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  Monday, March 7, 2022  
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Vanderbilt to participate in SEC Emerging Scholars Program
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver has joined her peers at institutions within the Southeastern Conference to establish the SEC Emerging Scholars Program for doctoral and postdoctoral students. The program serves as a pathway and source of mentorship for historically underrepresented graduate students across the SEC to prepare for tenured faculty positions in higher education. 
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George to lead environmental health and safety within expanded Office of Health and Wellness
Andrea George has been promoted to assistant vice chancellor for environmental health and safety for Vanderbilt University and will oversee all chemical safety, biological safety, radiation safety and hazardous waste in the university’s research enterprise. George will continue to direct the laser safety program in collaboration with the Laser Safety Committee.
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REGISTER: Experts to discuss what comes next in the COVID-19 pandemic
Registration is now open for a special panel discussion about the future of COVID-19, featuring some of Vanderbilt University’s leading experts in COVID vaccines, infectious disease and public health. The virtual discussion will be on Thursday, March 10, at noon CT.
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REGISTER: Author and advocate Cyntoia Brown Long, former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam to discuss criminal justice reform
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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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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Student Care Network launches Headspace challenge
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students are invited to complete a 10-day meditation streak in Headspace for a chance to win Vandy swag. One winner also will receive a free Headspace membership for a friend or family member.
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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 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: Michael Briggs
Michael Briggs likes talking to people about their commutes. More than making idle chit-chat, Briggs’ job entails helping faculty and staff understand how they can save money, reduce stress and help the environment while traveling to and from work at Vanderbilt.


COVID-19 Updates

University announces updates to COVID-19 protocols

COVID symptoms and safety: What you need to know


Take Note

Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series presents students Evan Mercer and Somtochukwu Ukwuani March 7

Inclusive Book Group will discuss ‘Hamnet’ May 4

Data Science Institute hosts ‘AI Fridays’


Coming Up

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  Vanderbilt Software Carpentries boot camp March 10, 11
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  Panel discussion: ‘Modernismo à Brasileira: 100 Years Since the Semana de Arte’
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  Brain Blast 2022
· MAR ·
  Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Day


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: Companies divesting from Russia are facing big write-downs
Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting, is quoted.
Science: Fix the system, not the students
Keivan Stassun, Stevenson Professor of Physics and professor of astronomy, is quoted.
Salon: Why a life-saving, last-resort treatment for COVID-19 is so hard to access
Jonathan Casey, assistant professor of medicine, and Whitney Gannon, assistant in medicine, are quoted.
The New York Times: Why Americans might not rally around Biden over Ukraine
John Sides, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Political Science, is quoted.
ProPublica: What’s holding up the COVID vaccines for children under 5?
Buddy Creech, Edie Carell Johnson Professor of Pediatrics, is quoted.
Raw Story: ‘Rife with the potential for violence’: Despite obstacles, truckers convoy headed to D.C. this weekend
Amy Cooter, senior lecturer in sociology, is quoted.
Vox: There’s no good way to roll back mask mandates
William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of medicine, is quoted.
Newsweek: While hearing is pending, Texas court rules in favor of transgender teen
Mary Romano, associate professor of pediatrics, is quoted.
CNN: Nonprofit drug maker will provide insulin for no more than $30 a vial
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted.
Science: Called to teach
Ebony McGee, associate professor of teaching and learning, is quoted.
Inside Higher Ed: What great works of literature can teach us about the plight of refugees
Robert Barsky, professor of French and comparative literature, is quoted.
Financial Times: The West’s hybrid war on Russia
Ingrid Wuerth, Helen Strong Curry Professor of International Law, is quoted.
Tennessee Bar Journal: Dunn v. Blumstein: A young Tennessee lawyer wins expansion of the right to vote
James Blumstein, University Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law and Policy, is quoted.
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