level.
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Registration for Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase now open
Presenter registration is open for the spring 2022 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase. This event, designed for students to showcase their creative works, will be held in person on Thursday, April 7, in Alumni Hall from 3 to 6 p.m.
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Student proposals now being accepted for spring Undergraduate Research Fair April 14
The second annual spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, April 14. Students who have completed research while undergraduates at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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Undergraduate Data Science Minor social hours to be held this spring
Join the Undergraduate Data Science Minor program for monthly social hours this spring and the opportunity to gather with other students interested in data science. Events are planned for Feb. 24, March 31 and April 8.
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Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to submit applications by April 1
The second annual Excellence in Podcasting Competition will recognize exceptional student creations. This competition is open to current undergraduate, graduate and professional students at Vanderbilt University.
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Poetry contest to explore meaning of unity through American democracy
Vanderbilt students are invited to express how they feel about unity and democracy through a new poetry contest. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy is conducting the contest in partnership with Vanderbilt’s English department and MFA program in creative writing. The theme is “What unity through American democracy means to me.”
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I Am Vanderbilt: Allie Noote
Allie Noote, associate program manager at the School of Nursing, plays a critical role at both the start and end of students’ Vanderbilt careers as well as many points in between.


COVID-19 Updates

Prescription benefit now covers over-the-counter COVID-19 tests

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Discussion of new book about African American lodges and cemeteries in Tennessee is March 22

Vanderbilt Women in STEM Symposium is March 24

Tour De Hawkins 5K set for April 2

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Fridays’


Coming Up

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  ‘A Multimedia Survey of an Integrated, Comprehensive Arts and Medicine Program’
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  Panel discussion: ‘Modernismo à Brasileira: 100 Years Since the Semana de Arte’
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  Frist–CLACX virtual panel: ‘Patria y Vida: Reflections on Art and Politics in Cuba’
· MAR ·
  Brain Blast 2022


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Voice of America: Harris’ goals in Europe: Diplomacy, bolster NATO’s eastern flank
Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History, is quoted.
Nashville Scene: After February flare-ups, homelessness service providers and city officials hold mellower meeting in March
Marybeth Shinn, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Human, Organizational and Community Development, is quoted.
Newsweek: Ukraine seeks more evidence of Russian humanitarian crimes for court cases
Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law, is quoted.
NBC News: Americans are besieged by stress, poll finds
Lindsey McKernan, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
USA Today: This nursing home chain stood out for nationally high death rates as pandemic peaked
John Schnelle, professor of medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Electric vehicles don’t have to be elitist—they can erode social inequities
Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences, is quoted.
The Washington Post: Congress weighs permanent daylight saving time in a debate as regular as clockwork
Beth Malow, professor of neurology, is quoted.
Nature: U.S.–China partnerships bring strength in numbers to big science projects
Sokrates Pantelides, University Distinguished Professor of Physics and Engineering, is quoted.
CNN: This season’s flu vaccine seems to be a poor match, early CDC data shows, but it’s been a mild flu season
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
The New York Times: Do you keep a journal?
Melanie Morris, assistant professor of nursing, is quoted.
The Salt Lake Tribune: Stewart Walz: Utah should be managed by facts, not by ideology
John Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of political science, is quoted.
The Washington Post: There are two ways to kick Russia out of the world trade system. One is more likely to work.
Tim Meyer, professor of law, co-authored this piece.
The Conversation: Why daylight saving time is unhealthy—a neurologist explains
Beth Malow, professor of neurology, authored this piece.
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