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  Wednesday, July 8, 2020  
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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Strategies to promote adaptive teaching and active learning this fall
During a recent faculty town hall, Center for Teaching Director Derek Bruff presented several strategies for adaptive teaching and active learning that faculty and other instructors might find useful as they plan their fall courses.
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Vanderbilt statement on ICE guidance regarding international students
Read Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s joint statement on guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Anchor Down. Step Up.’ campaign aims to inform VU community about health, safety during COVID-19
The ANCHOR DOWN. STEP UP. campaign launches today, as Vanderbilt University continues to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for the start of the fall semester.
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Vanderbilt joins peers to support prospective students during COVID-19
Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.
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Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides
All full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students can now ride WeGo Local buses, WeGo Regional buses and the WeGo Star train for free using their Vanderbilt ID cards. In addition, these groups can ride the buses and train for free with their Vanderbilt ID at any time, not only when commuting to and from campus.
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Nurse researchers study expanded autonomy for advanced practice nurses during pandemic
Nurse leaders from Vanderbilt and two other prominent nursing schools in Tennessee are conducting a national study to measure the impact of a decision by state leaders to waive physician oversight of advanced practice registered nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Enhanced e-book helps close the word gap in children from families of low socio-economic status
New research from Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development asks whether the use of an enhanced electronic book can train parents in reading methods that facilitate parent-child conversations, which are known to spur preschool vocabulary development and the language processing skills necessary to close the word gap.
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Summer webinar series to discuss federal funding opportunities for faculty
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research will host four webinars this summer to help Vanderbilt faculty learn about funding opportunities from a variety of federal agencies. All four webinars will be broadcast remotely.
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HR announces new workshops focusing on remote work, employee engagement
Vanderbilt Human Resources will launch three new virtual workshops hosted by Employee Learning and Engagement this month as the university continues to add training and resources for employees and leaders who are working remotely.
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Wireless network security update is today
VUIT will update the vuNet and eduroam wireless networks on July 8. After the updates occur, all VU-managed devices will be automatically reconnected to the networks. However, personal smart devices or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices will need to be reconnected to the networks by the user.
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Submit tuition benefit applications for fall 2020
The EdAssist portal is now available for submitting fall 2020 tuition benefit applications, including dependents’ tuition applications. You can find the EdAssist log-in, tutorials and other resources on the tuition pages of the HR website.
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‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshop now available every weekday through Sept. 30
In this two-hour online instructor-led workshop, participants will learn the skills to disrupt the impact of bias in their interactions, behaviors and decision-making and the various ways unconscious bias can impede the development of a diverse and inclusive work environment.
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Monthly benefit spotlight: Supplemental life insurance
Vanderbilt provides a basic life insurance policy in an amount equal to your annual salary. Supplemental life insurance is coverage that you purchase in addition to the standard life insurance offered by the university. In reviewing your family’s financial needs, you may determine that supplemental life insurance is right for you.
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Visit Faculty Q&A page on Return to Campus website
Vanderbilt faculty are encouraged to visit the Faculty Q&A page, which includes answers to questions asked by faculty at recent Return to Campus town halls. The page continues to be updated regularly.


Take Note

‘This is Public Health’ virtual fair set for July 8

Single Parent Group virtual meeting July 9

Register for ‘VandyHacks: Summer Edition’ July 10-12

Parenting Group virtual meeting set for July 16

Townsend wins Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: James McBride–Imaging the next generation of electronics

VINSE Spotlight Podcast: Stephanie Pearlman–Diagnosis of infectious diseases in low-resource settings

ACCRE launches experimental technologies program ‘ACCREx’

VUPS creates Public Health Ambassa’Dores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

Vanderbilt launches streamlined process for employee accommodation requests due to COVID-19

COVID-19 project funding opportunities captured on two VU websites

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

Vanderbilt Undergraduate Microbiome Society donates $1K to Second Harvest Food Bank

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens


Coming Up

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  Faculty can learn ‘Finance Fundamentals’ in new series presented by Finance and Faculty Affairs


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Vanderbilt in the News
The Guardian: Social media backlash forces Trump to find new ways to spread his message
Gautam Hans, assistant clinical professor of law, is quoted.
The Conversation: Why companies as diverse as eBay, IKEA and Mars are increasingly supporting U.S. clean energy policies
Zdravka Tzankova, associate professor of sociology, writes about why companies have pledged to power their operations with clean energy.
The New York Times: Baseball is showing some early optimism. How long can it last?
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
The Tennessean: CoreCivic once again at crossroads as stock losses, image problems loom
Jesse Blocher, assistant professor of finance, is quoted.
The Conversation: A leading infectious disease expert explains how to be as safe as possible on this very different Fourth
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, writes about how to safely celebrate amid the pandemic.
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