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  Friday, Dec. 13, 2019  
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Vanderbilt reports record $11.9 billion economic impact in Tennessee 
Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.
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Faculty invited to submit Discovery, Research Scholar Grant proposals
Faculty applications are now being accepted by the Office of the Provost for the next round of Discovery and Research Scholar grants.
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Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for next Friday in new location
Vanderbilt University’s 2019 Turkey Toss is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event for university employees will be held in a new location this year: the E. Bronson Ingram College Dining Hall.
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Last day for Campus Dining discount on meal plans for faculty and staff
Campus Dining is offering Vanderbilt University faculty and staff members a limited-time discount on meal plans during the week of Dec. 9-13. Enjoy cuisine from award-winning chefs, all within walking distance of your office, at a special price: 15 meals for the price of 10.
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Get your W-2 form electronically; update your preference by Jan. 3
Active Vanderbilt University employees can opt out of receiving paper W-2 forms by mail and instead access it electronically through Oracle.
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Benefit Spotlight: Travel Assistance gives peace of mind during holiday travel season
Vanderbilt University offers Travel Assistance to employees who are currently enrolled in accidental death and dismemberment insurance. This service offers you and your dependents medical, travel, legal and financial assistance services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, worldwide.


Take Note

Flexner Dean’s Lecture: ‘Organization and System-based Approaches to Promote Well-being’ Jan. 13

Commodore Award nominees announced

‘Trash Heap of History’ exhibit spotlights 1989 fall of Communism in Romania

Save on taxes, impact Vanderbilt with year-end giving

Programs for Talented Youth announces summer 2020 courses

Blair Academy at Vanderbilt spring registration now open

Online scheduling now available for all Occupational Health Clinic locations

Health Plus offers prenatal classes for expectant employees or spouses

Employee discount offered for hearing aids through Jan. 31

Feedback sought on Emergency Department services

Wellcast: Learn about new diabetes treatment technology

Vanderbilt Campus Dining announces meal swipe partnership with Athletics

Limited Submission Opportunity: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants

SEA Lab seeking pregnant mothers for paid research study


Coming Up

· DEC ·
  Vandy Cooks: ‘Healthy Holiday Appetizers’
· JAN ·
  Register now for Vanderbilt Entrepreneurship Conference
· JAN ·
  Vanderbilt to host children’s cheer and dance opportunity


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Wall Street Journal: The surgical complication that can damage your brain
Wesley Ely, Grant W. Liddle Professor of Medicine, is quoted.
The Hill: Justices to hear ObamaCare case with billions at stake
Sayeh Nikpay, assistant professor of health policy, is quoted.
The Verge: Genetic database that identified Golden State Killer acquired by crime scene DNA company
Bradley Malin, professor of biomedical informatics, biostatistics and computer science, is quoted.
Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Rating the effectiveness of Ph.D. bridge programs in STEM disciplines
Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Stevenson Professor of Physics and Astronomy and director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, is cited.
iNews (United Kingdom): Even in the week before an election, we should see each other as more than our politics
Robert Talisse, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy, writes about the ways in which political beliefs effect social interactions among U.S. citizens.
The New York Times: Could politics be fairer? Two new books say yes
The Great Democracy by Ganesh Sitaraman, professor of law, is highlighted.
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